Botox and weed

Discussion in 'General' started by fballer12, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. I'm getting botox tomorrow for my jaw muscles[from having TMJ]. The thing is out of curiousity I googled botox and marijuana, and a few sites said that botox shouldn't be taken by people who have recently drank alcohol, used steroidal drugs, anti inflammitary's, or smoked marijuana.

    I just smoked today so should I tell my doctor about it, or do you think it would be fine to just get it without saying anything. I don't know what about the marijuana would be bad if your getting botox, and also for medical procedures a lot of time they tell you to ask about a lot of things just incase, but they might not actually do something bad.
  2. well thanks to doctor patient confidentiality you can ask and they cant tell. i would check just to be sure.
  3. Just tell your doctor.
  4. Yeah im just not the kind of person to just say that kind of thing though. I usually only say I smoke if i'm asked.
  5. Well if risking your health is a worthy price of your own shyness, then that's your choice.

    I personally am very open with my doctor about it. I've been seeing him for decades now, but when I first started to see him, we went through the preliminary checkup, and one of the questions was about recreational drug use.

    I said "Yes, I drink occasionally sometimes overindulging, I smoke cannabis and in the past I've used pain pills inappropriately." He didn't even react and simply asked how often I smoke. I told him nearly everyday, and we now make a concerted effort to keep an eye out for health and neurological issues associated with the use.

    He's told me before that he appreciates my honesty and that it makes his job much simpler when he knows the truth. I can tell he doesn't agree with my choices, but then again, he doesn't have to.

    It's something to consider. This individual is responsible for your health and well-being; it is fair that they know all aspects about your health, including your drug use.

    All I ask is that you give it fair consideration.

    Best of luck to you.
  6. Yeah I agree, I always tell my doctor, but this guy is a dentist[a tmj specialist] so when it comes to marijuana he probably never has his patients talk with him about it. Saying it out of the blue to him isn't something I would normally do
  7. Whether you normally would or not, it's better to be safe than end up with medical complications later.
  8. yea i told my doc i do heroin occassionally she didnt mind, she just told me not to go crazy with it
  9. dude, its not a big deal.

    you're making it seem like smoking is some huge ordeal.

    Just say "hey, i don't know if it matters or not, but I smoked some marijuana yesterday, will that have any effect? I just wanted to be safe." or something....

    and man...doctors and dentist have heard it all...

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