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is marijuana a good pain medication

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I : I agree with the answer provided earlier. Regarding the effects of marijuana, it can be variable. Marijuana comes from the cannabis sativa plant and ... Read More
Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
It : It is very common to see a completely different reaction to thc that is eaten instead of smoked. This is due to different methods and speeds of absorp ... Read More
Dr. David Cooke
29 years experience Internal Medicine
You : You need to get better friends. I'm assuming that marijuana was in the brownie, but it's not unknown for people to add other drugs to them to get a b ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: You want to see a psychiatrist. There are many more effective medications for anxiety. Marihuana is not very useful.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Contraversial: Where you live, marijuana is heavily regulated, and you could find more anxiety and misery if trouble began. Best approach is to find a good psycholo ... Read More
Dr. Samuel Miles
47 years experience Psychiatry
No: Marijuana is not a good treat, ENT for anxiety, especially in a young person. It frequently actually increases anxiety, and paranoia. Heavy use has be ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: THC attaches to fat cells in your body & leaks out over time. There are no flush agents that work. Light users may become negative in a week of a ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Active drug : users cannot parent consistently, safely, or legally. Tobacco, excess alcohol, marijuana, cocaine & methamphetamine are a few of the drugs that ... Read More
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Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Medical : Medical marijuana is becoming available in some states. I think the unknown is what "dose" is effective and how often the patient need to "take" it. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
I say 'yes': If they can obtain it legally, i would urge them to try it. For as long as I have been in medicine, I have been told about how effective many people h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
It depends: It depends on the medication, and whether marijuana is legal in your geographic location. Marijuana risks include paranoia and psychosis, just by its ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Doubtful: This isn't the place to talk about the wisdom of the marijuana laws. I review the scientific literature on the supposed "dangers", and beyond the fact ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not likely: Possible interactions: MJ use might increase effect of alcohol. Anticoagulants/anti-platelet drugs, herbs&supplements. These reduce clotting. MJ ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
MJ never good: The use of mj is never good. The ssri may be more sedating or anxiety provoking if used with mj. Talk to your doctor about mj as well as tobacco ces ... Read More
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