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Does Marijuana Help Shingles
Agree with Dr. Baker: Shingles pain can be prolonged, and physically, and mentally debilitating. A patient with this malady should exhaust all possible avenues to find relief, and hopefully resolution of their chronic post herpetic neuralgia. I am doubtful that cannibus has any direct antiviral effect on the patients pain, but combined with appropriate pharmaceuticals has the capacity to decrease opoid consumption. ...Read more
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
Shingles pain: Marijuana is now legal for patient use in at least 20 states nationally, if you meet the individual states diagnostic criteria to use cannibus as a medication. I do not believe that cannibus usage would alter the clinical course of a shingles outbreak, but I am experienced in stating that marijuana would help with the pain usually associated with shingles, which can be protracted in duration. ...Read more
Will this effect whether or not I pass or fail a drug test? I was at a buddy's between 7-8 months ago, hanging out and having a few drinks. Some of his friends came over and started smoking marijuana. Someone wanted me to pass it to someone on the other s
You didn't finish: But sounds like the answer is no. Second-hand marijuana smoke will virtually never cause a positive urine test (unless it is in a closed car with 5 people smoking and you inhaling deeply). In addition, unless they are doing hair follicle testing, nothing from that many months ago would be detectable in a urine or saliva test, and might not even be in most hair samples, depending on length. ...Read more
Addicting: Cannabis or mariguana can be helpful in a handful of right situations however it is addicting as it's active compund reiforces the pleasure center and Dopamine surge via cannbinoid system in the brain. Regular and increased used ddoes lead to addiction and withdrawal symptoms well defined now. It has been associated with testicular cancer, loss of cognitive ability in adolescents for starters. ...Read more
What is pac's?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Not fatally: I have never seen a report of an overdose of marijuana causing death directly-- although many fatal car accidents are caused by marijuana. 'overdose'-- taking in a higher amount than planned-- can have other effects, like paranoia, sleepiness, impaired judgment. But the effects go away when the thc wears off-- as long as nothing permanent happens from being impaired i.e. Fights or accidents. ...Read more
Federal Law: Laws regulating cannabis and other drugs date back to the late 1800's and early 1900's. Although many states have passed laws that attempt to eliminate criminal penalties for marijuana use, current federal law, the controlled substances act of 1970, still classifies cannabis as a schedule one drug. ...Read more
Marijuana and health:
I would take the morality out of the question or the 'good' versus 'bad' with marijuana use.
Like any substance the over use of this product can lead to intoxication, addiction, and other health or mental health concerns.
But, the direct effect of cannabis on the human tissue is not unhealthy in and of itself. Cannabis can be a good appetite stimulant, an anti-inflammatory, and anxiolytic. ...Read more
Cannabis: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read more
Herbal overdose?????: To my knowledge, and I am a marijuana prescribing physician in the state of hawaii, no one in history has ever overdosed, of died from the use of marijuana. Cannibus it is now legal in I believe 18 states nationally for medical conditions that vary state to state. Dispite its "black history" many patients nationally have found it helpful. We need to curb the opoid consumption in this country, . ...Read more
Many effects: Marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. Can trigger acute psychotic reaction along with onset or relapse of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. Increases heart rate a lot; one source showed smokers almost 5 times as likely to have heart attack in 1st hour. Mj irritates lungs & has more carcinogens than regular cigarettes. & more. ...Read more
You are damaging your brain by using weed.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Marijuana: I don't think marijuana is healthy because smoking anything damages the lungs. It also causes a lack of will and can serve as a gateway to the use of other drugs. I do however use marinol, a pill which can only be prescribed by a physician, to control cancer patients' nausea and loss of appetite. ...Read more
Damage lungs and. ..: The smoke from marijuana causes tars, and other substances to be deposited in your lung tissues, damaging the lining, making oxygen transfer more difficult. It also damages the neurochemistry of the brain, leaving changes that can be permanent. The more you smoke, the more damage you leave. ...Read more
Many proven benefits: There are many benefits of marijuana, including relief of nausea & vomiting, seizures, migraines, glaucoma, muscle spasms, ocd, add, anxiety, depression, insomnia, asthma, pms, menstrual cramps, irritable bowel syndrome & chronic pain, esp. Neuropathic pain. It often helps problems not relieved by other meds. It has anti-cancer properties. See http://norml. Org/library/recent-research-on-medical-marijuana. ...Read more
Esp. Bad when young: The worst effects are due to regular use by those younger than 18; there is evidence it can impair brain development ; reduce intelligence. In all ages it can cause anxiety in some. It can irritate the lungs. Some become addicted ; use it as an escape. However, the bad effects should be considered in relation to the benefits. See http://www. Cnn. Com/2012/11/07/health/marijuana-research-roundup/. ...Read more
400: 400 chemicals in marijuana, only 80 (2009)of them are unique to the cannabis plant -- cannabinoids. Others:nitrogenous compounds (27 known), Amino Acids (18), proteins (3), glycoproteins (6), enzymes (2), sugars and related compounds (34), nitrogenous compounds (27 known), Amino Acids (18), proteins (3), glycoproteins (6), , enzymes (2), sugars (34), hydrocarbons (50), hydrocarbons (50), etc. ...Read more
Pot: Long-term effects on nervous system and mental state, misuse leading to losing efficacy. ...Read more
-possibly, it could!: If it's not been adulterated with some other substance- harm could stem from it's actions as an hallucinogen. If he did not grow it himself- and does not have the skill or lab to test it's quality or components, all bets are off! I've known dealers to adulterate their drugs with all kinds of toxic substances to give their buyer a "hi"- but basically, it's like russian roulette with brain toxins. ...Read more
Many: Mj is not safe and has many side effects including; dry mouth (cotton mouth), wt gain, sedation, poor judgement, inappropriate affects, panic attacks, paranoia, anxiety, loss of drive, depression and hallucinations (mostly distortions of touch and time). On withdrawal is insomnia, irritability and anxiety. ...Read more
Depends: Any form of smoking may produce benzene derivatives, which are cacerogens. However, there are studies which estimate that cannabis smokers have less incidence of lung cancer than both cigarette smokers and non-smokers. My advice would be not to smoke, period. If you use cannabis as a legal treatment, there are other formulations available besides smoking; sativex, marinol, etc. ...Read more
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