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Depending on marijuana for pain, stress and insomnia. Had surgery to remove rod from the femur. Is it okay if I use drugs now?

i am a 28 year old healthy female .i am a marijuana smoker.. i smoke it every night to go to sleep and relax from my day... it helps me with my stress , pain and insomnia . i just recently (4 days ago) had surgery removing a rod and screws that were in my femur . i haven t smoked since but i was wondering if it was okay to start smoking a little bit at night to help me relax and get some rest.
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Marijuana do not relieve stress, anxiety or depression. It is one of the most harmful substance for psychological health. Its use frequently lead to anxiety, depression and psychosis in long term.

Your current use will lead you dependence on it in future because of development of tolerance.

For treatment of stress and insomnia, it is better to visit nearby psychiatrist, as very effective treatment is available now a days.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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