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AS Flare Relief with MMJ

I’m 42 years old. I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis at age 31. It had already changed my life because I was already in chronic pain every day. I still am.

When I have a flare, I can’t do anything. I stay in bed covered up hoping it goes away. There is burning in my back and legs and so much pain I can hardly stand to even touch myself. It is so painful.

Sometimes I don’t wanna get out of bed. Sometimes even the cover touching me hurts so bad. I have tried meds and shots and creams and nothing works. At that point, I just lay in bed and cry like a big baby. There nothing else I can do at that point except cry and wish it would all go away.

For real, I wouldn’t wish it on anybody. The only thing I found to take the edge off is smoking medical marijuana, but I don’t always have money for it. But it does help a lot.

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  • Auldyn Matthews-McGee moderator
    1 month ago

    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve gone through so much pain. My husband has also found a lot of relief through medical marijuana.

    Have you brought up this pain to a doctor out of curiosity? I only ask as my husband’s new rheumatologist discovered he had severe osteoarthritis in his hips which resulted in a double hip replacement. It’s not taken all his pain away, but a fair share of it!

  • Lawrence "Rick" Phillips moderator
    1 month ago

    I am glad you found something that works for you.

    rick – moderator

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