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 why do my joints crack and ache? i feel about 80 yrs old (im 23)?
its worst in the morning. ive been tested for arthritis but results came back clear. what else could it be?...

 What does Speed do?
now I am a 14 year old. I want to know in a way i can understand or in simple form what Speed the Drug does to people....

 overdosed on 30, 30/500 co-codomol 39 hours ago would they still be in my system now?

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btw i went the hospital like 2 hours after o took them my gf woke up on me and stopped me taking the rest but i refused go the a and e till she calmed me down, they ...

 what percentage of british people are obese?
visiting turkey where the majority of tourists are english, i have noticed that most of them are obese. and to make it worse the woman have no problem wearing bikinis. it is disgusting really....

 What are specific foods that cause constipation? Ones that relieve it?
My son is a young adult, & he wants to know what to do about it. He is miserable! Is there a specific diet?
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He did see a Dr. She said drink more water....

 my eye lid has been swollen for two days it itches allot. eyeball isn't red or cloudy vision just a very puff?

 i dont understand, im super tired IM exhausted but when i try to go to sleep all of a sudden i feel energetic.
I really need to get some sleep 2... how come i feel this way......

 have i got anemmia?
i thought i just bumped my leg the other day getting off the bus, but i have woken up this moring with little bruises all over my legs and a couple on my arms, i am feeling tired alot of the time but,...

 I am unable to see dead people?
Up until now this has never been an issue, but it just started happening two days ago. Does anybody have any reason as to why this is going on?...

 Do you get less quality sleep when you are snoring?

 i need medical advice please?
hi im stephen and im 18 about 5 days ago i had problems swallowing and i started to get pus pockets in my thorat and then i went to the doctor and tested negative for strep. so she gave me predisone ...

 Is skin cancer really that dangerous?
We always put sunscreen on our kids, but is it really necessary other than to avoid the occaisonal sunburn?...

 Woke up with ringing in ear. Tinnitus??
Hi all,

I woke up this morning with ringing in my left ear. It's driving me insane. I did some research and found the symtom tinnitus. I thought it was ear wax build up, so I cleaned ...

 Why do we shut our eyes when we go to sleep?

 Do my symptoms indicate strep throat? help?! is doc lazy???
Ok, my husband and I have both been really sick for about a week. We saw a doctor today, and he didnt even test us for strep throat. He said probably just a virus that will have to go away on its ...

 Is it bad to sleep on your stomach?
I'm wondering since I've heard that it can compress your ribcage or heart or something. Any info appreciated....

 tell the truth, how long have you gone with showering?--?
did it get to the point-where you could not stand to be around yourself?...

 how come my boyfriend gets colds all the time?

 is it OK to swallow Chewing Gum?

 HELP! Sensative stomache when it comes to seafood and dairy. Any suggestions?
My buddy, nice guy, about 23 years old, has a sensative stomache. When he eats seafood, he gets sick and eventually has to vomit, afterwards, he produces a lot of mucus and spits it up all over the ...

The New guy
What are the advantages and Disadvantages of Smoking MArijuana?
Please give medical reasons

#1 it is a medicine that can help you if you need it believe me i know because my grandpa had to take it for medicine when he had cancern but the cancern got to him and he died
#2 if your not sick and you do not need to take it but you do take it anyways for no reason and you do not need it them that means your just taking it for pleasure

It is used to help kill the pain in termenaly ill patients. The advantage is it helps the patient deal with the pain until their time is up. Like any other medical drug the disadvantage is the body becomes use to it and it takes more to get the same effect. ( This is what I think)

Here are some stuff found on the net.

"The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana can relieve certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms caused by such illnesses as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS -- or by the harsh drugs sometimes used to treat them. And it can do so with remarkable safety. Indeed, marijuana is less toxic than many of the drugs that physicians prescribe every day."

-- Joycelyn Elders, M.D.
former U.S. Surgeon General, 3/26/04

"The American Medical Association (AMA) calls for further adequate and well-controlled studies of marijuana and related cannabinoids in patients who have serious conditions for which preclinical, anecdotal, or controlled evidence suggests possible efficacy and the application of such results to the understanding and treatment of disease.

The AMA recommends that marijuana be retained in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act pending the outcome of such studies."

-- American Medical Association
June 2001

Everything we eat and breath in kills us these days but beyond that...
Pot like anything else is an individual thing. What works for one may not work for others. I knew a lady when I was seventeen who only started smoking pot because it stopped her epilepsy seizures and she tried it out of desparation not because she wanted to get high...I've known others who prefer it to alcohol and other harmful drugs.
Probably the rule of thumb to go by is try it...contrary to what some uninformed people say it won't kill you. If you like it fine...if not don't do it again. Balance and moderation.
Myself I have smoked it since I was fifteen and truly believe I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for pot, so the key is be your own person...make your own decisions...be a leader not a follower...noone knows what's best for you except for you so look within.

Cap'n Donna
you get high or you don't get high

Yung M B'z up C'z down
Maurijuna Is An Mind Alterd Drug Some Advantges Are you get this funny feeling you will laugh,eat,sleep,fall,it all depends on what kind of weed you have. the more stronger the thc is the more of effects you will feel but some diadvantage are memory loss and you will start failing(if you are in school) because you will not feel like doing work. loss of coordination, lack of reflexes but i read the other day that maurajuina is not linked to lung cancer.

Ranelle Jerome
Medical advantages - it curbs nausea so that cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy can eat, and have the appetite to do so. Suppresses anxiety in same patients.

Disadvantages - short-term memory loss and loss of motivation in casual chronic users. Added tar in lungs and slight loss of motor coordination.

Cancer, oral cancer, cancers and lung cancer.

I LOVE it when people say it KILLS you!

I want sources for that.

Actually. The advantages are that it is said to calm you, to alleviate pain in people that cannot take pain medicines, and recreationally, it's a bit like getting drunk... a totally different feeling, but it makes your mind fuzzy and people think it is fun.

The disadvantages are that you are taking smoke and tar into your lungs, just like smoking cigarettes. And that it's illegal... in some countries.

Many countries (USA not included of course) are de-criminalizing marijuana because there are no proven medical adverse effects besides the inhalation of toxins (as in cigs).

How many times have you heard of someone coming home drunk and beating their family? How many times have you heard of someone coming home stoned on marijuana and beating their family???


I gave up pot after 15 years of calling it "meds"...It makes you think it is helping you but really it is poisoning your mind.It is like any other drug...BAD...DONT DO IT!

you will find expertise at www.goaskalice.com for all mental and health questions

There are no advantages!!! It kills you!

There are no disadvantages its used for medicinal purposes in a lot of states and countries! Have you ever heard of coke being use for medicinal purposes? NOPE! No disadvantages that I know of.

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