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Old 05-19-2007, 11:37 PM #21
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I don't think mj shows up on a diabetes screening - they have to be "looking" for drugs, in a different type of test.

Pretty sure yer gonna be fine (as far as testing for mj). The diabetes - can't say, but hopin' you'll be fine...

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Old 05-20-2007, 02:22 AM #22
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IF you don't trust your MD enough to tell them your habits then you might want to consider an MD you do trust.
No doctor is going to turn someone in for being stoned or saying they use. They have much more important business at hand.
When a MD knows as many aspects of a situ they can help you in thefullest.

Use your judgement.

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Old 05-20-2007, 03:02 AM #23
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Drug tests are serious shit.. they cant test you unless you sign paperwork for them to do it.. same as a job test. Insurance companies cant secretly test but they can request records.. up to you if thats something you want them to see for something thats moot to begin with regarding doctors care.

Get dropped from one insurance company and you might as well get dropped from them all since they do share that information between themselves because it saves them money. Maybe no biggie if youre single and in good health.. if your playing the honesty game with your families health insurance.. no pity if its stu-pity.

What good does it do in the end if your unecessary honesty results in you not being able to afford to see your doctor?
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:25 AM #24
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Talking with my doctor was one of the best things i did, he told me Mary jane was waaaaay better than anything he could prescribe me, I then quit all the narcotics i was prescibed and now only smoke the healing of the nations.
You should feel out your doctor i definitely didn't go in there the first time and tell him im a pothead. I had a reasonable conversation about my health what i pay him to do.

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Old 05-24-2007, 05:47 PM #25
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glad you all fee so at ease with your doc and the system.. ONCE it is in your records.,. you can not remove it,, it only takes one note to cost you lots,,, insurance,, and lord knows what eles in the furture....

sorry I trust NO ONE... big shame too.. but I also rarely see a doc... been soo long since my last visit,, they had arcived my files and tried to make out as a new patent,,..
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:03 AM #26
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sounds like a bad idea to me. the docs just going to label u a drug user and possibly a drug seeker. so if u do tell em u can forget about getting any drugs like benzos or pain meds in the future if ur ever in need of some. to them ur just a drug user and a liablity since u already abuse drugs. i rele see no reason to say anything in the first place tho..i mean how exactly is telling him u smoke pot going to help him diagnose u better? just seems like an unneccisary risk to take, i personally wouldnt risk my insurance over it.
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:18 PM #27
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Hiding information from your doctor makes about as much sense as hiding your true weight from your bunjee instructor,and may result in the same consequence.
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:37 PM #28
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I had a doc years ago tell me I had hypertension. I felt like I was burning up inside all the time, couldn't sleep and would stay up for two days until I passed out from physical exhausted. I was very young for the condition (full time uni + full time job + evil girlfriend). The doc suggested some fucking prescription, and I asked the doc "what if I tried smoking weed?" She told me it might help and was worth a shot, but to come back for another checkup soon because weed can raise your blood pressure a little (?). Needless to say, once I started smoking (and ditched the girlfriend) my hypertension disappeared. Cannabis saved my life... or extended it rather.
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Hiding information from your doctor makes about as much sense as hiding your true weight from your bunjee instructor,and may result in the same consequence.
Really well put analogy - thank you...

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Old 05-26-2007, 05:43 AM #30
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Sorry, but if that were even remotely true there would be literally 1000's of documented cases of toxic marijuana reactions. It would also give the govt the 'smoking' gun they need/want to further demonize weed.

The fact there isnt anything documented on toxic marijuana reactions and the govt isnt playing this info 9,000 times a day in anti-drug commercials literally means there isnt one piece of evidence in the 3000+ year history of cannabis use to suggest someone stands to croak from not telling their doctor they smoke weed.
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