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Can Smoking Weed Substitute For Prescription Pain Meds After Minor Surgery
What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure
Headaches : Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more
Usually means small procedures done under local anesthetic in an office or outpatient surgical center. Could be to cut out a growth to get a biopsy. Some may consider minor surgery to be like pulling a tooth or having the tubes tied for sterilization. Usually a procedure that is less risky and less likely to ...Read more
Perhaps: Thc is a known pain reliever. However why would you want to use this. Onset and offset of clinical effect is hard to predict, ability to think clearly is impaired. It is less effective than approved pain meds. And, if you are already a steady marijuana user, you will have less benefit. ...Read more
Wonder if my past marijuana use will effect my upcoming minor surgery (general anesthesia) in about a months time. Thanks?
How far do hair follice drug tests go? Testing for job. Nurse gave me 10mg Valium prior to minor surgery in March 2014. Will the Valium show up?
Abnormal blood test after minor surgery, had liver scan result normal so thinking it was the meds or anesthetic? Having a bigger surgery soon advice?
Anesthesiologist: Please disclose this information and any other details of your health history to the surgeon and particularly to the anesthesiologist. ...Read more
Seriously, YES: Besides the obvious answer that long term marijuana use can be harmful, more importantly you are going to have general anesthesia. General anesthesia has profound effects on the body and all the anesthesiologists i know would cancel your surgery if you were still smoking "weed" as would i. Adding another dangerous drug to the mix of medications given during anesthesia is just plain silly. ...Read more
Can you let me know how many days before getting the lapband surgery should someone stop smoking weed?
Weed?: Weed is illegal and should never be smoked. ...Read more
It's my first time smoking weed an I have to have surgery for my gallbladder in maybe a week. They might take a blood or urine test, will they see it?
Not normally: Checking for illegal drug is not a routine pre-op test for GB surgery. ...Read more
Probably not: The anesthesiologist will ask you a lot of questions, and you should answer honestly. Smoking cigarettes, which most weed smokers also smoke, will probably have more effects on general anesthesia than smoking weed, but if you smoke a lot of weed, it could also have effects too. Your answers are protected by medical confidentiality, but will be in that medical record. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer