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Question: Hae, hederitary angioedema


 jUnNii0R - Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:29 am

Question:
I have HAE and im under treatment,though Danazol is not working for me i get stressed out and still have the swolling and all the symptoms becuase i stress out really easy i been reading and trying to know more HAE treatments so i came up with the question
yes i am a marijuana user and what i had noticed is that when i didnt lived home for 1 yr. i never took the Danazol all i did was smoke some medical marijuana i got from a friend during the weekends and use to stress out as much and never got the symptoms during that year. As a came back home i wne to the doctor to go get my prescription of Danazol as usual routine i started taking again and stopped smoking "MM" so couple of weeks later i got stressed out and started with them symptoms again then i used "mm" and the swolling went down as same as my stress level the next day the swolling from my hand and arm went down pretty quick.so what im trying to ask is.can medical marijuana help my case with no abuse of its use when ever needed or to prevent the symptoms? if so or if not is it possible i can talk to my doctor about this and if so is medical marijuana legal in the state of minnesota for treatment to patients with bad illness?
Thanks-junior
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:35 am

User avatar Hello,Recent research has shown that our body contains endocannabinoids which are like marijuana like substances produced by the body naturally.Research is on to discover synthetic tetrahydrocannibol active ingredients which are now showing some promising results in allergy treatment.But remember these works are in their infancy and does not naturally mean that marijuana is effective bearing in mind lot of problems associated with usage including the addiction potential.So best is to await for newer therapies.Also I could not find any reference of marijuana in hereditary angioodemas.Best wishes.

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