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Post surgery. Can marijuana ease pain? Risk of pulmonary embolsim?

if i m post op from surgey in my left arm , and i feel that marijuana eases the pain more than my prescribed medication . how long would i have to wait before the risk of a Pulmonary Embolism is lowered. i don t smoke tobacco, but i do smoke weed on a daily basis multible times a day. im a 18 year old male and i am cosidered healthy.
Asked On : Tue, 18 Sep 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. Yes, it is known that medical marijuana can reduce or ease post surgical pain. However there is a risk of pulmonary embolism like you have mentioned which is a life threatening condition. I believe you need to consult your psychiatrist before using marijuana in any form and if you are eligible for it, it would be preferable to use medical marijuana as instructed by your physician. I strongly recommend that you see a specialist in substance use disorders to determine the necessity of rehab in your case.

I hope this helps. Take care of yourself and have a lovely day!
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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