Message from Ch-- in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #medical

2017-09-27 01:37:39 UTC  

Medicinal side is over exaggerated by stoners who just want to get high without sounding like an addict

2017-09-27 01:38:13 UTC  

I'm not, was just curious. Theres a lot of hype surrounding it and I cant tell whats true and whats (((true)))

2017-09-27 01:38:19 UTC  

So basically if you don't have a specific condition it might help with its really not going any good for you

2017-09-27 01:39:09 UTC  

I get the "weed cures cancer bro" argument a lot and besides the fact that it doesn't, 9 times out of 10 they don't have cancer lmao

2017-09-27 01:39:45 UTC  

Yeah. To be honest I think the only really distinct medicinal value it has is treating epilepsy.

2017-09-27 01:40:40 UTC  

I'd argue for its value on insomniacs and people with eating problems too

2017-09-27 01:41:28 UTC  

But yeah it's really only medically relevant for people who have these conditions

2017-09-27 01:42:23 UTC  

I hear it prevents you from going into a REM state through right? When I used to be degenerate I always woke up feeling like I got zero sleep after falling asleep high.

2017-09-27 01:43:30 UTC  

Yeah I believe it does to an extent which is also why you never really dream when you smoke but have intense dreams when you stop

2017-09-27 01:44:29 UTC  

But it doesn't completely prevent rem just kinda like

2017-09-27 01:44:34 UTC  

Lessens it if that makes sense

2017-09-27 01:45:23 UTC  

Makes sense to me.

2017-09-27 01:52:59 UTC  

@Zyzz In terms of rehabbing your ankle- calf raises and toe ups (sit down and extend your ankle as high as you can and hold for a second) can help strengthen the muscles around it to reduce your risk of re-injuring it

2017-09-27 03:49:15 UTC  

Can confirm ^ do this every day

2017-09-28 02:27:13 UTC  

@Ch-- Wow! That makes perfect sense. My gf smokes every night before bed (I wish she wouldn't) but the few nights when she does not, she has really bad dreams. She has a rough past and dreams about that sometimes. Is there any advice you can give? Should she stop? What are potential health risks?

2017-09-28 02:29:34 UTC  

Was she smoking weed a lot before the dreams started?

2017-09-28 02:29:41 UTC  

Oh yeah

2017-09-28 02:29:59 UTC  

She used to smoke multiple times a day but since she met me only does it before bed

2017-09-28 02:30:58 UTC  

So when she first started having bad dreams she was smoking at that time in her life right?

2017-09-28 02:31:34 UTC  

I would say so. But what I know for certain is that when she did not smoke before bed, she woke up scared and had a dream that her ex drugged her and beat her

2017-09-28 02:32:46 UTC  

There's a chance they'll calm down to an extent after she completely stops, gotta ease into it as it does make dreams more intense when you first stop smoking but eventually they get calmer, other than that I don't know all too much about the psychology of dreams, but you should suggest she tries not smoking for a week or two and see if the dreams are less intense than when she stops only for a couple nights

2017-09-28 02:33:21 UTC  

Ok. and would you recommned stopping for overall health benefits

2017-09-28 02:33:27 UTC  

If not it'd probably be a good idea to see a (((psychiatrist))) about it, suppressing them with weed every night is a horrible idea if that becomes the intent

2017-09-28 02:33:29 UTC  


2017-09-28 02:33:44 UTC  

And psychological benefits

2017-09-28 02:33:52 UTC  

Ok. Thanks a lot.

2017-09-28 02:33:56 UTC  

Smoking that often isn't good

2017-09-28 02:33:57 UTC  

No prob

2017-09-28 02:34:06 UTC  

Yeah I'm not a fan.

2017-09-28 02:34:19 UTC  

Especially if shes going to have my kids someday

2017-09-28 02:34:49 UTC  

Yeah exactly

2017-09-28 02:35:30 UTC  

Also if she uses nicotine that will be contributing to making her dreams worse

2017-09-28 02:37:12 UTC  

Oh. Well she doesnt do that. If she smoked cigarettes I would not be with her.

2017-09-28 02:38:02 UTC  

Good man

2017-09-28 03:16:17 UTC  

cigs are not very lady like

2017-09-28 11:56:52 UTC  

What's the medical opinion on smoking tobacco from a pipe?

2017-09-28 12:01:37 UTC  

It's cool looking. 😎

2017-09-29 23:12:56 UTC  

Everything from this book is probably available online for free but hey it was $1 from a garage sale and it's from 1982 so why not

2017-09-29 23:15:11 UTC  

Yes because the internet doesn't always work!

2017-09-30 23:21:57 UTC  

@Pat-MA sounds like she's self medicating for some PTSD type symptoms. She needs to be in therapy at least, the data on ssri are kind of shitty and without knowing her I can't judge risk/benefit but therapy for sure would benefit her.

2017-09-30 23:24:06 UTC  

@Deleted User be careful, lot of out of date stuff in there. If you want a more recent one you can likely find a PDR or few year old Harrison's, Cecil's, Stanford that would be much more useful