i want to caution anyone who is currently using or thinking about using cannabis to help with their pain and/or mental state. by no means do i want to discourage anyone from doing so, if that’s what works for you then that’s fantastic but because of my experience with smoking i do want to warn anyone who may find themselves in this situation as well. i used weed for almost 3 years before i got horribly ill. i was vomiting uncontrollably, unable to keep anything down including water, having the worse stomach cramps i’ve ever experienced, cold sweats and so much more. i was so dehydrated and sick i went to the ER and i was diagnosed with something called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome(CHS). CHS is something that occurs in daily users, like i said earlier, i smoked for years before i got sick but man did i get super sick. i was throwing up so much i was critically dehydrated and vitamin deficient. this went on for months after i stopped smoking and i quite literally almost died because my body was so depleted. symptoms can include vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, cold sweats, chills, dizziness, sensitivity to light, headache, retching or gagging and much more. please don’t hesitate to message me privately if you think you may have CHS and i would be happy to talk more with you about it and provide you with resources that have helped me through my recovery.
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