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    Dear fellow humans

    I´ve had this diagnose for seven years and I am 23. The first years were very tough. Two years ago I moved abroad. Until this point the dermatitis bloomed about once a week. Now it suddenly stopped.

    The biggest obstacle between me and happiness just collapsed. I Didn´t dare to believe it but as the weeks passed I grew as a person in a way I never thought possible. My confidence raised every day and for the first time I felt very goodlooking. My life and I changed so dramaticly that my friends barely recognised me any more when I visited them.

    I tried to find the reason for the change. I didn´t try hard because I was afraid to just think about it, in case it would be triggered by that. The most frustrating thing had been the unpredictiveness of the disease. I was thinking about the weather, the diet and mostly the psycological change of leaving the home town and be free for the first time.

    Whenever I spent a week home on vacation, I got it back.

    During the period of two years that I lived abroad, I smoked weed. I suspected this being the reason but it sounded so unreal. I wasn´t sure if I was supposed to be happy to have found a cure, or unhappy because of the nature of the cure.

    Eventually, when I decided to stop smoking weed, I saw the conection clearly.

    The last five months I´ve experimented with it and yes. This IS the ONLY thing that helps me.

    Now i wonder if this applies for more people on this forum? And if anyone knows any medicament with marijuana extract or similar that works.


    Take care

  • #2
    I am the exact opposite, smoking pot causes me to flare up.

    Could it be the different humidity in the air? I know when i traveled Europe alot of my symptoms went away. A few days after returning home my symptoms returned because of the dry air.

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    • #3
      Humidity

      Originally posted by ziggR View Post
      I am the exact opposite, smoking pot causes me to flare up.

      Could it be the different humidity in the air? I know when i traveled Europe alot of my symptoms went away. A few days after returning home my symptoms returned because of the dry air.
      The humidity is different. I moved from south of Sweden to Oslo. Though as soon as I didn´t smoke, it only took upto a week before I felt that tiny itch beside my nose, which tells me that it´s time.

      For me there is a difference between hasch and weed. When I smoke hasch I sometimes also flare up.

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      • #4
        Anyone more?

        Every day I check for replies to my thread but I get none. I would really like to hear if anyone else have experienced similar or different effects on their seb derm from marijuana.

        I know that the best way to deal with this disease, psychologically and socially, is to not let it bother you. Not let it control your life. This is an easy advice to give but a lot more difficult to adapt. When I look in the mirror and my face is all red, with yellow scales around my nose and in my eyebrows, I just can´t avoid being bothered by it.

        There are negative aspects with smoking weed, that´s why I mostly see this solution as something that can lead to no good. I might have the power to escape from the suffering, but at a great cost.

        I am interested to hear what your answer would be to the following question

        If you could be happy, really happy, for just a while, but you knew from the start that it would end in sadness, and bring pain afterwards, would you choose to have that happiness or would you avoid it?

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        • #5
          youre effing lucky man that weed is your cure..... and no theres is minimal to NO negatives of marijuana

          i dont have seb derm but i have a blushing issue ( i dont think its rosacea tho.. not sure) and when i smoke weed me cheeks get a tiny but flushed but not all that bad.... it might just be in my mind tho as when im stoned i notice all the little things

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          • #6
            Originally posted by heyjoe View Post
            youre effing lucky man that weed is your cure..... and no theres is minimal to NO negatives of marijuana

            i dont have seb derm but i have a blushing issue ( i dont think its rosacea tho.. not sure) and when i smoke weed me cheeks get a tiny but flushed but not all that bad.... it might just be in my mind tho as when im stoned i notice all the little things
            The negative effects are few. I´ve just started study though and the weed tend to make me loose my concentration on the studies, you probably recognise what i mean. Of course I can handle this, just smoke after I´ve done my homework for example. I´m not sure if I will be required to increase the dose gradualy?

            What I study also requires me to be drugfree, I did a regular pee check a month ago, had been clean for a few weeks so no problem. Am still clean and my seb derm is worse than ever. I can handle this as well, the pee checks will only be during the practical trainings..

            How long will this flushing stay on your cheeks? Anything else you know that makes you flush the same way?

            Merry Christmas !

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            • #7
              I did smoke weed a long long time ago, (like 18 years ) when I was a teen (never for long periods at a time though), it didn't change my seb derm situation as far as I can remember.

              There are negative effects, don't underestimate them. Weed can make you paranoid, or mentally unstable. And it can become a serious addiction.

