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Marijuana after a brain injury

Discussion in 'Marijuana Consumption Q&A' started by redcard101, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Hi, I'm new to the forums. Anyway, 3 weeks ago, I had a traumatic brain injury after falling off my skateboard (no substance abuse involved). I'm doing very well in recovery, the only thing that seems to be affected is my eyesight due to the increased pressure by the swelling of my brain. However, that will resolve after the blood from my contusions resolves. I was wondering the effect marijuana would have on my recovery time. The doctors said not to take anything that will thin the blood, because it could cause the clotting to break away and more bleeding could occur. My doctor did say that I could enjoy a glass of wine with my family over Easter, which is in two weeks. Alcohol is a blood-thinner, he just said as long as I don't do any binge drinking or excessive drinking it's fine. I just don't want marijuana to have the same effects. Obviously, I know the people here will be in favor of smoking, but I'd like an honest answer with some back-up information. Thanks guys.

    Also, how long after these types of injurys do you think I could resume occasional heavy drinking nights? I know this forum isn't for alcohol but I thought I'd throw it in with the addition of my primary question.
     
  2. If I remembered correctly Marijuana does thin your blood. Don't quote me on that though, but I wouldn't smoke without any professional advice
     
  3. I would avoid it.. just not worth the risk. Weed can sometimes kick up my heart rate, and that may have an impact on the swelling, I wouldn't want to test it.
     
  4. MMJ does lower your blood pressure and thins your blood. Also it expands your blood vessels which wouldn't be very good for your recovering head.

    Get better soon bro! :wave: :D
     
  5. Does this mean that herb will slow the healing process of bones possibly? Because I am nursing a broken collar bone. I hear smoking cigs can because of the nicotine, but I though I heard that blood thinners can to. Just ran out of bud todAy and I think I am gonna keep it like that, having Brocken bones sucks
     
  6. #6 wb21, Mar 24, 2012
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    [quote name='"motoxer"']Does this mean that herb will slow the healing process of bones possibly? Because I am nursing a broken collar bone. I hear smoking cigs can because of the nicotine, but I though I heard that blood thinners can to. Just ran out of bud todAy and I think I am gonna keep it like that, having Brocken bones sucks[/quote]

    I got my mmj card after a broken neck and the doctor and reports I have read say that mmj helps stimulate bone growth :) idk if this has anything to do with the weed but at 22 I grew 3 inches after starting to smoke pot
     

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