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Is Marijuana Bad To Smoke Every Once In A While
I am 400 pounds and rarely smoke marijuana. (Once every 6 months) How long will it take for my system to be clear?
Depends on how much: You smoke every six months. No matter what you weigh, a single use of marijuana will not give positive test results for more than 2-3 days at most, if the amount smoked is modest. If you are smoking larger quantities for the entire day, it may take several weeks to clear, because of the high fat solubility of THC. But a single joint or bowl once every 6 months should, again, be 48-72 hours. ...Read more
I smoked marijuana every night for a year and I stopped a month and a half ago. If I take a drug test will it show up?
Depends: THC attaches to your fat cells and gradually leaves your system over time. Your residual load, or what is left once you stop, would be less if your use pattern was light but more if heavy. In heavy users it can hang around for a few months. If they test your hair, it grows an average of 1/2 in/m so it may be present in long hair (for months) ...Read more
YES: Using marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, causes difficulty with thinking & problem solving, plus problems with learning/memory. In chronic users, marijuana's adverse impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off. So, someone who smokes marijuana every day may be functioning at a suboptimal intellectual level all the time. ...Read more
More clotting: Marijuana increases production of free radicals, deposits tar and other residue in your lungs and introduces carbon monoxide into your system. This produces oxidative stress which increases systemic inflammation and can make your blood clot more easily. If you already have this tendency, your are worsening your health and increasing the chances of having a stroke or other clotting disease. ...Read more
What happens if I smoke marijuana after a HPV shot? Is it bad? Where there be any consequences? Should I be worrying?
Parental Permit Plz: Telemedicine rules prohibit consulting minors for medical concerns without parental permission. Have your parents set up an account for themselves then, they can ask any question on your behalf and we're good. ...Read more
I have a really bad headache that won't go away. I stay hydrated. Like what could it be? I smoke Marijuana.
I have one kidney and smoke marijuana every day It is very negative for the kidney smoking marijuana?
Bad idea: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy and bad for patients. There is rarely a need for smoking marijuana, but some people want to and like to smoke pot. However, if one's doctor has prescribed weed as a medical treatment, the risks and benefits will have to be compared. ...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
Smoking cigarettes can=PAD. Can smoking Marijuana also lead to PAD? The smoke or the Nicotine that is the real culprit? I know all smoking is bad.
Nicotine can increase heart rate and slightly increase BP but there is no evidence it causes vascular disease. It is the burning tobacco leaf giving off 200+ toxic chemicals that causes vascular and pulmonary disease.
The literature does not suggest that marijuana can cause peripheral vascular disease, especially in moderation. One can avoid smoke altogether by eating marijuana brownies/cookies. ...Read more
I dotn smoke weed but am around people who do, is it bad for me to accidentaly inhale some of the secondhand marijuana smoke. Its not much.
No evidence of harm:
There's strong evidence 2nd hand tobacco smoke is harmful but no clear evidence 2nd hand mar. Smoke causes harm. While it does contain toxins, it has many compounds with medicinal benefits, in fact there's evidence small amounts may be good for our lungs! See http://www. Scientificamerican. Com/article/casual-marijuana-smoking/
Regular use before age 18 lowers IQ so avoid smoking, but this is OK. ...Read more
I'm 19 I smoke Marijuana almost everyday, I started getting bad migraines so I took Excedrin the imigraines went away, now I can't breathe help?
Smoked marijuana legally (had medical card) for help with GAD/OCD. Smoked about 20 times in total over 6 months (~Nov '15-April'16). After careful research, I realized how bad it was for me and stopped. Now afraid of getting schizophrenia later on?
It is not likely.: There are more factors involved. It is not likely that you will get schizophrenia from smoking marijuana. Family history is a huge factor. It's better that you stopped smoking marijuana especially since you are young and there are other forms of treatment for GAD/OCD. ...Read more
I'm currently trying to conceive and my partner smokes marijuana every day, would this cause low sperm count? Partners been smoker 10years +?
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 to reduce or stop marijuana use. See comment:. ...Read more
Is secondhand marijuana smoke extremely bad for pregnant women to be around? What are the causes of secondhand marijuana smoke around newborn babies?
