Medical marijuana for IC
Hello! I have "classical" IC, complete with Hunner's ulcers, and it is slowly getting worse. I am allergic to most pain medications, and the ones that I am not allergic to don't seem to work. I have tried the usual medications, instillations, hydrodistention, etc., and these don't work either. My urologist thinks that I should be able to wait 3 or 4 months for a new treatment to work, and doesn't want to give me anything in the mean time for the pain. I am missing work and failing tests in school, not to mention the ever-growing pile of laundry and dishes at home because of the pain. I am lucky to live in a state that has a legal medical marijuana program. Unfortunately, my doctor doesn't feel "comfortable" with it as a pain-relief option, and refuses to even talk about it with me. Ditto for all the other physicians and pain specialists in the area. I have been on other support groups where some people have had great pain relief with the use of marijuana. I know it helped me a lot when I had menstrual cramps that were so painful they made me throw up. Marijuana is one thing my body can tolerate, and nobody will talk to me about it. Any advice on how to find a medical marijuana-friendly doc, or how to make a doc realize that marijuana can be effective in pain relief?