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Cannabis and Nausea

Nausea is not a medical condition in and of itself, but rather a common symptom of everything from cancer to epilepsy to multiple sclerosis. Sometimes the disease itself causes extreme nausea, and sometimes vomiting is a reaction to the medicines or chemo therapy used to treat a chronic condition.

Cancer patients going through chemo are among the largest group of people routinely given cannabis to treat nausea. It has an added effect of increasing the appetite, to help keep them eating.

However, cannabis has been used to soothe another kind of nausea as well: the nausea associated with morning sickness.

While there are more conventional drugs that are often given to pregnant women with extreme cases of morning sickness, the fact that marijuana can be taken via nebulizer (vaporizer) means that it can bypass the GI tract and stay down.

Is marijuana safe for pregnant women and their babies, however? A study in Jamaica showed that there was no discernable difference between newborns or one-month old babies whose mothers had used marijuana during pregnancy and those whose mothers did not.

Even so, most of the time when cannabis is prescribed as an anti-emetic, it is done so to treat symptoms of chronic diseases.

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Kush Anderson | Feb 5, 2011
 
I have used medical cannabis to soothe my nausea before and it stimulates my appetite all the time. Heavy indicas are great for allowing my digestive system to relax and feel better after about ten to fifteen minutes. I don't know about letting my pregnant wife partake though....that would require a few more professional opinions.
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daveyjones | Mar 7, 2011
 
weed helped me keep food down when i was ill its a special healing herb. helps me eat aswell munchies hahaa,
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SkillitHits247 | Mar 10, 2011
 
My wife suffers from bad nausea in the morning, before and after she eats, and depending on what she eats sometimes she gets bad stomach cramps due to taking lots of different over-the-counter & prescribed pain medication since she was 14 up until she got prescribed Medical Marijuana (all the chemicals damaged her stomach); and smoking is always the quickest and best remedy.
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Guest | Mar 12, 2011
 
weed works for this purpose quite nicely. This article was very well put together and right on the money. Thanks for it.
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PhilosopherOG | Mar 13, 2011
 
This is a significant case study. However, I suspect that anti-MJ people would never concede that MJ is an acceptable medication for pregnancy nasusea. I think the THC pills might be even better since they are more readily accessible. The vaporizers cost around $600.00. Maybe insurance could start including policies that pay for the rental of a vaporizer while women are in their first trimester and the most nauseous, lol.
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a420chick | Mar 13, 2011
 
years ago when I was pregnant with my first son I was horribly ill all the time. My husband begged me to please try a bong toke and see if it would help me keep down my food. When I finally gave in, it was like day and night! I couldnt believe how effective it was. When I told a friend at work about it she came in the next day with a Time Magazine. This issue of Time was dedicated to pot smoking moms and had a tone of articles and case study results relating to pregnant women who smoke and baby's subjected to THC in utero...very very interesting stuff. I will have to look for that issue and post some of the info...
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vinniegumba | Mar 13, 2011
 
This article is very interesting, especially the study about a child not being affected by pregnant women medicating. I have always found cannabis to be very helpful for nausea. Typically vaporizing or marijuana tablets is the most soothing for nausea.
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gbennett1 | Mar 17, 2011
 
I dont get migraines , but i have severe anxiety. I found thatmmj helps relieve my anxiety alot.
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Andy J | Mar 18, 2011
 
This is the main reason I had to go out and get my medical marijuana card. During my freshman year of college I basically stopped eating and sleeping, I had horrible nausea and I was a terrible mess. The doctors thought there was everything wrong with me from hyper-thyroid to ADD and after a multitude of different medicines that didn't work, I discovered that small doses of cannabis before meals and at night would relieve all of my symptoms and let me continue living a normal life. I am a strong advocate of the medical system for all the things is has done for me.
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MrDoc | Mar 31, 2011
 
I can vouch for marijuana being the sole medicine that helps me with nausea. If I feel sick to my stomach from medicines I have to take on a regular basis or have to take when in horrible pain, I can just smoke a tiny snap out of my bong and within 10 minutes the nausea has gone away enough to sleep or to actually want to eat. I have told my doctor this who didn't prescribe my medical marijuana card, he simply laughs and tells me that is wonderful that something helps me. I live with lupus and have stomach problems from the cocktail of medications I have taken for years now, Cannabis is my stomach medicine, it lets me eat food.
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lindzzz | Apr 2, 2011
 
I agree that cannabis is a miracle cure for nausea. I use cannabis frequently for nausea and I have gotten so used to it that I can't eat without it. Not only does it make you feel hungry, but it also makes food taste better. I think that cannabis has saved the lives of so many people because they were able to eat while enduring chemotherapy.
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sbsdewb | Apr 8, 2011
 
I always suffered from stomach problems and never found anything, took every chemical drug the doctors gave me and nothing helped, most only made it worse. But just a puff or two and I can actually feel the immediate relief from the pain and nausea, making me able to eat on days when it is absolutely an impossibility.
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Kushie Q | Apr 23, 2011
 
Anyone who deals with severe chronic pain, there will be a degree of nausea. Then MMJ comes in to help with both issues. When I hurt so bad I can't even get out of bed it helps me to get up and relieves my stomach from the nausea that comes along. My husband with his pain eats nothing unless he has been medicated. So the benefits yeah they are a lot of them
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Guest | May 24, 2011
 
