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Knee pain,side effects of pain killers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi
User :   I was wondering how can I obtain a medical marijuana card?
User :   i am not sure if i may qualify for one
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You may have to take the help of the local physician
Doctor :   to know the prerequisites
User :   oh ok
User :   i am experiencing knee pains for the past couple of months
Doctor :   you have to apply at the public health dept of
Doctor :   your state
User :   oh ok thanks.
User :   by the way i have a quick question regarding the health of my knee
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have been having a lot of pain with both my knees especially when sitting for a prolong period of time

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User :   Hello
User :   i was wondering if this is a new doctor everytime?
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Doctor :   Please continue
User :   oh ok
User :   so I have been having this joint/knee pain and it has been occurring for a couple of months now
User :   couple of months
Doctor :   Yes
User :   i feel a burning type sensation around my knees, but I cannot exactly pinpoint where the exact pain is coming from
User :   is this something I should be concerned about?
Doctor :   Ok let me ask you few questions before I say it is worrisome or not
User :   ok
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   19, Male,Student-college, single, 5'-7"
Doctor :   When was the first episode of pain
User :   i cannot really recall as it started couple of months ago, but the pain continued as the months went by
Doctor :   How many times did it come?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does it subside after sometime or it stays all the time at some level?
User :   many times.
User :   well it goes away after i my legs around. i notice the pain intensifies when i sit on the ground.
Doctor :   What do you do if the pain comes?
Doctor :   I mean any medicine
User :   sorry i mean it goes away after moving around my legs
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have tingling or numbness around?
User :   not around my knees
Doctor :   Does it swell or redness around the knees
User :   i feel a little swelling behind my knees. it's sorta tender
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   i drink alcohol from time to time
User :   i barely started drinking since last year. i don't drink often.
User :   sometimes there would be times where I would drink alcohol every weekend, but have lowered my consumption.
Doctor :   Ok fine
Doctor :   what about marijuana
User :   i smoke occasionally to help ease the pain as it helps with the pain.
Doctor :   Marijuana can reduce the short time pain but may cause more serious effects in future
Doctor :   instead you can go for hot water bags around the knee
Doctor :   I suspect something related to marijuana
Doctor :   with your knee problem
Doctor :   you can take the short pain killer like Tylenol when you have pain
User :   marijuana is the problem?
Doctor :   that ease the pain
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   marijuana could be problematic
User :   can you further elaborate, doc?
User :   because i thought medical marijuana has medical benefits that outweighs its risks?
Doctor :   marijuna can cause some effects if not taken without physicians advise
Doctor :   marijuana cause euphoria and that eases the pain
User :   it is because with some over the counter pills I just don't like the side affects
Doctor :   the extremities may go numb, it cause effects on heart
Doctor :   Tylenol is an OTC which is almost safe
Doctor :   Hello there?
User :   doc, what if pain continues?
Doctor :   It is better to get physically examined by the local doctor
User :   ok.
User :   well doc, I appreciate your help.
User :   thank you
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