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Smoke Medical Marijuana
It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic ...Read more
Ask your Dr: Marinol (dronabinol) is a legal prescription in the us for the treatment of nausea/vomiting related to chemotherapy, or for aids-associated appetite loss or weight loss. Cesamet (nabilone) is also legal to prescribe for n/v from chemo. Both are expensive and use is limited by insurance co's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can i smoke medical marijuana on 200 mg of topirimate (used for weight loss)? Not a lot obviously only for chronic pain.
Side effects...: ...of marijuana include increased appetite and weight gain, so it kind of ruins whatever effect you are hoping for from topiramate. Sounds like an individual decision, how bad the pain is vs the weight problem, and is the pain weight related -- in which case cannabis is the last thing you'd want for the pain. ...Read more
I have bipolar disorder type 2 will it worsen or effect me if i smoke marijuana? I'm a 18 year old male and i take lithium 900ml and zyprexa 5ml for my medication and i was wondering, if i smoke medical marijuana, would it do a bad effect on me or will it
Yes: Bipolar appears to be mediated by multiple neurotransmitter systems in the brain, in particular serotonin. Therefore, when people with bipolar (1 or 2) take antidepressants it can provoke outright mania. Thc has a similar effect (among others) and also provokes a paranoid response. Your brain is a delicate mechanism--when manic, it's an untuned ferrari. Don't throw a wrench into the pistons! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to smoke medical marijuana 2 days after a Hepatitis A vaccine? I have read that marijuana decreases the immune response.
Define safe !: I cannot see that it would place you at any more risk than the drug effect would have anyway. Any diminished immune response would be minimal. ...Read more
I am on medical marijuana but just got a picc line in from a infection. Can I still smoke my medical marijuana with a picc line?
Yes: Smoking marijuana and having a picc line in have not contraindications. It would be good to know why your are taking the marijuana. It alone could affect your general health but i see no connection to this and the picc line itself. I would discuss this thoroughly with your prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Who knows?: This is exactly the problem with "medical" marijuana. Doctors are not trained in the ins and outs of marijuana use. All we can do is "recommend" it. It's not really a prescription. That said, smoking it may not be the safest way to consume it because of possible damage to your lungs. Consider eating it (in cookies or other food) or using a vaporizer. Ask specifics at your local dispensary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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How is medical marijuana dosed? If i smoke marijuana for my HIV symptoms, how often and how much is normally prescribed?
Medical Use of MJ: It is nearly impossible to overdose with marijuana. It is also nearly impossible to harm yourself with marijuana. But, one should use enough of this herb to quell the symptoms... Common reasons for using marijuana for medical purposes is for nausea and other GI cramping. It is used to stimulate the hunger mechanism so that one wants to eat when they are ill. ...Read more
My baby niece is moving in with me and he has asthma. We do not smoke cigarettes around him. Now, I vape medical marijuana. Is that ok?
Confusing post: The odor of cigarette smoke, which many smokers cannot detect, is on your clothes & hair. It is enough to double an infants risk of reparatory disease while smoking in front of it triples the risk. The data is well researched and reproduced in several studies. Vaping anything has not been around long enough to have good data but is likely less an issue than smoking. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different by State: Each state that has med marijuana laws has different conditions for which weed can be prescribed. Interestingly, Colorado, which has both recreational AND med marijuana laws, recently voted AGAINST medical marijuana for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Here is a list you may find useful: http://www.unitedpatientsgroup.com/resources/illnesses-treatable ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical Marijuana: It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic pain, spasticity, & asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For what problem?: The problem with medical marijuana at least in my state is no regulation or real diagnosis is needed to recieve it, one time visit for licence, then its pick your flavor at the dispenceries. No follow up in many cases. Opiate medications can be problematic as well. Many diagnosis would not require either if properly evaluated. For chronic pain opiates can be a great tool, but not a cure all. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not fully clear, but: Information of interest follows: 1. European study of multiple sclerosis pts with spasticity, found some relief from smoking mj 2. Recent study seemed to show improved tremor in some parkinson's pts. 3. Some folks are convinced that their migraine events can be quelled by using marijuana regularly. But, realize, consistent scientific research studies are not completed yet. (?Placebo effect?). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
So far the data is: Too limited to say anything with confidence on that subject. This is my understanding. We are simply too early in the process of studying this to know that this is beneficial and that the benefits outweigh the risks. There are promising studies in cell culture and animal models, but neither of those are proof of any specific activity in Humans that compares to the cell culture and animal research ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few ++, many - - - -: Use of marijuana has been reported to reduce pain in some situation, and can increase appetite for those needing additional nutrition. Use of marijuana is still mostly illegal at this time. It can cause psychological dependency, poor memory, poor work performance and relationship. Hallucination and risk of depression. Poor judegement, danger to self/others while driving etc..Be good, safe, alive! ...Read more
Hi yes I had for got to say yesterday that if I also if i can get help on medical marijuana card?
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How is medical marijuana working out in the states that have legalized it? Are more than half of the users faking illnesses?
Not the answer: Research is lacking, but though marijuana can ameliorate anxiety, it cannot do so in a way that renders patients functional. The goal of treatment of anxiety (or any psych disorder) is to alleviate distress of the symptom(s) and restore the patient to previous level of functioning. Marijuana is too impairing to functioning to be a viable treatment option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no current evidence to support the use of cannabis as an antispasmodic. However, there is very little research to support it's use for any conditions except to increase appetite and glaucoma. It me be helpful for other conditions, but hasn't been proven yet. Mild evidence for chronic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: I am not thinking that those conditions would presently constitute indications for the introduction of medical marijuana. There needs to be more research into the applications of medical marijuana and although there may be possibilities to utilize medical marijuana for the treatment of psychiatric conditions there is presently no awareness of its capacity to reduce symptoms in add and dyslexia. ...Read more
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Mixed bag: I agree with dr. Baker, but see in my chronic illness counseling practice lots of pot use, because some GI docs are routinely recommending it to young patients. This is a pain reliever right now; not a cure. Heavy pot use stops people from working on other issues (family, work) that may be fueling the inflammation, not good. Long term use also presupposes that chronic pain (inflammation) is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I'm not sure who would tell you such a thing, but it's not factual. Intoxication with marijuana may result in a temporary sense of relaxation or even giggles, but this is not the same as "helping with depression." to really be helpful with depression, the substance would need to cause all symptoms to remit -- and be sustained over time, not only during intoxication. Marijuana doesn't do this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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