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Frustrating neck pain, hurts a lot, nothing helps

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  • Posted By: kristenloveskilmann
  • November 10, 2008
  • 11:10 PM

I have had neck and back pain for 4 or 5 months, especially neck pain. At first the neck pain wasn't terrible and wasn't bad at all during the day, just hurt pretty badly at night. The pain was mostly just along the spine of my neck up through the bottom of the back of my head and my shoulder blades were hurting some. A little later I had some jaw and ear pain, and also noticed that my glands were swollen and hurt a little. the ear and jaw pain improved after taking antibiotics but the jaw pain has returned and I still have neck and back pain and swollen glands. I have been to the doctor twice and been prescribed muscle relaxers, antibiotics, and a nasal spray for sinuses. I have also noticed that I seem more tired than before. I'm not sure if it is involved but I smoke marijuana and am prescribed 20 mg of adderall a day. The pain in my neck is really getting frustrating and it hurts a lot, throughout the entire day now but especially at night, and now I am also experiencing severe headaches. I've tried everything and the pain just doesn't go away. Please help me :(

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  • Are you for real!!! You are prescribed 20 mg Adderall and you smoke weed????? I know that making assumptions is wrong but have you been legally prescribed the Adderall? And is it for ADD? I need to ask simply because to take Adderall for ADD and smoke pot is a very contraindicating mix of drugs. I cannot think of any other drug a person could but in their body that would totally cause the symptoms of ADD to increase 10 fold. Mixing those two drugs are very similar to taking a speed ball! And not that I personally have ever heard of any one dying from smoking too much pot. I do believe that the mixture of both these drugs could eventually be fatal. I highly recommend that you stop smoking pot while taking adderall. In fact i recommend that if you are taking any prescribed medication you not mix it with any other drug legal or illegal unless you have confided the use of those drugs to the prescribing physician.As far as your neck pain goes. If you have experienced hearing and or feeling a kind of electric static noise sensation you could very well have a ruptured disk that might be pressing on a nerve root. This would or can cause intermittent neck pain along with shoulder, jaw, arm, hand the inflammation in your neck could also cause your glands to feel swollen, and also at time affect your respirations! stress both physical and mental can worsen the symptoms. You could have ruptured the disk years ago and with more recent trauma (mental or physical) you may have caused the disk to rupture more there by pressing more on the nerve root, thus causing a malady of seeming non related symptoms. But then again there are far too many medical conditions that could be the root of your neck pain with the swelling of your glands. My personal advice is to return to your doctor and tell him that this has gone on long enough for you and insist on further medical inquiry as to why this is happening. He should send you to have an MRI and then to see a neurologist if there is nerve root involvement, before you have any physical therapy. Oh one more thing, if you have been Dx with ADD and you also have depression or if your adderall is causing you a feeling of anxiety, physically and mentally. Talk to your Doctor about that too. There are so very many forms of treatment, both medical and therapeutic that can and will help you live a very productive and happy life with a Dx of ADD/ADHD along with depression. Ask your Doctor about some other medication if that is what you need. Meds like Dexedrine, or even taking Adderall with a SSRI medication which can act as a mood stabilizer when a person is sensitive to amphetamine type drugs that treat ADD and ADHD.But the one issue I Strongly urge you to follow through on is to let your Doctor know about smoking pot. Most Doctors do not have a problem with having an open and honest discussion with their patients about the use of illegal drugs being taken or used when on medication they have prescribed. Your Doctor cannot call the police or tell anyone about your discussion. That would be a total violation of the HIPPA laws. And I know that most Doctor's would rather you talk to them about recreational drug use, because most Doctor's want to help not harm.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2008
    • 00:12 AM
