My wrists hurt again, because I got high.
January 14, 2012 10:28 AM Subscribe
I used to suffer from tendonitis, but I thought I had it licked. Now, after using marijuana, I'm not so sure.
posted by Two Stranger to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
What happens when I smoke is that the soreness and stiffness in my wrists that I associate with inflamed tendons returns. I can think of two rudimentary explanations:
1. It's psychosomatic. I can't rule this out, though there is a conspicuous lack of evidence to support this theory: I don't think about having had tendonitis very often, and I usually forget in between my infrequent smoking sessions that this happens, which is all to say that the idea of wrist pain lacks the sort of recurring presence in my thoughts that I would expect in this case.
2. I am still suffering from an attenuated case of tendonitis, the pain from which I only experience in the more sensitive state of being high. Of course, this begs the question by assuming that being high does in fact make me more sensitive to stimuli like the ones I describe.
My question is which of the two you deem more likely, or whether there is a third explanation that I'm missing. If you can back up your answer with experience or, even better, some literature on the subject, I would be much obliged.