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Can smoking marijuana cause a migraine?

Can smoking marijuana cause a migraine?

Yes.: A migraine attack can be caused by many things and many things can be caused by marijuana. ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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Can marijuana help my migraine headaches?

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Can marijuana help my migraine headaches?

Marijuana: Once headaches are relieved, dependency on marijuana ensues. ...Read more

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How many days will it take that marijuana and cigarette not be founded in ct scan for head, the reason for the ct scan is b/c of headache (migraine)?

How many days will it take that marijuana and cigarette not be founded in ct scan for head, the reason for the ct scan is b/c of headache (migraine)?

2 risky habits: You cigarette habit may cause white matter lesions in the brain, which will not disappear, but marijuana does not seem to cause this, but in adolescents there is a lingering question of some degree of brain atrophy. Actually, migraine headaches, in some, may respond to cannabinoids. Let your doctor know about these 2 habits. ...Read more

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Am I eligible for medical marijuana? I have severe migraines usually every other day they last almost all day. Also medical mj for social anxiety?

Am I eligible for medical marijuana? I have severe migraines usually every other day they last almost all day. Also medical mj for social anxiety?

Possibly: Cannot really answer your question as laws vary from state to state. In New Jersey, where I practice, you would not be. Best to check with your doctor and see what treatment alternatives are available for you. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana trigger abdominal migraines?

Can smoking marijuana trigger abdominal migraines?

Yes: Smoking marijuana can cause unusual gastrointestinal symptoms including what some would consider to be abdominal migraines. If you notice this specifically after smoking marijuana, and it subsides, it could be that. However, if you have it other times, or if you have progressive abdominal pain with any systemic changes, you would need to consider being seen by a physician. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm 19 I smoke Marijuana almost everyday, I started getting bad migraines so I took Excedrin the imigraines went away, now I can't breathe help?

I'm 19 I smoke Marijuana almost everyday, I started getting bad migraines so I took Excedrin the imigraines went away, now I can't breathe help?

Stop marijuana: Marijuana has many bad effects on the body, including lung damage. Stop smoking it and see your doctor to get some tests done. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could medical marijuana help? I have migraines on an almost daily basis to due to suffering numerous concussions throughout my life. I've tried prescriptions that didn't work. Do you think medical marijuana could be a good solution to my issue? Thanks for

Could medical marijuana help? I have migraines on an almost daily basis to due to suffering numerous concussions throughout my life. I've tried prescriptions that didn't work. Do you think medical marijuana could be a good solution to my issue? Thanks for

Preventive meds: The best treatment for migraine is 1)finding out if there are foods or other environmental factors causing them and avoiding those things and 2) medications that prevent (not treat) migraine like verapamil, beta blockers or low-dose tricyclic antidepressants. Best treatment is with triptans. Some of my patients have gotten benefit from 'medical' mj, but most have not. Plus- unknown purity&smoked. ...Read more

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I take microgestin fe 1.5/30 as birth control. I quit cigarettes two years ago. I vaporize marijuana for migraines. Is it safe to do that on bc pill?

I take microgestin fe 1.5/30 as birth control. I quit cigarettes two years ago. I vaporize marijuana for migraines. Is it safe to do that on bc pill?

How can it: How can it be safe to vaporize marijuana unless prescribed by your dr? If it is your prescribed medication for migraines (provided such indication existed.) your should consult your dr and check consistency/safety of the medical/controlled marijuana you use. If this is not the case (you use illegal/uncontrolled marijuana, or it is not prescribed) of course not, it s not safe or recommended. ...Read more

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Tx for gastroparesis caused by marijuana?

Modify diet, meds: Don't smoke marijuana. Drink water throughout your meals. Sometimes eating smaller meals of soft, low fiber and low fat foods can help. You can try mild exercise after eating. You may need a medicine like Reglan (metoclopramide) to help stimulate stomach contractions. If the gastroparesis is severe, then you may need to have a feeding tube to your intestine or electric gastric stimulator implanted. ...Read more

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Does marijuana cause a reaction with anesthesia?

Does marijuana cause a reaction with anesthesia?

Mariuana anesth: Yes,

there are interactions and if you have recently taken marjuana you need to inform your anesthesia provider. ...Read more

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Can health problems and marijuana cause anxiety?

Can health problems and marijuana cause anxiety?

Yes: Anxiety can be triggered in susceptible individuals by illness, stress, medications and drugs including marijuana, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, opiates and others. ...Read more

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What symptoms would being high on marijuana cause?

Very variable: Many people don't experience ANY psychoactive effects the first few times they may smoke marijuana, whereas others get extremely anxious to the point of panic attacks. The effects in teen-agers and young adults are different than those in adults, and I strongly discourage any use by younger people. It can reduce IQ, impair learning, promote psychotic events and literally damage younger brains. ...Read more

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Can the use of marijuana cause long termain damage to cognitve function?

Can the use of marijuana cause long termain damage to cognitve function?

