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Effects Of Smoking Marijuana While On Hydroxyzine
Doesn't make sense: Your post does not make sense, but if you have not slept in several days that would be expected. ...Read more
Taking propranolol and hydroxyzine since yesterday. Usually smoke marijuana daily. Aside from general safety, will my anxiety be worsened?
Most probably: Marijuana by itself causes anxiety, which I am not sure if it can be controlled by propranolol and hydroxzine, both together have no interaction, but when mixed with Marijuana, CNS depression and psychomotor impairment might ensue, I know it isn't easy to quit, but that's another acute turn in your health, requiring more medicines, the choice is yours, goodluck ...Read more
Are there any known interactions between risperidone, benztropine mes., vistaril, (hydroxyzine) cephalexin, and marijuana for someone who has neuro-lyme disease?
Sedation: Neuro lyme disease can cause confusion, memory problems, fatigue, weakness and even seizures. The risperdal, vistaril (hydroxyzine), (hydroxyzine) benztropine ; cannabis can be sedating. U may not need both vistaril (hydroxyzine) ; benztropine if u r being treated for a psychiatric condition. Have u received IV antibiotic tx for the lyme disease? It would be better to stop smoking the marijuana. ...Read more
Can having hydroxyzine in your system while using cannabis give me a scary or bad trip? Could the chemicals in both be causing bad reactions together?
Yes: Both drugs cross into the brain and will effect it in different ways for each individual. Either drug could have a bad individual effect, but together you increase the chance of a reaction. The best way to know it this causes a bad reaction for you is your own experience. If it happens, don't expect it to quit if you try them together again. ...Read more
Would it be harmful to use cannabis while taking prednisone and hydroxyzine pamoate? And why or why not?
It is safe:
There is no drug interactions. However, always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Hope it helps. ...Read more
I'm on prednisone and hydroxyzine pamoate for poison ivy on my face. Would it be alright to use cannabis while on these medications?
Is there any research out there about the effects of smoking marijuana in people who do not smoke cigarettes?
Mixed results: The research in this area is mixed. Marijuana smoke contains more carcinogens than tobacco smoke. For instance, some studies show an increase in head & neck cancers in marijuana smokers: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/10613339 other studies suggest that smoking only marijuana does not lead to as many respiratory symptoms as smoking tobacco: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19364790. ...Read more
Hard to say: Methylphenidate is used to treat ADD. Cannabis, particularly smoking it can aggravate ADD symptoms. People with ADD are at greater risk of developing addictions and hence cannabis can present problems there as well. On the upside if cannabis is being used to help with PTSD or pain problems I could envision it along with the methylphenidate improving ADD symptoms. Advise edibles only. ...Read more
Smoking marijuana: The effect of smoking marijuana peaks within 10–30 minutes, and intoxication may last several hours, depending on the dose. By comparison, the effect of oral ingestion peaks within 45–60 minutes. Common physical symptoms are red eyes, increased heart rate, increased appetite, and dry mouth. Motor performance may be impaired for up to 10 hours after use. ...Read more
Marijuana: Refer to diagram on right (hopefully u can see small print). ...Read more
You'll get stoned: If you smoke marijuana a week before a tonsillectomy you will get stoned. There are few known interactions between marijuana ; pharmaceuticals, esp. Those likley to be used around the time of your surgery ; there are no significant levels in your body a week after smoking. However, I caution against regular marijuana use by 17 yo's- there's evidence that regular use can lower iq in those under 18! ...Read more
Are there certain medicines you are not allowed to take if you smoke marijuana? Is marijuana bad for you health? What are some of the benefits verses side effects of smoking marijuana?
Here are some of the possible effects from marijuana use: feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, panic or in some cases euphoria. If a high dose is taken it can lead to delusions, hallucinations or losing touch with reality. Other effects can include: inattentiveness, short-term memory problems and disturbances in your thought processes. Marijuana's effects usually last from one to three 3 hours.
There can be interactions with medications when you use marijuana. I am not able to go through the list blow by blow. As you know, unless you have a medical marijuana card; it is illegal to use marijuana. ...Read more
Can someone outline specific effects of smoking marijuana and taking bystolic (nebivolol)? I am an anxious person but weed calms me down. I don't want to quit.
