Medical Marijuana and Drugs For Chronic Pain

Every day we see ads about how to relieve your chronic pain. We also listen to people describe their unbelievable struggle to maintain a life of living with their chronic pain. The worst part is when the medicine men screw up and make things worse than originally diagnosed and now need to prescribe more drugs.

So now you have to find a way to handle it. In researching the best chronic pain medication, I could not believe what I read! Here is an excerpt from my search online …

If over-the-counter drugs do not provide relief, your doctor may prescribe stronger medications, such as muscle relaxants, anti-anxiety drugs (such as diazepam [Valium]), antidepressants (like duloxetine [Cymbalta] for musculoskeletal pain),prescription NSAIDs such as celecoxib (Celebrex), or a short course of …Oct 24, 2017

The key word here is DRUG! Straight from WEBMD …

NOTE: THE DOCTOR HAS JUDGED THAT THE BENEFIT IS GREATER THAN THE RISK!

So for chronic pain you are given stuff like muscle relaxants, anti-anxiety drugs, anti-depressants and so on and so forth!

Here are a few I looked up based on the choice Google gave. These three doctor prescribed medications have a combined total of 80 SIDE EFFECTS !

So when you read the side effects of CBD, a plant based medicinal with two ways to do it’s work, here it is … dry mouth, small drop in blood pressure, drowsiness and lightheadedness. Any adverse reactions such as from the THC part include … dry mouth, dry, itchy or red eyes, headache, lighthead, dizziness, increased anxiety, paranoia, depression, sleepiness and lethargy.

To save you reading time, I listed the combined side effects of three drugs listed below. Here you go … all 80 of them. But before I go, which sounds safer all around? Ask yourself if the demonization of cannabis outweighs the destruction of drugs?

  1. Drowsiness
  2. dizziness
  3. Tiredness
  4. vision
  5. Unsteadiness
  6. serious side effects …
  7. memory problems
  8. agitation
  9. hallucinations
  10. Confusion
  11. depression
  12. trouble speaking
  13. trouble walking
  14. muscle weakness
  15. shaking (tremors)
  16. trouble urinating
  17. yellowing eyes/skin
  18. signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn’t go away, fever, chills)
  19. rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  20. severe dizziness
  21. trouble breathing.
  22. Nausea
  23. dry mouth
  24. constipation
  25. loss of appetite
  26. tiredness
  27. drowsiness
  28. increased sweating
  29. Dizziness
  30. lightheadedness
  31. Confusion
  32. easy bruising/bleeding
  33. decreased interest in sex
  34. changes in sexual ability
  35. muscle cramps/weakness
  36. shaking (tremor)
  37. difficulty urinating
  38. signs of liver problems (such as stomach/abdominal pain
  39. persistent nausea
  40. vomiting
  41. yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine)
  42. black/bloody stools
  43. vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  44. seizure, eye pain/swelling/redness
  45. widened pupils
  46. vision changes (such as seeing rainbows around lights at night, blurred vision)
  47. serotonin syndrome/toxicity
  48. fast heartbeat
  49. hallucinations
  50. loss of coordination
  51. severe dizziness
  52. severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  53. twitching muscles
  54. unexplained fever, unusual agitation/restlessness
  55. rash
  56. itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  57. severe dizziness
  58. trouble breathing
  59. skin blisters
  60. mouth sores
  61. Stomach upset or gas
  62. may raise your blood pressure
  63. severe headache
  64. unexplained weight gain
  65. swelling of the hands or feet
  66. pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf
  67. signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine)
  68. difficult/painful swallowing
  69. unusual tiredness
  70. This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease
  71. symptoms of liver damage, including: dark urine
  72. persistent nausea/vomiting/loss of appetite
  73. severe stomach/abdominal pain
  74. yellowing eyes/skin
  75. fever
  76. swollen lymph nodes
  77. rash
  78. itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  79. severe dizziness
  80. trouble breathing

These are combined listings of the side effects of these drugs and may look like duplicates but are not because the injury from the drug side effects are doubled when you use more than one at a time for your aches and pains.

Valium:

Side Effects

See also Warning section.

Drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness, blurred vision, or unsteadiness may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as memory problems, agitation, hallucinations, confusion, restlessness, depression), trouble speaking, trouble walking, muscle weakness, shaking (tremors), trouble urinating, yellowing eyes/skin, signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn’t go away, fever, chills).

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: slow/shallow breathing.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rashitching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Cymbalta:

Side Effects

See also Warning section.

Nauseadry mouthconstipation, loss of appetite, tiredness, drowsiness, or increased sweating may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.

Dizziness ormay occur, especially when you first start or increase your dose of this drug. To reduce the risk of dizziness, lightheadedness, or falling, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your bloodpressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these serious side effects occur: confusion, easy bruising/bleeding, decreased interest in sex, changes in sexual ability, muscle cramps/weakness, shaking (tremor), difficulty urinating, signs of liver problems (such as stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nauseavomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine).

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: black/bloody stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, seizureeye pain/swelling/redness, widened pupils, vision changes (such as seeing rainbows around lights at night, blurred vision).

This medication may increase serotonin and rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome/toxicity. The risk increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin, so tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take (see Drug Interactions section). Get medical help right away if you develop some of the following symptoms: fast heartbeat, hallucinations, loss of coordination, severe dizziness, severe nausea/vomiting/diarrheatwitching muscles, unexplained fever, unusual agitation/restlessness.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rashitching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing, skin blistersmouth sores.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Celebrex:

Side Effects

See also Warning section.

Stomach upset or gas may occur. If either of these effects persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your bloodpressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: severe headacheunexplained weight gain, swelling of the hands or feet, pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), difficult/painful swallowing, unusual tiredness.

This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of liver damage, including: dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting/loss of appetite, severe stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: fever, swollen lymph nodesrashitching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizzinesstrouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

It makes me shudder with fear to realize that I had no idea the benefits and miraculous work of CBD and THC. They are remarkable!

I am not a fan of getting high in any way, shape or form but I am 100 percent supportive and advocating for the acceptance of cannabis for making the world a nicer place for those suffering from chronic pain, cancer and more.

Email: alleykat@cannabislegacyhealth.com

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