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can you get serotonin syndrome from smoking pot

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Cannabis & serotonin: Cannabis can increase serotonin levels, and definitely should not be used with ssri's like zoloft (sertraline). In fact if you've been struggling wit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
Combo or high dose: Serotonin syndrome is too much serotonin in the brain. If you have tolerated zoloft (sertraline) for a long time, than your chances of developing the ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interactions.: Effexor XR (venlafaxine) and Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) may interact & “increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, difficulty ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Unlikely but if you: experience symptoms of excessive serotonin including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, agitation, confusion, restlessness, dilated pupils, headache, changes ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Haupt
48 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, but uncommon: You can get serotonin syndrome. With flushing, fever, rapid heart rate, blood pressure elevation, etc from ssris, but it is very uncommon with these d ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
YES: Smoking weed whether you have aspergers or not increases the risk of developing psychosis/schizophrenia. It also increase the chance of developing wha ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Nelson
44 years experience Critical Care
No: Smoking predisposes to many chronic lung, heart, and blood vessel complications and smoking-related lung disease such as emphysema or chronic bronchit ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: It takes repeated use, over many weeks, and usually at least months or even years. You can get reactions from your first drinking episode (nausea, vom ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your health. It increases risk of both bacterial & viral infections such as influenza, bronchitis an ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
hives: Are not likely to be related to smoking.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kaegi
44 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely.: Not if you are using only cannibis. This symdrome occurs potentially with any substance that blocks dopamine.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: Smoking is addicting. If you are around a lot of smokers, you might be inclined to smoke yourself. Obviously, you are not addicted to smoking until ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: It just adds a bit to it. Marijuana smoke has its own hydrocarbons or "tars, " although they do not seem to be as bad as the ones in tobacco. It doe ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't know of...: Any data on effects of weed on neuro effects of B12 deficiency. Neuro effects of B12 deficiency often (not always) reversible (at least somewhat, if n ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Whiteheads: Are not related to becoming smoke free. Please don,t let them become an excuse for you to start up again. Congrats and keep going. Peace and good ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, you can.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: One can get high from second hand marijuana smoke, if he is in an enclosed space with a smoking person for a long enough time. The amount of active in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
No: Chewing tobacco is related to oral cancer - since it is not smoked/inhaled it doesnt increase the riskof develoing emphysema/copd.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Apparently not.: Studies have started to show that marijuana appears to fight cancer rather than cause it. Studies in california have appaently demonstrated that mar ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many approaches: Withdrawal from cigarettes tend to be intense but short- most symptoms pass within a week. Marijuana withdrawal is much more subtle/mild but can last ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Nicotine withdrawal while uncomfortable is not dangerous like alcohol withdrawal.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Meth: Sure u can. Be nice to your stomach. It will be nice 2u.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Asperger's disorder: There is no associated disorders associated with asperger's disorder that would shorten a person's life expectency.

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