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Author Topic: using medicinals vs opiods  (Read 784 times)

forumposter100

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using medicinals vs opiods
« on: March 17, 2022, 06:21:05 pm »
hi i just saw my doctor who is encouraging me to condider marijuana in lieu of opiods for pain. 

I dont have any experience with it and am not interested in starting to smoke it but realize there are other forms.

my questions are does any one know how SSA would look at future medical if you stop pain meds but are now taking marijuana and does any one here have similar thereapy














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Re: using medicinals vs opiods
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2022, 04:32:00 pm »
Hello forumposter100,

I have been prescribed marijuana by my Neurologist at a major hospital after all other medications failed including opioids, just like you I'm a nonsmoker so I tried edibles in different forms. I had been off opioids for a while and was on a different class of meds so stopping treatment wasn't an issue.

I would make sure that it is prescribed by a specialist, not a PCP, and that the reason for changing treatment be documented. I would also ask your doctor what would be best for your type of pain and where to purchase it from. Educate yourself about the different products.

To reduce concerns and anxiety in regards to SSA, you may want to check your CDR diary.  To be on the safe side, I would probably avoid doing it if your CDR is due soon.

MMJ helps a lot of people, it didn't for me but glad I tried it.





 


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Re: using medicinals vs opiods
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2022, 06:32:44 am »
where do you check diary.  I believe I was on a 3yr but the mark came and went for now so not sure when the next might come.  I'de rather not call to ask but maybe it doesnt make a difference

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Re: using medicinals vs opiods
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2022, 12:13:38 pm »
You may have been bumped up to 7 years from last CDR, you can call SSA to mail your BPQY or ask agent