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Smoking Pot Marijuana After Getting A Stent
Cannabis and hunger:
One of the main reasons that cannabis is used for medical purposes is what it does to a human's gastrointestinal tract and the natural stimulation it gives to hunger.
Many who are chronically ill or terminally ill lose their appetite and marijuana is a natural appetite stimulant. ...Read more
Often but not always: No medicine or herb works equally well for everyone but marijuana is often very effective for nausea. Some patients with severe nausea from chemotherapy find it works better than the strongest pharmaceutical drugs. Of course, it is always wise to address the source of the nausea if possible. ...Read more
Polycythemia: Smoking anything deprives the body of oxygen and stimulates production of more red cells in compensation. Your doctor can order a carboxyhemoglobin level to see if this is an issue for you. There are numerous other causes of polycythemia: sleep apnea, benign and malignant tumors, and a bone marrow condition known as polycythemia vera. A high red cell count should be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more
Just curious. If people are smoking marijuana around you at a concert, can you fail a drug test? Or worse, can you get the effects of it?
Unlikely: Screening drug tests, such as those used for pre-employment physicals, typically have a threshold that is set at a high enough value to eliminate the risk of "passive" exposure causing a positive result. ...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
I have a CPs case and get swabbed often and it gets sent to a lab. How long after smoking marijuana will it for sure be a negative??
Varies: Depending on the type of weed and how much and how often you use the drug depends on how long. The test can stay pos for a month. ...Read more
I am 36 have been smoking marijuana since I was 15 have been clean for 30 days but am still testing positive. Why and what can I do to get it out?
If you don't smoke marijuana but people next to you are smoking and you inhale some smoke .will marijuana get in your system?
Yes: Yes. It is a form of "second-hand smoke." It may be a small quantity, but it will still get into your system. ...Read more
I smoked marijuana yesterday and my doctor told me to come in tomorrow to get some labs test done. Will smoking effect my test?
Read that study show u can get heart attack smoking marijuana. Should I worry about it when hr is in 100-120 region? Now I think the heart will stop??
You seem to have an elevated heart rate, called tachycardia. You are young though. Are you healthy? You have had an echocardiogram, and an EKG? Marijuana may not be a great risk for heart attacks, like cigarette smoking is. It is not without its dangers, as you are starting to think about.
Be thoughtful about the substances you use and their effects. ...Read more
I have to have a test done for nicotine to get my insurance at the lowest rate. How long before the test do I need to quit smoking so it doesn't show up in the test? Can this nicotine test detect marijuana use?
I thank you for your concern for your loved ones.
Your health is PRECIOUS!
Respect Blessings of your body and mind.
Be kind to your lungs.
I do not want Bronchitis, Emphysema or Lung cancer
I do not want risk of heart disease, high Blood pressure or Stroke
I want to feel good without Marijuana or Alcohol
Use Relaxation music, Exercise.
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress. ...Read more
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
I've had trouble sleeping for the past few months since I stopped smoking marijuana, the doctor prescribed 5 mg ambien (zolpidem) but it doesn't ever really get?
Commend yourself for not smoking Marijuana.
5 mg Ambien (zolpidem) at bed time may not be adequate for sleep, or you have developed Tolerance;.
Let Wise Man within you reflect Stresses causing insomnia.
Avoid Alcohol OTC Sleep aids
Exercise or Yoga in the evening
Close that days Chapter in Book of Life
Visual imagery of National Parks
Therapy ...Read more
Quit smoking cigs after 4 pack years. Still smoke alot of marijuana and have for 7 years. Chances i have lung cancer? Should I get a chest xray or no?
Lung CA &chest xray: Well first of all please stop smoking tob and do not start again. MJ can have real adverse effects as well. Having been a doc for nearly 25 years I can tell you over time it will fry your brain. CXR for lung cancer has not been shown to help find it early. CT scans can find it before you have symptoms but it finds lots of things that aren't cancer too. Re;only for heavy smokers ...Read more
I recently have Lyme disease, affected cerebellum, pots, anterograde amnesia. I've not smoked marijuana anymore because it makes symptoms worse. Why?
It depends on...: Marijuana often makes people dazed ; confused ; can reduce short-term memory, but it does not affect everyone this way- it depends on the strain ; how you metabolize it. Lyme can interfere with how your liver processes it, plus your brain is affected by microbial toxins. You may tolerate ; benefit from high-cbd strains as well as juicing fresh leaves (these have no thc). See http://bit. Ly/1fm38nd. ...Read more
I have ehlers danlos, pots, gerd, anxiety and pstd. I am in pain every day and refuse to take pain meds. Would med marijuana or acupuncture help?
Smoking marijuana: The effect of smoking marijuana peaks within 1030 minutes, and intoxication may last several hours, depending on the dose. By comparison, the effect of oral ingestion peaks within 4560 minutes. Common physical symptoms are red eyes, increased heart rate, increased appetite, and dry mouth. Motor performance may be impaired for up to 10 hours after use. ...Read more
Is smoking on average about 2-3 blunts of marijuana every day for the past 5 years have its consequences?
Yes: In addition to effects on motivation etc., a recent study by the british lung foundation found that just three cannabis joints a day cause the same damage as 20 cigarettes, and when cannabis and tobacco are smoked together, the effects are dramatically worse. They report that the tar from cannabis cigarettes contains 50% more cancer causing carcinogens than tobacco. ...Read more
Not known: Although marijuana is legal in only some states, it is widely used. When using marijuana that is not regulated, its impact on various medical conditions cannot be determined with any certainty. This is because the marijuana plant consists of many cannabinoids other than THC. THC is the primary ingredient that causes the psychological effects of well-being. FDA approval is limited at present. ...Read more
Indications.: There are very specific indications for medical marijuana, and very specific forms that work better than others. It doesn't mean that were all free to toke up whenever we want. ...Read more
Would someone who has suffered from a stroke be negatively affected by smoking medicinal marijuana?
Talk to doctor: Medical marijuana is still controversial though legal in some states: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis. You should discuss pros /cons with the person's doctor with proper consent. ...Read more
Yes: Research has shown smoking maijuana increases chances of infertility because less sexual desire, a greater chance of impotence, fewer and weaker sperm, a lower chance of a viable egg, and a marijuana tainted uterus. The chances of getting pregnant much lower when both sexual partners use marijuana. ...Read more
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