I vaped MMJ when my eyes flared a few years ago. Arizona is a Medical Marijuana state. My medication was legally grown and obtained.
Vaping is where the dried flower is heated to a controlled specific temperature, not burned. In my case, the machine fills a valved mylar balloon with the moist vapor released from the heated plant material.
In my experience…100% relieved eye pressure and pain. Hands down no question. Made them bloodshot as can be but relieved the pain and pressure, temporarily.
It did nothing to stop the proptosis. My bout with TED lasted years but the permanent damage ended up being slight. It may have potentially changed my outcome.
So I guess my experience as to it truly “helping” is inconclusive.
As for pain management and comfort….higher CBD strains seemed to work best. I had better anti-inflammatory results with high CBD strains versus high THC psychoactive strains.
I also tried taking an oral CBD extract supplement. It did nothing compared to using the flower.
My doctor and I had a big talk about this treatment. His opinion was that as long as I used the meds as meds, vaping not smoking, once or twice a day…my health risks were negligible. If I chose to become a walking chimney of the stuff then we needed to have a talk about long term lung damage.
I used it, it worked for me. My experience.
Edited AzGravesGuy (Jan. 20, 2018 18:08:14)