Well I've been smoking for a solid 2 years. By solid I mean, It's hard to remember a day when I wasn't high... 8 months ago I got my medical marijuana card to pretty much save my own ass when it came to smoking, but for the reason to cure my insomnia (when I don't smoke and try to sleep... I'll be lucky if I get 4 hours in) and to help me with my weight... I'm a twig. But about 5-6 months ago I started having this weird stomach issue. Most of the day it feels extremely empty as if my stomach is sucking on its own walls to find nutrients or the acid is just having a splash party in there. The best way to describe it would be to say it feels almost like Butterflys in your stomach like if you're gonna break some really important news and you're really nervous about it? When at the same time it feels almost burning empty like I'm running on stomach acid... while nothing is in there however, my stomach constantly growls. Like that feeling of your stomach compressing right before you have a growl? Yeah but a lot more painful... that growl relieves so much damn pain. Now if I smoke weed I can literally feel my stomach pains and feelings disappear. Like it's wiped out of my stomach from one side to the other. The other thing is my appetite... if I don't smoke within 3 hours before I eat, I will have no appetite. As in nothing sounds good and if I start eating something I slowly start feeling nauseous bite by bite. So basically it seems all good, right? Kind of, I mean technically weed is curing my symptoms on a way healthier level than chemicals and meds. But at the same time considering this came on a little coincidentally I'm thinking it might be caused by weed. I quit smoking here and there after a few months for 2 days just to get my tolerance back up, and those two days were HELL. I don't know if it was weed withdrawals or just the weed NOT curing my symptoms making them worse but I was in bad news. Pretty much I'm just confused/ paranoid. Does anyone know if marijuana can cause stomach problems? Any? I already went to the doctor, and honestly told him about my "usage". After tests I came out with nothing but a "try and call a gastro" and "well one test showed signs of possible ulcers but another test disproved that". I was googling shit and looking around for answers but any other website is very bias and pretty much says "weed is the devil, QUIT QUIT QUIT!". I know too damn much about this plant to believe that shit and I also know it really has no negative side effects especially when it comes to your stomach but then again... I may not know everything. So I'm asking the un-bias population of RIU... Can you make sense of this? Should I quit? Should I slow down? Should I just keep smoking and check up on my problems with the gastro? Pretty much I'm sitting here staring at my Vaporizer with these stomach pains contemplating whether I should smoke, or quit and try and get healthier. Every option sucks in my head, if I smoke, I feel like It's just a withdrawal and I want to just give in and keep smoking... I almost feel powerless to weed. But if I quit, I get no sleep, no food, and essentially feel worse... UNLESS it's just withdrawal symptoms... God damn, this is why I smoke. I don't even think this is all coming out right. Fuck sobriety someone tell me i'm crazy!