Marijuana to treat PsA

My husband has had psoriatic arthritis for at least 25 years but this last year has been extremely painful for him. He was on Enbrel for many years but his dermatologist thought Humira would be better. After switching to Humira, he went thru extreme pain and stiffness in his neck, hands, shoulders. Stayed on it for 4 months and switched back to Enbrel. But Enbrel hasn’t provided him with the relief he had before switching. He has been back on Enbrel for the last 9 months and still has debilitating pain and fatigue. Doctor is thinking of trying another biological. He has just lost one year of his life. His pain levels fluctuate but are at 10 at least 4 days a week.

We live in Washington State and marijuana is legal here. Has anyone tried any marijuana products that give relief from pain?

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  • Rsebud
    2 years ago

    Yes I do.. All my Dr.s are aware
    I find it works well with my pain meds,
    That have never changed in all these years
    Now one does not work without the other..
    Its not legal here, but another story..
    Lol take care… Peace

  • CathyD moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi carrievares,

    I’m so sorry to read that your husband is suffering with so much pain and fatigue, it can be so difficult and draining when these are chronic.

    I don’t have personal experience with medical marijuana, however one of our writers, Cynthia, uses MMJ to manage her PsA. Here are the search results from our website for marijuana – it links to all of her articles on it: https://psoriatic-arthritis.com/?s=marijuana&submit=Go

    I hope these are helpful. Please reach out to us anytime you need support – we are here for you and your husband.

    – CathyD

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