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I used to smoke marijuana daily. I stopped due to a changing life style and haven't smoked in a couple weeks. I need to know the fastest way to detox?

I used to smoke marijuana daily. I stopped due to a changing life style and haven't smoked in a couple weeks. I need to know the fastest way to detox?

Marijuana: If you have not smoked in a couple weeks you will not go though any further withdrawal. You will not need to detox but you will test positive for up to 4 more weeks. The truth is that as a Board Certified Addictionologist I can assure you marijuana is and addictive substance. You are to be commended for taking this step on your own congratulations ...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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Plan to use "permanent renewer" detox kit to detox myself from marijuana. Will anti depressants interact with it? I take 10mg of cipralex daily.

Plan to use "permanent renewer" detox kit to detox myself from marijuana. Will anti depressants interact with it? I take 10mg of cipralex daily.

What's in it?: I can't find any information about the contents of this product, so any potential conflicts with your medication are unknown. I did find that it costs $80 canadian dollars though. I will share that no such product has been proven to rid your body of thc. . . So it seems an expensive experiment. Best way to not conflict with your medication is not to use marijuana at all. ...Read more

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If I used marijuana less than a month ago and I'm using a detox drink for a urine drug test and my menstrual cycle is on will my test be positive?

If I used marijuana less than a month ago and I'm using a detox drink for a urine drug test and my menstrual cycle is on will my test be positive?

Maybe: Marijuana stays in your hair follicles for far longer then the kidneys rate of excretion. In other words, your urine test may or may not be positive for marijuana depending on how long your body needs to excrete THC (marijuana) products. Your menstrual period has nothing to do with the rate of kidney excretion. ...Read more

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Is marijuana be an effective treatment for gastroparesis?

Is marijuana be an effective treatment for gastroparesis?

Unlikely: Marijuana can cause symptoms similar to schizophrenia and I don't advise u to try it. ...Read more

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Can I smoke marijuana while taking doksycykline as a treatment for ureaplasma?

Can I smoke marijuana while taking doksycykline as a treatment for ureaplasma?

Bad idea: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy and bad for patients. There is rarely a need for smoking marijuana, but some people want to and like to smoke pot. However, if one's doctor has prescribed weed as a medical treatment, the risks and benefits will have to be compared. ...Read more

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Is marijuana a good remedy for more than cancer side effects?

Is marijuana a good remedy for more than cancer side effects?

No: Marijuana has limited utility in certain kinds of cancer pain and nausea, and even there, other effective alternatives exist. As a medical agent, marijuana gets much more press than it deserves. The overwhelming message is that marijuana use is dangerous and that overall in most patients, its side effects are more harmful than its few benefits. ...Read more

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Dr. Rotchford, you say that using medical marijuana for treatment of diverticulitus is dangerous because it's addicting. Can you explain more on that?

Another opinion: I'm not Dr. Rotchford but it is true that marijuana can be addicting. However, the incidence of marijuana addiction is quite rare and the vast majority of marijuana users do NOT become addicted. There is a much higher incidence of addiction to most other drugs including prescription narcotics.
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Is smoking marijuana during radio iodine treatment safe?

Is smoking marijuana during radio iodine treatment safe?

Unknown: If you are being treated for thyroid cancer, I would not suggest using marijuana, since it does have some effects of suppressing immunity. There is no evidence that it would interfere with the radio-iodine or make it work any less well, but I would abstain for several weeks to be on the safe side. If you are being treated for hyperthryoidism or grave's disease, I don't think it is a problem. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting approved marijuana in treatment of ibs?

Unlikely: That is not a good solution. Underlying anxiety needs to be treated with antianxiety medication or antidepression medication. Coping with problems is an important skill as well as dealing with drug addiction. Make an appointment with your doctor to figure out how you can cope with your underlying problems. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana be used in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome? Looking to replace existing medications with side-effect-friendlier ones.

Marijuana: I don't think it is a good idea while you have nephritic syndrome. Please discuss this with the doctor seeing you for the nephritic syndrome.

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Can medical marijuana help prevent retinal detatchment due to HCV treatment? I tore my retina in 3 places 16 years ago

Probably not: This should be discussed with your eye doctor. One thing to keep in mind is that interferon alfa is contraindicated with retinal problems, but the new treatments that should be available in the next 1-4 years (depending on certain factors) will be pills and no interferon. These might be safer. Your doc can help you figure out risks and benefits. ...Read more

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If medical marijuana is prescribed for treatment of a degenerative disease, is it legal and safe to smoke while breastfeeding? Via vapor/edibles.

If medical marijuana is prescribed for treatment of a degenerative disease, is it legal and safe to smoke while breastfeeding? Via vapor/edibles.