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  • Are you for real!!! :eek: You are prescribed 20 mg Adderall and you smoke weed????? I know that making assumptions is wrong but have you been legally prescribed the Adderall? And is it for ADD? I need to ask, simply because to take Adderall for ADD and smoke pot is a very contraindicating mix of drugs. I cannot think of any other drug a person could put in their body that would totally cause the symptoms of ADD to increase 10 fold. Mixing those two drugs is very similar to taking a speed ball! And not that I personally have ever heard of any one dying from smoking too much pot. I do believe that the mixture of both these drugs could eventually be fatal. I highly recommend that you stop smoking pot while taking Adderall. In fact I recommend that if you are taking any prescribed medication you not mix it with any other drug legal or illegal unless you have confided the use of those drugs to the prescribing physician.As far as your neck pain goes. If you have experienced hearing and or feeling a kind of electric static noise sensation you could very well have a ruptured disk that might be pressing on a nerve root. This would or can cause intermittent neck pain along with shoulder, jaw, arm, hand the inflammation in your neck could also cause your glands to feel swollen, and also at times affect your respiration's! Disk damage and nerve root injuries can cause all kinds of weird symptoms. Stress both physical and mental can worsen the problem. You could have ruptured the disk years ago and with more recent trauma (mental or physical) you may have caused the disk to rupture more there by pressing on a nerve root, thus causing a malady of seeming non related symptoms. But then again there are far too many medical conditions that could be the root of your neck pain with the swelling of your glands. My personal advice is to return to your doctor and tell him that this has gone on long enough for you and insist on further medical inquiry as to why this is happening. He should send you to have an MRI or other medical tests he should also refer you to a neurologist especially if he is at a loss in diagnosing your problem and or treating you successfully. Oh one more thing, if you have been Dx with ADD and you also have depression or if your Adderall is causing you a feeling of anxiety, physically and mentally. Talk to your Doctor about that too. There are so very many forms of treatment, both medical and therapeutic that can and will help you live a very productive and happy life with a Dx of ADD/ADHD along with depression. Ask your Doctor about some other medication if that is what you need. Meds like Dexedrine, or even taking Adderall with a SSRI medication which can act as a mood stabilizer especially if a patient is found to be sensitive to amphetamine type drugs used to treat ADD and ADHD.But the one issue I Strongly urge you to follow through on is to let your Doctor know about smoking pot. Most Doctors do not have a problem with having an open and honest discussion with their patients about the use of illegal drugs being taken or used when on medication they have prescribed. Your Doctor cannot call the police or tell anyone about your discussion. That would be a total violation of the HIPPA laws. And I know that most Doctor's would rather you talk to them about recreational drug use, because most Doctor's want to help not harm.
    best advice 1960 3 Replies
    • November 11, 2008
    • 00:30 AM
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  • Before I can address your problem, I must address a different problem:The post before this.To worst advice:I have no idea who has been misleading you all of your life, but if you are as incorrect, biased, and blind as to find any of your suggestions about the use of marijuana (which, by the way, is being PRESCRIBED now) and Adderall, not to mention drawing the conclusion that this poor person is using someone elses medicine....well I must say...I am appalled. Here are two things to do when answering a question. One: Read. Two: make sense.If you read kristenloveskilmann's problem, it says clearly that shes concerned about her neck, not about what you think of marijuana AND she does include that she is prescribed her 20 mg of adderal. Wow, what a junkie, right? :rolleyes:Anyways, to kilmannloveskristen:You have nothing to worry about with smoking marijuana while on the use of adderal (I know, i know, that wasnt even your concern). I am friends with a few doctors who even say that marijuana can definetly calm down the "edginess", if you will, that adderal can render upon its user. Seeing as I am located in California, where marijuana IS LEGALLY PRESCRIBED TO PATIENTS, it is very common for doctors to prescribe the two drugs. Where's your answer to that, tard? Marijuana and speedball do not belong in the same sentence. Or context. Or, obviously, your post, doofus.Sorry, it just frustrates me to see people give their more than obviously biased opinions on marijuana. After all, hows Bush's war on terror going? *sigh*... The extent of which was given in the post prior to this, should not only be disregarded, but heralded as the most inane bunch of (insert swear word here).I am very sorry to hear about your neck. Hope you didn't injure it worse when you threw your head back in laughter.Have you ever been involved in a carcrash? Perhaps suffered some whiplash recently? Or are you one of those chronic 'neck popper' people? If so, please not only for your sake but for the sake of those who have to hear those wretched crackings, find a different habit. It is very bad for your neck.Chances are you have a pinched nerve. I had a somewhat similar situation, except I was freebasing cocaine with adderal ;) (a joke for the previous poster). I'd suggest a heating pad and some icy hot, much rest, and a visit to your doctor if the pain doesn't die down soon enough.I wish you the best.Go buccaneers!
    buccaneers404040 3 Replies
    • November 11, 2008
    • 01:17 AM
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  • First, stop smoking weed. It can a lot of neurological problems, including depression and pain. I have read several books over the years. The one on depression told a story of a woman who was suicidal and had to drop out of college and move back home because of smoking weed. Another book involved drug abuse. The author treats people in chronic pain. Often when he gets people off the drugs (both legal and illegal that they are abusing, their pain diminishes or disappears all together. These are people who had severe pain and medical conditions diagnosed by a doctor. So step one is to get off those drugs. Another note, both Adderall and weed have a similar side effect—psychoses. You are playing Russian-Roulette with your health. Second, have you had a CT scan or MRI? Might be a good idea.
    halal37 96 Replies
    • November 11, 2008
    • 02:28 PM
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  • Spondilosis has simmilar symptoms.Best is to see a Neurologist
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2008
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  • Excuse me buccaneers404040. I was addressing kristenloveskilmann question. My response to you for assuming what my point of view personal or scientific is just that. Your very wrong assumption. Do you know what the drug Marinol is? If not look it up and read what the medically recommended precautions are. Also when a person is prescribed any drug or even purchases an over the counter drug. There are warning listed on all medication that specifically state that if you are taking other medication for any other medical condition, it is recommended that you consult with your doctor before use. Now you may think that is just a bunch of legal blah printed to legally cover that pharmaceutical company from litigation or being sued. But that is by most just considered common sense. I didn't read any where in the question kirstenloveskilmann states her doctor said that using other medicine when she is taking adderall is fine. That she doesn't need to worry adderal is still effective with all drug use. And when I say drugs I am not talking about only illegal recreational drugs. My point of view and your point of view about the medicinal use of Marijuana is really not what should be discussed here. And as it states in my screen name best ADVICE. Well if you knew what the definition of Advice was, you would keep your biased and in my opinion ignorant comments to your self. So how about you relax. Perhaps you should have a few tokes before you start spouting off! :rolleyes: And kirstenloveskilmann if you have ever watched the program Mystery Diagnosis on the discover network. The one piece of advice given by more then half of the people involved in those cases recommend that patients try to educate and research your condition and try to always have an understandable and open dialogue between you and your doctor. That if you are not satisfied by your doctors diagnosis or what he thinks the problem is or if he says he is at a loss and just doesn't know, then you should ask him if he can refer you to a doctor that can treat you effectively or knows what tests should be done to help you. Doctor's are human too. Sometimes they just do not know, but a good doctor should and will try to find another medical professional that can help. And the best advice that anyone can give you is to talk to your doctor, tell him everything. And if you have a Doctor you do not feel comfortable with, then you should try and find a Doctor you do feel comfortable with. :)Basic definition of ADVICE: Merely an opinion about what a person or group could or should do in any given situation.
