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What can you do for migraine.? I figured out smoking weed causes them so I need to quit. Tynelol doesn't always help

What can you do for migraine.? I figured out smoking weed causes them so I need to quit. Tynelol doesn't always help

Many options: It is best to prevent migraines so happy you learned weed triggers them; a variety of foods can also trigger them so explore that (wine, wheat, cheese, choc.). When you get one Ibuprofen may help more; some people need stronger prescription meds. For home remedies see http://earthclinic. Com/cures/migraines. Html
acupressure can help- see http://www. Herbalshop. Com/acupressure/acupressure_06.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more


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I tried smoking weed for a migraine and it WORKED. Better than my meds from the neuro. I have kids, if I tell him I smoked weed, can he turn me in??

I tried smoking weed for a migraine and it WORKED. Better than my meds from the neuro. I have kids, if I tell him I smoked weed, can he turn me in??

Confidentiality: If you disclose this information to your doctor in a medical encounter and it is not a threat to yourself or others it is generally confidential. Rules vary from state to state. Smoking marijuana is useful information for your provider and can help make a diagnosis or make treatment decisions. Allowing exposure of your kids to the smoke or use of drugs would be a safety issue however. ...Read more

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Smoking weed greatly helps with my migraines. Should I continue using it? What strain is recommended?

Talk to your doctor: Your doctor may have several treatment options for you. I do not prescribe or recommend the use of "weed". ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana cause a migraine?

Can smoking marijuana cause a migraine?

Yes.: A migraine attack can be caused by many things and many things can be caused by marijuana. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get basilar artery migraine?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get basilar artery migraine?

Basilar migraine: What you did is good - but this is never preventative - they just merely reduce the likelihood of developing them. Also if you have them then doing what you did may help. Sometimes no matter how good you are - you still get the symptoms - the body is complicated. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed around a child cause problems like cigarettes?

Does smoking weed around a child cause problems like cigarettes?

Yes: I agree with everything dr snead said. But why are you using drugs in front of your children? It's bad enough you use drugs, but modeling this behavior for them to mimic will encourage their subsequent drug use. Please think about your parental responsibilities, and put this adolescent drug behavior behind you. If you can't, please seek drug/alcohol rehab help. Do it for your kids! ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause aniexty disorder?

Can smoking weed cause aniexty disorder?

Complicated: Weed does cause anxiety and can be quite severe in many people. Probably worse if you have an underlying predisposition or anxiety that can be exacerbated. Some users have mental health problems for years after using. Also causes depersonalization in some. However many people react differently. Unpredictable at this point. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and have been smoking weed for 3 years. I have not noticed any bad effects but have stopped. Could I have caused long term damage?

I'm 16 and have been smoking weed for 3 years. I have not noticed any bad effects but have stopped. Could I have caused long term damage?

Unknown: There is an association between heavy marijuana use and the development of schizophrenia, but in your case there are too many unknowns to say one way or the other as schizophrenia, in general, is not common before the age of young adulthood. Good that you have stopped and time alone will tell. More than likely you will be OK. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause cancer?

Can smoking weed cause cancer?

Marijuana & Cancer: There is no proof any any cancer in the United States developing from marijuana use. This topic is very well fleshed out by numerous articles and such online. There is a pathologist in olympia washington who also has published his research on this very issue. ...Read more

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Would smoking weed cause cancer?

Would smoking weed cause cancer?

Maybe: Despite a fair amount of study, nobody's been able to show a cancer risk. Perhaps this is because people don't smoke nearly so much of the stuff as they do cigarettes. Unfounded scare-talk about this drug, which is becoming legal in parts of the us, tends to erode the effectiveness of real warnings about the true dangers of meth, cocaine, heroin, and the others. Still, why take a drug to be silly? ...Read more

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Does smoking weed cause schizophrenia?

Does smoking weed cause schizophrenia?

Marijuana: Can cause psychotic symptoms that are indistinguishable from schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What would cause more wrinkles 25 puffs of a cigg or smoking weed almost everyday for 5 years?

