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Can someone explain extrapyramidal. At first I got extrapyramidal for a month and a half after using ambien (zolpidem) and marijuana and now I got it from kava.
Extrapyramidal?: Please repost and explain what YOU mean by "extrapyramidal." The term by itself is hopelessly nonspecific. ...Read more
I've had trouble sleeping for the past few months since I stopped smoking marijuana, the doctor prescribed 5 mg ambien (zolpidem) but it doesn't ever really get?
Commend yourself for not smoking Marijuana.
5 mg Ambien (zolpidem) at bed time may not be adequate for sleep, or you have developed Tolerance;.
Let Wise Man within you reflect Stresses causing insomnia.
• OTC Sleep aids
Exercise or Yoga in the evening
• Close that day’s Chapter in Book of Life
• Visual imagery of National Parks
• Breathing Relaxation
• Therapy ...Read more
And I hate being on Prozac klonopin ambien (zolpidem) and add medicine and lots others and I would rather smoke marihuana because it helps all of these problems better for me. But I get drug tested.?
Illegal Most Places: Marijuana is illegal in must states still so must be avoided. I agree you need healthier alternative to all the medication. It has been shown that physical exercise can be very helpful. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is an excellent talk therapy that can be very helpful. ...Read more
Many complex effects: Marijuana has a wide range of effects ;this varies from person to person. There are also many strains, some more stimulating, some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea& aid sleep but may impair memory & concentration. Marijuana contains over 100 different medically active compounds & we are still learning what they do. See http://tinyurl. Com/ybodfues ...Read more
Many, such as...: A person can become dependent on marijuana. Drug dependence is the body's physical need, or addiction, to a particular substance, in order for the person to feel like he is functioning normally. Over time, drug dependence leads to physical harm in the user's brain and body, to behavior problems, and to association with people who also abuse drugs and commit crimes to obtain drugs. ...Read more
Using it, right?: Mj has been linked to a 3-fold increase in schizophrenia. It's use has been linked to decreased brain function, & linked to shrinkage of the thalamus, an important brain structure that controls or modulates neural activity. All in all, a wolf in sheep's clothing. In many cases it is definitely a gateway drug introducing acceptance to other drug experimentation & possibly addictions. It's illegal. ...Read more
Many potentially: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more
Time: Marijuana "withdrawal" with sleep problems, anxiety and irritability occurs but in the vast majority of cases, the only thing that is needed is time and abstinence, and these symptoms will pass within days to weeks. It depends on how the person smokes - how often, for how long, how deeply they inhale, and the quality of the marijuana. Good nutrition, adequate vitamins are all that are needed. ...Read more
More negatives: If you're dying from an incurable disease can't eat & have lots of nausea, then mj is for you. Otherwise, mj is a disaster. Takes away motivation, reasoning, perception & persistence. Is definitely a "gateway" drug since mj users think its cool to smoke, then they're more willing to use other drugs. If you haven't used, don't. If you have, stop. ...Read more
Many: As many as the differences between tobacco and heroin. They are two totally different chemical compounds. ...Read more
Medications?: What r ur medications? The info u r giving is 2 vague 2 know what would happen, u probably mean if it would b safe "doing" mj while on meds. Ur location state is md where mj is not legal. If u "do" mj u take 2 risks 1/ ur mental health w/an unexpected "bad trip": high anxiety w/paranoïd ideation & derealization or psychosis outbreak (brief or not) 2/ legal trouble. B safe & save ur $ 2. Thx. ...Read more
No science here: Mdma / ecstasy is now a familiar recreational drug, less deadly than cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine but with some effects that may be serious and are under study. So far, there's no scientific work or pop wisdom on its interaction with cannabis. Whatever the wisdom of the laws, these substances are illegal and the supplies unregulated. Peace and love. ...Read more
Many: Mj is not safe and has many side effects including; dry mouth (cotton mouth), wt gain, sedation, poor judgement, inappropriate affects, panic attacks, paranoia, anxiety, loss of drive, depression and hallucinations (mostly distortions of touch and time). On withdrawal is insomnia, irritability and anxiety. ...Read more
Depends: An addiction is a brain disease. It causes a person to engage in behaviors which may lead to dire consequences. The person knows that but engages in the behavior anyway, because they are addicted. It is all about the consequences. Is a person missing work or school or spending too much money or getting in trouble with the law? Cannabis use can lead to addiction, especially with regular use. ...Read more
Many issues: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed. It can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.Long them head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. ...Read more
No: Cannibus may lead to what is referred to as "the munchies." depending on how you deal with an increase in appetite, you could possibly be consuming foods that would increase you cholesterol.....But marijuana itself would not do that if inhaled. Some people prefer to extract thc from marijuana and infuse it into baked goods, oils, or butters. This could raise cholesterol indirectly. ...Read more
Depends: Any form of smoking may produce benzene derivatives, which are cacerogens. However, there are studies which estimate that cannabis smokers have less incidence of lung cancer than both cigarette smokers and non-smokers. My advice would be not to smoke, period. If you use cannabis as a legal treatment, there are other formulations available besides smoking; sativex, marinol, etc. ...Read more
No: Gilbert condition is NOT a disease and needs no treatment. Marijuana is an unpurified plant material, each batch having unknown differences from other batches, each dose having many different compounds, affecting various parts of the body in both known and unknown ways, with harmful effects to some parts of one's mind and body... and thus is not like a purified modern medicine. Never smoke things! ...Read more
Many are overweight: Two research studies that made the news in 2011 found 14%-17% of marijuana users (3 or more times/week) were obese. Presumably, many other mj users were overweight but not obese. Their findings in people who did not use mj showed 22%-25% of non-users were obese. Perhaps people who tend to become mj users are less obese to start with, or maybe mj users use mj instead of food to soothe their stress. ...Read more
17 states and DC: There are 17 U.S. States that have legalized medical marijuana. You can look the list easily on google. Com on the internet. There are rules that must be followed and they vary by state. ...Read more