In a way, yes: Some of the toxins inhaled from the smoke will enter your blood and travel through the umbilical cord to baby. It is well documented that the newborn affected by marijuana smoke will have a smaller skull volume & the question of related learning problems has conflicting findings. Your best approach to any such exposure is to avoid them at any stage of pregnancy. ...Read more
Can you smoke marijuana with high blood pressure on an occasion instead of smoking it every other day?
Manage your BP: This isn't the place to debate the cannabis laws, but it's been part of life in the US for almost a century and nobody's shown that it's a problem for the hypertensive. I'd urge you to obey the law, think about whether this is really what you want to do if it is lawful, and especially to work with your physician to manage your hypertnesion so your life will hopefully be long and happy. ...Read more
I had a heart ablation about 2 years ago almost 3 and I smoke Marijuana just about every night. Does this harm my heart in any way? Should I stop?
Marijuana is a: Good thing to stop using, not from a moral point of view. See the work of Daniel Amen, MD, and the brain scans of those who use it. Clinically I see pts. Who become paranoid when using it. If you are anxious or want to relax consider meditation, yoga, or exercise. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can marijuana worsen symptoms of nerve damage from B12 deficiency if so can it be reversed so I can smoke again? Don't tell me its bad for me etc..
Don't know of...: Any data on effects of weed on neuro effects of B12 deficiency. Neuro effects of B12 deficiency often (not always) reversible (at least somewhat, if not totally), with appropriate rx. ...Read more
I drink alcohol most weekends, smoke cigarettes as well, occasionally smoke marijuana and have had mdma twice, is this seriously bad? (16 year old boy
Exercise caution: It is common for adolescents to experiment with drugs. It depends on how much alcohol. Alcohol-related car accidents are a leading cause of death in teenagers. Regular cigarette use dramatically increases risk of heart disease and cancer but you can reverse those risks if you stop soon enough. Regular marijuana use may lower intelligence before age 18 so minimize use now. See comments re: MDMA. ...Read more
I have bipolar disorder type 2 will it worsen or effect me if I smoke marijuana? I'm a 18 year old male and I take lithium 900ml and zyprexa 5ml for my medication and I was wondering, if I smoke medical marijuana, would it do a bad effect on me or will it
Yes: Bipolar appears to be mediated by multiple neurotransmitter systems in the brain, in particular serotonin. Therefore, when people with bipolar (1 or 2) take antidepressants it can provoke outright mania. Thc has a similar effect (among others) and also provokes a paranoid response. Your brain is a delicate mechanism--when manic, it's an untuned ferrari. Don't throw a wrench into the pistons! ...Read more
Is " smoking " marijuana with a vaporizer bad at all for your lungs? I have had a series of spontaneous pnuemothorax and have had vats done of both lungs. I have never smoked anything before but have really bad anxiety and insomnia and have tried everythi
I'm curently taking doxycycline 100 mg every 12 h for chronic sinusitis. I also smoke marijuana to calm down my anxiety and OCD symptoms. Is that ok?
No-all 3 bad choices: Antibiotics (against-life-things)=poisons to sicken/kill whatever is sensitive to them; may help short-term & guaranteed to ensure only resistant bacteria present after ~1 week. Smoking damages lungs driving bronchitis & emphysema. No evidence marijuana healthy; evid. Not. OCD symptoms=just that, not reason for OCD. Best Seek Truth, confront problems, find solutions; consider http://goo. Gl/Lz9ouJ ...Read more
I am taking metronidazole pills for BV twice daily, are there any bad side effects when mixing with marijuana? 500mg 2 a day im on the prescription metronidazole for 14 days twice a day 500mg so 1000mg a day. I have 2 days left. I want to smoke, and am n
No contraindication: But if you are being treated for vaginal trichomoniasis, this is a sexually transmitted disease, and marijuana may increase the chance of acting impulsively in terms of having unprotected sex and either getting re-infected or infecting someone else. What you need to completely avoid is alcohol, which will cause an antabuse-like effect when taken with metronidazole. ...Read more
For awhile now I've been waking up every morning with a stomach ache. I'm 18 by the way. And my stomach won't feel better until I smoke marijuana.
The most common reason for waking up with a stomach ache is swallowed gas... (do you snore??) Dietary indiscretion (alcohol, spicy foods) consumed late at night may be "culprits" As far as the relief after smoking cannabis. oh well....It sure makes yah stop worrying about the pain!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Had heart surgery, mitral valve repair 3 months ago, if exposed to second hand smoke, tabacco or marijuana, in a open space, is this bad for me?
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