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Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


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Wellbutrin150mg and marijuana cause seizures on person with Anxiety desorder?

Wellbutrin150mg and marijuana cause seizures on person with Anxiety desorder?

Very unlikely but: Wellbutrin (bupropion) causes seizures in about 1 in 1000 people who take 300 mg or less. The incidence of seizures increases with higher doses. Marijuana actually reduces risk of seizures. Many people who suffer from seizures poorly controlled by drugs finds marijuana often helps them far better than meds. If someone on 150 mg of Wellbutin & marijuana has a seizure it's probably not caused by taking them. ...Read more

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How does being under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana cause seizures? Is having a seizure one way for the body to cope with the toxins?

How does being under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana cause seizures? Is having a seizure one way for the body to cope with the toxins?

See below: Marijuana is irrelevant. Alcohol withdrawal is associated with seizures secondary to its affects on gluamate and gaba tone in the brain. It has nothing to do with toxins (other than alcohol of course). ...Read more

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I had a seizure for the first time in my life a year ago. No family hostory of epilepsy I smoke Marijuana more than occasionally. Can this be a cause?

I had a seizure for the first time in my life a year ago. No family hostory of epilepsy I smoke Marijuana more than occasionally. Can this be a cause?

Neurologist: regardless what is the cause seizure is an indication of a serious brain injury or disease you need to be under the care of a neurologist for proper medication and evaluation guessing for the cause and the lack of personal and family history doesd not make it less serious or dangerous please go and see a neurologist ...Read more

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Of the two, which would more likely cause a one time grand mal seizure, venlafaxine or heavy marijuana use?

Of the two, which would more likely cause a one time grand mal seizure, venlafaxine or heavy marijuana use?

Risk: Antidepressants as a class have an inherent risk of seizure to 1% provocatively cannabis has been described as having anticonvulsant properties trans am clin climatol assoc. 1992; 103: 176–181. ...Read more

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I am 25yo, just had my first and only seizure. I had taken adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 12 hours before and marijuana 40 mins before could those cause seizures?

I am 25yo, just had my first and only seizure. I had taken adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 12 hours before and marijuana 40 mins before could those cause seizures?

Don't gamble: with your brain, health or life. It's possible, but it's at least as possible, if not more so, that this was what it appears to be: a 1st unprovoked seizure. See a neurologist, don't lie about anything you're taking or using, and do whatever (s)he tells you to do. You may get lucky & have no more; or you may have epilepsy & will have to make some life adjustments. ...Read more

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How does marijuana effect seizures?

How does marijuana effect seizures?

Uncertain effects: Some marijuana-using epileptics say marijuana decreases their seizures, while others say mj increases seizures. Some research on animals show that certain compounds in mj can decrease seizures. Looking at such compounds is a starting point to finding new epilepsy drugs, but the respiratory, psychological, and other bad effects of marijuana makes smoking mj not a useful treatment for seizures. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana help seizures?

Not Enough Evidence: Marijuana contains many cannabis compounds which differ in convulsants and anticonvulsant properties. There are also unknown properties of marijuana. Further research is needed to determine the effectiveness and side effects of cannabis as an anti-seizure drug. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana be dangerous to my seizures?

Yes: Marijuana may be contaminated with any number of other drugs that could stimulate seizure activity. ...Read more

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My friend had what seemed to be a seizure while we were smoking marijuana in it. Why?

My friend had what seemed to be a seizure while we were smoking marijuana in it.  Why?

What else is in it?: Seizures are not usual with smoking marijuana . . . . But who knows what's in your supply? Could be laced with other substances, or even have pesticides in it to which your friend is sensitive. Is the high from smoking really worth the risk to health? ...Read more

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Is medical marijuana useful to calm PTSD or anxiety in patients with seizure disorder who can't be on typical anxiety medications?

Is medical marijuana useful to calm PTSD or anxiety in patients with seizure disorder who can't be on typical anxiety medications?

Can't say: Unfortunately, very little reliable, peer reviewed research has been done regarding the safety and efficacy of marijuana for anything, despite the long list list of conditions for which it has allegedly been helpful. My own guess it that it is not likely to be helpful, since it clouds thinking, and is difficult to dose properly, resulting in an under or overdose. Stick with more proven therapies ...Read more

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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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