Chronic Migraine GONE After I Realize Rec Smoking is Stopping Them!
I started using cannabis recreationally and noticed how DRASTICALLY reduced the frequency and intensity of my migraines were.
Hi everybody! My name is Kody.
I got my first MIGRAINE in seventh grade and was hospitalized for it in Minnesota. At first, the doctors thought it might be a mild stroke because I lost nearly all function in my right side. I proceeded to get these migraines about every six months. I have had EKG, MRI, CT scans. The works. And they couldn’t find anything.
After a few years, the migraines started to get more frequent – averaging two big ones every week. With daily chronic headaches.
When the frequency picked up doctors put me on so many migraine meds and anti inflammatory meds that i don’t recall the names of. They didn’t help at all. So they switched the meds to seizure meds. These didn’t seem to help except slow the frequency slightly. Topamax and Sumatriptan are the most recent ones.
Using Cannabis For Migraine Pain
I started using cannabis illegally several years ago. This was for my recreational enjoyment, but I noticed that cannabis DRASTICALLY helps my headaches and migraines (for some reason as long as it isn’t purple. Purple makes it worse).
Recently I got my medical cannabis card and started vaping.(since Minnesota doesn’t have flowers or edibles yet which also makes our prices extremely high). I have found that CBD helps the frequency of the migraines incredibly and stops the progression of one if I can catch it in time. THC helps with the pain of both the migraines and headaches.
From RxLeaf: A Little About Cannabis for Migraines
Consequently, not only is their patient support for the use of cannabis for migraines, but there is also early clinical support as well. A study published in 2016 explored patient use of prescribed medical cannabis for headaches. In this study of 121 participants, all had a primary diagnosis of migraine.
The results, published in Pharmacotherapy, were remarkable. First, headache frequency reduced from an average of 10.4 headaches per month to 4.6 per month. Close to 40 percent of study participants reported positive results, including reducing in severity and total abortion of the ongoing migraine. Many patients used daily, with multiple methods of ingestion reported.
As detailed by Forbes, another study looked at a pharmaceutical preparation of cannabis for the treatment of migraines and cluster headaches. The pharmaceutical used in the study contained roughly a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC.
The authors discovered that cannabis was just as effective as the most commonly prescribed medication for migraines (amitriptyline), both in reducing the frequency and severity. The study also indicated that the side effect profile of the cannabis-based drug was preferable to conventional medication.
Do you suffer from migraines, headaches, or cluster headaches? With cannabis’ safety profile, it’s well worth your consideration. Especially if you are frustrated with the conventional options. Speak with your doctor about including cannabis in your migraine-fighting tool kit. You may find relief, like Kody did.