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Can you get headaches after smoking?

Can you get headaches after smoking?

Yes: Inhaling carbon monoxide, particulate pollutants & nicotine (smoking) will certainly cause a headache. Particularly when you first start. Your body is telling you this activity is bad- stop. Listen to your body. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I get a lot of headaches could this be anything to do with smoking weed?

I get a lot of headaches could this be anything to do with smoking weed?

Sure: Headache is a very common and non-specific symptom, and it can certainly occur after smoking anything. It could be due to a minor lack of oxygen, eye irritation from the smoke, direct effect of thc, lots of things. All drugs, legal and otherwise, can have side-effects. If you get headaches, consider curtailing your use. ...Read more

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I smoked five ciggarette a day then i get severe headaches cause of smoking?

I smoked five ciggarette a day then i get severe headaches cause of smoking?

Smoking: Yes definitely cigarettes can cause headaches - it is due to the excessive nicotine. People respond differently - you get your headache after 5 smokes, other may get with less or more or not get it at all. ...Read more

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My husband smokes and drinks alcohol. when i go to sleep, i always get a headache. can the cause be the smell of smoking and drinking?

My husband smokes and drinks alcohol. when i go to sleep, i always get a headache. can the cause be the smell of smoking and drinking?

Yes: Some people get headaches from smoke residue. Not as likely from the smell of alcohol. To determine if you are sensitive to smoke residue, ask your husband to smoke outside the house and shower before bed. Is your husband's drinking a problem in other ways? Would he stop if you asked? If not, consider looking into support through Alanon or a counselor experienced with problem drinking. ...Read more

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Why do I get severe headaches?Its been almost two weeks that i stopped smokin, then why am i facing this?

Why do I get severe headaches?Its been almost two weeks that i stopped smokin, then why am i facing this?

Nicotine withdrawal.: The headache you're experiencing could be typical of withdrawal from nicotine. This could last several weeks, but should subside with time. Don't go back to smoking!! Ride this out - if it worsens more than improves over the next week or two, visit your doctor, though. ...Read more

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Headaches after smoking legal weed?

Headaches after smoking legal weed?

Legal or not...: ... Your body doesn't care. Headache is a very common and non-specific symptom, and it can certainly occur after smoking anything. It could be due to a minor lack of oxygen, eye irritation from the smoke, direct effect of thc, lots of things. All drugs, legal and otherwise, can have side-effects. If you get headaches, consider curtailing your use. ...Read more

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