munchkin wrote:There is still an uproar in Canada about Sativex. My neuro is refusing to prescribe it, he says the cognitive issues are long lasting. This is from the MS clinic neuro, he would much rather prescribe drugs for epilepsy.
HarryZ wrote: MS clinic neuros are among the most conservative neuros on earth. They often wear very larg blindfolds which inhibits their thinking. What you have to find is a neuro who is involved with a pain clinic like we did in London, Canada. This guy actually researched MJ and pain and prescribed Sativex for my wife at the time. It helped her a great deal and stopped the leg spasms and associated pain. She was able to quit the drug about 3 months after using it.
HarryZ wrote:While some people are willing to go through the process that you described in order to obtain the stronger MJ, most are not. They require Sativex or medical MJ. Yes, Sativex isn't as powerful and is pricey but relatively easy to get. Medical MJ, depending on where you live, can be difficult to obtain.
HarryZ wrote:Yes, I'm sure that there were a number of readers who benefitted from the information that you provided. At the same time, many won't and/or are not in a position to try what you suggest.
One of the biggest problems potential users have is the stigma behind MJ. I can remember picking up my wife's first Sativex rx and the phamacist whispering if I knew that the medication contained the ingredients of MJ...as if he thought this was a something that should be kept so quiet! We are fortunate to be able to see a pain clinic neuro here who was actually studying MJ in trials. He stated that it was a pain medication like many others and was comparing its side effects to other drugs that his patients were taking. But the looks and comments he got from people in the medical field were incredibly ignorant!
He knew that MJ worked better than most drugs and had fewer side effects.
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