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  1. 4/19/18 article from Herb... Thomas Hodorowski, who had CHS, told the New York Times, “The pain was unbearable, like somebody wringing my stomach out like a washcloth.” Sounds about right. Fortunately i've returned to vaping about once per day, sometimes more or less without any symptoms.
  2. http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2017/05/05/michigan-marijuana-smokers-to-light-up-legally-advocates-launch-ballot-drive/
  3. Just thought I'd share an update on my unexplainable abdominal pain. I returned to cannabis (mostly vaping for maybe the past 6 months) but limited to 2-3 sessions per week. No problems. Hoping it stays that way.
  4. It's not specifically clear, but the freep article makes it sound like all 3 passed the senate...
  5. I checked the Mileg website literally seconds ago. For Hb4209 (dispensary) and 4827 (seed to sale), it shows the document as passed by the senate. But for Hb4210 (edibles) the senate document is greyed out. Hopefully just a timing thing that will resolve in a day.
  6. Not sure which "westside detroit burbs", but this was the same day as dispensary raids including Plymouth Twp by the Western Wayne Criminal Investigation Task Force... http://patch.com/michigan/plymouth-mi/task-force-raids-plymouth-township-marijuana-dispensary
  7. start "low and slow" for someone not used to the effects of CBD Mickeydee, what would you say is a low dose of CBD? 10mg?
  8. if anyone has experienced this type of ratio, did it seem like you noticed any THC effect or did the CBD neutralize it?
  9. So I don't have any experience with CBD extractions, but I'm interested in trying it by itself, and possibly also in combination with "normal" sativa/indica strains. I know with THC medibles, some people recommend starting "low" at 10mg. Would 10mg be a low dosage of CBD? I've read that CBD can "neutralize" the effects of THC. Are there any patient experiences on what maximum CBD:THC ratio to not notice CBD neutralizing the THC?
  10. Back to the subject… Tpain, Two of the conditions you mentioned (gastritis and gastroparesis) were some of the diagnosis I received along the way. Also, yes I tried milk of magnesia early on. I read that 1/4 of the recommended laxative dose can be used as an antacid. Antacids were helpful for immediate relief and I carried tablets with me throughout the summer. However, the doctor warned against long term use saying that they can increase acid production if the body becomes accustomed to them. The leafly article in post #22 mentioned 3 phases (2 excluding recovery), with the third being the hyperemetic phase. I definitely was not there. I'm thinking I was in a pre-prodromal phase because I did not have the morning sickness or nausea, just extreme abdominal pain after meals (pain directly proportional to meal size), and pain when first laying down at night. The only time i did not have pain (before starting the acid reducers) was when i was hungry. Maybe this thread about CHS will be a benefit to some future person with medically undiagnosable abdominal pain or vomiting. The leafly article also said symptoms go away with 1-2 days abstinence. Other articles I've read suggested 1 week or 1 month. In the meantime I can't wait to regain my weight and start vaping again. I'm guessing my tolerance will be decreased a bit so that should be interesting. I've been off the acid reducers for a week now with no symptoms. So I'm done with this thread. Sorry if anyone felt that my belief in CHS was offensive or threatening. That was never my intention. I was only seeking knowledge and relief. It was reassuring to see there is some compassion out there.
  11. Restorium, I don't do extractions, and i don't think that they are compatible with my equipment. I'm curious though, what is the connection between lactose intolerance and sensitivity to fats? Are you saying that THC relieves CHS? I too find it odd that cannabis could cause CHS since there is so much evidence that it relieves chemotherapy induced nausea. The quote about long term THC stimulation on CB1 is taken from multiple online sources including a Temple Univ study shown on leafly, and a different study on cannabisclinicians.org. Regarding my future test plan, I read somewhere that low doses of CBD can calm nausea, while higher doses can aggravate it. Anyone know what would qualify as a low dose? Maybe start with 10-30mg/day?
  12. Hi t-pain, thanks for your interest in my condition and this syndrome. thanks for not making me feel like i'm on the receiving end of "you don't look sick" or "why don't you use real medicine" my symptoms went away earlier this week, but mine were a little different than what i've read online. i didn't have any vomiting. just had severe abdominal cramping / bloating / burning maybe a half hour after each meal. the pain gave me a hunched over look throughout the day. the time it knocked me down to my knees was when i decided it was time to see a doctor. the doctor suggested taking a ppi. then i switched to a h2 blocker for kidney concerns. both worked to stop the pain, but i suspect my weight loss was due to those taking away my appetite. a few times previously i tried stopping the medicine, but within about 60 hours, the pain would return. the delayed gastric emptying was discovered on my most recent hospital procedure. i suspect that the burning may have been due to stomach acid trying to digest the food that was remaining in my stomach. this past week after stopping the h2 blocker (and cannabis a few days prior), i didn't have any pain. it was also the first time i've felt hungry in months. I keep a food journal and the only lifestyle / diet difference between now and the last few months is i haven't used cannabis since last week. your elimination method and the food journal were helpful to me a few years ago to figure out i was lactose intolerant. the past 5 years i mostly vaped, occasionally smoked. never dabbed. for the past few years i've been medicating maybe 4-6 times per week. friends typically say that i use small amounts. started cannabis 22 years ago. this high times article on chs says the typical chs patient used for 16 years. i have a hypothesis on a possible method to prevent chs. ironically it is mmj. from what i've researched, it is suspected that chs is caused by the long term (THC) stimulation of the CB1 receptor. CBD is a CB1 antagonist. so maybe CBD can be used to interrupt the symptoms. maybe something like THC day 1, CBD day 2, repeat. some people including the article recommend total abstinence, which sounds unacceptable to me. others have said they can use cannabis 1-2 times per week. the reason i recently brought up chs was not to say A causes B... I am NOT saying that. As twerkle and i noted above it might be like 1 in a million. the reason was that i wanted to find out the maximum medicating cycle, eg. 1-2 times per week or whatever. i've gained 2 pounds since earlier this week. once i get up to +10, i'm gonna try experimenting with CBD.
  13. Twerkle thanks for the reading. I didn't feel put down and hope I didn't make you feel put down either. If my math is correct, I wanted to clarify that .0001% of 158M is 158. The point is that it is extremely rare. Also, no one told me I have CHS. I have been sick though for months. I've had many tests that all turned out negative. It was when i searched cannabis as a treatment for delayed gastric emptying that I discovered CHS. Last week I quit using cannabis fearing for a hospital test. This week all symptoms stopped. My plan is to gain back 10 pounds then make a decision on reintroducing it into my life. Everyone please don't get the wrong idea about my view of cannabis. I 100% support mmj. I don't support descheduling to schedule 2. I am in favor of descheduling it completely. I am in favor of total legalization. This should be pretty clear from all of my older posts condemning prohibitionists.
  14. I've never heard of anyone going psychotic, even though the alarmist media has tried that claim in the past. But if someone starts that thread, I'll be respectful of it since I don't know their situation. I think everyone suspects that even if there were a shred of truth to that, it--like CHS--would only apply to something like 0.0001% of users... nothing to sound an alarm over. Seems to me that a lot of this site is about connecting people to ease suffering. That's why I'm respectful of anyone who swears that mmj treats their condition, even if their doctor, family, friends, and co-workers object to their belief. As far as CHS not being a "real" condition, I see Granny Storm Crow referenced here and elsewhere a lot and she uses that very word to describe it... https://forum.grasscity.com/threads/cannababinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome.1302333/#post-19988410
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