Medical Mariijuana

Does anyone use THC to relax ?


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THC with Heart Issues

by Buzbuz9 - 2024-01-11 22:26:46

THC can be helpful for some people to relax. I'm from CO and it has helped me in the past but I would definitely talk to your doctor before doing it. There are a lot of interactions it can have with certain heart meds that you definitely want to avoid. It can also lead to other heart related issues. 

 

Here is an article from the cdc on it: https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/health-effects/heart-health.html#:~:text=Marijuana%20can%20make%20the%20heart,pressure%20higher%20immediately%20after%20use.&text=It%20could%20also%20lead%20to,disease%2C%20and%20other%20vascular%20diseases.

Also wondering about it

by Good Dog - 2024-01-12 07:25:27

There has been a lot of Buzz lately about the use and benefits to seniors using marijuana. Recently watched a TV show I think it was "60 minutes", but not certain. They featured a bunch of retired seniors that claimed it improved the quality of their lives dramatically. I can certainly appreciate the concerns with smoking it or smoking anything else for that matter, but other forms not so much. I also wonder how my Doc would feel about it. Its wide-spread use is rather new which makes it unlikely the medical community would weigh-in positively. I recognize that it certainly is not a health serum, but if it helps arthritis pain and other issues including mental issues seniors deal with? That is what the TV show depicted. Those seniors raved about the benefits and how much more quality of life they felt that it gave them. ???

Great topic!

by R2D2 - 2024-01-12 16:30:49

I have plenty of experiences with THC/CBD edibles! If you read my info, you will see that I was diagnosed at 30-35% ejection fraction (HF) about 10 years ago. But I still did pretty much everything normally including ranch work. Then about 4 years ago, I noticed I was really slowing down, having more issues with being out of breath, anxiety, chest pain from exurtion, etc. Long story short, my hubby had a friend from Oregon who was suffering from end stage cancer and he brought his home made edibles to our house, his name was Bob and he was over 70 years old. He talked to me about the benefits of using THC/CBD edibles for anxiety and stress and also mentioned that it could help with my arythmia. So I decided to give it a whirl. Bob taught me how to use the least amount that worked, as taking more will actually give you heart palpitations and anxiety. He gave me some samples that I used up, and then I went and talked to a dispensary about my conditions. I was advised to just use 1/4 of a gummie, or 2.5 mg that had as much CBD as THC. It's called a 1-to-1 dose. That worked miracles! I learned that if I take no more than 7mg per dose, no more than a couple times a day, it works like a charm! I feel great, my anxiety disappears, and it even helped when I had C-Diff in August. My primary doctor said she'd never seen anyone improve so quickly with such a horrible case of C-Diff. It helped my digestive tract and so much more. 

I honestly don't know what I would do without it for anxiety. I don't want to take anxiety medications that have so many side effects, and THC, used properly, hasn't given me ANY. My daughter has Asperger's Syndrome and she uses it for anxiety and stress too, with no problems. 

The idea that you shouldn't take it if you are instructed to stay away from grapefruit is not accurate though. Grapefruit actually causes most medications to be rendered ineffective. THC in the proper doses does not do that. I won't ever smoke it, that seems obvious to me why. And I only get my edibles from the dispensary. I just wish they would hurry up and make it legal in Idaho! 

After 4 years of using edibles in low doses, I have never had issues. Not even one. If you have questions, you are welcome to message me any time. 

My doctor's input

by R2D2 - 2024-01-12 16:35:56

I will also add that all of my doctors know I use THC/CBD edibles. They even have it with my medications! Since I am in Idaho, they can't tell me to keep using it, but they all smile and say, "Keep doing what you've been doing, it's working for you." When I had my ICD implant, I told everyone doing the surgery how much I used and they said it was not an issue at that low dose. So there you have it. Apparently they don't object. If the laws around it weren't so goofy, there would be more positive feedback about it. If you dig deep enough, you will see all kinds of studies that prove it is very helpful for a LOT of medical issues. 

Educate and don't dismiss.

by Pacer2019 - 2024-01-13 00:17:04

The gummies do a great job with anxiety I am told ... safer than some of the chemical drugs they throw at people . 
 

Learn what strains do what ... Indica , Sativa , and hybrids . 

Are cannabis edibles safe? Can they affect the heart?

by Selwyn - 2024-01-13 15:56:42

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/cannabis-edibles-health-risks#Health-risks-of-cannabis-overconsumption

Like climbing Everest, people have their own individual experiences.Survival,  does not make it a safe practice. 

I would think very carefully before risking eveything.  I have seen lots of bad physical and mental effects of cannabis. eg.regular cannabis use could cause structural changes to the heart which is a precursor to heart failure. This 2019 study  looked at heart MRI scans from 3,407 people in the UK Biobank study with an average age of 62, who did not have cardiovascular disease.

 

 

Risk vs reward

by Pacer2019 - 2024-01-13 16:04:03

My thing with anxiety is we should another same study with some of these psychoactive drugs being handed  out - plenty of studies to support the negative side of many prescription drugs used to treat 

Bias

by R2D2 - 2024-01-13 22:57:01

I've researched the subject thoroughly for the past 4 years. Most or all of the negative studies are biased. Big Pharma wants doctors to use their drugs for everything. The more people that successfully use cannabis for numerous health issues, the less money they make. If you want to know the truth, listen to the people that swear by this extremely versatile plant. Most importantly, use the smallest amount that works. Don't rely on it daily if you don't have to, and take it slow. 

I believe with everything in me that I wouldn't be alive today if I hadn't used it for my anxiety and arythmia. 

A survey ?

by Pacer2019 - 2024-01-14 16:01:10

When liking at numbers, surveys and data must always ask questions around its validity :

here I would ask ;

which strains of marijuana were evaluated ? There are two categories and each is very different - Sativa and Indica - a third would be a hybrid .

I would ask if method of consumption is considered ? Smoking ? Vaping ? Eating ?

a lot of research is around smoking .

 

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