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Recreational Drugs and Alcohol and Food Sensitivities

By Mikhaila

Hopefully, this one won’t get me in trouble but I’ll put it out there because I haven’t found any info on it anywhere else online. And I did google it when I was wondering.

Unfortunately, this inability to consume basically anything except for pure distilled alcohol, water, beef, and salt, also means I can’t do any fun drug.

About two months ago I had a terrible cold, and I can’t take any painkillers so I was laying there (basically dying) and figured I’d smoke some weed. I had already reacted to a puffer months before that but I figured I’d give the weed a go.

I had autoimmune symptoms for about 3 weeks after smoking that joint. They weren’t terrible like trying to reintroduce a new food, but it looks like I can’t inhale anything. Even marijuana. A vaporizer probably would have been a smarter idea but I didn’t have one on hand.

(UPDATE: not entirely sure if this was actually just a reaction to the cold. Colds give me flare ups so it could have been that, not the weed. Probably won’t test it out though.)

Other drugs:

I’m a pretty open individual and I’ve tried a lot of different recreational drugs, especially as a university student. Cocaine is also a no go. Obviously coke isn’t good for anyone but I can’t do any without three weeks of skin breakouts, joint pain, back pain, and brain fog. Not nearly as bad as a food introduction (funny eh?) but still not worth it at all. Haha, it’s also difficult to feel sorry for yourself if you’re reacting to cocaine… So I do not recommend.

It looks like the only substances I can abuse are bourbon, vodka, and silver tequila. And trust me, I’ve tested everything else out.

Just to reiterate:

Bourbon, vodka (unflavoured), and silver tequila are the only alcohols that don’t have added ingredients after distillation. Bourbon is stored in wood which gives it its flavour and colour but that doesn’t seem to bother me. (Hangover pills here that help you detoxify alcohol rapidly – no fillers in these pills).

Other whiskeys (like scotch) can have added caramel colouring. I react to this. So if you’re super sensitive those are three alcohols that are the least reactive. Silver tequila (gold tequila has added caramel colouring), bourbon, and unflavoured vodka.

Good luck out there. Don’t let anyone complain at you for trying to fix yourself. It’s hard enough as it is.

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  1. Are you still breastfeeding? That and alcohol do not mix. What’s in your blood is in your breastmilk. I’m reading neuroscientist Matthew Walker’s Why We Sleep right now, and just read a few pages on it. Chapter 5, he talks about alcohol-laced milk and the suppression of REM sleep on the infant, which they need while developing their neural pathways in the brain. Think about it, and maybe read that chapter! I’m a nanny too, so I know how important the first years are for the child’s development. So much information, so little time. Hope this is helpful.

    1. I’m not breastfeeding at night anymore. So having a couple of drinks before bed isn’t a problem while breastfeeding. Definitely less dangerous than feeding babies iron fortified cereal 🙂

  2. Oddly enough, I’ve noticed that tripping out (LSD, psilocybin, or mescaline) will often end a flair up for me. I’m not sure if they tweak some of the neurotransmitters in the gut, or maybe there is an overcompensation or immune modulation that happens. Or some of the other compounds in mushrooms and cactus may also act as antimicrobial agents. I’ve had good success breaking RA flairs + fatigue & depression/anxiety with antibiotics and herbal antimicrobials as well as with any diet that starves out bacteria so I wouldn’t be surprised if they affect the gut microbiome in some way.

    1. I’ve also noticed any kind of cold or virus will ramp up joint pain and symptoms for me. Have you noticed if airborne allergens flair you? Dust, pet dander, mold? I’ve noticed a correlation but it is hard to tell if the flair is causing allergies or if the allergies can cause a flair.

    2. Yes! When I get sick my arthritis comes back. And body odour.. I haven’t noticed if pollen does it. I’ll find out next spring. I try really hard to avoid it.

  3. I tried making a tea with cannabis scratchings and a bit of the bud, but it still made my face break out in pustules. I was hoping I could use it to help me sleep as I was one of the ones who has a hard time sleeping more than 2-3 hrs when in deep ketosis; it’s better now, fortunately. Ah well, it’s probably better in the long run that we need to stay so clean even if it sucks at times…Thanks for these updates, Mikhaila, it really helps.
    P.S. I’ve been watching a lot of your dad’s videos because I was tired of seeing so many contradictory, love him/hate him comments on my TL on Twitter. I think he’s highly misunderstood and even though I’m a moderate liberal, I agree with the majority of his positions–go figure 😉 Hope he’s doing well, too! I can really relate to so many of his and your symptoms and am just so happy we’ve all found a way out of the nightmare.

    1. It triggers arthritis in me. FWIW, the doctor told maybe I could get away with it occasionally, like once a month, but I really need a reason to smoke it anymore. Not a casual thing.

    2. Thanks. I have adjusted the diet into a lifestyle at this point. I avoid the allergens, limit carbs to about 20g/day and I seem to tolerate it well. I have little desire for alcohol and really don’t seem to have any real vices left. That was never a goal particularly. As far as weed, I can easily live without it but it is occasionally fun . I tend to be paranoid more than before and find myself making low-carb treats when I’m stoned. Imagine that. So far, no arthritis outbreaks that a dose or two of ibuprofen hasn’t cleared right up. I AM allergic to blue agave cactus…so no tequila for me. Which explains a few things.

    3. That’s good to hear, then. I’ve cut out alcohol (except for the rarest occasion) because it stalls my weight loss, which I’m still working on. I can’t tolerate anything plant-based right now, but it’s ok, not complaining. I’m just glad there’s beef and water. That’s interesting about the agave. I remember reading somewhere that agave isn’t good as a sweetener because it’s almost pure fructose and taxes the liver as much as alcohol..

    1. Vaping lowers your immune system more than alcohol and traditional smoking does. So I am not sure that is the smartest advice to someone who has severe autoimmune disorders… research it.

    2. If the original vape suggestion was regarding cannabis, the allergic trigger to my arthritis isn’t affected by how I smoke it. Sativa seems to trigger it more, but I prefer it to the indicas. Remember, THC goes to the cannabinoid receptors, and CBD from the indica goes to the opioid receptors. Also, I run every day. The endorphins from running also fo the the cannabinoid receptors and will knock the THC right out of there. So a good runner’s high will sober you right up from a sativa hangover quite nicely.

  4. Did you use tobacco in the joint?

    i still smoke cigarettes to help with the depression until i get better, now i’m scared i won’t get better on all meat because of that 🙁

    1. I should be able to get rid of the worst depression by just eating beef+water right?

      and then i drop the cigarettes once the nightmare is over?

    2. Ok, but your reactions from inhaling things were never enough to trigger the severe debilitating depression right? just ‘minor’ reactions?

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