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What is CHS? Marijuana advocates warn of a little-known condition affecting heavy users
February 14, 2020
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---According to Habboushe’s study, which was based on interviews with 2,127 adult emergency room patients, about a third of those who smoked marijuana at least 20 days a month said they experienced nausea and vomiting that were specifically relieved by hot showers.
If you apply that ratio to the 11 million Americans who consume marijuana at least 20 days a month, approximately 2.75 million people may suffer from some form of CHS.---
Doesn't seem to make sense to apply that ratio to the 11 million 20 days/mo cannabis consuming population because it's a sample of people already presenting with such severe symptoms, an ER visit was required, and that isn't representative of the number of regular imbibers. Then, to justify that false premise, he goes on to completely surmise some massive number of that group is in crazy denial which, as we all know, is VERY scientific. Plus that number says each of those experiencing this condition have ALL noticed a hot shower helps relieve symptoms? That's weird. Trying to recall a time when I felt nauseated and even the tenth thing to come to mind was a hot shower.
Basically they have one inexplicable death, some odd cases, a new scary acronym, and it all adds up to an attempt to start a new Reefer Madness and give these guys a press junket.
Common Side Effects of Ibuprofen
Ringing in the ears
Serious Side Effects of Ibuprofen
Liver failure or inflammation of the liver
Low platelet count
Blood in the urine
Urinary tract infection
A condition in which the bone marrow is unable to make enough white blood cells, known as agranulocytosis
Low red blood cell count, or anemia
Severe and potentially life-threatening skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)
High blood pressure (normally a greater risk with long-term use and while taking certain other medications)
Drinking too much water can result in water intoxication, also known as hyponatremia, causing the inside of cells to flood due to abnormally low sodium levels in your bloodstream. In severe cases, water intoxication can lead to debilitating health problems such as seizures, coma, and even death.
You mean habitual, heavy users of something can possibly develop issues? So glad this isn’t an issue with alcohol, Tylenol, aspirin, anti-depression medications, sugar, or pretty much every other substance on the planet...
I had a kidney removed because of cancer and smoke a couple joints a week.The doctor said that would not be a problem.Why worry about it? You can't get out of this world alive anyway
Oh, side effects from very heavy use of marijuana. Hmm. Still sounds a lot better than the side effects for most medications on our market. For example, one of the osteoporosis medications causes tooth loss and degradation of the jaw bone. Or maybe one of the diabetes medications will cause loss of blood flow to the extremities resulting in amputation being needed. Or how about the many other medic8nes out there that can cause liver damage, cancer, and even sudden death.
my father who just retired from nursing told me about CHS a couple years ago. I asked him if he had ever actually seen one of the patients he said no but that is what they are being instructed to tell people about chronic use.
I am 75, have been a regular smoker since I was 19. Never have I experienced any side effects from this one vice. Yet, on a regular basis, I read about all these various things that might go wrong, yet miraculously, I have never experienced these problems. Am I blessed? I don't think so. On the contrary, these issues are brought up police groups, mothers of teenagers and other susceptible groups. Here in Europe, no one seems to concerned with the usual American problems like DUI and substances that could effect my life, driving or social life. My doctor xrayed my lungs and registered no alarm, I still have good breathing ability and I walk(fast) to the chagrin of my slow walking wife. I can't help feeling that most of these reports are no more than neo-prohibitionists looking for yet one more excuse to keep a naturally growing weed out of the hands of youngsters. Good luck with that. As soon as you tell some young person Not to do something, guess what? That's exactly what they're going to do.
The kid in the article was 17.. thought yiu said it happens to chronic longtime users?
Cannibis has to be used, just as any other medication is used. People want instant gratification. When they don't get it, they take another dose of whatever it is. The natural body reaction is dehydration, because your metabolism is trying to process this substance that has been overdone. I would suspect that dehydration is what is causing stomach and kidney problems. Not cannibis.
I started smoking pot again 6 years ago, at the recommendation of my doctor. He was right not only did it help my chronic pain, but it made my depression almost vanish! I specifically smoke the Sativa strain, which has more cannabinoids than the Indica strains! Best thing I ever did! Sativa also gives you energy and helps with concentration!
It is entirely possible that some people do experience this after chronic use for years. That doesn't mean everyone will. Just like some people have severe anxiety attacks and feel unpleasant when high, and others don't.
Physiologically we are not all identical. If some poor person is getting really sick all of the time, and quitting weed helps them get over it, the good for them for finding the cause. It doesn't mean that this is reefer madness.
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