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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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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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Is it possible for me to qualify for medical marijuana because two spine surgery?

Is it possible for me to qualify for medical marijuana because two spine surgery?

It depends: This depends on the laws in your state, and how physicians treating you evaluate your condition. Just having spine surgery would not be an automatic reason for medical marijuana, no. If you're having pain, a spinal surgery and/or pain medicine consult might be in order. ...Read more

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Is it best to take cannabis for acute or chronic pain?

Is it best to take cannabis for acute or chronic pain?

Can't say: I have had patients who have tried it. We don't have medical marijuana in my state of georgia so I have little experience. I once had a patient from south georgia who got into trouble with the police for taking it for his severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis. He claimed it helped him a lot. You might talk with your physician if you are in a state that allows medical marijuana. ...Read more

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Why is out ok for cancer patients to get help with chronic pain with narcotics for a long timebut not people with chronic painful diseases? A Dr posted that on here one

Why is out ok for cancer patients to get help with chronic pain with narcotics for a long timebut not people with chronic painful diseases? A Dr posted that on here one

Because they : generally have a more life-threatening disease with less chance of chronic addiction and all the side effects of narcotics, and doctors are probably less likely to be scrutinized by state medical boards ...Read more

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I would like to know if it's possible to get a prescription, not for drugs but for catheters as state of Utah requires it. Thankyou for your time.

I would like to know if it's possible to get a prescription, not for drugs but for catheters as state of Utah requires it. Thankyou for your time.

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How easy is it to get addicted to pain medication for chronic illness?

How easy is it to get addicted to pain medication for chronic illness?

Addiction: Dependency is more common and also tolerance. Addicition is a more serious issue as you lose control of how you use the medication ...Read more

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Is there a way a doctor can get insurance to pay for serequel if no other insomnia medication works??

Is there a way a doctor can get insurance to pay for serequel if no other insomnia medication works??

Seroquel (quetiapine) is not: an insomnia medication. Its an antipsychotic used in the management of Mood disorders and Schizophrenia. Try melatonin 4 mg (you can get it over the counter) There are patient assistance programs for similar meds to seroquel (quetiapine). Talk to your doctor about help with procuring medication. ...Read more

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I'm waiting to see a pain management doctor for the first time but in mean time is there anything healthtap can prescribe me till ??

I'm waiting to see a pain management doctor for the first time but in mean time is there anything healthtap can prescribe me till ??

Pain is variable: It is important to know why you are being referred to pain management. More than likely you have been prescribed medications that now are not enough to get your pain under control. Without being assessed by a doctor, I do not recommend prescribing medication for your safety. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is a condition that is eligible for medical cannabis in illinois?

Can you tell me what is a condition that is eligible for medical cannabis in illinois?

There is a long list: Of possible qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in illinois. See: https://www.Marijuanadoctors.Com/medical-marijuana/il/qualification. ...Read more

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Can you get a prescription for thyroid medicine without a pcp (im waiting for my health insurance to be approved still)?

Can you get a prescription for thyroid medicine without a pcp (im waiting for my health insurance to be approved still)?

Try CONCIERGE: HealthTap Concierge doctors can see and treat their own patients via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Certain medications (not all) can be prescribed. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live Concierge consultation. (Doctors answering HealthTap BASIC free questions are providing information, and do not see patients' images or photos.) ...Read more

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What will happen if I go to a pain management clinic for fibromyalgia?

What will happen if I go to a  pain management clinic for fibromyalgia?

Depends: It depends on the doctor and how he or she sees this condition. Some will focus solely on various procedures like trigger point injections and medications and others may focus on more holistic treatments. It is the really great doctor who treats the whole person and addresses all aspects of the disorder. Drs who treat this order need to take the time to listen to the patient. ...Read more

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How does one ask a PCP for pain mgmt. narcotics without seeming to be "drug-seeking." A follow-up to my INCREDIBLE pain post?

I think appropriate: approach would be to give clear details about the level, quality & location of pain. Explain how medications to date have worked - side effects, how well pain was reduced & for how long. There is a lot of pressure now a days for doctors not to over-prescribe narcotics. Thus, you doctor may wish to ensure that non-narcotic avenues have been pursued prior to moving toward narcotics. See you have > ...Read more

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Please tell me, could belive me it is possible to get ileostomy surgery for chronic constipation in which all of other treatment doesn't help ?

Please tell me, could belive me it is possible to get ileostomy surgery for chronic constipation in which all of other treatment doesn't help ?

Yes, but...: That would be a truly last ditch effort to treat an otherwise benign problem. In addition to the potential complications of the operation itself, the side effects and possible future complications are significant, and changes one's lifestyle forever. Seeing an experienced surgeon can help with options. If you've already seen one, go see another. ...Read more

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How bad does an addict have to be to be considered for Suboxone treatment? What type of people do doctors turn away for Suboxone treatment

How bad does an addict have to be to be considered for Suboxone treatment? What type of people do doctors turn away for Suboxone treatment

Suboxone: Suboxone is medication approved for the treatment of opiate dependence. If you are addicted to opioids you are considered. First you start with subutex for a few days and continue with suboxone for the maintenance phase. Subutex and suboxone are the first narcotic drugs available under the drug abuse treatment act (data) of 2000 that can be prescribed in your physician office. ...Read more

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I don't have a primary care dr. What kind of dr would write an excuse for me to take less classes this term? Insomnia but not seeking treatment

Need an evaluation : Rather than seeking an excuse, seek an explanation and solution to your insomnia. Is this new? Does it get worse when you are anxious? Are you careful about diet? Do you exercise? Are you feeling sad or depressed? Are you using drugs/medications or alcohol? Do you have a good social support network? Are you stressed about money/work/bills? Have you had a thorough physical lately? ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get high from methocarbamol?

Is it possible for me to get high from methocarbamol?

Yes: If you have this side effect stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more