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              • #8
                Weed has a similar effect on me. It pretty much takes away most of my symptoms; itchiness, redness, inflammation and makes the seb derm less visible. I don’t even need that much. A couple of hits of some potent stuff is enough to suppress my symptoms for a good 18 hours or so. After that everything comes back gradually. I think it’s the anti inflammatory properties of the cannabinoids and that you feel calm and-anxiety free from the buzz.

                It’s hard to not think about seb derm on a daily basis as you can really feel its presence on your face or at least I can. When my skin is clear my face feels different. Weed helps with this feeling as well.

                I went to Uni abroad for a while and had some friends who were habitual smokers so I was smoking a lot more at the time. Everytime I went back home (I am from northern Europe) the Seb derm would get worse. At first I thought it was the change in climate to colder/dries or the harder water or whatever else I could think of but I think weed played a major role.

                I would smoke proactively before going out with friends as I wouldn’t have to worry about it flaring. Don’t get me wrong I liked the buzz too.

                Haven’t had any in a while though as I have moved back and it’s not around me to the same degree (none of my current friends smoke). I have been busy working as well so haven’t really been looking either but yeah I would probably smoke more If there was an abundance of it around here as it does help.
                Last edited by ADM_K; 25 December 2011, 04:27 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ADM_K View Post
                  Weed has a similar effect on me. It pretty much takes away most of my symptoms; itchiness, redness, inflammation and makes the seb derm less visible. I don’t even need that much. A couple of hits of some potent stuff is enough to suppress my symptoms for a good 18 hours or so. After that everything comes back gradually. I think it’s the anti inflammatory properties of the cannabinoids and that you feel calm and-anxiety free from the buzz.

                  It’s hard to not think about seb derm on a daily basis as you can really feel its presence on your face or at least I can. When my skin is clear my face feels different. Weed helps with this feeling as well.

                  I went to Uni abroad for a while and had some friends who were habitual smokers so I was smoking a lot more at the time. Everytime I went back home (I am from northern Europe) the Seb derm would get worse. At first I thought it was the change in climate to colder/dries or the harder water or whatever else I could think of but I think weed played a major role.

                  I would smoke proactively before going out with friends as I wouldn’t have to worry about it flaring. Don’t get me wrong I liked the buzz too.

                  Haven’t had any in a while though as I have moved back and it’s not around me to the same degree (none of my current friends smoke). I have been busy working as well so haven’t really been looking either but yeah I would probably smoke more If there was an abundance of it around here as it does help.
                  Interesting.

                  "I think it’s the anti inflammatory properties of the cannabinoids and that you feel calm and-anxiety free from the buzz"

                  The anti inflammatory properties should be possible to gain from a skincream with cannabis extract? I know The Body Shop have a series of hemp products, but none for the face. Have asked in several countries but "to strong for the face".

                  A guy got busted a month ago in the customs for bringing 1 kg of weed. The newspaper wrote: "He claims the weed was supposed to be used to cooking tea, which helped against eczema in his scalp and face". My mother read the article told me "Maybe weed would help your seb derm". I froze but reclaimed my frame before I laughed a response. She was joking but didn´t know how right she was

                  The calm and anxiety free feeling, the feeling of being in the now, I as well suspect to be an important factor. I´ve tried to access this feeling without the drug. Eckhart Tolle, author of "The Power of Now", brings up this subject in his fantastic book. He explains how the roots for many of our diseases are the way our mind works. The act of letting the mind live in the past or in the future and worrying about these, cause such stress in the body that these symptoms break out.

                  What he writes sounds so natural and true to me that it has changed the way I see not only my seb derm, but my life in general, to the better. It is not easy to get control of your mind but I try. The weed cuts the worrying parts of my mind off like a professional hairdresser.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nevink View Post
                    Interesting.

                    "I think it’s the anti inflammatory properties of the cannabinoids and that you feel calm and-anxiety free from the buzz"

                    The anti inflammatory properties should be possible to gain from a skincream with cannabis extract? I know The Body Shop have a series of hemp products, but none for the face. Have asked in several countries but "to strong for the face".

                    A guy got busted a month ago in the customs for bringing 1 kg of weed. The newspaper wrote: "He claims the weed was supposed to be used to cooking tea, which helped against eczema in his scalp and face". My mother read the article told me "Maybe weed would help your seb derm". I froze but reclaimed my frame before I laughed a response. She was joking but didn´t know how right she was

                    The calm and anxiety free feeling, the feeling of being in the now, I as well suspect to be an important factor. I´ve tried to access this feeling without the drug. Eckhart Tolle, author of "The Power of Now", brings up this subject in his fantastic book. He explains how the roots for many of our diseases are the way our mind works. The act of letting the mind live in the past or in the future and worrying about these, cause such stress in the body that these symptoms break out.