    best advice 1960 3 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
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  • Excuse me buccaneers404040. I was addressing kristenloveskilmann question. My response to you for assuming what my point of view personal or scientific is just that. Your very wrong assumption. Do you know what the drug Marinol is? If not look it up and read what the medically recommended precautions are. Also when a person is prescribed any drug or even purchases an over the counter drug. There are warning listed on all medication that specifically state that if you are taking other medication for any other medical condition, it is recommended that you consult with your doctor before use. Now you may think that is just a bunch of legal blah printed to legally cover that pharmaceutical company from litigation or being sued. But that is by most just considered common sense. I didn't read any where in the question kirstenloveskilmann states her doctor said that using other medicine when she is taking adderall is fine. That she doesn't need to worry adderal is still effective with all drug use. And when I say drugs I am not talking about only illegal recreational drugs. My point of view and your point of view about the medicinal use of Marijuana is really not what should be discussed here. And as it states in my screen name best ADVICE. Well if you knew what the definition of Advice was, you would keep your biased and in my opinion ignorant comments to your self. So how about you relax. Perhaps you should have a few tokes before you start spouting off! :rolleyes: And kirstenloveskilmann if you have ever watched the program Mystery Diagnosis on the discover network. The one piece of advice given by more then half of the people involved in those cases recommend that patients try to educate and research your condition and try to always have an understandable and open dialogue between you and your doctor. That if you are not satisfied by your doctors diagnosis or what he thinks the problem is or if he says he is at a loss and just doesn't know, then you should ask him if he can refer you to a doctor that can treat you effectively or knows what tests should be done to help you. Doctor's are human too. Sometimes they just do not know, but a good doctor should and will try to find another medical professional that can help. And the best advice that anyone can give you is to talk to your doctor, tell him everything. And if you have a Doctor you do not feel comfortable with, then you should try and find a Doctor you do feel comfortable with. :)Basic definition of ADVICE: Merely an opinion about what a person or group could or should do in any given situation.Ha. Irrelevant. And before you start telling me to have a couple "tokes", why don't you once again, READ carefully. That is my ADVICE. I was addressing the idiocracy in the post you thought was appropriate. Telling kristenloveskilmann that the two combined make a speedball?? Where did you grow up? Little house on the prairy? That just doesn't make sense.Adderall: makes you a bit grouchy, less hungry, more awakeMarijuana: hungry, happy, sleepy Almost a complete counterbalance, correct? Don't go saying that our oppinions on marijuana should be kept out when that's what you made a mess in your pants about in your original post. And you keep babbling about her doctor and confidentiality, bla bla bla. Look, point is, your going to either scare this poor girl or give her the wrong idea entirely. I just think before you give yourself the title of best advice, you should try giving some of decent quality. I wish you the best.
    buccaneers404040 3 Replies
    • November 13, 2008
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  • I was really just asking for advice on what to do about my neck hurting, not anyone's opinion on my lifestyle. I am legally prescribed the adderall for ADD and it is pretty rude for you to suggest otherwise. You are right that pot and adderall are contradicting drugs but not in the negative way you describe. In fact, I smoke at the end of my day to calm my nerves, increase my appetite, and help me sleep, basically reverse the side effects of the adderall... that doesn't exactly sound like a speed ball... Obviously you have been misinformed, I am the one using the drugs so I probably know more about their effects than you, don't you think? Also, my doctor and I have a VERY honest relationship and she is well aware of anything that goes into my system. And I am not depressed like you seem to assume as soon as you see that I smoke marijuana. I am in my junior year of college and making A's in all of my classes while also doing an internship. So, thanks for your concern but I really just want my neck to stop hurting... Thanks buccaneer guy for not judging me based one paragraph you've read :)
    kristenloveskilmann 2 Replies
    • November 14, 2008
