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Does smoking pot / marijuana help reduce outbreaks?

Discussion in 'Herpes Treatment Zone' started by JPNY, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. JPNY

    JPNY Newbie

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    I'm curious if anyone has tried smoking pot to reduce their daily stress and possibly reduce outbreaks? I seem to have had more CS outbreaks lately and I am pretty sure they are stress related. Would love any feedback/opinions on this. Thanks so much.
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    JBnATL Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Marijuana has a negative affect on your immune system, and anything that hurts your immune system helps this virus.

    If you want to reduce the stress in your life, take up yoga.

    JB
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    Thanks, that makes sense. And I agree yoga is wonderful, I have been doing it for years. Namaste.
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    Ive been known to smoke a lil doobage every so often. I dont know that I would rely on it purely as a tool to prevent possible outbreaks, but I dont think will be too bad if you like to imbibe every now and again. Sometimes I like to have a little bit at the end of the week once all my priorities are taken care of, fire up the PS3 and just chill.
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    I've been wondering the same thing but for a different reason.. When I was first diagnosed a year and a half ago I already smoked occasionally but picked it up much more frequently..Like..all day every day.. eventually I came down to just every other day.. and now it's about every few days.. i wouldn't say i've seen much of a difference in it making it worse or better and i definitely wouldn't rely on it .. buuttttt... It does keep me from emotionally breaking down. Which I've noticed I get irritated 'down there' when I "go off the deep end" from emotional stress..

    So... it did help me ..does..
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    I get irritation "down there" too when I am emotionally breaking down! Its amazing how QUICK the virus reacts to how your body reacts!

    And I partake...oh yes.
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