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post #221 of 319
I've fainted a few times while smoking, and also a few times while dead sober. In my case, it's nearly always from dehydration (which can be less-obvious if you're smoking regularly). Water and pickles will clear it up if that's the case.
post #222 of 319
i, too, have fainted after smoking... it was much like you describe Ldavis, but i have also experianced it when not high... which, up until recently wasn't very often
i do believe my fainting episodes were related to dehydration, as well. it was like a combination of not drinking enough water that day, or the days before, plus drinking a glass of wine and sitting in a circle with some heavy duty smokers!
my DP now asks before we partake... "have you had enough water today??" i am extremely sensitive to dehydration it seems. and since i've managed to stay very well hydrated, i haven't had any spells, sober or otherwise.
while not a good thing, it is a bit of relief to hear it happens to others...
post #223 of 319
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Because I came seriously close to passing out on the ground outside a couple of afternoons ago when DH and I were smoking. It was normal bud that we had been smoking for days without incident and then all of a sudden wham,
Is it possible you are pregnant? I didn't realize it at the time, but when I was first pregnant and didn't know yet, I was getting way-ay-ay-ay-asted off of a little bit that wasn't normally an issue for me.
post #224 of 319
All I can say is that this stuff is saving my life right now and I am so, so grateful
post #225 of 319
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All I can say is that this stuff is saving my life right now and I am so, so grateful
I'm assuming you're able to EAT! that's how I was in the first tri, too, ugh, just thinking about it almost makes me nauseated

I've also fainted several times, the first couple being in jr high, before I even touched the stuff. After the last time I will say that it was hard to get high unless I was home bc I kept getting dizzy and paranoid I'd pass out. I think if you're in a certain mindset (or certain ppl) mj makes you anxious and nervous instead of calm. Dehydration makes sense to me and prob accounts for it a lot. I'm also one of those ppl that needs water every where i go and hate being thirsty/dehydrated.
post #226 of 319
Have any of you ordered seeds from an overseas company? I'm tempted to, but I don't want my seeds to get stolen by customs. I'm looking for a particular strain of plant, which I was able to find online. Any thoughts? Am I being too naive?
post #227 of 319
D, that pipe is super cute. And 6 bucks, 3 shipping? You can't beat that!

I'm super sick over here, damn summertime cold! I've got the stuffy nose, cough, SUPER sore throat, body aches, neck stiffness, weakness, pretty much everything. Once the nausea set in I ran to the medicine cabinet to grab a "lollypot" as I've coined them. The nausea is better already, now if only I could get this sore throat to go away.
post #228 of 319
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Have any of you ordered seeds from an overseas company? I'm tempted to, but I don't want my seeds to get stolen by customs. I'm looking for a particular strain of plant, which I was able to find online. Any thoughts? Am I being too naive?
I've been wondering this, too. I would really like to grow just a little bit for my own personal use, but.......in a horrid state for it, it is highly illegal here and I have kiddos to think about. I hate it b/c I'm not wanting to trafffic drugs or anything, just grow an herb, ffs!
post #229 of 319
Does anyone have any experience using Marijuana during birth?

I'm a first-time momma with a due date coming up in November. I've been laying off the greenery even though I generally use it to calm my own anxieties (particularly my horrible social anxieties) and I usually find that using marijuana gives me the headspace to pursue my own emotional strength and push myself to my own personal limits. I want to approach birthing with a positive and strong headspace but of course I am scared. DP knows why I smoke and casually said "Too bad you can't smoke a big blunt right before we go in!" (We are having a natural hospital birth with an awesome crunchy doc) but then we realized maybe I could bring in some brownies...

Idk, I'm just hypothesizing, it may never happen. But if anyone has had any experience with this sort of thing, I'd love to hear about it!
post #230 of 319
Hi all, great to see all these MJ lovers out here in cyber world...I was hoping you could offer some advice on a problem I have been having.

I have been a moderate to heavy user for about 15 years. Smoked through my pregnancy and while breastfeeding. I felt it made me more calm and peaceful to be able to endure the long days and nights sitting around holding DS and giving him his mama milk. I even considered writing a book about it to encourage all moms to partake when child rearing takes its toll on you. I was one of the best moms that I knew.

Now DS is 3.5. I have problems with depression and manic episodes of feeling very high and then ultra low sometimes within the span of a few hours. I can be super lazy and unmotivated and I always thought it was the cannabis.

I recently quit smoking for over two months to see if I could feel better without MJ. A month into my quit, I went to a shrink and got some Prozac and something else. I took the pills for one month and now I give up. They don't work. I think what I need more than anything is discipline. And to start smoking again. But responsibly.

Do any of you use MJ to treat your mental illness? 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'm not sure what I'm getting at, my brain is still all scrambled from those stupid pills, I just was hoping for a sign that yes...you can do this. Force yourself to only smoke when you are feeling low or when you absolutely need it. I wonder if I am an addict though because when I finally broke down and smoked after my 2 months, my friend tells me, remember just take a little, you will get super stoned after not smoking for so long, and still I took the biggest hit I could fit in my lungs and waited for the J to come around again.

Still I think it could help. I'm not sure what place it has in my life, but I would feel 10x better about taking a toke of herb when things get tough than popping pills of who knows what into my mouth every day 3x a day.

TIA!!!

xoxo
post #231 of 319
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Does anyone have any experience using Marijuana during birth?

I'm a first-time momma with a due date coming up in November. I've been laying off the greenery even though I generally use it to calm my own anxieties (particularly my horrible social anxieties) and I usually find that using marijuana gives me the headspace to pursue my own emotional strength and push myself to my own personal limits. I want to approach birthing with a positive and strong headspace but of course I am scared. DP knows why I smoke and casually said "Too bad you can't smoke a big blunt right before we go in!" (We are having a natural hospital birth with an awesome crunchy doc) but then we realized maybe I could bring in some brownies...

