"I have had peripheral neuropathy for the last two years. I have burning pain in both feet that never stops. Would cannabis relieve my pain? If so, where do I start? "
Try cannabis with a high level of CBD as opposed to THC. There are a variety of edibles and materials to smoke. I have the same thing as you, except from the waist down. I just got off opioids (they don’t work so don’t go there). Was on Opana ER 60 mg for years. Felt like a damn addict and hated it. Took me 8 months to taper off and I actually feel better. I also take Lyrica 300 mg X 2 daily and that really seems to help.(they will tell you to take generic, I did, didn’t help. The first Lyrica I took was amazing in that something help dull the pain).
There are a number of strains of cannabis including edibles or lozenges. I’m currently trying Cannatonic and Om Shiv (AC/DC) in oil and a dabbing material (sticky like honey). Depending on your local shop start their. It really takes your pain away, like gone, for 2-3 hours depending on quantity. First time I was basically pain free in 16 years.
Cannabis is very effective in treating neuropathic pain. I would try a sublingual tincure with CBD and THC in various ratios. You may also try topical creams and ointments that will not cause psychoactive effects.
A study recently published in "The Journal of Pain" showed promise for treating neuropahty with inhaled cannabis. In July 2015 Volume 16, Issue 7, Pages 616–627 "Efficacy of Inhaled Cannabis on Painful Diabetic Neuropathy"
Authored by Mark S. Wallace, Thomas D. Marcotte, Anya Umlauf, Ben Gouaux, Joseph H. Atkinson
A randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled crossover study was conducted in 16 patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy to assess the short-term efficacy and tolerability of inhaled cannabis. In a crossover design, each participant was exposed to 4 single dosing sessions of placebo or to low (1% tetrahydrocannabinol [THC]), medium (4% THC), or high (7% THC) doses of cannabis
This small, short-term, placebo-controlled trial of inhaled cannabis demonstrated a dose-dependent reduction in diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain in patients with treatment-refractory pain. This adds preliminary evidence to support further research on the efficacy of the cannabinoids in neuropathic pain.