                    What he writes sounds so natural and true to me that it has changed the way I see not only my seb derm, but my life in general, to the better. It is not easy to get control of your mind but I try. The weed cuts the worrying parts of my mind off like a professional hairdresser.


                    Interesting he gave eczema as an excuse for trying to bring in Cannabis. I’m sure people in his situation give all kinds of different excuses… but eczema seems a bit specific and farfetched to use as an excuse if it didn’t have some truth to it. Maybe he was being honest. Well to the authorities it’s all the same.
                    I have never made tea or ingested it. Kind of makes you want to try though.

                    Sure feels like this disease is becoming more common as you hear stuff like that and read about different cures and diets.
                    Or we subconsciously just hone in on everything on the subject I guess.

                    Yeah one should be able to get the benefits of it without getting high. Never seen hemp cream before, though I’m sure if it included THC or a derivative of it would be highly illegal to market as a cream. Not even sure what it is in the weed that’s working in our favors. A lot of research is done on its use for medicinal purposes and is available online but I haven’t seen anything about weed and Seb Derm or skin issues. Nevertheless, the results I’ve seen on myself are convincing enough.

                    Yeah nothing beats the carefree feeling you get from weed. Need to pick up that book sounds like a good read. I also think stress is a factor. Psychologically and chemically, with release of cortisol and what not.

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                    • #11
                      Healing salve gives hope!

                      These are very interesting!

                      http://www.marijuana.com/medicinal-m...-eczema-3.html

                      http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04.n1222.a09.html

                      http://www.theatlantic.com/daily-dis...eczema/187194/

                      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0607171120.htm


                      And last but not least!

                      http://patients4medicalmarijuana.wor...healing-salve/

                      I will make this salve around 8 jan and I must admit it feels more promising than anything I´ve heard or got prescribed from any of the specialized doctors I´ve visited.

                      If anyone have experice with the ingredients or the making of this salve it would be interesting to hear! For example the coconut oil, how does this make your skin react? Would it maybe be better with olive oil?

                      Have a nice day!

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                      • #12
                        Holy sh*t researchers really are looking into it.

                        Well, not point in waiting for an FDA approved THC cream to hit our local pharmacy. They have a sh*t load of bureaucracy to go through before they can get something like that licensed in Europe. Might as well self-experiment…

                        This sounds promising. Looking forward to hearing about your results.

                        IMO coconut oil would be more effective to use as a base for a cream. It turns into a solid paste when cooled down (room temperature) and melts when heated (body temperature). It also has some antifungal and antibacterial properties which some people on here are making use of.

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                        • #13
                          I know there is THC based lotions you can locate across Canada. I remember giving one to a friend once because i thought it was awesome. Also when i traveled through Europe while I was in amsterdam I went to a local fair and found weed based products for literally everything. I remember buying Tea and Shampoo but im sure they had lotions and creams too.

                          Never once considered trying these on my skin as a treatment

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                          • #14
                            Weed for seb-derm? As an addict I doubt it. That sounds like rationalizing use to me. I've still got the leaves tatted on my arm and still think it's a great medicine, but I don't think it's a wonder-drug. I doubt that there's anything magical about weed that's helping with your seb-derm. Maybe it's helping you lower your stress? Have you tried meditation? You can't smoke weed every day unless you want to be a retard (trust me here...) so maybe try meditation on the days where you don't smoke. 20 min a day is good, but start with 10 so you don't give up on it. It takes a good month for your brain to rewire to the point where you actually feel less stressed. Trust me--it's worth it. Look on youtube for some free meditations. Good luck.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tmon912 View Post
                              Weed for seb-derm? As an addict I doubt it. That sounds like rationalizing use to me. I've still got the leaves tatted on my arm and still think it's a great medicine, but I don't think it's a wonder-drug. I doubt that there's anything magical about weed that's helping with your seb-derm. Maybe it's helping you lower your stress? Have you tried meditation? You can't smoke weed every day unless you want to be a retard (trust me here...) so maybe try meditation on the days where you don't smoke. 20 min a day is good, but start with 10 so you don't give up on it. It takes a good month for your brain to rewire to the point where you actually feel less stressed. Trust me--it's worth it. Look on youtube for some free meditations. Good luck.
                              Thanks for your thoughts on this Tmon. I would very much prefer an answer to why my dermatitis disappears during periods that I smoke weed, that did not include weed. The reason for this is that I thrust you on the retard point.. I just can´t. ''

                              The "magic" seems to be called Endocannabinoides, and their receptors in our bodies. Se http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0607171120.htm

                              The advice on meditation appeals to me. I´ve heard it before but this time I will give it a proper try. Thank you

                              Happy new year folks

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