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Petition - Make Sativex to be Widely Available for MS - Will you sign it?

I have created a Pe tition to make Sativex to be Widely Available for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Suffers- will you sign it?

My Petition:

This petition is to ask the goverment to make Sativex widely available to people who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to ease the symptoms of MS spasticity, spasticity can have a significant impact on daily activities.

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More details

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, but it can affect younger and older people too. Roughly three times as many women have MS as men.

Describing MS pain:

If you can describe pain well, both to health professionals and those around you, there is more chance it can be managed.

Sensations change, so try to describe the level at which they affect you. For example, a tingling in the hand may sometimes be a niggling inconvenience, or it might make holding things difficult or very painful.

When describing it, use whatever words seem best, even if they seem odd. Some words people use to describe pain:

Squeezing or crushing
Cold
Hot or burning
Sharp
Dull
Like ants under my skin or ‘creepy crawlies’
Like a build up of pressure
Stabbing
Creeping
Like an electric shock
Aching
Pins and needles

What is Sativex?

Sativex is a peppermint-flavoured mouth spray that comes in a small pump that you can carry with you. This pump delivers a precise amount of medicine every time you spray it.

The medicine in Sativex is extracted from cannabis plants that have been selected and grown to produce a constant amount of active ingredients. Sativex is the first cannabis-based medicine to be licensed in the UK.

Sativex is made under strictly controlled laboratory conditions and contains a balance of these active ingredients that have been shown to help improve the symptoms of MS spasticity.

Treatment with Sativex must be initiated and supervised by a physician with specialist expertise in treating MS. http://sativex.co.uk/patients-and-carers/sativex/what-is-sativex/

Sativex can be taken in conjunction with other medications and does not negate your current ones

The NHS in Wales is first in the UK to fund a cannabis-based medicine for people with multiple sclerosis. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-28810407

Sativex is being studied in the UK as an add-on treatment for brain cancer. Previous studies have also suggested benefits in treating arthritis and neuropathic pain.

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Signed need and distributed around social media. The ms society needs to push this

Thank you so much x

Thank you all, we have 600 signatures now, please keep sharing this petition, please sign the petition if you haven’t yet signed it. You can join me on Twitter @TheArtOfNeeti

Done that too! Needs to go around who of Ms & medical community. Need all organisations on board to promote petition

Thank you! Everyone please keep sharing this link where possible. Xxxx

We have 980 signatures now, please keep them coming