Medical Cannabis for MAC

Posted by suenfl @suenfl, Tue, Oct 1 3:48pm

I have MAC and Bronchiectasis. Has anyone tried medical cannabis for either of these?

@sounder27

Ginak. It is my understanding that the current issues with vaping thc have to do with the oils that are created as part of the inhalation/deliveryprocess. Lungs, especially those with compromising conditions such as Mac or ntm’s, should not be exposed to substances that would inhibit oxygen exchange. I would check with your pulmonologist and follow recommendations . I don’t believe much if any research has been done regarding cannabis or thc vaping and more and more reports of lung damage are surfacing each day. I would definately proceed with caution and check with my pulmonologist. This is just my opinion.

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Agree 100%. I was just wondering if there would be a difference between the two.

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@ginak

I am interested also. Would you know if there is a difference between vaping and smoking? I tried smoking a couple of times a few years ago, but it made my chest hurt and made me cough up thick, green phlegm for at least a day afterward. At that time I didn’t know I had bronchiectasis or MAC. I just knew then it was NOT for me. I wonder if vaping would be different now.

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Smoking and vaping are completely different.

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Thanks for sharing! With all the new info on cannabis being used medically it is interesting to see how it would help with this illness.

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@ginak

I am interested also. Would you know if there is a difference between vaping and smoking? I tried smoking a couple of times a few years ago, but it made my chest hurt and made me cough up thick, green phlegm for at least a day afterward. At that time I didn’t know I had bronchiectasis or MAC. I just knew then it was NOT for me. I wonder if vaping would be different now.

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Vaping is very different from smoking. You might cough a few times afterward, but coughing up phlegm is a good thing!

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