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Can You Get Serotonin Syndrome From Smoking Pot
Yes, but uncommon: You can get serotonin syndrome. With flushing, fever, rapid heart rate, blood pressure elevation, etc from ssris, but it is very uncommon with these drugs in the normal doses that are given. It can occur however, if you are taking another drug that boosts serotonin along with the ssri, which is why its important to keep you doctor posted on all meds changed or added including over the counter. ...Read more
caused by use of one or more serotonergic medications. Serotonin Syndrome can cause nausea /vomiting /diarrhea, abdominal pain, stiffness or spasm of muscles, fever, shivering, ^ sweating, hallucinations, confusion, restlessness, visual changes, ^ Heart rate, tremor, lack of coordination, seizure, bp changes, dilated pupils, In some rarer cases, coma ...Read more
YES: Smoking weed whether you have aspergers or not increases the risk of developing psychosis/schizophrenia. It also increase the chance of developing what in other countries is referred to as "amotivational syndrome" where the person level of motivation and volition drops significantly please stop using for your health feel better. ...Read more
No: Smoking predisposes to many chronic lung, heart, and blood vessel complications and smoking-related lung disease such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis make individuals more susceptible to lung infections such as pneumonia. The chronic lung diseases increase the risk for acute lung diseases but not ARDS per se. ...Read more
Yes: Smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your health. It increases risk of both bacterial & viral infections such as influenza, bronchitis and pneumonia besides increasing risk of cancer, heart disease, emphysema etc. The average smoker lives at least 10 years less than non-smokers. Stop now! a lot of teens smoke because they think it's "cool." it's not cool. See http://www.Whyquit.Com. ...Read more
Combo or high dose: Serotonin syndrome is too much serotonin in the brain. If you have tolerated zoloft (sertraline) for a long time, than your chances of developing the syndrome are low, unless your dose was increased or another med added. Other psychotropics, pain meds (e.g. Ultram), migraine meds (triptans), HIV meds, stimulants & hallucinogens w/ zoloft (sertraline) can raise the risk. Inform your doctor of all the meds you're taking. ...Read more
Not likely.: Not if you are using only cannibis. This symdrome occurs potentially with any substance that blocks dopamine. ...Read more
Probably: Smoking is addicting. If you are around a lot of smokers, you might be inclined to smoke yourself. Obviously, you are not addicted to smoking until you start lighting them up and smoking them. Do not do this. Smoking does not make you a bad person as the media suggests, but smoking along with alcohol and drug abuse are the worst ills in our society. Leave them alone. ...Read more
Can marijuana worsen symptoms of nerve damage from B12 deficiency if so can it be reversed so i can smoke again? Don't tell me its bad for me etc..
Don't know of...: Any data on effects of weed on neuro effects of B12 deficiency. Neuro effects of B12 deficiency often (not always) reversible (at least somewhat, if not totally), with appropriate rx. ...Read more
Quit smoking and getting really stubborn whiteheads that won't go away. Can this be a result of hormone imbalances from quitting?
Whiteheads: Are not related to becoming smoke free. Please don,t let them become an excuse for you to start up again. Congrats and keep going. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes: One can get high from second hand marijuana smoke, if he is in an enclosed space with a smoking person for a long enough time. The amount of active ingredient one inhales depends on details such as: how small is the enclosed space? How long does he stay there? How much smoke is in the enclosed space? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apparently not.: Studies have started to show that marijuana appears to fight cancer rather than cause it. Studies in california have appaently demonstrated that marijuana kills brreast cancer cells, and stops their proliferation, metastasis and growth. This is just another piece of startling evidence that marijuana has many medicinal purposes. It's still controversial, and wise not to use it unless for rx.. ...Read more
Many approaches: Withdrawal from cigarettes tend to be intense but short- most symptoms pass within a week. Marijuana withdrawal is much more subtle/mild but can last several weeks. Certain herbs can help tobacco withdrawal, esp. Lobelia & wild oats. Vit. C 1000 mg 4x/day, b complex, lots of water, exercise, acupuncture & homeopathic nux vomica may help both withdrawals.I strongly recommend meditation.See comment:. ...Read more
Scared to quit ciggs cold turkey because of anxiety and don't know the withdrawals. I heard you can die from withdrawing in alcohol. Will i be fine?
No.: Asperger's syndrome (which actually no longer a diagnosis in the new dsm-v) is an autisitc spectrum disorder characterized by poor social skills, a lack of understanding social interactions and interpersonal skills as well as being disconnected from others. In now way is fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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