Is it safe to smoke marijuana while suffering from acid reflux? What will the effects potentially be?

5. Marijuana Decreases Inflammation

I am all about the legalization & grow my own in Cali, but I’m finding my system may be one that can’t handle it 24/7. I’m curious if I will be able to recreationally use it once I feel back to normal or if it will retrigger these systems. I have not smoked pot for decades and seldom drink. I’m now 64 dealing with long-term effects of multiple cancers, chemos & radiation (since my late 20s).

Also, people need to take PPIs on an empty stomach for them to work, which may not be convenient for many patients. Most patients who suffer from GERD experience a burning sensation in their chest as a result of stomach acid. How bad is your acid reflux when you are off of medication? My dad has it to the point of not being able to keep food down.

As pressure builds, some of the acidic contents of the stomach can reflux back into the esophagus. “I’m cautious … because it can make some people extremely anxious and paranoid,” says Rhee. Some stressed patients who tried marijuana had more anxiety while other patients who used it for insomnia became anxious after they stopped using it, as can happen with the sleep medication Ambien. GERD is challenging to live with.

Some ten percent of Americans suffer from the more bothersome GERD which will damage the esophagus with its frequent and strong acid regurgitation. Cohen said some people with connective-tissue disorders, such as scleroderma, are more prone to GERD; some medications, among them non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and certain heart drugs, can also cause relaxation of the esophageal sphincter and the subsequent development of acid reflux disease. GERD is also common, affecting at least half the population at some point in their lifetime. Prevalence studies suggest about 20 per cent of North Americans experience heartburn or acid regurgitation once a week and about 40 per cent at least once a month. Cohen estimates that 10 to 15 per cent of people struggle with symptoms daily.

Unfortunately I agree with this article. I have been smoking everyday for nearly 13 years. I would easily smoke 1 -2 grams a day with very little tabacco if any sometimes (don’t like tabacco yuk taste) Pretty much stoned more than sober in a given period. I love cannabis and so annoyed that its after affecting my health.

I hate when people come on these forums and bash peoples stories. Why would they make it up?

  • He’s probably the best person to ask.
  • I started doing it more towards the end of my high school career.
  • Although I don’t get anxiety every single day when I do, it makes me feel as though it is something even worse.
  • A study published in 2012 found that marijuana use may be as high as 40 to 50 percent among male CVS patients.
  • GERD causes painful inflammation of the esophagus.
  • One thing I find ironic is that when I was younger (16 to 21) I always imagined that people who smoke Cannabis for “Medical Use” was full of shit.


is smoking weed bad for acid reflux

Most the symptoms go away after I smoke, with the exception of the dull pain while hungry. Today is my first day quitting so hopefully I see some relief. I’m 64.I am an x jockey.I’ve had 9 major operations all stemming from horse injuries.6 of these operations were on my guts,so my digestion system is deffinately compermised.I have smoked herb for the last 45 year’s.I love to smoke pot! For the last several years I’ve had all of the nasty symptoms.I was vomiting almost daily during these past few years.Someone had told me 4 years ago that pot might be causing my problems.I refused to believe this person being the pot advocate that I had been for many many years.I have been seeing a gastro Dr. at UCLA.He did numerous tests on me trying to figure me out to no avail,then about 4 month’s ago he called me up and told me that he had nothing against pot,but that in rare cases it slows down their motility and that I might want to try quiting.I quit that day.I was still sick the next day,probably because my system was still loaded with thc.The next day I didn’t get sick though and didn’t get sick for the next 2 month’s and gaind 11 pounds,witch was amazing for me.Normally it might take me 2 months just to gain a couple of pounds.Then My dog who was my best friend got killed bye coyotes.I was devastated and started smoking again.I was ok for about 5 or 6 weeks,but then the symptoms came back.I kept on smoking for about 3 more weeks and lost the 11 pounds that I had gained.So I quit again a week ago.Now I feel much better again and have no doubt that pot is the culprit.Dammit!!!!!! I love getting off of the planet,especially after a stressful day,but the bottom line is witch is more worth it,being sick or getting high.I’m one of those all in kind of guy’s,in other words,I like to get high every day,but I think if you are strong enough to refrain most of the time an occasional buzz might not be harmful.Also I think setiva might be easier on the gut than indica,witch I prefer.Not sure about that though.I hope that this info might be of some help to you.

Before the study, researchers estimated that between 15 and 65 percent of people with asthma took PPIs to manage GERD symptoms and control severe asthma attacks. Due to the suspected ineffectiveness of these drugs, however, those with asthma may want to consider other medications to treat their condition. One possibility is that the repeated flow of stomach acid into the esophagus damages the lining of the throat and the airways to the lungs. This can lead to breathing difficulties as well as a persistent cough.

Untreated GERD can cause health problems over time. If it is that much of a bother for you, try using a vaporizer. Being overweight does cause some issues with acid reflux for sure. Usually that is the first thing doctors say if you go in to see them over reflux and you are overweight.

Anyway just wanted to post this and let people know that it’s not bullshit. The research will definetly follow in the coming years as this research is relatively new to science due to increasing numbers of cannabis smokers (which is brilliant for society). I am so annoyed that it has started to affect my health but life goes on. If a person with GERD drinks alcohol before driving, this can cause the alcohol to be forced back up into their throat and mouth during an attack of acid reflux.

is smoking weed bad for acid reflux

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