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Can excessive use of marijuana cause a seizure?

Can excessive use of marijuana cause a seizure?

No. It does not: Cause seizures or lower the seizure threshold. ...Read more

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 does 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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What is the effect of marijuana on seizures?

What is the effect of marijuana on seizures?

Major: Tends to lower seizure threshold and lead to more seizures. ...Read more

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I've been waking up with what I can only describe as light seizures. Could this be a result of the k2/spice (senthesized marijuana)? 2/2

I've been waking up with what I can only describe as light seizures. Could this be a result of the k2/spice (senthesized marijuana)? 2/2

K2: If it is the only substance u took, then yes. Advise u stop using and get evaluated if symptoms persist. ...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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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?

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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Does CBD (Hemp) Oil Work with treating epilepsy?? Our daughter is having myoclonic seizures and is meds but looking for input on cannabis oil

Does CBD (Hemp) Oil Work with treating epilepsy?? Our daughter is having myoclonic seizures and is meds but looking for input on cannabis oil

Yes: It has been proven in some countries such as Isreal, that it works better with seizure patients than traditional meds. Esepcialy on children. But it has not yet been approved by the FDA. So we as doctors can not recommend it. Not Yet. If you use it you are doing it at your own risk. ...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 marijuana cause a miscarriage?

Possibly: Information you are referring to is likely from the study at vanderbilt university done on mice and marijuana. However, this has not yet been replicated in humans so I think we have to say it is tentative. However, smoking of any kind is not wise in pregnancy. www. Bellyitchblog. Com/2011/01/study-marijuana-use-causes...
Study: marijuana use causes early miscarriage. ...Read more

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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

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Can smoking marijuana cause infertility?

Yes: Research has shown smoking maijuana increases chances of infertility because less sexual desire, a greater chance of impotence, fewer and weaker sperm, a lower chance of a viable egg, and a marijuana tainted uterus. The chances of getting pregnant much lower when both sexual partners use marijuana. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana cause infertility in men?

Does smoking marijuana cause infertility in men?

Generally not but...: If this were a common problem there would be far fewer babies born here in the santa cruz, ca area :)
however, there is evidence that heavy marijuana use may lower sperm count somewhat and reduce the ability of sperm to fertilize eggs, but no evidence it causes "infertility" per se. But for couples experiencing fertility issues it would be wise for both partners to reduce or stop marijuana use. ...Read more

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Is it true that marijuana can cause gynecomastia?

Is it true that marijuana can cause gynecomastia?

Yes and More: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...Read more

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Is it true that marijuana can cause high cholesterol?

Is it true that marijuana can cause high cholesterol?

Maybe indirectly: Smoking marijuana can lead to food cravings in some people. Getting "the munchies" (food cravings) from the marijuana itself or from peer pressure (listening to other smokers who talk about their munchies) can lead to eating more chips, fries, pizza, ice cream, etc..., which can lead to increased LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol that builds plaques to from blockages in arteries). ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana cause an unsafe, rapid heartbeat?

It can: I have seen many patients who get palpitations after smoking marijuana, who do not have problems after they stop. This is not common, and most smokers do not get it. I have worked up several patients with this complaint to see if they had a predisposition to things like atrial fib or flutter, or supraventricular tachycardia (svt), but did not find it. If you are having this problem, stop using it! ...Read more

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Is it true that marijuana does not cause physical addiction?

Is it true that marijuana does not cause physical addiction?

No: Although it was often said that marijuana was not associated with tolerance and dependence the evidence is now pretty clear that it can be associated with addiction. The risk is probably less than many other drugs of abuse, but it is certainly not free of risk. And some people find withdrawing from marijuana to be extremely hard. ...Read more

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How to cure a person with acute paranoia possibly cause by marijuana?

How to cure a person with acute paranoia possibly cause by marijuana?

We don't "cure" it: For the most part. It usually goes away as the high dissipates, and marijuana rarely, if ever, "causes" a psychotic reaction that does not go away. However, there are people with underlying predispositions to psychotic disorders (family history, traumatic events and others) where the use of marijuana may precipitate a psychotic reaction, including paranoia, that does NOT resolve and requires meds. ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

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


Ganja (Definition)

Ganja is a Sanskrit word ...Read more