Can Smoking Weed Make You Throw Up?
I have been a marijuana smoker for years, and during those times I had a friend who would often throw up after smoking weed. We used to joke around that he is light-weight and that he needs to man up.
We were wrong because we didn't ask the important question "can smoking weed make you throw up?"
The short answer is that it can.
Marijuana has been gaining public acceptance during the last few years thanks to music, films, and video games. There are places where ganja is decriminalized or legalized not only as a medicinal treatment but as a lifestyle choice too.
This makes people think that ganja is safe and that no adverse effects can stem out of ganja use. But those people don't know how wrong they are.
There is one side effect which could cause marijuana users to stop smoking, only if they knew that the side effect is related to weed use. That side effect is characterized by nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting - it is called cannabinoid hyperemesis.
Most of the doctors don't even know that this side effect exists, so they don't connect the patients' problems with marijuana use. This can leave the patient thinking that weed will ease their nausea while it does the complete opposite.
People who have felt the symptoms undergo many diagnostic tests such as CT scans, ultrasounds, laboratory analyses, endoscopies, and more. This is a huge hit on anyone's wallet, not to mention the stress it causes.
One interesting fact is that a hot bath provides temporary relief. If you show symptoms of cannabinoid hyperemesis, try taking a hot bath. If the symptoms go away, then you should talk to your doctor about the problem.
Tell your doctor about your marijuana use, and you will avoid wasting money on expensive and unnecessary tests.
You should note that most of the traditional medications for nausea and vomiting are ineffective. However, lorazepam and haloperidol have helped some people.
The best "medication" for cannabinoid hyperemesis is to quit smoking weed. Throwing up often leaves you dehydrated, which can cause many serious problems. Do you want to gamble with your life to smoke some ganja?
I hope that I have managed to shed some light on this subject that tends to be ignored. Many proponents of cannabis legalization tend to forget about the negative effects of marijuana use. Throwing up is just one of those negative effects.
You should consider ditching marijuana not only if you experience this problem, but more so if you do experience it.Good luck, and I promise that you will feel better once you leave marijuana in the past.