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  • I did respond to you question about neck pain, as well and any other person could using this forum.Sorry you took my advice (see definition I posted for advice) as a judgement. As a parent of 3 two of them being adults at this time. I am well aware that there are individuals in the world that have great success with the medical benefits of smoking marijuana. My son who is 24, when he stopped using heroin, (and he has remained clean from that drug for over 4 years now. Thanks to his knowing how Marijuana affects him!) But when he was in the process of detoxing, he was placed on a methadone program. He hated it, felt it was the replacement of an illegal drug addiction with a drug addiction that is socially accepted and legal. He didn't want to continue to be addicted to this drug. He felt that heroin had taken control of his life for over a year and that he wanted to live with out a drug having control over his life for years to come. He also could not afford financially to continue paying for this treatment. He had no job and no medical insurance. So he was administratively weaned off the Methadone. He felt sick as he was being weaned off and so he began smoking pot to get over the rough times in this weaning. And once he was no longer getting the Methadone for at least a week post withdrawal he smoked everyday. And yes when he didn't have the money to purchase weed I gave it to him. The caution I gave him was to be very careful, because at the time Possession of marijuana was a criminal act. In this last election I voted along with the majority of Voters in Massachusetts to decriminalize the possession of marijuana. In the beginning I asked him why he smoked. He told me that in the past when he had been prescribed Prozac or other type antidepressants or told to take a benzodiazepine for anxiety and sleep he hated feeling drugged to the point of not being able to function. He said he felt Pot was his Prozac. And I have no problem with that. And that is also why I am happy that marijuana has become decriminalized in MA. Bucky boy took my cautions to you and blew them way out of portion. AS you also and from what I can see due to Bucky's assumptions felt I was judging you and your use of non-pharmaceutical drugs. That was far from my intent. I stand by what I wrote regarding your original question about your neck pain. I give this advice having advised my sister the same about her neck pain. As it turned out she did have a herniated Disk that was pressing on a nerve root. She was going to just go to physical therapy as her GP recommended. But then the endocrinologist that we both see, told her that he would recommend she see a neurologist first, just to make sure that further damage was not done to her spine and the nerve root. SO that is what she is doing. SO again I would recommend that you ask your doctor that because this pain is not subsiding maybe there is something more to be done to help you find out why you have this pain? Like possibly having an MRI scheduled. You just might find that you have an injured nerve at C5, C6, or a herniated disk, that is pressing on a nerve, perhaps there is a history of disk degeneration in your family. As a person that is very well aware of the mortality statistics of poly drug use.(and that is not just the statistics of illegal and or recreational poly-substance use or abuse) I would caution anyone that wrote they were mixing medication and do not indicate in the same paragraph that their physician is well aware of the drugs they are putting in their body. SO again SORRY you took my advice as a judgement. It wasn't. It was just the concern of one human being to another. Oh and when I made the reference to speed-ball in was in reference of taking an upper with a downer. It wasn't in reference or implying that your were using illegal heavy drugs like heroin, oxies, qualudes and/or crystal meth., or E or any thing like the class of those drugs. Oh also My sister had her neck pain off and on for almost a year, and through the year every time this neck pain reoccurred the duration was longer each time. Finally she could not physically take the pain and crazy type symptoms that were being caused when she was having this aching and pain in her neck. She is much better now, even though she has not gone to the neurologist and she still has the pain. She is better now, mentally because she knows now why she has been having this neck pain.
    best advice 1960 3 Replies
    • November 15, 2008
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  • I have buldging discs in my neck c5 & c6. It is a constant pain and the pain radiates to my shoulders and back. I would suggest getting an MRI of your neck to see if you have any disc issues that could be causing the pain. On the other topic, I was told I have ADD but I could not tolerate the adderall. I am still trying to figure out how to handle it. Sucks to be me. Good luck! :)
    selfhelp74 3 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
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  • Goodness me, major debate here about marijuanna and adderall. But do any of you really know what your talking about ? You can't just take the effects of two drugs compare them and then decide whether they go together or not ! You need to know the neurochemistry. But incidentally, marijuanna acts on the cannabinoid system and adderal acts on the dopamine system. Two systems that are mostly unrelated. So in my opinion you'll be fine. Wouldn't recommend doing them both at the same time because one will kind of defeat the point of the other but you won't do any damage. Apart from the damage that the smoking will do to your lungs, which is what I would be worried about if I were you. Get a vapouriser or something.
