Strain recommendations for people with MS


#1

A female friend of mine has MS.

Currently, her main complaint is leg pain after exertion and restless, tingling feeling in legs that prevents sleep.

I’ve not talked to her about growing yet…but if my first order of seeds comes in and things grow well, I’d love to help her out.

I’d greatly appreciate strain recommendations and reasons from those of you who actually have MS or know someone who does and who uses marijuana to help with it.

Thanks so much!


#2

Maybe blue dream, it’s a pretty good one. Purple trainwreck, white rhino, just a few I know that might help. Hope everything gets better for your friend
Diesel


#3

The most complete explanation of the different strains is on this site in the seeds section what the % of thc and cbd which are best for pain etc. Click on the strain scroll down and click on the little tab that says details and all the info for that strain is there


#4

My husband has a rare form of Multiple Sclerosis called Tumafactive Multiple sclerosis. He uses both high CBD strains and High THC strains. He also benefits from edibles especially at night. He has horrible spasms. They almost look like seizures. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I’m a nurse’s aid and work as a pro bono disability advocate.


#5

Also CBD concentrates work wonders. I don’t know if ILMG sells this strain but Harlequin is one that works well for him as well.


#6

Also ask her if she’s taking any disease modifying drugs. Most people with M.S are. Gilenya is a cannabinoid antagonist and is prescribed to help slow down disease progression. If she’s taking that drug in particular marijuana will not be as effective with helping her symptoms…


#7

I have MS myself. And I currently work in a dispensary because I wanted to study all the information coming out. For me, the best strain is Westside og. Or any strain that is high in Caryophylene. Any cannabis from a dispensary should come with lab results including terpenes. I also really like Jillybean for daytime.


#8

welcome to ilgm @MSwarrior

how cool is that!
are you going to start growing your own?
which strain?


#9

I am hoping to. I’d like to try a couple different strains and see what works best. The science behind cannabis is so interesting to me.


#10

My husband has Tumafactive Multiple Sclerosis, he uses cannabis for his symptoms. He uses a combination of high THC and high CBD strains. He loves Goldleaf which can be purchased here and a strain called Harlequin which I have not seen on here. The Harlequin has 11 % CBD. When I make him butter for edibles I use a combination of high THC strains and high CBD strains that way he gets the benefit of both. It’s the only thing that helps him sleep anymore. Good luck to you, I hope you find something to lessen your symptoms.:sparkling_heart:


#11

I have MS, this video has helped me…


And I have used all of these strains except :strawberry:Strawberry Cough because I can’t find it…

My favorite is the AK-47 and northern lights because it doesn’t make me too hyper or too sleepy, I have those to help me get through the day. I also sometimes if I really need too think :thinking: I will have some Harlequin. My two favorites for pain is Blackberry Kush and White Rhino. Hope that helps​:+1:t3:


#12

Wow, what a can of worms finding the right strain was. I went to 11 different shop here in WA and learned what not to use. We ended up starting by learning as much about indica, hybrids and sativa as we could. Then thc, thc-a, cbd, cbd-a. Then understand the different ways to use it (vape, smoke, eat or apply a ointment) I learned a lot here and just searching and reading alot. Finding a cooking group was a real help to have that instant help. Good luck anything we can help with do not hesitate to ask.

I have Primary Progressive MS going on 12 years (but now we know it started 50 years ago just never put it all together). 5 years ago my symptoms started to progress rapidly to the point the I was in a wheelchair and could only be vertical for no more than an hour a day. 3 months ago my wife was going to put me in a Care Home, I was unable to walk I was having spasms that are like the worst seizures imaginable and my weight skyrocketed. I’ve been smoking for about 2 1/2 months and once we found that for me sativa was the best (PPMS, Type 1 diabetes, high blood pressure, ADHD, insomnia, I know I missed something) we did a deep dive in to all the different strains under sativa. Then we started working with concentrates (Raw Dog, Blue Dream, Raw Dog+Space Assassin) and dry herb (OG City Diesel, Blue Dream). We are just starting to cook with it nothing of note yet but I’m looking a getting a Magic Butter Machine after reading a bunch of stuff on here.
So that as of today I am up and moving almost 6 hours a day I’m able took take care of my self and drive. I have on average no drop foot or limp during the day time. I stopped using crutches or canes and I have lost almost 60lbs. That made my wife happy especially since I stopped falling (1 time in a month) but for me beside my pain going from 8-9 constant to 2-4 at the worst average a 2 is sleeping 6-8 hours average I was only sleeping 6-8 a week for 9 years.
My evening are still the worst time but still no spasms and I was able to remove my oral opioids plus stopped 50% of my pills.(do not stop anything without consulting your doctor) I slowly weeded (no pun) down my pills. By last blood test (A1C) was 5.4, I was able to stop meal time insulin. My eye sight has improved (new prescription ordered), alot has happened not all because of marijuana but it started the ball rolling.


#13

I’ve been using this app to track my strains and my usage as far a dosage goes it’s called releaf. I approached my use just like I did all my other medications I engineered the hell out of it. Now it’s just like taking an aspirin only as needed, so 5-6 hours without thinking when is my next round of medications a welcome relief (pun totally meant)


#14

you have an inspiring experience. ya need to try vaping, it’s easier on ya.