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COPD & cannabinoid therapy

Beginning in 2010, my research took me to medicinal applications of cannabinoids – my first need was for extreme back pain from arthritis, but my follow-up research over a few months prompted me to begin nebulizing as well as ingesting. I had been using Spiriva for my COPD and as my condition worsened, I was prescribed Advair as well! That was in 2010 when my lungs showed degeneration to 30% of ‘normal’ for my age – 60! I soon went from being UNABLE to bathe or shower (because of the humidity) to being easily able to – AND use all the hot water in my tank! I totally discontinued my inhalers on July 1st, 2012! I do hope this account is accepted and free to post in a forum. Thanks, D

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  • Erin Rush moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi DaveP and thank you for sharing a part of your story with the COPD.net community! I am glad that you have found a treatment option that helps you feel better. I hope the results you have been experiencing continue. Here is a little information from our editorial team about the potential benefits of medical marijuana use that you may find interesting — https://copd.net/answers/expert-answers-medical-marijuana/. You are welcome to share your knowledge on cannabinoids as long as you do not offer medical advice or sell cannabinoids. I think you are already well aware of this, based on your reply to another community member. Thank you again for sharing! We are glad to have you as a part of the COPD.net community! Best, Erin, COPD.net Team Member.

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    3 years ago

    Hi DaveP. I’m interested in using cannabinoids for copd. What kind / form are you using ? How often, what dose ? Side effects ?
    I hope it is alright that I keep in contact with you. I’m only a year in dealing with copd and I’m wanting help from those who have experience. Thanks

  • DaveP author
    3 years ago

    I would suggest that you base your beginning use on your history! Have you any experience, either medically or recreationally, with Cannabis in the past? I use a concentrated extract of essential oil from dried whole-plant Cannabis that I grow myself – this I ingest via gel caps and in “butter” at breakfast (this is made by infusion) and I use a vaporizer(nebulizer) to inhale the essential cannabinoids without combustion – the terpenes Limonene & Pinene are the most beneficial for opening one’s airways! I’m hoping this is a good start, but please, let’s pursue this – I do like to help with advice & please note – we do NOT offer goods for sale!

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