Breastfeeding on Pot: Data indicate that active components of marijuana"pot" are excreted into breastmilk and concentrate in infants. Human and animal studies clearly suggest that early exposure to cannabis is not without risk, and that breastmilk cannabis exposure can produce long-term changes in behavior and mental health. See more at http://www. Infantrisk. Com/content/effects-marijuana-fetus-and-breastfeeding-infants. ...Read more

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Will my marijuana addiction impede the effects of Elvanse (3x20mg daily) in the treatment of my ADHD and minor depression?

Addiction: Is going to interfere with nearly every treatment. One concern with your combination of marijuana and a stimulant, is they pull different ways. Stimulants can quickly become an addiction of their own. Be certain your prescribing physician understands all drugs, recreational and prescribed, that you are taking. Many times, depression has its solution in therapy, and not just a prescription ...Read more

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How effective is medical marijuana as a glaucoma treatment? I'm curious if medical marijuana can reduce intraocular pressure. Some of the drugs my doctor has prescribed for my glaucoma haven't worked that well. Is medical marijuana a good glaucoma treatme

No: It is the active ingredient of marijuana, thc, that lowers the pressure in the eye. In order for a glaucoma medication to be effective, it must lower the pressure all of the time. So for marijuana to be effective, you would have to high all of the time, even when asleep. ...Read more

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6months pregnant, have trouble sleeping especially when baby kicking @ night. Can't take sleeping pills, can I smoke marijuana as a natural remedy?

6months pregnant, have trouble sleeping especially when baby kicking @ night. Can't take sleeping pills, can I smoke marijuana as a natural remedy?

Not recommended: The active ingredients in marijuana cross into the fetus blood supply and can affect neural development. Talk to your OB about alternatives that are safer. ...Read more

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Will Medical Marijuana CBD strain with no THC help for anxiety/depression caused by lymphoma and chemotherapy treatment? No luck with ssri and benzos

Will Medical Marijuana CBD strain with no THC help for anxiety/depression caused by lymphoma and chemotherapy treatment? No luck with ssri and benzos

It could: Dear Cesar: yes, CBD could help with anxiety although THC could also help with mild depressive symptoms. There are no clear guidelines here and you will have to try different mixes. There is a brand called care by design (CBD) that makes sprays with different percentages of CBD/THC. I usually recommend my patients to try both CBD and THC and see what works for them. All the best, Ariel. ...Read more

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Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?

Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?

I say 'yes': If they can obtain it legally, I would urge them to try it. For as long as I have been in medicine, I have been told about how effective many people have found this. For almost as long, the mainstream medical press -- not a hotbed of social radicals or fuzzy thinkers -- have felt that our cannabis policies are at best ill-informed. I am glad you are there for your friend with cancer. Obey the law. ...Read more

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Any remedies for marijuana I can try at home?

Any remedies for marijuana I can try at home?

Maybe: Marijuana dependency is real. But withdrawal symptoms take a long time to surface. It's best to get medical help to get through the withdrawal, as many people are unable to go it alone. Often weed is used as a calmative or sedative. But it's damaging brain effects make it useful only in terminal patients. See your doctor if you use weed for calming yourself or some other nonrecreational use. ...Read more

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I have ileal chrons disease, and I am seeking an opinion of the use of cannabis oils for treatment.

I have ileal chrons disease, and I am seeking an opinion of the use of cannabis oils for treatment.

Natural option: 27y male seeks Cannabis for Chron's, but lives reactionary State &, from that point of view, is too dangerous. I have noted benefit in males w. Chron's. Ingestion of teas & butters, prepared less than 220 degrees Fahrenheit, avoids decarboxylating & activating THC-A to psychotropic THC, might more effectively encounter gastrointestinal mucosa. A 1gm joint has about 10mg of THC-A; consideration. ...Read more

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Can I just get meds to quit meth and cannabis without having to go into rehab or treatment?

Can I just get meds to quit meth and cannabis without having to go into rehab or treatment?

Mutual support helps: The most effective "medication" is mutual support. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or marijuana anonymous. ...Read more

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Cannabis is the only substance which has had a significant effect on my tourettes with coprolalia. Would marinol be an appropriate treatment?

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Cannabis is the only substance which has had a significant effect on my tourettes with coprolalia. Would marinol be an appropriate treatment?

Marinol: This is a schedule 3 controlled substance that requires prescription. Discuss with your treating physician. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for fibromyalgia syndrome? Does ingested cannabis and vitamin D help?

Each case is unique: Each case is unique, what works for one may not work for another. I suggest you consult a clinician for a thorough clinical evaluation including history, physical examination, and blood tests. You and your doctor may also decide to consider alternative therapeutic modalities. ...Read more

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Treatment options for dilaudid detox? Thanks!

Treatment options for dilaudid detox? Thanks!

Opioid treatment: Subuxone, methadone, clonidine, baclofen, ondansetron, anxiety meds. You should be under them care of an experienced physician. Consider vivitrol/naltrexone when detox completed. ...Read more

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