"I lost about 20 lbs in the previous 6-8 weeks, was slightly dehydrated, empty stomach, drank 2 beers,"
Hon, by 49, you ought
to know better!
The pot played its part- dropped your already low blood sugar, and the overdose sure
didn't help things! But alcohol, dehydrated, on an empty stomach? I'd expect that from a brainless, twenty-something kid*!
Number of lessons here, kids. Pay attention- and learn from the mistakes of others! (Somewhere, I once read that "True genius is being able to learn from the mistakes of others!")
First lesson- Make sure you are getting the right
prescription. This happens a lot
! Two months ago, I was given the wrong medication. It was just the natural vs the synthetic form of thyroid, but never-the-less..... Know what your doctor prescribes for you- what it looks like and how many "whatevers" it is!
Do not drink on an empty stomach.
Do NOT drink alcohol if dehydrated- alcohol further
dehydrates you! To change of that poisonous alcohol into a safe sugar, your body will grab water it really needs for other things- like blood. A smaller volume of blood can lower blood pressure. If you drink, ALWAYS have some water before going to bed! Dehydration is a major part of a hangover.
Be aware that toking on an empty stomach can cause a drop in blood sugar, leading to nausea, feeling bad and even passing out. His blood sugar was likely low from not eating. Toking hungry can also lead to pigging out, which may lead to other problems. If you are diabetic, or have other blood sugar problems, please be careful.
Know the effects of the interactions between any prescription drugs you take and alcohol. Cannabis is USUALLY able to mix with other drugs without major problems. It makes pain killers more effective, lessens the effects of propofol and there is an "Interactions" section in my list (linked below in my sig) if you want more.
Smoking ANYTHING increases your chances of a heart attack. The Co2 and, worse, CO increase your risk. Get a vaporizer and use it properly!
If you diet, slow and steady with good nutrition is better than fast and nutritionally unbalanced. What you put (or don't put ) in your body now, will
affect you later on in life. Might be a week, when your diet-weakened immune system fails you and you get a cold. Or it might be years later, like with alcohol and cirrhosis of the liver, or osteoporosis and a low calcium diet. Everything has consequences.
Just remember, this guy could have easily
killed himself like that!
* GC is not going to have any "brainless twenty-somethings", if I can help it! lol Education is where it's at!