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Doctor insights on: Is Heartburn A Side Effect Of Smoking Synthetic Marijuana

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Does marijuana help or not help with GERD or acid reflux. ?

Does marijuana help or not help with GERD or acid reflux. 
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Cures What Ails Ya!!: Duuuude! Like, it's awesome! This guy from Dallas used it for his heartburn and poof! it went away! Like, that's sooo coool! Of course, it ain't been studied scientifically but who gives a f--- man, like it's so cool. In fact, the weed has no good studies behind it but you hear all kindsa things about it, so give it a try and see what goes. But don't smoke it! Eat it! Did I say don't smoke it?Cool ...Read more

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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more


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I have ehlers danlos, pots, gerd, anxiety and pstd. I am in pain everyday and refuse to take pain meds. Would med marijuana or acupuncture help?

I have ehlers danlos, pots, gerd, anxiety and pstd. I am in pain everyday and refuse to take pain meds. Would med marijuana or acupuncture help?

Acupuncture: As a psychiatrist and acupuncturist - I will focus on one part of your question. Acupuncture can be very beneficial in the treatment of both PTSD and anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Can you have negative side effect while using Nexaplanon and marijuana?

Can you have negative side effect while using Nexaplanon and marijuana?

Most likely...: you can have a negative side effect to either one alone, so together is also plausible. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist for details. ...Read more

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Are there any known bad side effects or death from smoking marijuana?

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Are there any known bad side effects or death from smoking marijuana?

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

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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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I have recently hurt my lungs badly by smoking the fake marijuana, didn't know "incense" is dowsed with a chemical called jwh-018, lower side now hurts?

I have recently hurt my lungs badly by smoking the fake marijuana, didn't know "incense" is dowsed with a chemical called jwh-018, lower side now hurts?

JWH-018: Jwh-018 is a synthetic cannabinoid, and schedule 1 substance since 2011. It's also illegal in multiple states including alabama, arkansas, georgia, kentucky, kansas, louisiana, north dakota, and tennessee. It's sprayed onto herbal material in unknown quantities as a designer drug, and can also be known as "spice." results are variable. See your physician asap for a checkup. ...Read more

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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?

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 : 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

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Does taking ranitidine Zantac and marijuana have a side effect yesterday around 1 pm i took a ranitidine and last night around 8:30 i smoked some marijuana and everything was all blurry and i fainted three times

Does taking ranitidine Zantac and marijuana have a side effect yesterday around 1 pm i took a ranitidine and last night around 8:30 i smoked some marijuana and everything was all blurry and i fainted three times

Tagamet/Zantac: This class of drugs is a well known inhibitor of the enzymes used in the liver to break-down or de-toxify many medications/drugs. So your usual thc hit stayed around, and its intensity increased, by your use of ranitidine. ...Read more

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Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) AC everyday for GERD? Instead of Prilosec. I heard Prilosec can cause negative side effect with long term use

Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) AC everyday for GERD? Instead of Prilosec. I heard Prilosec can cause negative side effect with long term use

Yes: It's OK to take either one of those medications every day for reflux disease. You should, however, when yourself after three months and see what happens with your symptoms. If your symptoms come back, see your primary care provider for more options. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is best long-term, least side effect surgery for gerd? Will be fixing other problems, so will not be laproscopic

Nissen : A procedure that wraps the stomach around the esophagus is used to treat gerd. This creates a new pressure barrier so that acid can not enter the esophagus. This is the best method surgically to fix gerd for a long term fix. There are some surgeons or gastroenterologist that can do this during endoscopy but the long term success if unproven. ...Read more

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I am 40 mg of omeprazole for about 4 months due to GERD and asthma. Lately been feeling very gassy. Can this be a side effect from the meds?

I am 40 mg of omeprazole for about 4 months due to GERD and asthma. Lately been feeling very gassy. Can this be a side effect from the meds?

Yes: Flatulence is a common side effect of omeprazole, but this can also be seen from gerd, such as with burping. Gerd can be exacerbated with weight gain, fatty foods, caffeinated or carbonated beverages, alcohol, tobacco smoking, and drugs. ...Read more

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Can smoking synthetic marijuana show up in a semen analysis ?

Can smoking synthetic marijuana show up in a semen analysis ?

No: Semen analysis does not have the same purpose as a urine drug screen. It focuses on other things directly related to sperm -- including their number and activity. It does not automatically test for substances like thc, either actual or synthetic. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of smoking marijuana last?

How long do the effects of smoking marijuana last?

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

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Is smoking on average about 2-3 blunts of marijuana everyday for the past 5 years have its consequences?

Is smoking on average about 2-3 blunts of marijuana everyday for the past 5 years have its consequences?

Yes: In addition to effects on motivation etc., a recent study by the british lung foundation found that just three cannabis joints a day cause the same damage as 20 cigarettes, and when cannabis and tobacco are smoked together, the effects are dramatically worse. They report that the tar from cannabis cigarettes contains 50% more cancer causing carcinogens than tobacco. ...Read more

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How come people get hungry after smoking marijuana?

Cannabis and hunger: One of the main reasons that cannabis is used for medical purposes is what it does to a human's gastrointestinal tract and the natural stimulation it gives to hunger. Many who are chronically ill or terminally ill lose their appetite and marijuana is a natural appetite stimulant. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of smoking marijuana?

What are the long term effects of smoking marijuana?

Marijuana: Long-term effects are dependence, effects on intelligence, memory & respiratory functions. There is also association with psychoses, depersonalization & depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

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