What are the effects of smoking marijuana, if any, on bone growth during the healing process of a fracture, specifically around titanium plates?
There are no: Studies that I know of on bone growth. There are on the brain and it definitely reduces brain cells. ...Read more
Lung cancer & psych: Long-term effects of marijuana use include lung cancer (since marijuana smoking, like cigarette smoking, includes tar), dental problems, and the development/exacerbation of psychosis. On the short-term though, there is no significant mortality due to marijuana use and no deaths from marijuana overdose have ever been reported. ...Read more
Just curious. If people are smoking marijuana around you at a concert, can you fail a drug test? Or worse, can you get the effects of it?
Unlikely: Screening drug tests, such as those used for pre-employment physicals, typically have a threshold that is set at a high enough value to eliminate the risk of "passive" exposure causing a positive result. ...Read more
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
What are the medical effects of smoking moderate amounts of marijuana while taking bystolic (nebivolol)?
I have a colonoscopy in one week. Will smoking marijuana today and tomorrow have bad effects with the anesthesia during my colonoscopy?
Rx?: If not, the biggest threat might be legal. Also you don't mention the likely strength or the amounts. Never be excessive. If you're in a safe place - the physical effects should not present a problem in moderation I hope it all goes well. ...Read more
Maybe yes: Among the bad things smoking marijuana does to the heart and lungs are the quick rise in heart rate and blood pressure, the increased demand for oxygen by the contracting heart muscle, followed by vasodilation (blood vessels relax and dilate) with a drop in blood pressure as smoking mj continues; the abnormal rhythms in the upper heart, and maybe abnormal ventricular (lower heart) rhythms. ...Read more
What are the scientifically proven adverse health effects of long-term marijuana use? (assume method of ingestion is not smoking)
Complicated: Marijuana is a very complex drug that has many active metabolites and complex interactions with your nervous system, so its hard to say definitively. There is strong evidence that it interferes with learning and that it makes mental illness worse if you have any predisposition. There are many studies witch suggests other problems but we are still studying this. ...Read more
Probably not: Since marijuana is, for whatever reason, illegal, it is impossible to study the interactions as it is with alcohol. This is unfortunate, but I very much doubt there's any danger here. I feel life offers too much else for me to be passive and self-absorbed, and I try to obey even the laws I may disagree with. But it's your choice. Peace and love. ...Read more
Does Medical Marijuana have any effect on your liver or pancreas? Are there any serious long term effects or is smoking it ok?
So far, so good: The decades that good research might have been done to answer your questions are gone - time was lost - but now it will begin to be carefully studied. What we know so far looks very good and very safe. Alternative methods to smoking are available for it in places where it is legal. It is NOT the same as recreational pot. If you're lucky to be in a place id OK - talk w/ your provider. Best! ...Read more
What are the adverse effects of a diagnosed bipolar patient smoking marijuana while on their prescribed medications?
Bipolar and MJ: Any person with diagnosed bipolar disorder needs to practice solid self-care: regular sleep, exercise, healthy food, compliance with prescribed medications, and avoidance of substance abuse including alcohol. Using recreational substances invites destabilization of neurobehavioral status and possible shift into depression or mania. This includes marijuana. Mj can cause hallucinations too. ...Read more
Can the use *Preferably non-smoking of marijuana have negative effects on Diabetic Retinopathy? Due to the effects marijuana has on the eyes.
Potential benefits: The following is a link detailing a novel use of non-smoking form of marihuana called "Cannabidiol As a Putative Novel Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy". http://www.420magazine. Com/forums/diabetes/152457-cannabidiol-putative-novel-therapy-diabetic-retinopathy. Html. Hopefully this will address your question well. ...Read more
I'm on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ciprilex, and risperidone. Is smoking marijuana a bad idea? What negative effects will it have? Are they permanent? Honest answers.
Lose benefit of adde: Smoking marijuana will cause you to lose the effect of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Marijuana smoked even once per week has been shown to cause of loss of 5-6 IQ points and cause a brain to be smaller than non users. You are taking a lot of medication. You should speak to your prescriber about the dangers of mixing all of these medications. ...Read more
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