    gungwane 62 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
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  • I did respond to you question about neck pain, as well and any other person could using this forum.Sorry you took my advice (see definition I posted for advice) as a judgement. As a parent of 3 two of them being adults at this time. I am well aware that there are individuals in the world that have great success with the medical benefits of smoking marijuana. My son who is 24, when he stopped using heroin, (and he has remained clean from that drug for over 4 years now. Thanks to his knowing how Marijuana affects him!) But when he was in the process of detoxing, he was placed on a methadone program. He hated it, felt it was the replacement of an illegal drug addiction with a drug addiction that is socially accepted and legal. He didn't want to continue to be addicted to this drug. He felt that heroin had taken control of his life for over a year and that he wanted to live with out a drug having control over his life for years to come. He also could not afford financially to continue paying for this treatment. He had no job and no medical insurance. So he was administratively weaned off the Methadone. He felt sick as he was being weaned off and so he began smoking pot to get over the rough times in this weaning. And once he was no longer getting the Methadone for at least a week post withdrawal he smoked everyday. And yes when he didn't have the money to purchase weed I gave it to him. The caution I gave him was to be very careful, because at the time Possession of marijuana was a criminal act. In this last election I voted along with the majority of Voters in Massachusetts to decriminalize the possession of marijuana. In the beginning I asked him why he smoked. He told me that in the past when he had been prescribed Prozac or other type antidepressants or told to take a benzodiazepine for anxiety and sleep he hated feeling drugged to the point of not being able to function. He said he felt Pot was his Prozac. And I have no problem with that. And that is also why I am happy that marijuana has become decriminalized in MA. Bucky boy took my cautions to you and blew them way out of portion. AS you also and from what I can see due to Bucky's assumptions felt I was judging you and your use of non-pharmaceutical drugs. That was far from my intent. I stand by what I wrote regarding your original question about your neck pain. I give this advice having advised my sister the same about her neck pain. As it turned out she did have a herniated Disk that was pressing on a nerve root. She was going to just go to physical therapy as her GP recommended. But then the endocrinologist that we both see, told her that he would recommend she see a neurologist first, just to make sure that further damage was not done to her spine and the nerve root. SO that is what she is doing. SO again I would recommend that you ask your doctor that because this pain is not subsiding maybe there is something more to be done to help you find out why you have this pain? Like possibly having an MRI scheduled. You just might find that you have an injured nerve at C5, C6, or a herniated disk, that is pressing on a nerve, perhaps there is a history of disk degeneration in your family. As a person that is very well aware of the mortality statistics of poly drug use.(and that is not just the statistics of illegal and or recreational poly-substance use or abuse) I would caution anyone that wrote they were mixing medication and do not indicate in the same paragraph that their physician is well aware of the drugs they are putting in their body. SO again SORRY you took my advice as a judgement. It wasn't. It was just the concern of one human being to another. Oh and when I made the reference to speed-ball in was in reference of taking an upper with a downer. It wasn't in reference or implying that your were using illegal heavy drugs like heroin, oxies, qualudes and/or crystal meth., or E or any thing like the class of those drugs. Oh also My sister had her neck pain off and on for almost a year, and through the year every time this neck pain reoccurred the duration was longer each time. Finally she could not physically take the pain and crazy type symptoms that were being caused when she was having this aching and pain in her neck. She is much better now, even though she has not gone to the neurologist and she still has the pain. She is better now, mentally because she knows now why she has been having this neck pain.To quote you: "ARE YOU FOR REALL????" What was the point of this post? I'm glad to hear your son and sister and whoever else are doing fine, regardless of whether or not they overcame drugs, herniated neck disks, etc. etc.We all have problems. That's why were on this board. Except, i dont think anyone asked if anyone has relatives who have had drug problems.Learn how to type. Enough said. You can't give advice if you can't string together a correct sentence. Also, you now seem to be in approval of marijuana. So, basically, you are a walking, talking, posting contradiction. Bucky boy is a cute name to give someone...if your eleven. :rolleyes:Point is, stop referring to your definition of advice, because you still fail to do one thing that is VERY important when posting "advice: READ.YOUR LAST POINT WAS COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT! YOU BABBLED ABOUT NOTHING! GO HOME! STOP GIVING ADVICE! STOP CLAIMING YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT ADVICE IS! The MRI/catscan/whatever is the ONLY thing you said that was appropriate! Heroin, marijuana, all that other stuff: utterly ridiculous. If you need to vent, get a ***n Xanga.But to Gungwane: *applause* finally...finally someone with some insight!
