A 45-year-old female asked:
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would the use of marijuana be an acceptable alternative to treat gca as prednisone is not advised since i am only 2 months out of gastric bypass?

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not if you mean . . : If by GCA you are referring to Giant Cell Arteritis then absolutely not. This is a serious auto-immune disorder that can lead to blindness. Relative complications from prednisone 2 months after gastric bypass surgery are negligible compared to the health threats of this disease and marijuana won't change its course. Follow the orders of the doctor who diagnosed you completely and immediately!
Answered on Oct 26, 2018

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