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    Gastric Sleeve Member Maxine7290's Avatar
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    Default Re: Medical Marijuana post op

    You are voicing a lot of anxiety, are you sure this procedure is for you?


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    Gastric Sleeve Member tomigyrl's Avatar
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    Default Re: Medical Marijuana post op

    Not a bad question...though I think "pain" is exaggerated based on my personal experience and others I've spoken with. Personally, I took the pain meds for only two days post-op. There was some pressure and discomfort as I re-learned how to eat, but no pain to speak of.

    That said, I'm from a state where even the recreational stuff is legal. There's no shame in MJ. What I will caution - from experience - is what others have mentioned: watch out for the munchies. Even if you're using a "munchie"-resistant strain and snacking on healthy foods, seemingly tiny, incremental lapses can have a pretty big negative impact on your weight loss. Personally, I have found alcohol causes similar cravings and have significantly reduced my intake to zero MJ, and 0-2 drinks a week MAXIMUM. After damn near a 4-month stall and only 7lbs from goal, once I adopted this in exchange for 3-5 drinks a week, my stall broke and goal happened within days. This is the change I experienced even though my micro-nutrients this entire time were spot on. (I'm insanely OCD about tracking my intake.)

    Why not see how it goes pain-wise first. My bet is it'll be much less than anticipated.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member tomigyrl's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Medical Marijuana post op

    Are you the same one who is concerned about the ability to afford high-quality, protein-rich, healthful foods? I know this is going to sound judgmental as hell, but maybe reverting the funds spent tobacco and MJ to nutritious foods would be a logical first-step?? This surgery is SO MUCH more than about losing weight. Does your bariatric program include psych and has psych signed off on your candidacy? If not, I'd definitely recommend seeking the guidance of a therapist who specializes in (over)eating disorders. Many of us on this forum have addressed our issues through therapy, resulting in success through a comprehensive, collaborative program.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Belle2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Medical Marijuana post op

    I don't smoke, but my surgeon will cancel surgery if you test positive that day. It affects healing.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member kleb42's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Medical Marijuana post op

    Im 19 days out and havent had one moment of nausea, I was off all pain medication after day 4. It's actually easier than you think.



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    Default Re: Medical Marijuana post op

    Hmm... that's so interesting!

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    Default Re: Medical Marijuana post op

    Based on my own experience, I can confidently say that marijuana is excellent in relieving pain and inflammation. Marijuana is widely used for medical purposes in my state. After the surgery, in order to relieve pain and calm down, I was advised to smoke marijuana in small doses. I bought myself a smoking pipe from an online vaping shop as it is easier to control the dose with. In the first week after the operation, I smoked marijuana, and thus the feeling of pain and anxiety disappeared. If you have the opportunity to smoke marijuana during rehabilitation, do so, the rehabilitation course will go much better for you.

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    Default Re: Medical Marijuana post op

    Guys, could you please advise me on some other marijuana stores?

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    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Medical Marijuana post op

    I think that nothing bad will happen if you choose a good weed and do not abuse it. There are many strains, such as Zookies which are not highly addictive unless you smoke frequently and help decrease pain. It is best not to overuse it, as it slows down blood circulation slightly and may slow down healing. But if you do everything wisely, you can forget about the pain for a while and relax. Another plus is that it helps fight a lack of appetite. This often happens after operations, and you need to eat, even if you are on a diet. You need to recover. And here no pills will help if you do not eat right and sleep enough time.

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Brennyss's Avatar
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    Default Re: Medical Marijuana post op

    Nowadays, marijuana is used for medical reasons also. So from what I know, cannabis usage is not forbidden in many states, especially when your therapist gives you permission.

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