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I wanna start off by saying I smoke, I have been for 7

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Hey so I wanna start off by saying I smoke weed, I have been for 7 months and up until now I haven’t developed any type of cough or anything but 3 days ago I developed this cough that seems to be getting worse but it’s weird because it’s a cough but I don’t get the urge to cough or a reflex or anything but I know I got a cough because if I try to cough, it’s there. It’s a dry cough currently.. I just wanna know if I should be concerned or not and whether I should visit my doctor

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

3 days, not long

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago

How old are you?

do you smoke cigarettes?

do you have any post nasal drip?

what about acid reflux?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
17No cigarettes, just weedNoNo
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago

Ok good

I would not be worried about this

but the marijuana is clearly not helping your body

it is causing inflammation of the airways and lungs that is triggering a cough

this is not cancer or anything like that but a sign you should stop smoking weed

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Apparently there is evidence that smoking weed doesn’t cause lung cancer so if were to continue, what’s the worst that could happen?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago

You can still get asthma and COPD

so the worst thing is COPD

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Okay and what if I were to take a break instead of quitting? Would that help or would It be best if I quit?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago

yes, that would help

there is a dose response effect

just like smoking 2 packs of cigarettes per day is worse than 1

but quitting is best

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Okay let’s say this cough continues to get worse... when would u say I should visit my doctor?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago

another 7-10 days

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Can you give me some disadvantages and advantages (if any) of weed and few reasons to quit. Just basically hit me with any facts you know.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Also I think I may have a mild dependency as I sometimes get in a bad mood if I’m not high, recently I’ve been smoking every day. Would there be any benefit in switching to edibles for example? Or would the drug still be harming my body?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago

Well, it is a recreational drug. So there are not really any advantages.

In low and infrequent amounts it can help with anxiety and pain

disadvantages are many but mainly with daily use

lung disease, paranoia, worsening anxiety, fast heart rate, among others

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Okay what about switching to edible marijuana that would remove any risk of developing anything in the lungs but would there still be any harm?
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