Managing MS Pain with Medical Marijuana

Managing MS Pain with Medical Marijuana

Approximately six years ago I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I was devastated by the news and had a difficult time accepting it. Through trial and error, I found a group of doctors with whom I am very comfortable with to treat me for this disease. The treatment I have received so far has somewhat slowed the disease but it is still progressively getting worse. At first, I didn’t have much pain but as the years pass by it is increasing in severity. Some days it is unbearable. My doctors suggested a Marlton medical marijuana clinic as a possible alternative to the regular regime of pain management which isn’t as effective for me anymore. They went on to tell me that this is a clinic that gives recommendations for cannabis for qualifying patients. To qualify you must have an ailment or disease that has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health Services. They also told me that I would have to take a copy of my medical records with the MS diagnosis that will be reviewed by doctors at the clinic. If a recommendation is made it will be based on the complexity of my case. My doctors said that they could help me set up the appointment and facilitate transferring a copy of my medical records to them. I am contemplating my decision on this and was advised by my doctors that I would be under no obligation to pursue this line of treatment if I was uncomfortable with it in any way. So I agreed to set up an appointment and see what they have to say. I’m a little anxious and hesitant at the same time about this idea. But what do I have to lose? If I don’t like what they say I can just say no and on the other hand it could be life-changing for me. Only time will tell.

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