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Doctor insights on: Cannabis Pain

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Can I take cannabis for pain relief even whilst on antidepressants? My mood has improved overall but pain still a problem.

Can I take cannabis for pain relief even whilst on antidepressants? My mood has improved overall but pain still a problem.

It's Variable: Cannabis can be VERY helpful for pain. Still some folks, esp. Those w/schizophrenia, react to it w/ paranoia, anxiety, &/or worsening depression.Yet, many people w/ chronic pain have depression BECAUSE of the chronic pain; in such cases, relieving the chronic pain is primary to relieving at least a portion of the depression. There are no specific interactions of cannabis w/ Effexor or Lyrica (pregabalin) ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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I (infrequently) smoke prescribed cannabis for pain. Was given alesse for a medical issue (not for birth control). It warns not to smoke. What to do?

I (infrequently) smoke prescribed cannabis for pain. Was given alesse for a medical issue (not for birth control). It warns not to smoke. What to do?

Don't smoke: If the label says don't. They put that on there for a good reason. Probably a significant interaction with a psychoactive substance like cannabis. ...Read more

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Which is more effective in relieving certain types of bone and joint pain: cannabis or pain pills?

Which is more effective in relieving certain types of bone and joint pain: cannabis or pain pills?

It depends: Pain relief is in the eye of the beholder. Nsaids are exceedingly effective in this situation. Mj seems to be better suited to treat visceral pain. ...Read more

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Does cannabis help chronic pain? And would it interact with current meds?

Does cannabis help chronic pain? And would it interact with current meds?

Cannabis: May help with certain types of pain. Each medication would need to be checked to determine if it might interact with cannabis. ...Read more

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Can smoking a little bit of cannabis help with pain? I'm in constant pain 24/7 all over my body! Tried alsorts of pills from doctors and no help!

Can smoking a little bit of cannabis help with pain? I'm in constant pain 24/7 all over my body! Tried alsorts of pills from doctors and no help!

Avoid cannabis: First you should know the reason for your body to be in pain 24/7. In other words, please consult a internal medicine doctor who will make a diagnosis of your pain condition. Then, if necessary, the doctor will refer you to a pain specialist. Avoid "medical marijuana" prescription at all cost. Cannabis smoking can trigger "bad trip", ranging from high anxiety to brief psychotic disorder. ...Read more

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Can cannabis be used for pain relief alongside other medication?

Yes: Yes, cannabis can be very helpful for pain but at times it is not enough and can be combined with other medications. It can have a synergistic effect and may reduce the dose of other medicines needed. Consider forms high in CBD, which, while effective for pain, are less psychoactive. Cannabis can also be used topically, which again is not psychoactive yet can be very helpful for pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get medical cannabis card for chronic pain?

Is it possible for me to get medical cannabis card for chronic pain?

Depends on state: In my state (ga) no. In other states medical marijuana is legal and often used for chronic pain. ...Read more

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Is cannabis good for muscle pain?

There are lots: Of other pain relievers other than cannabis. ...Read more

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Will cannabis help relieve the pain from my chostochondritis as normal painkillers don't help at all? Also can cannabis help to stimulate hair growth due to alopecia?

Don't use mj..: Please see doctor for Costochondritis pain relief if not resolving yet and for alopecia. Need to find cause for hair loss and proper treatment. Marijuana causes many mental and physical problems which could worsen your health especially since you're a teenager: eg, breathing problems, impaired memory and learning, poor coordination, depression, paranoia, risk for addiction. Hope this helps you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to smoke my medical cannabis for chronic stomach pain?

Is it possible for me to smoke my medical cannabis for chronic stomach pain?

A riddle?: If you already have medical cannabis, chances are you're already smoking it. If you have chronic stomach pain then you are smoking it for chronic stomach pain, and possibly other ailments. If you still have chronic stomach pain after you've been smoking, then it isn't likely to be working and you may have to seek other treatment. ...Read more

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Could light cannabis use for chronic pain damage the liver? What stresses more. NSAIDs and Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or cannabis?

