Home         Forums  

Go Back   Marrowforums > Practical Issues > Questions and Answers
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Questions and Answers Not sure where to post a question? Post it here.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Fri Mar 30, 2018, 06:27 PM
Denis Danko Denis Danko is offline
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Slovakia
Posts: 2

Hello, I am 18 years old boy from Slovakia, I was transplanted 31.August.2017 , so it is right now exactly 7 months after transplantation, before marrow transplant I was marijuana user. I just want to ask If is it possible to smoke marijuana in this period (7 months after bone marrow transplant) After transplant it was everything good, only one problem was EBV virus, bu that was such a big problem I was close to die, but I don't. Everywhere I had a nodes.
In my country smoking marijuana isn't legal and medical marijuana isn't legal too. Please help me if you have any experience, thank you
Reply With Quote
Old Fri Mar 30, 2018, 07:52 PM
Neil Cuadra Neil Cuadra is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 2,520

You asked about this in your previous thread (Bone marrow transplantation (currently 1month and 3 day) too.

There are a few aspects to consider. Getting in legal trouble is obviously one concern, which you already know. Does that prevent you from asking your doctor about using marijuana? Legal issues also prevent marijuana from being more extensively studied.

On the medical side, there are two questions you might ask: Are there medical benefits to using marijuana? What are the risks of using marijuana?

Here are some previous forum discussions related to these questions:There is also information at other websites:

This question and answer are about the use of THC (the chemical in marijuana) for the Epstein-Barr Virus.

There's a marijuana website with a discussion about marijuana after transplant.

Patients taking an immunosuppressant like Tacrolimus (fujimycin) after a transplant have a risk of drug interactions if they use marijuana, as reported in a medical journal.

An old study found that transplant patients who subsequently used recreational marijuana had reduced life expectancy, while later research supports the use of THC under a doctor's direction.

The Cleveland Clinic, a very well-respected medical center, weighs in with their advice about avoiding infections after a bone marrow transplant:
Avoid tobacco and marijuana use. The use of these substances, along with exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (second-hand smoke), increases your risk for bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
As you can tell, there's still a lot of debate and discussion about the risks versus benefits. If there's any chance that you can talk to your doctor about it, I recommend doing so.
Founder of Marrowforums and caregiver for my wife
Reply With Quote
Old Mon Jan 28, 2019, 06:47 AM
williamjackson88 williamjackson88 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Canada
Posts: 1
Most of the time medical marijuana is helpful but first, you need to concern with your doctor when you using it after the transplant. Even EBV problem you have faced that gain an adaptive immune system, also known as the acquired immune system. EBV infects B cells of the immune system and epithelial cells.
Reply With Quote
Old Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:12 AM
rikler rikler is offline
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: United States
Posts: 1
Just interesting who know marijuana or CBD flowers legal in Indiana? I found only this blog https://cannaflower.com/cbd-legal-indiana/

Last edited by rikler : Sat Dec 26, 2020 at 08:49 AM.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bone marrow transplantation (currently 1month and 3 day) Denis Danko Tell Your Story 2 Sun Jan 7, 2018 03:45 AM
Marijuana use as marrow recipient mindzeye Questions and Answers 3 Tue May 2, 2017 11:28 PM
Cannabis Oil vs Smoking Pot vs Hemp Oil Bossywife MDS 17 Wed Apr 5, 2017 07:27 PM
Marijuana after transplant JayVee718 Transplants 3 Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Forum sites may contain non-authoritative and unverified information.
Medical decisions should be made in consultation with qualified medical professionals.
Site contents exclusive of member posts Copyright 2006-2020 Marrowforums.org