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Can Marijuana Be Detected On An Eeg Test
I use Medical Marijuana to treat my seizure disorder. Should I stop use to get an accurate EEG test? Or continue use to see the effectiveness of it.
Would smoking marijuana alter the baseline readings of my ambulatory EEG if I am a heavy regular user?
It may: Weed affects the brain and not in a good way. Get off it while you are ahead! For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Right now I am undergoing a 48 hour ambulatory eeg test and I am a regular cannabis user, will this alter my results in any negative ways?
I am having a 5 day EEG test and if I smoke cannabis during it will they notice some changes that I should be worried about?
Cannabis Dependence: EEG is done for Diagnosis of seizure disorders, head injury, memory problems or sleep disorders. Physicians evaluate EEG findings in the context of complete history, Neurological examination and Mental Status. Ask -if use of Cannabis has affected your concentration, thinking, emotions, memory and judgement; fallen down, or had seizures, then have EEG Follow treatment with Neurologist; NA Meetings ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can marijuana be detected on a saliva drug test if you are a heavy user? I ceased smoking 11 days ago.
Records brain: Electrical activity occurs thruout the body, and like an electrocardiogram recording heart activity, small discs are taped to specific areas of the scalp, and pickup underlying electrical impulses from brain activity. The rhythms vary during sleep and waking, and are compared to normal expectations. Diffuse slowing may correlate with diffuse problems, and paroxysmal activity may indicate seizure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They are separate tests.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends: How long marijuana is detected in the urine depends strongly on frequency of use. In regular users (more than once a week), the marijuana metabolite builds up to a high level, often on the order of hundreds of nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml), from which it may take weeks to decline back below the threshold of detection. The situation is different for occasional users (no more than once a week). ...Read more
No: The eeg does not show the seizures that happened in the past in somebody's brain. The eeg shows the electrical activity in the brain at the current time the eeg is done, which sometimes shows abnormalities that are presumed to be the cause of past seizures. For example, children who only had seizures due to fever during an illness will stop having them and their eeg's will appear normal. ...Read more
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