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When doctors ask: "Do you smoke?"
Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:10 AM
Typically I say: "No, I don't smoke cigarettes", but I'm just wondering if when they ask you they mean any type of smoke inhalation?
I'm recovering from foot surgery and my doctor asked to make sure I didn't smoke, but he didn't say if he meant only cigarettes or otherwise. I'm not really sure if there's anything about smoking weed that would hinder my recovery (bone fusion in my foot).. but I'm not the most knowledgeable on the subject so any input would be appreciated
Posted 26 February 2011 - 04:25 AM
And I just felt weird telling a foot doctor that I smoke weed... it seemed very irrelevant at the time, but I want to recover asap.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 04:47 AM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 04:48 AM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:08 AM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:29 AM
I say yes to both, but looking back, I sorta regret doing it because I have a weird feeling this sorta info gets into health insurance companies hands...
Even more reason to worry with Obomacare and whatnot.
wait so you dont like health insurance companies or obamacare...
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:39 AM
They typically only see information about your Medication, and the diagnosis after your doctor is done with your visit. Like for example me, "Mechanical Lower Back Pain, Anxiety"
Or if you get a flu vaccine or flu itself/cold, ear infection etc etc etc.
I just go to a Gen. Practicioner anymore to get my anxiety meds, don't take BS "anti depressants" anymore, thank ...well Myself haha. He knows I smoke bud, I TELL HIM, why? Because there actually are medications...common medications you ALL may have to take when sick in SOME cases, that don't react "well" with cannabis....and can cause them to be useless or fuck with your dopamine/norepinepherine levels, not to mention serotonin.
Tell your Dr's EVERY DAMN THING. Don't be such sketched out overly paranoid people, use the common sense we All have now...
Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:34 AM
I say... "smoke what?"
Then they usually say something like, "cigarettes?" in a surprised tone.
Then I say... "oh those, nope."
Then they go on to probe my anal cavity.
Are you usually bent ova for that or do ya just like laying on your stomach? Cuz I like being on my stomach
when ever i go to the doctor; i tell em i smoke weed. but not in a direct sense. lol.
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