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A 19-year-old male asked:

was a marijuana smoker.last time heart was racing and felt like was going to die. now when sleep or relax i feel intense shaking and sinking. anxiety?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Sounds like anxiety: Marijuana increases heart rate slightly & causes anxiety in some but any adverse effects should dissipate within several hours. It's possible what you smoked was adulterated. Your current symptoms sound like anxiety but could have other causes, like low blood sugar or hyperthyroidism.Magnesium (glycinate or taurate) may help, as can b complex, exercise, meditation & herbs like rhodiola. See comment:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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For a good article on natural therapies for relaxation see http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20669377,00.html (a good article but leaves out magnesium and rhodiola). Homeopathy may also be very helpful so consider seeing a homeopath. Also consider counseling. If natural approaches don't work doctors can prescribe anxiety meds but I advise trying natural approaches first.
Jun 11, 2013

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