I am an avid believer of MMJ healing all things. Every month when Aunt Flow decides to visit, I have menstrual cramps that are so intense I throw up, and cannot even stand up straight. I have tried Midol, Pamprin, Lortab, Darvocet, Tylenol, you name it. Nothing makes the pain any bearable. Within 5 minutes of toking on the bong, all of my pain is gone. I no longer feel the cramps for 1.5- 3 hours depending on how painful the cramps are. I also have indigestion so bad that I cannot eat without smoking. As soon as I take the hit, the indigestion is gone, along with the nausea that comes along. Now why can't we legalize this?? How many people do you know addicted to weed??
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Guest | Jun 14, 2011
 
I can't believe so many people worship a drug as if it's the very air you breathe... I'm researching right now for an informative speech on marijuana the beneficial effects in medicine, Physical/Mental Side effects in terms of LR/SR time-spans, and the fact that marijuana contains compounds that most scientists have never seen before. I'm not for or against marijuana, I've tried it with a college roommate and didn't care so much for it. But if it does have medical value in the elimination of harmful, irritating side effects from treatments of other diseases and/or cancerous ailments then obviously it is beneficial. However, it's people that say marijuana is the cure for everything that gives MMJ such a bad and negative tone in society. And as for addiction, my roommate's whole life revolved around consumption of this plant in any form. That was his personality. His name and the college name will be protected... but to be honest, when people only know you for being high and when he makes an ignorant claim of it cures everything, as seen almost everywhere on this site by it's users... You can't say that marijuana isn't an addiction. I went to this site to be informed about the benefits of marijuana, as really there aren't many professional studies on it. And when you try putting marijuana benefits into any search engine, you get ridiculous sites and claims of a miracle drug that solves the world's problems. I'm not trying to start a fight, but as someone in the middle in regards to legalization of marijuana, medical and recreational use, I think that you want to try to answer and pursue the research of what cannabis can do both positively and negatively. This site addresses that marijuana has side effects and has some negative things about it, but the users claim this is the miracle drug to cure everything which is both unsupported and false.
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Guest | Jun 27, 2011
 
I think you people need to get a life and grow up... ya occasional smoking weed when you're in high school/college is okay b/c you're young and dumb... Other than that get a life!! If you think it's okay/supports a pregnant woman smoking marijuana while pregnant something is totally wrong with you. So I'm hoping you people are teenagers and don't have a clue about life, including the well begin of babies/children.
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Guest | Jun 27, 2011
 
WELL BEING**
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Guest | Nov 18, 2011
 
To each his or her own. If your so aginst MJ how did you end up on this website? And why are you so concerned about how a pregnant woman want to raise her child. You should just find you some business instead of worrying about someone you don't know over the internet. Because no one care what u have to say.
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Guest | Dec 5, 2011
 
I smoked weed while pregnant. A LOT of weed. It helped with the nausa as well as with sleeping better, mood swings, and made me feel better in general. My son is compleatly healthy, normal, and groovy! No breathing problems, and no mental problems. He is liveing proof that marijuana is safe to use for EVERYBODY and it works!!!
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Guest | Dec 7, 2011
 
Marijuana has medical benefits, no doubt about that. Plus, it's definitely pleasant to be high! An added bonus!
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Spacy | Feb 15, 2012
 
I have a horrible digestive track, every day i wake up with this intense pressure on my midsections/stomach and I can't eat at all. As soon as I smoke the pain in my stomach is completely gone, and I can enjoy a full meal. IT's really an amazing medicine.
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Guest | Mar 23, 2012
 
I know some people who use it to help with methadone maintenance because when the doctor lowers the medicine they get sick sometimes. Its horrible they get cold sweats, stomach pain, vomiting, sleeplessness, muscle pain, headache, dehydration, loss of appetite, etc and marijuana helps so much. They use a vaporizer and take just a few delicate hits, making sure to only take a few tokes per load in order to keep the taste fruity. I dont judge them because methadone is legal and its better than heroin plus if they get off it slowly it doesnt seem to bother them too much. its all good in the hood when your off heroin on your way to only smoking weed.
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Guest | Jan 29, 2013
 
When I became pregnant with all 3 of my daughters I had hyper-mesis non stop vomiting I smoked some pot and I felt better I remember my Dr. telling me I know it helps but when you deliver they might take your baby away they never did tho thank god my daughters came out healthy strong and beautiful Medical marijuana helps with hypermesis those that are not sure what that is it's what Princess Kate has !!!
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Guest | Sep 25, 2013
 
Marijuana truly does help with sickness and nausea. I can't tell you the countless times I've woken up in the morning after a long night, hungover as shit and feeling sick, smoked a joint or whatever your preference is on pieces and felt 100 times better. You almost immediately gain your appetite back and feel medicated to the point where usually that headache leaves. Cannabis, in my opinion, is one of the best cures for feeling nausea.
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beverly | Oct 22, 2013
 
thank god for for the results I have had since I tried this,, I use the liquid thc,, with in 2 min my nausea was gone,, I have not been able to have a normal meal in 8 yrs. I was sick to my tummy everday and night, nothing would stay down,, been to every kind of doctor under the sun and had many test and they could never figure it out, so they would just pass me on to doctor to doctor.. I am like a kid in the candy store I can eat like a real person now, and not worry about pucking it up :)