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Diabetic Neuropathy

Treating Diabetic Neuropathy with Medical Marijuana

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Having diabetes can lead to diabetic neuropathy, which is essentially nerve damage. The most common areas impacted by diabetic neuropathy are your feet and legs. Symptoms of this condition can include pain and numbness, as well as trouble with other parts of your body such as your bladder, heart, blood vessels, and more. Fortunately, Diabetic Neuropathy has been classified as a Florida Medical Marijuana qualifying condition. Contact a Florida Medical Marijuana doctor today to schedule an appointment!

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Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy

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Sensory Neuropathy Symptoms

  • Numbness
  • Loss of sensation in impacted area of body
  • Tingling sensation
  • Sharp pain
  • Trouble with coordination and balance

 

Motor Neuropathy Symptoms

  • Weak muscles
  • Paralyzed muscles
  • Twitching
  • Cramps in muscles
  • Muscle degeneration

Autonomic Neuropathy Symptoms

  • Excessive sweating
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Troubles with digestion
  • Tachycardia (increased heart rate)
  • Dizziness
  • Vision changes

Proximal Neuropathy Symptoms

  • Pain in hip
  • Pain in thigh
  • Pain in buttock
  • Muscle weakness in thighs
  • Muscle degeneration in thigh
  • Trouble standing up
  • Stomach pain

Mononeuropathy Symptoms

  • Sharp pain
  • Cramps
  • Tingling sensation
  • Burning sensation
  • Food issues (infections, ulcers, etc.)
  • Numbness
  • Trouble feeling temperature change
  • Trouble feeling pain

How Medical Marijuana Affects Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is primarily a neurological condition which causes the nerves to transmit pain signals back to the brain. Current treatments include drugs like gabapentin and Lyrica, which block these signals, but have many negative side effects. Several studies show that medical cannabis, in particular a combination of THC and CBD, may reduce pain with a more positive side effect profile than the typical treatments. (Study here)

Medical Marijuana Doctor Near Me

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Diabetic Neuropathy in Florida and are interested in how medical marijuana may be able to help you, take our qualification survey and schedule an appointment today!

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Read what others say about Medical Marijuana and Diabetic Neuropathy

Medical Marijuana to Treat Neuropathy

Neuropathy is the name for a group of disorders that cause pain, numbness and other abnormal feelings. With a range of painful and uncomfortable symptoms, living with neuropathy can be unsettling. Luckily, the state of Florida recognizes neuropathy as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, which may significantly reduce its symptoms and...

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Margaret, 89, Summerfield

Margaret, 89Summerfield Medical Marijuana Doctor– 2 months on medical cannabis– Severe and chronic pain, arthritisI have suffered terribly with post-herpetic neuropathy (after-shingles nerve damage), causing pain at night that is easily a 9/10 on a scale of 10, plus severe arthritis, back and leg pain. Since taking CBD tincture for two months, I...

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T.M., 53, St. Petersburg

T.M., 53St. Petersburg Medical Marijuana Doctor– 5 months on medical cannabis– Neuropathy‎, blood disorder, panic disorder, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes– Previously treated with opiatesI sought pain relief from opiates for more 12 years, per my neurologist. They were doing no good for my pain nor my health, more...

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Elizabeth, 42, Tallahassee medical marijuana clinic

Elizabeth, 42Tallahassee medical marijuana doctor– 3 months on medical cannabis– Epilepsy, Neuropathy, Migraines, AnxietyI can’t give enough positive feedback for people in my [medical cannabis] experience. I’m not being treated solely for epilepsy, I am being treated for multiple conditions, from neuropathy to migraines, anxiety, and...

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R.G., 67, Summerfield

R.G., 67Summerfield Medical Marijuana Doctor– 1 1/2 months on medical cannabis– Neuropathy, Severe Osteoarthritis– Previously treated with OTC pain relieversSevere osteoarthritis is the reason I have had a partial knee replacement, a total hip replacement and a lumbar laminectomy and fusion to relieve a pinched nerve. The nerve has...

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