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Why Do Grass Give Me Gas?

Discussion in 'Medicating' started by nukkchorris, Apr 24, 2011.


    Hotwired Well-Known Member

    I know this is an old thread but I've had this problem for years. The SAME exact feeling and reaction that you had. I could not figure it out at first but I noticed it happened almost 5 to 10 minutes after I smoked. It didn't happen all the time and it didn't matter what weed I smoked or what food I ate before, or if I didn't eat at all.

    It mostly happened if I smoked too much and my stomach and esophagus would seem like they tightened up. My chest would start to hurt and I would get shortness of breath. Then I would have this huge burp start to build up and all of a sudden it would SLOWLY start squeezing out of my throat. Then this would repeat over and over for sometimes 2 hours or more.

    I tried eating cookies and gummies and the same thing would happen when the treats were too strong.

    So I started to pay close attention to what really caused this to happen. It's not smoke cause the same thing happens with treats or vape. I believe it may be the amount you smoke which then causes an anxiety reaction which makes the gas even worse. I believe something in the stomach and lower esophagus tightens/closes up and is not able to quickly release the huge amount of gas that's forming in your belly. So it builds up and gives a sore feeling to your chest until you burp it out.

    If the burp seems to slowly "squeeze" out of your stomach then our symptoms match up pretty well.

    So, in conclusion. I think strong weed, or too much THC, plus creating an anxiety situation, tightens stomach and/or esophageal muscles causing the gas to build up without a clear escape route. This in turn makes the anxiety worse and the gas worse.

    But there is a quick cure if you have access to a good doctor who is understanding of your situation. The thing that works for me is called Alprazolam. Just a .25 mg pill and my gas and anxiety subside within 10 to 15 minutes. Now .25 is the lowest does you can take but I might take 2 or 3 of these a month so they work easy on me. Others might need a slightly higher dose.

    Remember, I am no doctor, but I do know the symptoms well. This also may need to be studied closer because it seems to be more of this going around than first realized. It may be that some doctors haven't been able to put this together yet because many people go to the hospital for this and wont admit weed use.

    It's been 5 years, let's see if anyone else has these symptoms now.

    TroubledPatient New Member

    This is very interesting and also very helpful. I have been experiencing these issues on and off for some time now. Your description, especially the slow burps squeezing out, sounds like I am explaining it. Naturally, I also then begin to worry about heart issues and that gets me really panicky and anxious. I am able to run, workout, exercise vigorously and never experienced anything abnormal. In fact, it seems this symptoms only arise when I'm idle. I believe this is due to my mind having the 'time' to fixate on the issues and begin freaking out. Whereas when I'm busy, I don't think about it or notice it. Plus, I've never actually blacked out, fainted, etc. There are times where I will get very anxious and it seems like i could pass out, but never do I actually begin to 'fade to black' or actually pass out. I have had them at times where I hadn't used any thc but it does seem like the thc can trigger it. I do not smoke or drink at all either.

    I've always wondered how Xanax would help because if it was more mental (I do believe it is more than mental but I think the mental side is what blows it out of proportion, and actually causes the issues) then something like a low dose of Xanax would help tremendously. That being said, I really don't want to begin taking prescription medicine if I can help it. Do you only take the Alprazolam when you feel an attack coming on? Or as soon as an attack occurs?


    Hotwired Well-Known Member

    I only take it after an attack occurs and I get too anxious to control how I feel. 95% of the time I burp it out and in 10 minutes I'm good. If I can control it in my head and tell myself it's only gas, then the anxiety relaxes a bit and things calm down pretty quickly. But the 5% of the time it gets out of control I take the xanax and I'm better in 10 to 15 minutes, 20 tops.

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