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Will Cannabis Help With Raynauds
Why don't some dr. S recommend cannabis? Is it a lack of understanding of the plant? A lack of understanding of the cannabinoid system? Or lack of care
Pot: None of the above. It is concern for patient due to misuse, dependence upon continued use.See 4 more doctor answers
It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more
Multiple reasons: There are as many reasons for using cannabis as people, so you'd need to ask each for his/hers. Some include experimentation in order to personally experience the kind of "high" they've heard others describe. It may or may not match these stories. Some desire escape from reality or boredom; others may feel it can enhance sexual experiences. Some have also told me they want to "get messed up.".See 1 more doctor answer
Seek help: Find a substance abuse counselor or addiction psychiatrist. Enrolling in a partial hospitalization program or intensive out patient program (iop) would be preferable. If there are other substances involved, like cocaine, opioid meds. "benzos" like xanax (alprazolam) or alcohol consider a residential treatment facility. Find a treatment program and stick with it for as long as advised.
No Set Guidelines: Heavy use is not well defined because the method of use factors into use. Edibles have higher doses, then smoking. Currently concentrates present with the highest doses. If you want a general ballpark, anything over 5 times per day can be considered heavy.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: What you get off the street is not pure or pharmaceutical grade. Perhaps home grown is close to the purity standards of a lab, but the results may vary from crop to crop as the growing methods may change.See 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: That is an interesting epidemiological question. My intuition is telling me that the opposite is true although with cannabis being illegal in most parts of the country it is challenging to study in a completely objective way. There are hidden risks to intoxication with cannabis, particularly with respect to driving, although smoking tobacco products is bad indeed as well!
Cannabis damage: Zalesky et al 2012 show long-term cannabis use is hazardous to white matter in the developing brain. Given the association between cannabis-related harms and age of onset of regular use, delaying use may minimize such harmful effects. Disturbed brain connectivity in cannabis users may underlie cognitive impairment and vulnerability to psychosis, depression and anxiety disorders (lim et al., 2002).
Cannabis oil: Please refer to the following article on wikipedia. Hash oil - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hash_oil hash oil (also known as dabs, shatter, or wax) is a resinous matrix of cannabinoids often obtained from the cannabis plant by solvent extraction.
The danger is smokin: Cannabis has been used to reduce nausea & vomiting in chemo & people w/AIDS & to treat pain & muscle spasm;its use for other medical causes has been studied but there is insufficient data for conclusions about safety & efficacy. Short-term use increases minor adverse effects (ie altered cognition for hrs), but doesn't appear to increase major adverse effects (ie cancer).Long-term effects aren't knownSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Smoking cannabis can make a lot of other things about you worse -- like your coordination, perceptions, thinking & problem solving, learning, memory, fertility, immune system activity, etc. But it will probably not make costochondritis worse. It may make you less aware of it, but it will also not heal it.