can i take cbd before colonoscopyDecember 15, 2021
Last night at about 10pm I took 7 drops of CBD oil for the first time. Testing it on anxiety issues.
It will be about 60 hours between the CBD oil and the procedure. I will mention this to the anesthesiologist but wanted to know if I'm in the clear.
Ok I appreciate the info. My worry was some sort of depressing effect on the nervous system causing a dangerous situation with the sedative. I'm not sure if I'm going under all the way (like unconscious) but I'm having the endoscopy and colonoscopy at the same time. well. one after another lol.
Ok good. I should have read the pamphlet before now. Luckily I'd stopped all my other supplements a few weeks ago.
You'll be fine. Stick with your plan of mentioning it to your anesthesiologist.
the big thing about herbal supplements is that a lot of them cause increased bleeding. things like turmeric, garlic, fish oil. so it's a procedure risk. the main herbal supplements i want to know about from an anesthesia standpoint are ephedra-containing stuff (which is very uncommon now), and things like St. john's wort, since those can affect neurotransmitters.
Hello all. I've got a colonoscopy and endoscopy on Thursday morning. I was aware of the food limitations but just read that I'm not supposed to take herbal supplements for 7 days prior.
I'll eat light today. No nuts or jams or seeds. Then tomorrow around 3 I start the mag citrate and a little later the first suprep.
I'm a little nervous because I have a history of panic attacks. I've been better in recent years, much better in fact, but situations like this can flare up some mean anxiety. I'd rather just go to sleep and wake up when it's done if that's safe.
There is also some evidence that smoking weed may cause airway hyperreactivity, just as cigarette smoking does. This hyperreactivity can cause problems with breathing during and after surgery. An anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist who is aware of this risk is better positioned to respond quickly, should problems occur.
Tell your provider what form (or forms) of cannabis you use, how much you use, and how frequently you use. Your provider will take this information into consideration when planning your anesthesia and postoperative pain relief.
Learn more about marijuana and anesthesia, including how to talk about marijuana use with your anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist.
Be honest about your use; don’t downplay or underestimate how much you use. Remember: marijuana use can impact the effectiveness of your anesthetic and pain medicine, so honest disclosure is your best chance at a comfortable procedure.
Another study found that patients who used cannabis and required surgical repair of a broken leg needed more anesthetic and pain medicine than patients who underwent the same surgical repair but did not use cannabis.
Marijuana and Anesthesia.
It is not a good idea to undergo surgery or an endoscopy while under the influence of marijuana. If possible, stop using marijuana at least 72 hours before a scheduled colonoscopy, surgery or other medical procedure requiring anesthesia or sedation.
Doctors and researchers have found that patients who use marijuana usually require more anesthetic medication to achieve adequate numbing and relaxation. One study found that regular marijuana users (defined as using at least weekly) needed more than 3 times as much total anesthetic as nonusers to reach the level of sedation for endoscopies.
So, if you’re scheduled for a colonoscopy, it’s a good idea to be honest with your anesthesiologist about your cannabis use. If you don’t tell your provider about your marijuana use, or under-report your usage, you may have a more unpleasant experience, as it will likely take longer to perform the procedure and you may not be as “out” of it as you’d like.
The short answer: Yes, marijuana interferes with anesthesia. As uncomfortable as it may be to disclose substance use to your healthcare providers, it is essential if you want to receive top-notch care. If you regularly smoke weed or use cannabis-based products and do not tell your healthcare providers about your use, your body may not receive enough anesthetic or pain medication to be effective.
Before any surgery or medical procedure requiring anesthesia, a healthcare provider will ask you a lot of questions about your health and health habits. These questions are designed to identify any potential issues so your medical team can treat you appropriately. When the provider asks about drug and alcohol use, share the details of your marijuana use, regardless of whether marijuana use is legal in your state. Your healthcare providers will not disclose any information you share with them to law enforcement or anyone not directly involved in your healthcare.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists has urged the federal government to allow more research into the effects of marijuana on anesthesia and human health.