    buccaneers404040 3 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
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  • Okay, well I dont smoke very much. Actually, only about 3 hits maybe twice a week. I started smoking pot when I was in 9th grade. When I was 18 or 19 I would smoke schwag every single day and a lot of it and it never made me have any pain at all. Im 22 now and I have noticed over the past 5 months or so that everytime I smoke (KB now days) my neck will hurt the same way you described yours hurting. On the sides of my neck and up under and behind my head a little. Sometimes it hurts in the shoulders too. It usually starts hurting like this about an hour after I smoke. Lately I havent been smoking as much for that reason unless Ive been drinking. I dont drink very often either but if I smoke while Im drinking I tend to be a "better behaved drunk".
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 17, 2008
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  • Hi... I have the same symptoms as you when I smoke weed, too. I started smoking pot when I was in 9th grade. When I was 18/19 I smoked schwag every day. Now I only smoke twice a week and its usually KB. For the past 5 months or so I have been getting neck pain much like yours about an hour after I smoke. It starts on the sides of my neck and goes up under and behind my jaw. Sometimes its in my shoulders. I think its usually just on my left side. Is your pain consistent or only when you smoke too? :confused:I'm a 3.5 GPA pre nursing student at the University of Texas right now so I totally agree that these other people should try it themselves before they make assumptions about marijuana's effects on the mind and body. Oh and by the way, there are very minor drug to drug interactions with the use of Marijuana. It may effect the absorption of fat soluble vitamins, but no studies have shown anything statistically significant. Im currently taking a pharmacology class and the person that made statements about poly drug use is most likely wrong. Which Im sure you know. Marijuana effects EVERYONE differently and there are a many many different kinds of delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC). Marijuana is biphasal (upper then downer) and because it is fat soluble, it has a long half life.
    HollyB05 1 Replies
    • November 17, 2008
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  • The pain in my neck is always there but gets worse later in the day, which is usually when I smoke pot. The pain feels worse when I smoke but that could just be me being paranoid...ha.
    kristenloveskilmann 2 Replies
    • November 29, 2008
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  • I occasionally take adderall and every time I take it I get an irritating tightness on the right side of my neck, I found this because I was searching to see if it was associated with the adderall and have found this also happens with other adhd medications. I don't understand how some people get the neck pain but other's don't. Maybe this is an indicator that you really have ADHD, I don't know I'm not a doctor and am just saying, not judging. I don't smoke much pot but it does help calm the effects of adderall and help you sleep after taking adderall which sometimes makes you unable to sleep. I just wish there was a way to feel the benefits of adderall without the neck pain.
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  • I have had neck and back pain for 4 or 5 months, especially neck pain. At first the neck pain wasn't terrible and wasn't bad at all during the day, just hurt pretty badly at night. The pain was mostly just along the spine of my neck up through the bottom of the back of my head and my shoulder blades were hurting some. A little later I had some jaw and ear pain, and also noticed that my glands were swollen and hurt a little. the ear and jaw pain improved after taking antibiotics but the jaw pain has returned and I still have neck and back pain and swollen glands. I have been to the doctor twice and been prescribed muscle relaxers, antibiotics, and a nasal spray for sinuses. I have also noticed that I seem more tired than before. I'm not sure if it is involved but I smoke marijuana and am prescribed 20 mg of adderall a day. The pain in my neck is really getting frustrating and it hurts a lot, throughout the entire day now but especially at night, and now I am also experiencing severe headaches. I've tried everything and the pain just doesn't go away. Please help me :(Maybe its Fibromyalgia
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    • October 11, 2010
    • 06:17 AM
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  • Did you ever get any answers because I have had the same problem for years now. You described it to a T! Have you had your blood pressure checked bc mine is very high in the evenings as you said that is when the pain is worse. To top it off I recently had a stroke in my cerebellum. Wondering if this pain we've had caused my stroke. Bc the doctors are stumped and saying it s spontaneously.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 4, 2014
    • 00:08 AM
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