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I’m suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. Since it hit me, I’ve been hospitalized three times due to being dehydrated and needing fluids. Then they send me home and I’m sick again.
I can’t eat, can’t drink and I get dehydrated all over again.
All the medications the doctors have given don’t make a difference at all, none have helped me.
But I have found one thing that helps, Marijuana.
Marijuana treats hyperemesis gravidarum
After just a few puffs instantly I can eat and drink again.
I only need a few puffs and I almost feel human and the sickness stops.
The downside is that it’s illegal in my state and if child services got involved for any reason then I could be charged with neglect and abuse.
I have been honest and have told my doctor that it has helped me but I was scared, I felt guilty.
He has prescribed a synthetic called Marinol (Dronabinol), I don’t know if it’ll work yet, I have just took the first dose five minutes ago, but I’m hopeful.
Dronabinol is used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy. It is usually used when other drugs to control nausea and vomiting have not been successful.
Dronabinol (also called THC) is a man-made form of the active natural substance in marijuana.
So my question is how do you moms feel about smoking marijuana during pregnancy?
I have read online others claim that marijuana treats hyperemesis gravidarium and I can understand why they take it, being so ill during pregnancy is horrendous.
I take it as a treatment, especially considering the nasty side effects from prescribed medications and there is a lack of any concrete evidence of any harm from using marijuana during pregnancy.
Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug, by women of childbearing age in the United States, and it deserves more than a “talk to the hand” from health care providers, legal experts and advocates. It warrants what Lynn Paltrow of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) calls an “actual adult conversation” about the way pregnant women use marijuana for medicinal purposes – and the political and legal systems’ move to prosecute pregnant women who may have used marijuana to quell nausea or treat extreme medical conditions.
The use of marijuana – or cannabis – to treat medical conditions is nothing new. Cannabis has been used for thousands of years for medicinal, spiritual and recreational purposes.
Cannabis has also been used throughout ancient history to specifically treat women’s reproductive health conditions – from menstrual cramps to the pain of childbirth. In the book Women and Cannabis: Women, Science and Sociology by Drs.
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