Cannabis use: Cannabis has been used for pain since the Ming Dynasty.
Some forms are better than others for pain. Some of the aromatic terpenes from cannabis can cause liver issues if taken in in large amounts. Vit A is another terpene (diterpene) that in large amounts can be quite toxic. Excessive use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) can damage the liver. NSAIDS can cause GI bleeding & kidney problems-inhibition of prostaglandin ...Read more

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I have cannabis card for back pain n I had quit smoking 2m. I was pregnant n now breastfeeding after smoking time when can I breastfeed again?

I have cannabis card for back pain n I had quit smoking 2m. I was pregnant n now breastfeeding after smoking time when can I breastfeed again?

Never: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed. It is transferred in breast milk & can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.It can drop milk production for mom. Long them head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. You give this up to be a mom. ...Read more

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How harmful is cannabis?

Not as bad: There are carinogens in smoking joints or blunts, anything wrapped in paper. There are memory and cognitive defects, especially seen in the adolescent population. It can cause dehydration and symptoms like dry mouth and dry eyes. It can increase your appetite and can cause you to sleep (drowsiness). THC heavy strains like sativas can be associated with paranoia and anxiety. ...Read more

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Why do people use cannabis?

Why do people use cannabis?

Multiple reasons: There are as many reasons for using cannabis as people, so you'd need to ask each for his/hers. Some include experimentation in order to personally experience the kind of "high" they've heard others describe. It may or may not match these stories. Some desire escape from reality or boredom; others may feel it can enhance sexual experiences. Some have also told me they want to "get messed up.". ...Read more

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Is cannabis a dangerous drug?

Yes: Please don't believe the hype of cannabis being "safe". There are serious side-effects associated with use and overuse of the drug. ...Read more

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Is cannabis harmful if eaten?

Possibly: When cannabis is ingested, it has to go thru the stomach and the many chemicals it contains must then be broken down by the liver. The fact is, the effects of this are largely unknown and may not be very good for you. Also, the psychoactive effects may be prolonged and unpredictable compared with smoking cannabis, which could result in some unforeseen impairment. Good question. ...Read more

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Can cannabis make u creative?

No.: Whatever creativity you have is already there without pharmacology. Cannabis may interfere with the motivation to use that creativity. ...Read more

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What can you do to quit cannabis?

Seek help: Find a substance abuse counselor or addiction psychiatrist. Enrolling in a partial hospitalization program or intensive out patient program (iop) would be preferable. If there are other substances involved, like cocaine, opioid meds. "benzos" like xanax (alprazolam) or alcohol consider a residential treatment facility. Find a treatment program and stick with it for as long as advised. ...Read more

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Is cannabis not physically addicive?

It is: It is absolutely, positively physically addictive even if the intensity of the withdrawal is less than other substances. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about cannabis?

Cannabis -: Not sure what you want to know exactly. In general risks outweigh benefits (which are for very specific conditions). It causes Amotivation syndrome, cognitive impairment in the long run, and can present as depression, mania, and or psychosis in the short term ...Read more

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Who is eligible for a cannabis card?

Who is eligible for a cannabis card?

Patients w/ Chronic: Disease. Each state that has medical marijuana laws have different medical conditions that qualify them for obtain cannabis as treatment. You will need to check with the department of health for the state that you live in. ...Read more

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Does cannabis increase your appetite?

For some, yes: Munchies, being horny, being paranoid, being relaxed, seeing colors more vividly are all cannabis high effects. ...Read more

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How can cannabis effect mental health?

Maybe disastrously: It can be disastrous! Thc can have some very upsetting side effects (especially if you already have psychiatric problems) and it could cause some people to feel anxious or to panic. Some people may feel paranoid or even lose touch with reality. Concentrations of thc vary depending on what part of the plant is used and you never know if thc has been mixed with another chemical. ...Read more

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Is weed bad for health or the cannabis?

Is weed bad for health or the cannabis?

Both bad: All products of the cannabis plant are mind altering drugs and are bad for you.
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

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How do you quit cannabis once and for all?

Marijuana Anonymous: You need conviction. Try this site: https://www.Marijuana-anonymous. Org/ to find 12 step meetings in your area. Marijuana anonymous is free, confidential & supportive. Working with an addiction medicine specialist would also be beneficial. Take care. ...Read more