Chronic Joint Pain by Anonymous
I'm a sufferer of chronic joint pain. I do a lot of heavy lifting, and there are times when I can barely move my arm because my shoulder is intensely sore. I've taken Tylenol, 800 mg Anvil, Robaxin, Vicodin, and Percocet (all by prescription of course). The Vicodin and Percocet were prescribed for me when I had a wisdom tooth pulled. All but the Percocet had NO effect whatsoever. My family has a history of resistance to painkillers. Yet I find marihuana to be helpful every time. Maybe this is more of a psychological response than a physical one, but it works. Unfortunately, marihuana use for medical reasons is reserved only for debilitating and terminal conditions, and only in some states; otherwise I'd be using it instead of just living with the pain. I gave up on the over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicines as they are just a waste of money, for me anyway. If you have any questions for me, I'd be happy to answer them.
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