Medical Marijuana

Here you can share your experiences with substances that are ingested, inhaled, or otherwise consumed for the purpose of relieving RLS/WED, other than prescription medications. For example, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, diet, kratom, and marijuana (for now) should be discussed here. Tell others of successes, failures, side effects, and any known research on these substances. [Posts on these subjects created prior to 2009 are in the Physical Treatments forum.]

Important: Posts and information in this section are based on personal experiences and recommendations; they should not be considered a substitute for the advice of a healthcare provider.
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Re: Medical Marijuana

Postby NatWest » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:08 pm

Wow. Thank you very much for sharing your success story. I hope it continues. Can you give us any more details on the capsules? I’d love to check out our local dispensaries. This sounds much easier than the tinctures I am using.

Thanks, Peggy

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Re: Medical Marijuana

Postby Rustsmith » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:23 pm

My neurologist was surprised that the MM was working for the RLS. He was familiar with it's effect for insomnia but not for RLS. He was quite inquisitive about dosing, price, obtaining permits, etc so I hope that i've provided him with some education that might be helpful to some of his other patients.

Take a look at the paper in this discussion thread. It is very interesting and would be a useful thing to share with your doctor.

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Re: Medical Marijuana

Postby amandawolf9 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:27 pm

badnights wrote:Do you have any other details on the variety, besides Indica? Is it pure Indica or a hybrid, if hybrid what's it called? Or any other details you might have access to, so others of us might be able to find the same thing.

Indica only strains are the best for RLS and other sleep issues. A hybrid is a mix of indica/sativa. Sativa's are usually more uplifting rather than sleep inducing. I could not use sativa's before bed. Any easy site to help identify what the strains are: If you know the name of a strain just type in search box. You can also search for indica only strains.

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Re: Medical Marijuana

Postby NatWest » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:53 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have something new that I have heard about since day one, but didn’t know how to use it. RSO. Yesterday I had my annual appointment with the mm doctor, and he explained it to me. He told me it’s the most effective treatment he knows of. He said to get some organic coconut oil, heat up the amount you want, then add the RSO. It actually dissolves quickly and can then be stored as long as you want. I just happened to have several ‘sticks’ of RSO, so I followed these instructions and heated enough coconut oil to fill an empty tincture bottle, added the RSO then stirred for a couple of minutes, and poured it into the tincture bottle. I woke up every 2-3 hours, took another dose, and went right back to sleep. Not one second of rls all night.

I think I will make the next batch a little stronger, but I actually didn’t mind waking up when there was no rls. The doctor said that getting too much RSO isn’t usually a problem, so he said to go ahead and gradually increase the dose til I get the one that works for me. Wish someone had told me about the coconut oil in the beginning.

Hope this will be helpful to some of you.


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Re: Medical Marijuana

Postby pinkynose » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:56 pm

Hi Peggy! So good to see the friendly people still here.
I’m interested in the RSO combo you just posted. Finally, my state is coming around and I read one of the dispensaries are caring it. So, could you please be s little more specific about amounts. I know you’re in the experimental phase but just an estimate would help.

My RLS has been really minimum due to the other stuff I take. Whenever I try to get off any of the pharma or even Kratom then RLS kicks in and I get discouraged.

Off topic, do you have any idea if RSO helps burning pain?
Thanks and I’m glad you’re doing well.

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Re: Medical Marijuana

Postby NatWest » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:58 pm

Hi Carol,

Yes, I am still here. I got the RSO from a guy here in Eugene who “manufactures” it. Ironically, he is the very first dealer I saw when I first got my license. Problem was, I didn’t know what to do with it. So I spent 4 years trying other things, and I do think there are other products that also work.

But my husband ran into Sean a week or so ago, and we got more info about how to use it. We bought a stick of RSO that was about 2/3” in diameter, and about 8+” long. I also bought a 10 oz bottle of organic coconut oil. We heated the oil and the RSO stick in the microwave, and they combined very smoothly. And I was told it will never separate. An added note, when I went to the medical marijuana clinic last month to renew my license, the doctor there also recommended RSO, and he’s the one who told me about the coconut oil.

Hope this is helpful! What I don’t really know is how much oil to consume for a dose. I have been taking a total of about 6-8 tinctures each night, starting about an hour before I go to bed, but I plan to work on the dosing.

Also, Oregon is working on making it legal to sell out of state, so that would be helpful, I think.

Let me know what you decide to do. Thanks, Peggy.

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