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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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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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How does marijuana affect memory?

How does marijuana affect memory?

Very bad: Marijuana can cause symptoms similar t schizophrenia , which is the worst mh diagnoses., you should avoid it. ...Read more

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How does marijuana affect people with epilepsy?

How does marijuana affect people with epilepsy?

Increased seizures: Mj can lower the seizure threshold. This means abnormal electrical activity in the brain can escape more easily under mj, triggering seizures. This is similar to sleep deprivation, alcohol or certain medications lowering seizure threshold. If you have a seizure disorder, you must abstain from mj. ...Read more

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How does topiramate effect concentration?

How does topiramate effect concentration?

Side effect: Short term memory loss/troubles with concentration is a known side effect of topiramate. The exact mechanism of action of topiramate is unknown. ...Read more

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How does addiction effect the brain?

How does addiction effect the brain?

Alter reward pathway: Drugs alter reward pathway in brain - learn more at - http://learn.Genetics.Utah.Edu/content/addiction/. ...Read more

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How does marijuna effect sperm?

How does marijuna effect sperm?

Unfavorably!: Obviously the risk is related to the amount of usage, but common sense and the little clinical data available clearly point to marijuana as a problem. It's hard to design us studies with illegal drugs, but it's reasonable to believe pot smoking is at least as harmful as cigarettes, and some experts believe it's many times worse. ...Read more

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How does cocaine actually effect the brain?

How does cocaine actually effect the brain?

Cocaine on the Brain: This is a complex answer to address here, but in summary it works on specific receptors in certain areas of the brain responsible for pleasure. As a result, this highly addictive sensation is then craved psychologically while at the same time your body will physically depend on the substance being present to feel "normal" when in fact you're in a heightened sense of stimulation and arousal. ...Read more

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How does "weed" effect the brain and memory?

How does "weed" effect the brain and memory?

Bad effects: Studies show poor memory skills with use of weed. There are better medication for anxiety. Accident rates double in weed users. People with chronic use have an add like effect and become apathetic. ...Read more

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Does long term marijuana use negatively affect seratonin levels?

Does  long term marijuana use negatively affect seratonin levels?

Yes: The literature seems to indicate that more than occasional use of marijuana decreases seratonin levels. ...Read more

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How does meth use effect hypothyroidism medication?

How does meth use effect hypothyroidism medication?

It really doesn't: Except for the fact that levothyroxine should be taken on an empty stomach in the morning for consistent absorption, there is really no interaction between taking Methadone or methamphetamine (whichever you were talking about when you said "meth." here on the east coast, meth = methadone. As far as methamphetamine use goes, better not to use it at all, obviously! ...Read more

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How does marijuana interact with tranxene (clorazepate)?

Not directly: Tranxene (clorazepate) is a benzodiazepine and works on GABA receptors. Marijuana has its own receptors, so there is no direct interaction. However, both are sedating, can affect cognition, alertness, etc. It's not a safe combination. ...Read more

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Does marijuana effect pregnancy?

Does marijuana effect pregnancy?

Yes: Can cause low birth weight and problems with development of the nervous system. Attention and memory problems have been reported. ...Read more

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How does LSD affect the brain?

How does LSD affect the brain?

LSD: It is a hallucinogen. It alters your senses of time, space, & distance. U can hear colors or see sounds. The bad trip last @ 12 hours. Strange feelings & strong emotions are common. U can experience panic, confusion, sadness & scary images. It can affect your judgment & your behavior can get out of control. Your pupils dilate, your heart rate & blood pressure increase. You shak ...Read more

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How does cannabis affect jaundice?

How does cannabis affect jaundice?

Hepatotoxicity: A 2004 study in brazil found that marijuana users had elevations in their liver enzymes, pointing to possible hepatotoxicity. I agree with my colleague that other causes of jaundice need to be investigated, but chronic marijuana use itself may injure the liver also. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15448809. ...Read more

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How can long term cocaine use effect the brain?

How can  long term cocaine use effect the brain?

Not well: Wouldn't do it. Interesting article in neurochem res - april 2013 (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23585124) - control of Dopamine 2 receptors in the brain appears to be altered. "this upregulation may contribute to behavioral changes in response to repeated exposure to cocaine." check out www.Pubmed.Gov for more citations. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect seizure disorders?

How does pregnancy affect seizure disorders?

Seizure pregnancy: Pregnancy increases weight and liquids and dilute seizure meds, thus trigger seizures. Need regular check of blood levels of meds. Change in protein content in blood also contributes to altered levels of med in blood. Increased liquid pressures in brain can alter state of control of seizure also. If you had no sz for a long time, you may have a chance to go free during pregnancy. Good luck +++++. ...Read more

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How does marijuana effect my brian in the longterm?

How does marijuana effect my brian in the longterm?

Somewhat to very: Marijuana is no longer the mellow 70s drug that it is frequently referenced as. Growers have bred it to be many times as potent and sellers even lace it with other chemicals (bleach, formaldehyde, cocaine) to enhance the experience. One is bound to experience withdrawal and long term sequelae fom such product. ...Read more

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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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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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