Brain function: MJ: Marijuana chronic used can cause some changes in cognition. The literature on this point is mixed and the use has to be frequent and heavy dose. It is psychologically addictive and unfortunately is illegal so you are in technical trouble obtaining it. Current supplies are very potent and you should monitor your response carefully and see if you can get off of it. ...Read more

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I had a seizuire in october, now one yesturday. I was wondering if it is possible marijuana caused it, though I don't smoke everyday just here and there?

Doubtful: I have never seen a relationship between cannibas and seizure risk. Doesn't mean it couldn't occur but but would have to be in close proximity to the event. Get on some seizure meds for god sake if u have not yet. Topimax is a good one in that it appears to have an effect on reward systems like food consumption and alcohol intake; Lamotrigine is easily tolerated and can be good for mood, good lu. ...Read more

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What scientifically proven negative side affects does marijuana cause?

There are many. ..: They are nicely summarized in this post:

https://www. Healthtap. Com/#expert_posts/1324753. ...Read more

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Would marijuana use cause mild Lvh?

Maybe.: Of 1, 011 people who had side-effects from the use of Marijuana, 7 have LVH, about 0.69 % of 36, 940 people found in a report on eHealth, mostly males. ...Read more

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Does marijuana cause barrett's esophagus?

Does marijuana cause barrett's esophagus?

Not known yet: Marijuana does affect the intestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. It is uncertain if marijuana worsens gastroesophageal reflux (the cause of heartburn and Barrett's esophagus changes), improves GE reflux, or has no effect on reflux. Those who like marijuana say that marijuana improves reflux symptoms, but there is not good research evidence to back up their claims. ...Read more

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What can cause bad trip smoking marijuana?

Mostly the marijuana: Cannabis is a psychoactive drug, and many people, especially those with underlying anxiety, social phobias and other problems may have a bad response to using it. Some people have panic attacks precipitated, and some people literally have "bad trips" with hallucinations, delusions, paranoia etc. Sometimes it is also cut with other drugs, including angel dust (PCP or phencyclidine) or synthetics. ...Read more

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What conditions or changes could cause marijuana to have adverse effects?

Age, strain, genetics: Marijuana is hazardous for young people- regular users will have lower iq til about age 17. Some people become very anxious from it- this is related to your genetics/constitution but can also be influenced by the strain as diff. Strains have varying ratios of thc, cbd etc, thus some are more calming ; agitating. Like all medicines, what helps some can harm others ; it is not for everybody! ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana one to two times a week cause me to get polycythemia?

Can smoking marijuana one to two times a week cause me to get polycythemia?

Polycythemia: Smoking anything deprives the body of oxygen and stimulates production of more red cells in compensation. Your doctor can order a carboxyhemoglobin level to see if this is an issue for you. There are numerous other causes of polycythemia: sleep apnea, benign and malignant tumors, and a bone marrow condition known as polycythemia vera. A high red cell count should be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Would occasional marijuana use cause health problems just like tobacco would?

Much safer but...: Tobacco use dramatically increases risk of many cancers, heart disease, strokes & chronic lung disease. Marijuana hasn't been proven to increase risk of these (except regular use can increase lung disease) & in general is far safer than tobacco. However, regular use before age 18 is associated with long-term lowered IQ so I advise extreme caution re: use in adolescence. See http://bit. Ly/STxBwe ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana cause aging? Does it affect your skin some how? If so, how?

May be anti-aging if: There is evidence that marijuana can have powerful anti-aging properties, esp, for the brain but also the skin, but many of those benefits might be counteracted by smoking it. Using it in oral preparations or via vaporizer will maximize its anti-aging benefits while minimizing toxins from burning it. See http://tinyurl. Com/nnn2nv9
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http://tinyurl. Com/ngfbsle ...Read more

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Is it true that marijuana causes audio hallucinations, extreme numbness, and other symptoms?

If you have a: Personal or family history of psychosis, then this can indeed occur. I tell all of my patients with a history of psychosis or a family history of psychosis that they should never ever use marijuana. It is an absolute contraindication to the use of this "herbal remedy". Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. ...Read more

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Is marijuana harmful or healthy? Does it effect memory? Does it causes impotency? How it can be taken for a good and healthy living?

Is marijuana harmful or healthy? Does it effect memory? Does it causes impotency? How it can be taken for a good and healthy living?

Depends: This depends on why you are taking it and how you are using it. There are some benefits for cancer pain, other medicinal uses. However, for most of us it is not a good idea. Yes, it can affect your memory. Yes it can cause impotency. Marijuana is not a component of a "good and healthy life" whatsoever. Other psychiatric effects are noted here http://bjp. Rcpsych. Org/content/178/2/116 ...Read more

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Marijuana worsens all my neuro symptoms I don't know the cause but they are similar to dementia it can't be that though so what are possible causes?

Quit, at least 4 now: You don't mention all your neuro symptoms, but if they are a concern, you need to get into treatment for them. For the immediate time, don't use marijuana. You may know the joke. Guy tells doc "it hurst when I ____" doc says "don't do it! " anyway, until it is legal, it's not. Hopefully it will be available for those who do well with it, but you don't and it's not. See a doctor for your symptoms. ...Read more

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