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does marijuana cause seizures

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No.it does not: Cause seizures or lower the seizure threshold.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Very unlikely but: Wellbutrin (bupropion) causes seizures in about 1 in 1000 people who take 300 mg or less. The incidence of seizures increases with higher doses. Marij ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
See below: Marijuana is irrelevant. Alcohol withdrawal is associated with seizures secondary to its affects on gluamate and GABA tone in the brain. It has noth ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Neurologist: regardless what is the cause ,seizure is an indication of a serious brain injury or disease you need to be under the care of a neurologist for proper ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: There is no evidence that marijuana increases seizures. Some small studies suggest marijuana may reduce seizures.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Rafael Marquina
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Caffeine: Yes in susceptible individuals and high doses.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience Neurology
Etomidate&seizures: Yes there has been reports of seizures--but the answer is usually much more complex only a few people will get seizures, while most people will not g ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
No: It does not. Four suspected cases have been reported so far out of the scads of people who have used marijuana in the United States. Four people is no ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A hallucination is an experience in which a person sees (or hears, feels, or tastes) something that seems real, but is not really there. The person is ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Can: It can lower the seizure threshold. No numbers on likelihood, but those who have had seizures should use with caution or avoid it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: Excessive use may result in addiction, dependence, and cognitive dysfunction. Modified use of small doses only on occasion seems to be safe. The exa ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Propranolol: In non toxic doses Propranolol would be unlikely to cause hallucinations.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
Not typically: Virtually anyone's brain will seize if you do enough bad things to stress it, in research it is common to model epilepsy by placing certain irritating ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Toxic: Once began, it reoccurs with continued use.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
It can: As a rule, any stimulant can cause or worsen anxiety. Methamphetamine makes the heart race, makes reflexes twitchy, can trigger paranoid feelings, et ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
First comes a spark: Kindling is to epilepsy what a breeze is to a newly lit fire. Because seizures are basically electrical brushfires in the brain, certain stimuli (ofte ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Marijuana adverse effects can manifest without any condition but they may be more pronounced in people with underlying brain damage.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Increased seizures: Mj can lower the seizure threshold. This means abnormal electrical activity in the brain can escape more easily under mj, triggering seizures. This ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
Can cause seizures: Alcohol can cause withdrawl seizures, and may effect the seizure threshhold in the brain for other types of xeizure. It may also interact badly with s ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Marijuana effects: Please refer to diagram for details. Thanks.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evaristo Badiola
46 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly.: In patients with depression and psychosis, serotonergic-noradrenergic meds like venlafaxine could cause irritability, agitation, and possibly paranoia ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe, but uncommon: Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a rapid heart rate of 150 beats per minute, or higher. A patient may feel he has a pounding heart. He may also b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
No: However it could unmask a latent schizophrenic process. "weed" at times causes euphoria and some feelings of paranoia. Hallucinations are not unusual ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Thiretically: A brain tumor can manifest itself with behavioral abnormalities.
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