Johnny Drama Here.
First off: Adam your doing a great job with the site…I really don’t know what I would do without this site!!!
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in Jan 2011.
I’m on SCD Diet, and three 1.2g lialda( mesalamine) pills everyday (expensive)
multi-vitamin and vitamin D pill
Just a curious UC’er wondering about Medicinal Marijuana and IBD…
Whats up fellow UC’ers????
I though I would throw up a new topic for all of us to talk about….
Obviously we all have an inflammatory bowel disease… and face it… it sucks!!
Many of us use diet, meds, and others ways to control this terrible disease.
I use the SCD diet and don’t plan on stopping any time soon, that’s for damn sure!!!
What about marijuana?? Be honest…. who has tried it? Does it help?
Please give detail on how it affects you during a flare, before or after??
Do you smoke with a pipe or vaporize it?? Digest it????
The main reason I ask this question is because I want to look to ways to reduce my medicine intake which is quite expensive and the side affects suck!!….
We have all been around people who smoke weed and drink alcohol…
I myself would rather be around someone high than drunk… Also with UC I don’t drink alcohol anymore and don’t plan on doing it anytime soon… But my entire life I have been around marijuana and really haven’t smoked it… but now I really want to start….. I have researched countless hours about marijuana and inflammatory bowel disease and found that there is way more positive then negative… I know their are over a dozen states that have medical marijuana and am wondering who all had their M-card.. Reading many articles, it seems like it would actually help us….
Here is the newest study: http://www.ima.org.il/imaj/ar11aug-01.pdf
So finally I am asking to be honest and give me your opinion……
And lastly to all the people out their who think that marijuana makes you crazy and still believe in reefer madness, watch THE UNION, great video… link below, along with some great sites that talk about the benefits of cannabis….
A few good sites to look at….
The Union: The business behind getting high-
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-union-the-business-behind-getting-high/ (GREAT VIDEO)
http://www.medicalmarijuanablog.com/benefits/crohns-disease-026.html (blog about IBD strains)