Originally Posted by mexicali mami
I have a problem with excess and maintaining a low dose. I smoke too much and eat too much and don't do the things that need to be done. Sometimes MJ can be very motivating, other times it wipes me out
I totally agree. Usually, though, it acts on the mood that I am in prior to smoking. I was on prozac a few yrs back and mj definitely helped me get off. Any time i'm feeling down i know that mj brings me right back up much quicker and better than pills (which never seemed to help much anyway). I do also have issues w/smoking too much sometimes. I try to be more aware, though, and it works out much better (can take just a puff or two and tell myself, this is great-more is not better). That's why smoking makes me so tired sometimes, bc i keep going, thinking if some is good a lot is better, right
As for smoking when in labor...I did in early labor, didn't know i was in labor, it was the middle of the night and the the contractions were keeping me up and I wanted to relax and sleep (there were many many nights during pregnancy I used mj to fall back asleep). It didn't work bc they just kept going, stronger. The mj "suddenly" wore off, bc, as pp said, labor pains overwhelmed any high i'd had. Mine progressed very rapidly so I didn't have time to think about anything else. I also wanted to have a completely clear mind. I maybe would w/my next, though, don't see anything wrong with it since I homebirth (wouldn't do it for a hospital birth). I agree to vape instead of smoke, or eat. I had made some pot muffins for this reason but was incredibly nauseated throughout so that wasn't an option anyway.
Postpartum-I don't agree w/everyone. I vaped the day i gave birth and it made the feelings of laying w/my new son and DH that much sweeter and made the pain better and helped me eat. it also helped me sleep that night. Keep in mind new babies usually sleep a lot in the first 24hrs and you'll want to take advantage. I was on too big of a high and wouldn't have been able to settle w/o it well. (i still wasn't too "under the influence" to wake at his every move!)