What would cause more wrinkles 25 puffs of a cigg or smoking weed almost everyday for 5 years?

Wrinkles?: Truth be told, of those are your choices for a daily habit, wrinkles will be the least of your worries in the near future. ...Read more

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Could smoking weed causes shortness of breath?

Could smoking weed causes shortness of breath?

Yes: Yes, both short term and long term use can do this. Especially if you have asthma or COPD (emphysema). Just don't do it if you get short of breath when you do it. Chronically, (no pun intended) it can cause other problems as well. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed cause weight loss?

Does smoking weed cause weight loss?

No: There's been some news recently about a chemical derivative from cannabis that may speed metabolism and therefore cause weight loss. But this has never been shown in humans, and it actually works *opposite* the usual effect of weed increasing appetite ("munchies"). See this article for a good explanation: http://tinyurl. Com/anj5963. ...Read more

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Could about six months of smoking weed cause emphysema?

Could about six months of smoking weed cause emphysema?

Not likely: Patients who develop COPD smoked for a long time or they were around people that are very heavy smokers. There are a few genetic disorders that cause people to develop COPD without much smoking, but a few months of marijuana should not cause copd. ...Read more

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Why does smoking weed cause you to cough but smoking cigarettes doesnt?

Why does smoking weed cause you to cough but smoking cigarettes doesnt?

Particulates: Male asks why cigarettes do not arouse cough like "weed". Most cigarettes have filters that remove tars and particulates. Cannabis is smoked directly & is ladened with particulates which must be removed by the pulmonary toilet, which is the body's mechanism for helping the lungs clean. Cough is the engine that runs the pulmonary toilet. ...Read more

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Did cigarettes cause my anxiety or did weed because I took a break from smoking weed and started smoking cigarettes when will it go away?

Did cigarettes cause my anxiety or did weed because I took a break from smoking weed and started smoking cigarettes when will it go away?

Addiction counseling: Your history is spread over several questions and remains incomplete, therefore unanswerable. You are young. Do yourself a favor and see an addiction counselor who can evaluate your substance use and your anxiety and will refer you for nonaddicting psychotherapy to deal with your anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes you to get red eyes from smoking weed?

What causes you to get red eyes from smoking weed?

Blood vessels dilate: Marijuana use results in the dilation of blood vessels on the white part of your eye, which makes then appear red. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause periodontal (gum) disease?

Can smoking weed cause periodontal (gum) disease?

Not well known: I do not know of any well-established correlation between smoking marijuana and incidence of periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could smoking weed cause my asthma to act up?

Expert opinion please: could smoking weed cause my asthma to act up?

It can: Inhaling smoke of any kind can be an irritant to the airways. People with asthma have hyper-responsive airways that undergo bronchospasm in response to many types of irritants. Besides causing damage to the lungs, smoking (be it tobacco or marijuana) can become a trigger for asthma symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause me to feel depressed and paranoid?

Can smoking weed cause me to feel depressed and paranoid?

Yes: Smoking weed can definitely make people feel depressed and paranoid. These effects may continue after the thc is out of your system, too. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed causes hair loss?

Check for other...: Haven't heard of smoking weed as a cause of hair loss. One can see her primary care doctor to see what other issues may be leading to hair loss, such as hormonal imbalances, autoimmune disorders, poor general health, etc... ...Read more

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Could smoking weed cause mouth sores?

Could smoking weed cause mouth sores?

Possibly: I wouldn't rule it out. The heat, drying, and smoke irritation may be enough to cause sores in your case. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause chronic agitation and night terrors even though I haven't smoked for three weeks?

Can smoking weed cause chronic agitation and night terrors even though I haven't smoked for three weeks?

Yes: We are beginning to appreciate that cannabis has a withdrawal syndrome that includes increased irritability and insomnia. These symptoms will eventually go away, provided there is nothing else that can account for them, but you'll have to stay off cannabis. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed everyday cause brain damage?

Can smoking weed everyday cause brain damage?

Weed: Good news & bad news. The bad news is that it could if smoked for long time. The good news is that since u seem concerned & rational, u can quit. ...Read more