HEADACHES and homegrown

Discussion in 'Basic Growing' started by G-MAC, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. G-MAC

    G-MAC Registered+

    hi guys, does anyone know why some amatuer homegrown can cause headaches.
  2. RetiredFF

    RetiredFF Registered+

    I would think that pesticide or even late fertilizer absorption might produce such sypmtoms. Also, if you are smoking it, you might be having an idiosyncratic reaction to oxygen deprivation. Do other people who smoke the same weed have the same symptoms?
  3. purpledocious

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    Yea It has happened to me when I smoke some good weed. It occurs when the high starts going away I feel very uncomfortable I feel like I can't breath right.

    You probably did not flush it right or maybe the weed had a intense high. I know a few people that get that when they smoke some dro.:jointsmile:
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2007
  4. the image reaper

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    be sure you stop ALL fertilizing about two weeks before harvest ... then, give the plant a couple of good plain-water flushings before harvesting, too ... get yourself a vaporizer, give your lungs a break ... :smokin:
  5. burnable

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    maybe too much grassy, planty, chlorophylly material in the bud? perhaps from improper or accelerated drying
  6. elway07

    elway07 Registered+

    There is also a possibility of having some mold in your weed if you haven't controlled the humidity levels while flowering. Just another possibility. It could be the fertilizer as someone else already said.
    I grow some dank ass grapefruit and noone that smokes it gets headaches whatsoever. I have forgotten to flush before harvest, or at times suddenly realized that it was later in the life cycle and hat to chop before having time to properly flush and have never run into this problem.
    If it is you growing it do you have a dehumidifier in the room?
    good luck
  7. Duke420

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    premature harvesting gives me headaches. I did some tests my first time and the only ones that gave me headaches were the early buds. When I get orange/red, is so nice.
  8. Delta9Haze420

    Delta9Haze420 Registered+

    It's also possible (albeit unlikely) that it is psychosomatic (or more properly, "psychogenic"). It is possible that for whatever reason, the first time(s) you had homegrown, you had or deleloped a headache from some physiological cause unrelated to the herb. After that, your subsconcious mind may have linked the homegrown to the headache. A good way to figure out is to have three (or so) varieties of bud, and do what is called a double blind test. This requires the help of two trusted friends (or one friend and a computer - a trickier operation if you aren't familiar with DB studies). One person takes the three different kinds of bud and lables them (such as A, B, and C) and also takes note of which letter corresponds to which type of bud. Then the second person gives you A, B, and C, however this person does not know which letter (or number or whatever) stands for which type. This way the person giving the bud won't unknowingly tip you off or in some other way taint the experiment. If none of the three give you a headache, it is all in your head (no pun intended). If more than one or the "wrong" one give you a headache, it is also probably in your head. The only outcome that proves it actually is the bud is if the bud in question, and only that bud, gives you a headache. Note that you won't know which was which until after the experiment.

    Now that I've written a short story on how to do a Double Blind Study for an unlikely cause, I'll give a few other ideas...

    You may have an allergic response to something present in the particular strain. Also possible are allergies to the soil, water, and fertilizer. Check your device(s) for possible allergens such as switching papers or a new pipe, etc. Also, depending on how it is cut and smoked (ie with or without leaves, seeds, tobacco, etc), it may be giving off a very high level of carbon monoxide (which would be the only reason for oxygen depravation, unless you are holding it for like 40 seconds, which is pointless). High levels of CO can make you light headed at first (or pass out {and die, technically}) if you continue breathing large quantities, but give you a headache after you begin breathing normal air again. And finally, some bud just does that. I've seen some really dank sativa that for whatever reason always caused a headache (which was easy to prevent by taking two advil {Ibuprofen} or your favorite analgesic {pain killer} about an hour before). Sorry the post is long, but hope something in it helps :) G'day!

    And I agree with reap, get a vape! I know a lot of people don't like the Volcano as much as when it first hit the market, but I wouldn't trade it for anything (except maybe a bunch of really really dankness :jointsmile:). There are some cheaper ones made now so it shouldn't be nearly as cost prohibitive as it used to be...
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2007
  9. ganjzilla

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    yeah its happened to me a few times, but thats when i was getting it from a guy who didnt really kno what he was doing, i think it had to do with his fertilizers and such...moved up to a legit grower so i got it under control now
  10. GreenThunb

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    It happened to me also but just when i didnt feel good or something and every hit you take makes it worse like pressure in the head

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