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Actually some very: Smart folks smoke mj, but they act very dumb while under the influence. They think they are profound and brilliant, but they really are just stoned. Many not so smart people smoke, and they do not get any brighter afterward. It can be psychoaddictive and can tempt you to smoke and do nothing else. That is indeed not productive, if not dumb. ...Read more
That depends: On how much you smoke over how many years. Count on a month. ...Read more
Brain function: The research is equivocal about actual brain cell loss with use of marijuana. (mri scans don't show this.) however, brain function definitely changes for the worse while under the influence -- and possibly longer, especially with chronic use. Http://www. Drugabuse. Gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana-abuse/how-does-marijuana-use-affect-your-brain-body. ...Read more
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What is the substance in mary jane that makes you forget stuff or has some similar effect on your brain?
I have tumor on left temple for a few months... it is 1 inch across and 1/2 inch high. Can I split the skin and take it out my self? Jane van Dis
Try to remove: Depending on age, the most common cause of a large painless nodular lesion of the temple is keratosis. These lesions never bleed since they represent accumulation of skin in layers and at times can be peeled off. Other nodular lesions like an amelanotic nevus would bleed if irritated as would be true of an exophytic squamous malignancy. ...Read more
Thanks dr. Jane van dis, I took the 1st pill around 11 hours after unprotected sex. So how will be the pregnancy chance?
Timing is everything: It looks as if you took the pill very quickly. So your chances at preventing pregnancy are good. Likely you have a 60-75% chance of preventing a pregnancy. This assumes, by the way, that were ovulating when you had the unprotected intercourse, and were going to get pregnant. It's possible that you had no possibility of getting pregnant because no egg was release or available for implantation. ...Read more
Have overpronation & wear orthotics. Need supportive shoes. Do they have to have hi vamp? Mary janes large strap in front near ankle ok?
Good morning doctor I have horrible pain on all my teeth, not decayed. Why and what can I take for relieve. Jane?
You may simply have gingival recession. The roots of our teeth are sensitive to: cold air, cold water, sugar, metal and other objects, etc.
If this is the case, try a desensitizing toothpaste. In fact, try several-they have different formulas and not a single one works for everybody.
In a severe case, a dentist can desensitize your teeth. ...Read more
Have overpronation/bunion Podiatrist said custom orthotics not needed over counter good. Lace up shoes better for support than mary janes w thick strap?
I have celiac, sjogren's and C4 immune problems. Need surgery -knee and cateract = can it be a problem - worried. Jane?
Cataract surg risks: Risks for small incision surgery has improved significantly over the years. The vast majority of patients have no complications. Immune issues do increase the risk of infection, complications, but closer follow up and an awareness of this risk allows pt & MD to be on top of any unusual post op symptoms, like pain, decrease vision, etc. ...Read more
9 weeks pregnant and constipated. I drink water and gatorade. And Jane been eating bran cereal. Haven't had a normal bowel movement for about a week.
Include more fiber: In diet! Gatorade is mainly sugar, and not so great for electrolyte replacement. There is something with less sugar called Vitamin Water, but what is even safer is coconut water (fresh). That was used in WW2 to treat wounded soldiers IV! In any case, call your OB/GYN for further direction, and eat more cooked greens and veges. Better to use organic steel cut oats, than bran (GMO). ...Read more
High BP when I'm sedentary, especially lying on my back in the PM. But if I do jumping jacks for 10 minutes and then rest, my numbers go down.
Record BP and send r: Send us the BP readings, done at rest daily for 3-4 days. We can then guide you further. ...Read more
36Mwith good echo stress and lipids in Jan. No risk factors. 5 mg celexa (citalopram) everyday. HR in middle of night or when lying down is 53-60. Should I worry?
ProbablyNo, YetChange: Focus. Long known (from US autopsy studies) that artery disease present 1/2 population by ~age 7, yet no symptoms for decades: http://goo. Gl/aRhOU2. All stress tests miss the Ds; only detect complications of advanced Ds & ↑ infarct events. Lipids wrong focus; correct is: Optimize NMR measured lipoproteins (~$18.00/test self-pay): ↓↓LDL & ↑Large-HDL. Low relaxed heart rate is c/w good function. ...Read more
For wks a muscle jumps continuously when lying to L side. Finally stopped resisting it and it travelled up my body. Now my L ear twitches. No joke.
EEG time: First exclude focal motor seizure. Do the anatomy. ...Read more
Mirena placed June 6 to control menses since May 9th. Bleeding reduced to spotting during day when upright, but heavy at night/when lying down. Why?
Flow: Blood pools in your vagina when you are laying down. ...Read more
@ dr (James) chin ti Lin I worded my last question like that because when you say you have a vaginal problem drs assume you have an STD and I do not.?
Was diagnosed in Jan. W/ new LBBB. Stress test & labs normal, no further testing. Now have SOB and pounding heart when lying down. 39 yo fem smoker.
More workup: A normal stress test is reassuring and means you have time to look into this problem further. LBBB is not normal and suggests that you might have a structural problem with your heart. An echocardiogram (an ultrasound scan of the heart) would be a good idea to make sure there is not valve problems or heart enlargement. Your GP can order this. Cutting down smoking or stopping is really important! ...Read more
Mystery: new generalized edema x4mo, worse when lying down (heart's fine, been checked), hands/feet worst, jeans don't fit. Not meds, not clots?
Edema: Any time there is significant edema its important to make the heart (which you checked), the liver and the kidneys are ok. You can loose protein in the blood from these diseases and it can result in swelling. See your doctor and get a urine test for protein and blood as well as liver panel to make sure these are ok. Also watch your salt intake. ...Read more
I can run and brisk walk without feeling short of breath but when I do something real fast lyk going to anthr rum. I feel it. Chest CT normal last jan.
Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more