Convo with my chiropractor

HIM: So, have you ever tried illegal drugs?
ME: For my headaches? No.
HIM: Well, I mean, medical marijuana…
ME: I smoked pot a few times when I was, like, sixteen.
HIM: I mean, it’s illegal here, so obviously, as a medical professional, I could not suggest that you try it. But, well, they do have it in California, and they say it works very well for headache pain.
ME: Uh-huh.
HIM: I’m not advising you do commit any illegal acts. I’m just saying, some people have gotten relief from it.

15 thoughts on “Convo with my chiropractor

  1. Saffy November 18, 2011 / 6:40 pm

    why not! it works for menstrual cramps. If you don’t like smoking, make brownies!

  2. Leslie November 18, 2011 / 7:25 pm

    I think this is the funniest blog post you’ve written in a long time. Thanks for the laugh and I hope your hand heals quickly.

    • Leslie November 18, 2011 / 7:28 pm

      And you managed an update? Wow! That’s impressive!

      • Meaghan November 19, 2011 / 7:38 pm

        Annnnnd another update, two days in a row! SCORE!

  3. Jill Volker November 18, 2011 / 8:23 pm

    This definitely happened to me up in AZ at the gastro… with my mom in the room. Probably the funniest conversation and post you have had yet!

  4. Princess Shantae November 19, 2011 / 12:07 am

    I’d say try it if I didn’t know already how dumb people act once they get a little pot in them. Seriously, I’ve been around lots of ppl who were smoking pot or eating it or whatever and they all lost like 20 or 30 points off their IQ’s. Its tiring being around them. They’re not out of their head or anything but you can’t make them shut up for anything and they think they are geniuses. At least a drunk will usually pass out after while and be quiet.

    • Meaghan November 19, 2011 / 1:26 am

      I knew a lot of potheads at college, and a few afterward. In my observation they tended to be very unmotivated, just plain lazy types — made so by the marijuana. If they stopped smoking it, after a week or two they would perk up considerably.

    • Nicole November 19, 2011 / 11:42 am

      Hmm, seems to be a general stereotype generated by the media. Yes, SOME “potheads” are lazy and unmotivated. These people usually are not very self mitivated individuals regardless of the pot….
      I know many many daily smokers (live in medical legal state) and they raise families, own homes, work jobs (doctors, lawyers, police YES even police officers do it) What I’m getting at here, not all just a few hours a week at McD’s or something. Maybe a young teen or early college when smoking, usually combined when drinking too, and aren’t used to it and want to show off or play it up can act stupid and immature. But responsible adults who use it for valid reasons are not what you are picturing and describing….. And I tell ya, I’d much rather be in a room full of stoners than a room full of drunks.

      • Meaghan November 19, 2011 / 12:16 pm

        Probably I just don’t know enough responsible adults. In all seriousness, my circle of real-life friends (and many of my online friends for that matter) consists largely of people who are at least a little bit crazy and disreputable.

  5. Jane November 19, 2011 / 6:53 am

    I used to be quite the hop head and can say that, unfortunately, it didn’t help my migraines at all. Sad! I don’t think mine were the same horrendous scale as yours. Maxalt alleviated my pain, and after a partial hysterectomy I’ve only had a few migraines this past year. Wish there was something to help you. It’s the most horrible, debilitating pain in the world.

    • Meaghan November 19, 2011 / 12:27 pm

      Probably doctors would deem a hysterectomy premature in my case, seeing as how I’m only 26 and have never had a kid.

  6. pdq451 November 19, 2011 / 10:25 am

    They’ve already pumped you full of synthetic heroin, so what’s a little pot going to hurt? I love the ridiculousness of the medical profession.

    Seriously, from what I gather through reading the blog, I would highly advise against your using pot. It may be beneficial for some, but the negative side effects it has would not interact well with some of the other, unrelated issues you’ve described.

  7. Celeste November 21, 2011 / 2:04 pm

    Wow! Your chiropractor suggested medical marijuana for your headaches? Well, where did he get his medical license? A CrackerJack box?

    • Meaghan November 21, 2011 / 6:18 pm

      Trust me, most of the other things he suggested were a lot weirder.

  8. Robin Cox November 22, 2011 / 1:23 pm

    It’s neat to see a doctor with an open mind! Like any medicine, it’s got it’s perks and drawbacks, especially when compared to more addictive narcotics, etc. Good luck on your path to being pain-free! Living in constant pain can be such a drag on your lifestyle, soul and personality, I feel for ya!

    (And hang onto that sense of humor, haha!) 🙂

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