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Smoking Marijuana After Appendectomy
No effect: This will not speed up nor slow down healing. If this is your normal pattern, don't worry. ...Read more
An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more
Meds for Fibro: Marijuana is not the treatment of choice for chronic pain. The first job is to identify the source of the pain and repair the problem. Some people, however, get into some chronic pain issues and need treatment for such. There is a prescription medication, marinol, that contains the THC found in marijuana. It can be helpful in select cases. Legal marijuana at this point is still sketchy! ...Read more
Smoking marijuana helps with my sadness and its what I trust, I don't want pills or any pharmaceudicals is this ok?
Help for sadness: Smoking marijuana will not really help you deal w sadness, it will just make you not care about it for a little while. In addition, regular use decreases serotonin levels, leading to increased depression & anxiety. What goes up must come down, & vice versa. "natural" does not = healthy. Poison ivy or oak are natural too. Pot -> much worse lung damage than tobacco. See a therapist about sadness. ...Read more
I weight 267 pounds and I am 5'1, I have quit smoking marijuana for two months and one week. Would it be out of my system?
Yes: Yes cannibus will be out of your system in 2 weeks unless you smoked more than 2 or 3 cigarettes a day, then it could take about 3 weeks ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy in one week. Will smoking marijuana today and tomorrow have bad effects with the anesthesia during my colonoscopy?
Rx?: If not, the biggest threat might be legal. Also you don't mention the likely strength or the amounts. Never be excessive. If you're in a safe place - the physical effects should not present a problem in moderation I hope it all goes well. ...Read more
I stopped smoking marijuana and I want to know in how much time the THC gets out of my body. I do exercise monday to friday 1h 30min/day, it helps?
Up to a week but...: This depends on how much and how often you smoked marijuana. In regular users the psychoactive form of THC stays in your body up to a week, though very little will remain after 2-3 days. However, a non-psychoactive metabolite, THC-COOH can stay in your body for months and be detected in urine tests for up to 100 days. See http://tinyurl. Com/oav3724 for details. ...Read more
My father 58 yr old has been smoking that synthetic marijuana for almost a year. He is coughing so badly. What kind of medical problems does it cause?
Taking huge risks: The safety of synthetic marijuana hasn't been scientifically studied but it can cause serious psychological & physical problems, including kidney failure. It appears to be much more potent & addicting than cannabis. The chemicals in it & potency can vary greatly from batch to batch. Your father is taking dangerous risks with his health. Real marijuana is far safer. See http://2themax. Org/? Cat=6. ...Read more
If I'm exposed to marijuana smoke in a closed room, no windows, .People around me are smoking and smoke is blown in my face will weed enter my system?
New friends: It is hard to change behaviors when you are surrounded by them. ...Read more
The simplest answer: Is that most people who use marijuana become much less motivated. We can debate the long term effects of marijuana and other meds. This does not mean that one time use will cause school failure, but with regular use motivation drops. If your son is using, a consult with a counselor would be a good idea to help you and him to see what is the best way forward and other academic problems. ...Read more
I started smoking marijuana for the first time and smoke everyday for a month. How long will it take for the THC to leave my system completely?
Thc: It depends upon a few variables, such as potency, dose per day, body fat and weight, metabolism and other factors related to clearance vs storage in fat cells. If use was for 30 continuous days, average ~ 30-45 days clearance to be certain. Sensitivity of the test used and dilution factors in conc. Of urine. Thc is fat soluble and leaches out more slowly than h2o soluble substances. ...Read more
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
Why risk the harm?: Not enough is known as this would not be an ethical study to expose infants to a potentially harmful drug. I thank you for asking, and hope if you are the one considering using marijuana, that you visit with your doctor for an alternative "treatment" that is better known / more likley to be safe for you both. ...Read more
Would smoking marijuana alter the baseline readings of my ambulatory EEG if I am a heavy regular user?
Weed affects the brain and not in a good way.
Get off it while you are ahead!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more
My bf quit smoking marijuana 2 months ago but still tests + on UDS. Can I transfer THC thru my bodily fluids to my bf and cause him to test +?
I am a heavy smoker of both marijuana and cigarettes. After smoking marijuana, I tried to stand up and walk. My vision went black and I fainted.
Please stop/cut back: Fainting after standing is generally caused by low blood pressure and marijuana is known to lower blood pressure. I urge you to stop smoking cigarettes asap- I don't understand why anyone would do this given its terrible effects on health- see http://1.Usa. Gov/1jvuqkn while marijuana is not nearly as harmful ; can even have some health benefits, I think it is far safer when used in moderation. ...Read more
I have recently hurt my lungs badly by smoking the fake marijuana, didn't know "incense" is dowsed with a chemical called jwh-018, lower side now hurts?
JWH-018: Jwh-018 is a synthetic cannabinoid, and schedule 1 substance since 2011. It's also illegal in multiple states including alabama, arkansas, georgia, kentucky, kansas, louisiana, north dakota, and tennessee. It's sprayed onto herbal material in unknown quantities as a designer drug, and can also be known as "spice." results are variable. See your physician asap for a checkup. ...Read more
Marijuana: Refer to diagram on right (hopefully u can see small print). ...Read more
I have been smoking marijuana from past 10 yrs. Please tell how this will effect my present and future?
Harmful in long run: Yong men who smoke marijuana have double the risk of developing testicular cancer than those who never smoked weed. It can also cause problems with memory and learning difficulty among young people and depending on how many joints you smoke daily may cause decrease in lung function, if you smoke 1to3 joints a day it may not effect the lung functions, as long as you do not smoke cigarettes as well. ...Read more
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