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Before surgery when should you stop smoking marijuana?

Before surgery when should you stop smoking marijuana?

At least 8 weeks: Before surgery. THC stays in body fat a long time, so it depends on your size, BMI, dose & duration. Tell your anaesthesiologist. Drug sensitivity or interactions can occur. Inhalant Marijuana causes respiratory problems. Swelling of the uvula that " dangles" from the soft palate ^es risk of post-op airway obstruction. ^ed Carbon Monoxide decreases blood oxygen & impedes post-op healing. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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I am a marijuana addict. I cannot stop smoking weed. I have tried to quit for weeks and failed. I need help.

I am a marijuana addict. I cannot stop smoking weed. I have tried to quit for weeks and failed. I need help.

Go to doctor: Look up addiction doctors online near your home and make an appointment. They will be able to treat you with medication and therapy. If is very difficult to treat addiction on your own. There are also NA programs that are helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking marijuana?

How can I stop smoking marijuana?

Glad you asked: Marijuana anonymous is a group which can help [www. Marijuana-anonymous. Org] also there are professionally-run intensive outpatient groups that provide ongoing recovery support. These help provide tools for dealing with life other than smoking marijuana. ...Read more

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How can I get my family member to stop smoking marijuana?

How can I get my family member to stop smoking marijuana?

Find reason to stop: Changing any behavior is hard. The starting point is to find at least one reason to change. Recreational drugs are highly enjoyable. Therefore, they are very difficult to stop. Imagine you have a favorite hobby. What would it take for you to give it up? First step in helping someone quit drug is to help the individual find motivation to quit. You can try yourself or seek professional help. ...Read more

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How long should I stop smoking marijuana before general anesthesia?

How long should I stop smoking marijuana before general anesthesia?

How about now?: Would now be good for you? Smoking anything is giving your lungs extra toxins to deal with, not to mention brain effects of marijuana. Depending on frequency of use, your urine could be positive for several months -- but you want to be as healthy and clear as you can be, before general anesthesia. ...Read more

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I had a spontaneous pneumothorax one month ago. They said to me that it should stop smoking, my question is if besides the cigarette also I have to leave the marijuana.

I had a spontaneous pneumothorax one month ago. They said to me that it should stop smoking, my question is if besides the cigarette also I have to leave the marijuana.

Any action: That induces negative pressure in the chest, a condition that is caused by deep inhalation, would pre-dispose you to develop pneumothorax. So, yes, no one can force you to stop smoking marijuana, but your chances of recurrence is high unless you stop smoking it. ...Read more

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How do I get help to not stop smoking marijuana cause it helps my depression and anxiety?

Marijuana: Treating the depression/anxiety with psychotropic medications plus cognitive therapy, is more beneficial in the long-run than self-medicating to treat symptoms. Schedule appointment with mental health professional. U will be glad u did. ...Read more

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I need to gain weight I have a very fast metabolism, like really fast..... And I smoke marijuana, im very skinny. Do I have to stop smoking to gain?

I need to gain weight I have a very fast metabolism, like really fast..... And I smoke marijuana, im very skinny. Do I have to stop smoking to gain?

Marijuana: Not surprisingly I don't condone marijuana so please stop smoking it.

Not sure how this would affect your weight. If no change in 4 weeks please see a dietitian. ...Read more

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How do I get help to not stop smoking marijuana for depression when meds and therapy didn't work?

How do I get help to not stop smoking marijuana for depression when meds and therapy didn't work?

Will power training: If one's long term goal is adopting a healthy life style to improve overall health and well-being and resiliency, it is possible to change habitual patterms by enhancing the executive function of one's brain. The book by kelly mcgonigal the will power instinct is very helpful work with it chapter by chapter and commit to the training for 5 minutes at least 3 times a day every day. ...Read more

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Is the tar pigment ever removed from ur lungs such that they turn pink again after u stop smoking (both marijuana and cigaretes)? Iv smoked for 10 years

Stopping helps!: Since you're 27, and provided you don't already have lung problems from smoking, if you stop smoking for ten years, your lungs will be fine again. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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I am A frequent marijuana smoker (2-3 times per day) and have a saliva based mouth swab drug test coming up soon. How long should I stop smoking for?

I am A frequent marijuana smoker (2-3 times per day) and have a saliva based mouth swab drug test coming up soon. How long should I stop smoking for?

Depends: You are asking doctors how to beat a drug test! I would think you may not get much help here. Often, employers drug test hires because the job they are applying for requires attention. There may be a safety concern or a quality control concern. In any case, most doctors, myself included, are not likely to want to help you¨fool¨a drug test, unless total abstinence was your plan going forward! ...Read more

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I wAs told by surgeon to stop smoking 2 weeks before surgery. But what about the marijuana I use for pain management? I am having arthroscopic hip FAI

I wAs told by surgeon to stop smoking 2 weeks before surgery. But what about the marijuana I use for pain management? I am having arthroscopic hip FAI

Both irritating: They're trying to make sure you don't get post surgical infection It is a lot wiser if you didn't smoke either at all. You can discuss with your surgeon if you want further information. ...Read more

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What is bettrer chantix or zyban (bupropion) for stop smoking?

What is bettrer chantix or zyban (bupropion) for stop smoking?

Different approaches: Congratulations on your inquiry regarding smoking cessation! Chantix works by occupying the nicotine receptors in the brain. Zyban is bupropion (welbutrin) - an antidepressant that makes more of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine available. Both meds are effective. Both diminish cravings for smoking, and both can be started before you actually stop smoking. Neither med can stop smoking for you! ...Read more

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Trying to stop smoking what else works besides chantix and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Trying to stop smoking what else works besides chantix and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

NRT and Behavior txt: You can also try nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, inhaler, lozenges), behavioral treatment (includes counseling, groups), hypnosis. ...Read more

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I am currently taking chantix to stop smoking and I'm also on steroids for bronchitis. Are these two medications safe?

I am currently taking chantix to stop smoking and I'm also on steroids for bronchitis. Are these two medications safe?

Depends: Prednisone for short periods of time is safe. Chantix however is under scrutiny after a canadian study was published this summer showing a high risk of stroke and heart attack in patients taking the drug. Like all medication the risk must be balanced by the benefit. I have had a lot of patients have high success with chantix. ...Read more

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Can chantix really help to stop smoking or is there a better solution?

Can chantix really help to stop smoking or is there a better solution?

Chantix: Chantix is highly effective
upto 50 to 60 % can quit smoking
please read about side effects and warnings. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

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