So today I had an appointment with my doctor,and after struggling through the symptoms of Lyme disease and two other co infections, I brought up the possibility of medical marijuana as a way to ease the symptoms. All other methods have failed me and the burbur detox, which is used to ease a Herx reaction is a little too expensive for me right now.
My doctor was actually very supportive and suggested it may be something I could benefit from if I was able to get approved. I called a place here in New York state and sent over my medical records. I was approved for it because of my chronic pain and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia (even though we all know it’s lyme disease). But the fibro diagnosis has made it easier for me to try and apply for disability and even now medical marijuana.
I began doing some research and came across a few websites that were very informative on the benefits of cannabinoids. The links are below.
To sum it up, medical marijuana has an ability to act as an antibiotic and antiparasitic substance that could in fact help kill the bugs along with providing a patient with pain relief! It also has the ability to strengthen the immune system and promote tremendous anti inflammatory abilities in the body!
For any of those out there, that have tried smoking marijuana and felt worse- heart pounding, shortness of breath , anxiety symptoms- well thats because the marijuana is causing a herx reaction in the body! Therefore it’s better to obtain medical marijuana with all the healing properties rather than smoking it. Each strain is made to promote certain aspects of healing.
With all that being said, I am looking forward to trying it and seeing what it has in store for my body. I know every system is different but I’m praying that this might be an answer to fighting the disease and providing relief.
If anyone has experience using medical marijuana in their treatment for Lyme disease, please share your stories!! And I would also like to hear if anyone has come across studies suggesting that medical marijuana may not be a great idea. I’m open to opinions!!