I went to a few doctors and even had a colonoscopy done – nothing was found. In the past 4 months, my gastro issues have gotten worse. My stomach has a numb, burning feeling when I am hungry. I wake up with nausea and diarrhea literally every single morning. If I don’t smoke, I will have stomach pain and loose bowel movements throughout the day.
Maintain a healthy weight. Excess pounds put pressure on the abdomen, pushing up the stomach and causing acid to back up into the esophagus. In some cases, doctors prescribe drugs called prokinetics, which work by stimulating the stomach to empty to prevent reflux; in others, a patient with GERD that doesn’t respond to antacids may be given the muscle relaxant baclofen to decrease relaxation of the sphincter. One thing I find ironic is that when I was younger (16 to 21) I always imagined that people who smoke Cannabis for “Medical Use” was full of shit. As for smoking Cannabis causing nausea or vomiting, I’d only expect such things if the person smoking the Cannabis has never actually smoked it all / or doesn’t smoke it often.
Pressure changes that occur inside the chest and abdomen during an asthma attack, for example, are believed to aggravate GERD. As the lungs swell, the increased pressure on the stomach may cause the muscles that usually prevent acid reflux to become lax. This allows stomach acid to flow back up into the esophagus.
The difference is, THC can make patients feel â€œhigh,â€ whereas CBD does not produce psychoactive effects. Marijuana can decrease pain, so GERD patients do not need to take pain medicine that irritates their stomach and esophagus. A Harvard Medical School review of several cannabinoid studies confirmed high-quality evidence to support the use of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain.
After reading this article I believe my symptoms could be related to increase smoking of cannabis. I’m going to cut back and see if the symptoms decrease. Couple months ago I hit a very strong depression.
Itâ€™s also common in those who are obese, smoke, and/or drink alcohol and coffee. And, medications like aspirin, muscle relaxants, and blood pressure regulators can irritate the throat and stomach linings.
Also, through the usage of Delta (9)-THC, lower esophageal sphincter pressure and swallowing were substantially reduced. However, more research must be conducted to better understand the role of the bodyâ€™s ECS in esophageal function and disease. So far though, preliminary data shows that thereâ€™s a potential usefulness of cannabinoid receptors reducing TSLERs in GERD patients. People with acid reflux were once instructed to eliminate all but the blandest foods from their diets.
They constantly say “I love weed but this happened” then people like you come on here and think you know so much. There are people whose bodies react differently to different things. Some people are allergic to shellfish. Some people can’t smoke weed.
Don’t raise your head with extra pillows – that can make acid reflux worse. GERD arises as a result of stomach contents backing up, or refluxing, into the esophagus, the tube-like structure that connects the throat to the stomach. These backwashed caustic stomach contents – acid, bile, pancreatic secretions and semi-digested food – irritate the lining of the esophagus and can lead to chronic symptoms. This all-too-common condition is known as GERD, for gastroesophageal reflux disease, often referred to more simply as acid reflux – or really, really bad heartburn. The esophagus is the tube that carries food and liquids down from the throat to the stomach.
Most the symptoms go away after I smoke, with the exception of the dull pain while hungry. Today is my first day quitting so hopefully I see some relief. I’m 64.I am an x jockey.I’ve had 9 major operations all stemming from horse injuries.6 of these operations were on my guts,so my digestion system is deffinately compermised.I have smoked herb for the last 45 year’s.I love to smoke pot! For the last several years I’ve had all of the nasty symptoms.I was vomiting almost daily during these past few years.Someone had told me 4 years ago that pot might be causing my problems.I refused to believe this person being the pot advocate that I had been for many many years.I have been seeing a gastro Dr. at UCLA.He did numerous tests on me trying to figure me out to no avail,then about 4 month’s ago he called me up and told me that he had nothing against pot,but that in rare cases it slows down their motility and that I might want to try quiting.I quit that day.I was still sick the next day,probably because my system was still loaded with thc.The next day I didn’t get sick though and didn’t get sick for the next 2 month’s and gaind 11 pounds,witch was amazing for me.Normally it might take me 2 months just to gain a couple of pounds.Then My dog who was my best friend got killed bye coyotes.I was devastated and started smoking again.I was ok for about 5 or 6 weeks,but then the symptoms came back.I kept on smoking for about 3 more weeks and lost the 11 pounds that I had gained.So I quit again a week ago.Now I feel much better again and have no doubt that pot is the culprit.Dammit!!!!!! I love getting off of the planet,especially after a stressful day,but the bottom line is witch is more worth it,being sick or getting high.I’m one of those all in kind of guy’s,in other words,I like to get high every day,but I think if you are strong enough to refrain most of the time an occasional buzz might not be harmful.Also I think setiva might be easier on the gut than indica,witch I prefer.Not sure about that though.I hope that this info might be of some help to you.