Here is My Question:
I was diagnosed with MS a few years ago. I was planning on getting a recreational card for migraines and anxiety, however, does marijuana affect the MS in any negative way?
There is some data that indicates neuropathic pain and spasticity in MS could be helped with marijuana. However, there is also data that it can affect cognitive performance as well. For neuropathic pain and spasticity, there are legally (Federal) prescribes medicines that can address those specific symptoms. You can refer to the symptoms section of this site to explore those potential options: https://www.healthcarejourney.com/symptoms.html
For more on MS and cannibis: https://www.healthcarejourney.com/q--a-for-virtual-ms-center/medical-marijuana-and-its-impact-on-multiple-sclerosis
Regarding cognition and MS, you can refer to our website as well: https://www.healthcarejourney.com/cognitive-dysfunction.html
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
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