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Doctor insights on: Chronic Pot Smoking Side Effects

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Side effects of mestinon decrease w/time? Started 30 mg/day for POTS syndrome. By day 2 was able to exercise w/no fainting. Day 7, muscles feel shaky, weak

Side effects of mestinon decrease w/time? Started 30 mg/day for POTS syndrome. By day 2 was able to exercise w/no fainting. Day 7, muscles feel shaky, weak

Nausea, vomiting and: upset stomach are the common side effects of mestinon. Muscle cramps, weakness or twitching of the muscles is extremely rare but not impossible. It is unlikely this dose over this short a time is responsible but not unreasonable to reduce the dose and see what happens. Contact your health care provider as well to alert him/her to the situation. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about longterm side effects of Florinef (fludrocortisone) 50 mcg daily taken for POTS syndrome. Need to take to function. I also have SLE.

Should I be concerned about longterm side effects of Florinef (fludrocortisone) 50 mcg daily taken for POTS syndrome. Need to take to function. I also have SLE.

Although there is: Potential for electrolyte abnormalities, hypertension and calcium metabolism issues, in general Florinef (fludrocortisone) is safe and effective long term for many POTS patients. Your health care professional should be monitoring your electrolytes and blood pressure and adjusting your dosage appropriately to avoid long term side effects. The alternative is poor treatment and recurrent syncope with potential harm. ...Read more

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Is florinef (fludrocortisone) better to take than prednisone? I'm concerned about long term side effects but need to take florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.05 mg for POTS syndrome 3x/week.

Is florinef (fludrocortisone) better to take than prednisone? I'm concerned about long term side effects but need to take florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.05 mg for POTS syndrome 3x/week.

Prednisone is not: Really a good alternative for florinef (fludrocortisone) in terms of POTS. At least not in the long term. Prednisone has little mineralocorticoid effect compared to florinef (fludrocortisone), and you mainly need that effect, and a little adrenocorticoid effect that prednisolone offers. Eventually you will need to replace both substances as your both aspects of your adrenal function shuts down with long term steroid use. ...Read more

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Florinef (fludrocortisone) for pots 50mcg felt a lot better now. 1mg feel dizzy and sick. Will these side effects go? Potassium is fine weekly blood test. Ughh!

Lower dose?: You may need to lower the dose, but you should only do this with your doctor's supervision! Never stop Florinef (fludrocortisone) abruptly, it could lead to fatal adrenal crisis if you were previously on it for awhile. Florinef (fludrocortisone) supresses your body's natural production of cortisol, so stopping suddenly can cause low cortisol crisis. ...Read more

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How to reduce smoking side effects?

How to reduce smoking side effects?

Stop smoking: The only way to avoid the serious health adverse effects associated with smoking is to stop it, especially if you can do so at an early age when these effects usually have not had sufficient time to occur. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of smoking cigarette?

I was wondering what are the side effects of smoking cigarette?

"side effects??? ": I don;t think I would consider chronic bronchitis and emphysema (COPD), being unable to get enough oxygen and going into heart failure, developing arteriosclerosis and having heart attack or stroke, or getting any of large number of cancers (mostly lung, head and neck, but many others) to be "side effects." They are the complications of using a poisonous substance over time. And there are more. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated smoking spice if you are a woman?

What side effects are commonly associated smoking spice if you are a woman?

Panic, seizures,: Psychosis, dissociation, racing thoughts, racing heartbeat, etc. Severe anxiety and psychosis can persist when the drug/s are stopped. Spice is a generic term for many different synthetic cannabinoids; they affect the same receptors as marijuana but are unpredictable in their effects. The drug/s are very addicting and often unpleasant in effect. It's unknown if they affect women differently. ...Read more

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I am 40, I been smoking for over 20 years, if I quit now, will I get any side effects?

I am 40, I been smoking for over 20 years, if I quit now, will I get any side effects?

Yes, mild & worth it: Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. You will have temporary withdrawal symptoms, after which the main side effect will be some coughing as your lung starts to clear out the toxins that have been deposited. But you will feel better in many ways! See www. Everydayhealth. Com/smoking-cessation/immediate-and-long-term-benefits. Aspx, http://whyquit. Com/ & http://smokefree. Gov/. ...Read more

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Please, can you describe the primary side effects of smoking weed?

Please, can you describe the primary side effects of smoking weed?

Main?: Here' s just a few: 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

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Are there any serious side effects to smoking weed for the first time?

Are there any serious side effects to smoking weed for the first time?

Potentially: Although cannabis is well tolerated by many, it can have disatrous impacts on others. 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

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Might there be any serious side effects for smoking weed the first time?

Might there be any serious side effects for smoking weed the first time?

Addiction.: You could easily become addicted, and then move on to harder drugs and create a lifetime problem for yourself. Don't start down this destructive path. ...Read more

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What negative side effects to quitting smoking are there?

What negative side effects to quitting smoking are there?

They're temporary: There's very little down side to stopping tobacco, and huge benefits that last forever. "Side effects" are highly variable, meaning some people have none, and some have temporary discomfort and other symptoms of withdrawal. Such as being irritable, sleepy, etc. These go away. Some folks crave certain foods, and may gain weight. Drink water. More info at http://smokefree. Gov/steps-to-prepare ...Read more

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What are the side effects of babies being exposed to smoking marijuana?

What are the side effects of babies being exposed to smoking marijuana?

It's illegal, child: Endangerment. Smoking mj, tobacco, crack, etc. Inside or out of the home (it clings to fabrics) makes your baby a passive smoker, bad for his lungs & brain. Because of smaller body surface area, babies get "stoned" by much lower amts. Of mj than adults. Being in an altered state impairs infant development. If a sole caretaker is high, baby's risk of accidental injury or death is also high. ...Read more

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Side effects of smoking weed?

Side effects of smoking weed?

Lots: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. You might feel tired, have poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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What permanent side effects of smoking weed are there?

Cognition & emotion: Thc dulls mentation and distorts mood; some people are especially vulnerable and develop minor major paranoid states. Repetition of these mental states just by itself tends to embed them making them harder and harder to reverse (and to reclaim "lost" time). In vulnerable people, thc can trigger overt mental disorder that can be lifelong. Best to avoid in spite of opo approval. ...Read more

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What are typical side effects that come with smoking coffee?

What are typical side effects that come with smoking coffee?

Respiratory irritant: I don't know specifics about smoking coffee. But any foriegn material that you inhale could act as a respiratory irritant. ...Read more

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I have recently just stopped smoking after 6 years. I am now 20. I stopped suddenly, will there be any side effects?

I have recently just stopped smoking after 6 years. I am now 20. I stopped suddenly, will there be any side effects?

Shouldn't be: Nice job quitting. If you're feeling OK, there's nothing to worry about. It's a good time to increase your physical activity and feel even better. If you have withdrawal symptoms like craving or irritability, they will go away. Careful not to eat more (exercise) and congratulate yourself. Count the money you don't spend on cigs and enjoy! ...Read more