Friday, 14 March 2014

Have you ever….tried Medical Marijuana for migraines? New series of Q&A from YOU!

Starting right this second, every Friday from hence-forth, shall be the:  'Have you ever?' series.

Each Friday I'll post a question from a reader of this blog and hope that you, other dear readers, will answer and help out as best you can! If you want to pose a question, or ask this migraine community about anything from the best ice gel packs, to helpful apps, to how to 'come out' to your boss as a migraineur, simply send me an email at

1st question: Have you ever….. tried marijuana to treat migraines? 

 I 've suffered migraine since I was 12. I'm 28 now and the last 2 years have been very difficult, going to work feeling like sh*$ is horrible, I'd been absent many times because of it. I'm from Mexico, and it's very difficult to find good neurologists or affordable medication here in Playa del Carmen. Getting Botox is around 500usd. 

After many years of trying different pain killers, my stomach is a mess, I've become very anxious and my family and boyfriend have to deal with me and my bad days,  I have been researching about the use of Marihuana to treat migraine.
 I would love to read if you or someone in your blog have experienced with this and your thoughts about it.

Thank you so much reader 'N' for the above question. I know many of us will be able to relate to your experiences. 

So - over to you dear readers. Please leave your responses to the questions in the comments section below. 


  1. Great question, I'm looking forward to seeing the responses. About half my patients who have tried it say it helps, the other half say it makes them worse!

  2. Me too! I've had lots of people ask me about this in the past so will be interesting….I'll confess I did try it once when I was much younger on a vacation and it did nothing for my pain at all!

  3. My mom was the one who encouraged me to try marijuana, so being the good daughter I am, I complied. A few times. It did not improve any of my symptoms, but it also had no negative side effects. Thus, I'd say it's worth a try. I have also tried Nabilone, which is a synthetic cannabinoid. It also didn't alleviate any symptoms.
    As a side note: I must say, I don't think my dog approved of my smoking - she glared at me the whole time. So there you have it... My mom is okay with me smoking pot. But my ten-pound dog isn't.


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