A male asked:
Can i smoke marijuana a few days after a anxiety/panic attack? 2 days ago i had a panic attack while smoking marijuana. i went to the hospital out of fear that it was a heart attack. i had an ekg done, chest x-rays and blood work and the results came back
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledgeanswered
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
It : It is not safe to smoke marijuana if you are succeptible to panic attacks. This is because subtances in the drug can make people feel paranoid and confused - promoting more panic and anxiety. Marijuana is an illegal drug and should be avoided.
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Dr. James Eyermananswered
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 49 years experience
Probably NOT!: There are two major classes of psychoactive ingredients identified in mj: thc which induces hallucinatons and euphoria or dysphoria/panic--being stoned. Cannabinoids which are not intoxicating and which may aid focus and pain relief. Current cultivation of high thc plants has given rise to greater anxiety/panic/paranoia and psychosis in susceptible persons. Negative circumstances can contribute.
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Dr. Patricia Foster commented
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Suggest you stop smoking marijuana especially if you're prone to anxiety/ anxiety attacks. Treating your anxiety with meds will be undone by mj which stays in your body for a long time.
May 20, 2015
Last updated Jan 25, 2021
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