The Role of Cannabis in Treating Long COVID

During a recent (and very important) call with one of my publishers, the call was muted whenever I wasn’t speaking so I could fire off my vomit. but the call was too important to reschedule. , causing nausea and throwing up before my head hurts (it hurt as badly as I wanted it to). Sticking bullets in your brain) can start.Honey, I’m sticking with THC gummies. Cannabis can also help with nausea.

Before 2020, when a friend contracted COVID-19, I was migraine-free. The new coronavirus was right after the restaurant opened and before a vaccine was developed. I figured if the restaurant could open, I might be at risk for this respiratory disease. After all, I’m young, healthy, and never smoked. When it comes to cannabis, I mostly stick to food.according to Washington Post, our brain’s blood vessels are lined with endothelial cells, which have angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors, a type of protein that coronaviruses latch onto. This causes such cells to become inflamed and compromise the blood-brain barrier, causing swelling and causing damage. What is called the long COVIDsymptoms or effects of illness that persist for weeks, months, or, as I can attest, years after initial exposure.

“Mainly what we’re looking at is the long-term cognitive effects,” says cannabis clinician Dr. Mikhail Kogana faculty member at George Washington University, Medical Marijuana: Dr. Kogan’s Evidence-Based Guide to the Health Benefits of Cannabis and CBD“Patients show cognitive decline and, in more severe cases, complete dementia.” Common symptoms of long-term COVID, he said, include depression, anxiety and insomnia. mood disorders, pain such as migraines (as you can imagine, anxiety, depression, and insomnia have no effect). Hair loss, brain he fog, and changes in taste and smell are also common. For some people, the lengthy symptoms of COVID are completely unexpected, but for others, the SARS CoV-2 virus creates an underlying condition, or predisposing health problem, that activates infection. It seems that “Often, when you start treating long-term COVID patients, you discover other problems because you know they’ve had other problems for a long time. There was, and no one paid enough attention.”

Thankfully Washington Post While there are examples of older people developing dementia after exposure, these nerve injuries usually occur in younger people between the ages of 20 and 50 who did not require hospitalization. There is also But some are still reeling from the ongoing destruction.

David, 30, from Enfield, Connecticut, and his partner of 10 years first contracted COVID in late January 2020. First, his partner contracted COVID after traveling several states to pick up the couple’s new rescue dog, Ellie. David contracted COVID shortly thereafter. “Fast forward a bit and I got sick too, had to be tied to the bed and use the wall and bed frame to prop myself up. We jumped year-round and won Delta in September,” says David.

Since then, even after they got over “having COVID” and were no longer contagious, the health problems continued. Hard to breathe and coughing a lot from the extreme heat and cold Early results show scarring in the lungs I also have sleep apnea my brain feels like it increase [has] 10-20 years old. I have horrible short term memory now. I am terribly hurt and often exhausted,” says David. He adds that his partner has a similar list of symptoms, with the exception of POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia) and fibromyalgia, as well as more severe symptoms. Saying you’re better than me is like saying someone handed you a knife in a shootout, but I was lucky because I got two knives in a shootout,” says David. . “I hope it makes sense.”

It’s not a happy story. David’s partner lost his job on the farm due to prolonged COVID symptoms. He has been unable to continue his consumer and fan service work at LEGO, largely due to his COVID brain his fog lingering. “The results of my work have been absolutely terrible. But without the work there, I would not have been able to get the medical care that I have received through employment insurance over the past two years. Without that insurance, To say we are in a worse position is an understatement. The lengthy COVID has taken a lot from us,” David wrote. high times.

David has also found hope in a fun place outside of the video game industry: cannabis. “It helps me stay focused, or at least helps me get my head off the negative thoughts that have been caused by COVID for so long. My partner literally couldn’t hold back his first meal of the day for a while without eating food to calm his stomach. Since becoming a user, I’ve actually enjoyed sleeping again,” says David.

Cannabis is one of the few COVID treatments that covers many symptoms instead of one. “Very few patients come in with one symptom, they all come in with a package, and that package usually contains three to five symptoms. It’s pretty much the only treatment I can think of that targets . If patients have been complaining of migraine headaches, insomnia, anxiety and nausea, that’s four drugs to cannabis,” says Dr. Kogan. He says CBD is the first line, but for most pains you need a small amount of CBG in the mixture. , adds that CBG is very effective in chronic neuropathic pain, especially when you are in a situation of anxiety or depression.

Unfortunately, this is difficult to study. Not only are doctors learning more about the long COVID every day, they only have a few years to work, but they’re trying to get funding for cannabis research until the federal government finally removes the Schedule I label. is the worst. But don’t worry. As always, science nerds find a way. In February 2022, the UK’s NHS Research Ethics Committee and Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency announced that he had long been one of the world’s first scientific studies on the efficacy of cannabis to treat COVID. approved.Research is done by NGOs drug discovery sciencefounded by neuropsychopharmacologist David Nutt. It has said Horseback riding was more dangerous than ecstasy.

Drug Science recently completed a Phase 2 trial. “This is a feasibility study and we are still in progress so I cannot give you the results, but the patient response seems to be pretty good. More than 500 patients have submitted data, and what we’re seeing is a statistically significant improvement in people’s health since being prescribed medical cannabis,” said Drug Science. CEO David Badcock said. high times on zoom. They give their patients a full-spectrum, high-CBD oil that contains a small amount of THC, but is supported by the company. BOD Australia.

according to Dr. Mikhail Kogan“Most of our patients recover. The reason they recover is because we don’t look at this like medicine. Let’s try to find out why we’re in these states. Let’s try to fix what’s underlying the symptoms.” Having said that, there’s no reason why patients shouldn’t get better over time.

“Cannabis is like, ‘Your life has been trauma after trauma.

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