Idk, I'm just hypothesizing, it may never happen. But if anyone has had any experience with this sort of thing, I'd love to hear about it!
i would not. i smoked very early on in labor...but didn't once the contractions got closer and more intense. i just didn't think about it...and am not even sure that if in the "high" of labor i would feel the mj high.

i wouldn't mostly bc all births are different. you can't become un-high. and, in case of an emergency would you be able to admit, without negative repercussions, that you are under the influence? i can't imagine hospitals being ok with that. and then if they found out you had brought the substance on their property...

it just comes down to too much risk taking for so little a benefit. perhaps the benefit for you is greater??
post #232 of 319
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i would not. i smoked very early on in labor...but didn't once the contractions got closer and more intense. i just didn't think about it...and am not even sure that if in the "high" of labor i would feel the mj high.

i wouldn't mostly bc all births are different. you can't become un-high. and, in case of an emergency would you be able to admit, without negative repercussions, that you are under the influence? i can't imagine hospitals being ok with that. and then if they found out you had brought the substance on their property...

it just comes down to too much risk taking for so little a benefit. perhaps the benefit for you is greater??
I just wanted to agree with you on this. Although I smoked fairly consistently throughout pregnancy, I couldn't handle it during labor. I had a home birth and everything went perfect but I never felt the desire. Not even when my son was a newborn. It was all so intense and exciting by itself, it took me a while to relax into being a mom and be able to have a toke again.

But of course, to each their own...
post #233 of 319

using cannabis during labor and birth

I think it sounds wonderfully peaceful. I do not have firsthand experience, but heard of a woman that did it on this documentary http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/doc/ She was the mother of doc hume's child. She said he had it all worked out when she would have a hit during the contractions and breathing. She reported having an orgasmic birth. I do think a vaporizer is a good idea though, so the smoke doesn't cut down on the oxygen being received by either during it all. Not sure on the brownies, because you may not wish to eat or have anything in your stomach at that time, and a body buzz feels so different, not sure if it would take you out of the birth too much or make it better... maybe there is a way to make an oil you can have drops of too?
oh, but i quadruple the recommendation to not have any for at least the first month. it is all so new, and you will be tired, adding a hi will decrease your response to newborn and may make you sleep too soundly... wait until at least a month, and it is best to wait till 3 month pp IMO
me- still sober in protest of the law, lol....
post #234 of 319
Mexicali Mami, hello! I can't say that I've shared your experience with respect to cannabis, but I can say that when I start experiencing flagging motivation aside from the normal post-ovulatory slump that it's usually because I'm anemic. Has your diet changed significantly in recent months? If it hasn't, perhaps you're simply not metabolizing food as well as you have in the past? Malnutrition can lead to all of the symptoms you've described, as well as making you hungrier... and paradoxically the people who eat the most tend to be the least-well nourished. I hope you're feeling better soon.
post #235 of 319
Mexicali Mama, I use MJ in place of prozac. I have depression and OCD and it's either pot or pills for me when one, the other, or both start acting up. For me, I just smoke what I need, usually with a one hitter.
post #236 of 319
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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!)
post #237 of 319
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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!)

i agree with you on post partum. we smoked almost right away. i'd been up alllll night and needed to relax a bit. there was no way i was sleeping. i was WIRED. the mj made the moment sweeter, as you said, because i could relax and come out of the intensity of the birth a little easier.

we always take it easy smoking at night. why get high if you're just gonna go to bed?? of course neither of us has any trouble sleeping...so...that's kinda just our experience with things.

we do share a customary bowl after the kids go to bed though. it's nice to unwind together.

eta: we DID NOT smoke in front of newborn. couple hits in bathroom with vent on was enough.
post #238 of 319
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Mexicali Mami, hello! I can't say that I've shared your experience with respect to cannabis, but I can say that when I start experiencing flagging motivation aside from the normal post-ovulatory slump that it's usually because I'm anemic. Has your diet changed significantly in recent months? If it hasn't, perhaps you're simply not metabolizing food as well as you have in the past? Malnutrition can lead to all of the symptoms you've described, as well as making you hungrier... and paradoxically the people who eat the most tend to be the least-well nourished. I hope you're feeling better soon.
Thank You. My diet is pretty slacking and while I have never tested anemic, I certainly haven't made nutrition my priority lately either. The funny thing is, I ate better when I was smoking than after I quit. I used food to make up for the hole in my life that not smoking left, now that I am partaking occasionally I can get excited about green smoothies and big salads again. Good advice.
post #239 of 319
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Mexicali Mama, I use MJ in place of prozac. I have depression and OCD and it's either pot or pills for me when one, the other, or both start acting up. For me, I just smoke what I need, usually with a one hitter.
Perfect. This is my new plan. After over indulging for 15 years. I think I can do this. I tried it last night. One little toke and I was great. Although even that was a little much to be honest. I'll have to start with half a hit

So do you use pills in addition to smoking? I had to take some generic Xanax last night to go to sleep, I was super manic from stopping my meds. I was thinking to still take it to get to sleep and/or use the prozac when things got really bad.
post #240 of 319
[QUOTE=yippiehippie;15764071]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? ?

Thank You.

I just stopped taking prozac, and another mood stabilizer. I know you are supposed to "step down" but I just couldn't do another day of pill taking. They never seemed to help much and smoking I feel better instantly.

I am working super hard on taking the smallest dose possible and using it as more of a tool to stabilize my mood. Which means only using when I feel down and letting the good days stay sober.

Coffee on the other hand, I must have, every morning. And never will I try to quit my favorite drug of all.
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