Edibles for sleep

My cardiologist says it was safe to take thc edibles for sleep with a pacemaker .I take no other heart meds anyone els have experience with this?


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I would seek another opinion

by Gemita - 2020-07-11 03:08:56

Hello Jimmyandjeremy,

From what I have read, THC edibles may not be as safe as we might wish and I attach a link.  I would seek another opinion from your general doctor or work with a sleep consultant first to try to help with your sleep problems.

I would be concerned about the addictiveness of the product and the need for even greater amounts in the future to help with your sleep.  Unless I had  intractable pain, I would find something safer as a sleep aid and work with your doctors to eliminate the root cause for your symptoms.  As a heart arrhythmia sufferer I would certainly not take a product containing THC.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/cannabis-edibles-health-risks

 

THC is NOT a narcotic

by Protimenow - 2020-07-11 05:02:35

It's sad to see that people still associate marijuana with narcotics. 

THC, the principal hallucinogen in marijuana, has been shown to help with many problems - nausea, lack of appetite, and other things besides 'getting high.'  They don't have medical marijuana laws - and stores - for no reason. 

The use of THC edibles MIGHT be helpful before bedtime. 

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FWIW - I don't use marijuana or THC, and haven't had it since being handed a joint by an administrator at my university during a sit in in the 1970s.

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THC is NOT narcotic. A tolerance it does not build up. It is not addictive. A person who stops using it may want it again, but there's no real 'withdrawal.' 

If THC edibles help you get to sleep faster, or sleep better, I personally don't see a problem with it.

THC is NOT a narcotic

by AgentX86 - 2020-07-11 20:22:31

Did you read the article?  It may not be a narcotic but it is certainly not without risk, particularly for the old and the young.  There is a considerable amount of evidence that shows that it isn't great in the group between, either.  It does have a great PR firm, however.

Edibles for sleep

by Gemita - 2020-07-11 21:45:43

Thank you AgentX86 for your thoughtful response. 

I have certainly not suggested that THC is a narcotic agent, but yes I am suggesting that one could quickly become addicted to the effects of THC and therefore stopping it could pose a major problem.  Tolerance too could build up with continued use, with the potential need to take more and more of the drug to satisfy the body.

Surely you can see the benefits of a more holistic approach to treating insomnia Protimenow ?  Trying to treat the root cause has to be a better way than taking THC which could cause many unwanted adverse effects.  

I have a great deal of sympathy for those suffering from insomnia.  I too have been there and would have tried anything to send myself to sleep. I chose a safer option, a sleep consultant, melatonin and CBT therapy (focussing on sleep hygiene). It usually works well for me although not tonight with my arrhythmias !

Are we off track?

by Protimenow - 2020-07-12 04:30:16

The original question was about 'edibles.' I didn't take this to mean THC edibles, and I'm not entirely clear that this was what the person with the original post meant.

And, yes, I certainly prefer taking an approach that doesn't include ANY  substances (aside from, perhaps, a little food near bedtime) to help you sleep by chasing away any hunger pain, and to get the body working to digest the food, perhaps pushing a body towards sleep.

For myself, I have a TV near the bed and a mask to cover my eyes. I put the timer on for 30 or 60 minutes, set the sound on low, and if the show isn't particularly interesting, I'll be asleep before the TV turns off. 

I have a google mini - and tell it 'Goodnight' - it asks about a wake up alarm time, and then plays crickets for an hour or two. this usually works for me. 

And, FWIW, I can't take melatonin - I wake up with a 'hangover' from it. 

 

Are we off track ?

by Gemita - 2020-07-12 05:41:43

ha ha nice try Protimenow.  

The post was clearly related to "thc" edibles if you look closely and whether safe to take with a pacemaker.  I cannot imagine Jimmyandjeremy would need to consult a cardiologist, nor need to post here for advice, about taking a few harmless nibbles before bedtime but perhaps we had better await his/their response

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