Wisconsin Fibromyalgia Patient Advocates for Medical Marijuana

In this video from Medical Marijuana 411 shared in June 2013, we meet Bunny Hethcox. Bunny is a 54-year-old woman from Wisconsin who suffers from a variety of medical complaints including depression, anxiety, PTSD and fibromyalgia.

Find out how the symptoms of fibromyalgia affect everyday life. 

Bunny has been a vocal advocate for the legalization of cannabis for medical use in her home state, starting an ASA chapter in 2013. In the film, she explains how prescription drugs were not helping her and how she came to try cannabis as a pain relief method. Since she started taking cannabis in 1997, she has only experienced two fibromyalgia flares.

Company developing medical cannabis pain patches to help with fibromyalgia pain. 

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4 comments

  1. Em says:

    Still not convinced about this approach. May work for some. My concern is more and more people claiming fibro thinking they can get these patches. It does not contain TCH which is my understanding.
    To each their own and I do understand fibro pain and how this has damaged relationships for myself as well as others.
    Today it is 5 degrees w/ a -12 wind chill. I have a doctor’s appointment and cannot miss the appointment as I will not be able to reschedule again for 6 months. If I were using this type of patch would I be legally allowed to drive? A legitimate question and not being sarcastic. I am going to see the pain specialist and I venture to surmise were I to ask him about such a thing he would fire me as a patient.
    Fibro pain is insurmountable at times. Today I am like the little engine that thought he could-“I think I can, I think I caaaaannnnn…chug, chug, chug.

  2. Cassandra Clay says:

    If you want to do a study on someone one with Fibromyalgia, along with several side effects, I’m the one for you. I have been suffering since 1992. The pain is extreme and the loss of usage of parts of my body is frustrating. with nothing to help me, I fight to be as normal as humanly possible ever day of my life. I’m only 56.

  3. Jan says:

    I too have fibromyalgia, for the past 20 years diagnosed & 30 years suffering. Also have Sjogrens & Arthritis, plus assorted ailments that go with a 62 year old. I take several combos of medications but have yet to receive relief like I do with marijuana. Why don’t you do a test with that plus our cocktail of medications to try & have some Form of life. Our pain & fog & lack of breathing good while up could be helped – just temporarily – which would be awesome. I don’t expect every day – just one day out of seven. I don’t think that is asking too much.

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