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Lately have had rapid heart beating after smoking weed. Is weed a stimulant?

Lately have had rapid heart beating after smoking weed. Is weed a stimulant?

Concerning symptom: Marijuana is not considered a stimulant but is associated with increased pressure and pulse upon wearing off. I wonder if this is a contaminant of the drug or a variant of an hallucinatory effect. More worrisome is whether this is a sign of true strain on your heart or lungs. Please see your md. ...Read more

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Had my first "panic" attack when smoking weed. Have quit since then but still get intermittent chest/arm/jaw pains. Heart has been cleared?

Had my first "panic" attack when smoking weed. Have quit since then but still get intermittent chest/arm/jaw pains. Heart has been cleared?

Cannabis psyche : Cannabis can be the gift that just keeps on giving. You may wish to consider seeing a psychiatrist at this point. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. You might feel tired, have poor concentration & slowed reaction times. ...Read more

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Can withdrawal from cannabis increase your heart rate I smoked heavily for years an suddenly stopped?

Can withdrawal from cannabis increase your heart rate I smoked heavily for years an suddenly stopped?

Yes yes yes: There is physical withdrawal commencing 12 hrs or so from last use and associated with faster hr and higher pulse. Also, irritability do that the desire to relax at the end of the day is brought about by withdrawal. It lasts up to a few weeks ...Read more

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Yest i smoked weed, drank heavily till i fainted, nw my heart beats fast/having shortness of breath, is that related?What to do?

Yest i smoked weed, drank heavily till i fainted, nw my heart beats fast/having shortness of breath, is that related?What to do?

Possible: It is possible and you should stop doing drugs and stop drinking to avoid possible situations like this. Your health is very important and smoking weed and drinking till you faint are not healthy. If you cannot stop on your own, then you may need to go to the doctors to help you stop. ...Read more

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I had a hole in my heart as a child that closed I'm now 18 and suffer heart palpations and my heart rate increases dangerously during exercise. Ideas?

I had a hole in my heart as a child that closed I'm now 18 and suffer heart palpations and my heart rate increases dangerously during exercise. Ideas?

See a doctor: I am a pediatric cardiologist. The other responses here are all helpful. How do you know the HR increase during exercise is dangerous. And I am assuming the hole closed on its own, but want to confirm. If you've had heart surgery or a catheterization, you may be at an increased risk of developing a heart rhythm problem. In any case, I strongly suggest you see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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After a lot of alcohol & nicotine 2 nights ago, I've been having heart palpitations, feeling anxious and a bit light headed. Is this common?

After a lot of alcohol & nicotine 2 nights ago, I've been having heart palpitations, feeling anxious and a bit light headed. Is this common?

Anxiety: You already have anxiety and depression and are on Xanax (alprazolam) and Zoloft which you should not be mixing with alcohol. I am certain that your doctors have advised you repeatedly against alcohol and nicotine abuse. You are on significant medications for serious diagnosis, you cannot smoke and drink. This reaction is expected. ...Read more

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Panic attack? Or heart arrythmia? Hey, i was working in a hot factory a few months ago when my heart starting beating fast and i panicked and called the er.. They said that i was fine.. Then i drank a big energy drink, heart starting pounding, chest pain.

Panic attack? Or heart arrythmia? Hey, i was working in a hot factory a few months ago when my heart starting beating fast and i panicked and called the er.. They said that i was fine.. Then i drank a big energy drink, heart starting pounding, chest pain.

Panic/anxiety: From the question you certainly had an episode of anxiousness or a panic attack. Common with such episodes is heart palpitations, and in the middle of feeling this way it may be misconstrued as an arrhythmia. The hot ambient temperature probably did not cause this, but it certainly can exacerbate the situation. Drinking a big slug of caffeine is not a good way to help just after an episode. See md. ...Read more

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Heart palputations after smoking a joint of weed, I was chilled, no anger no nothing, no ADHD. Until I kind of puked up 3 times, and ye, normal or not?

Heart palputations after smoking a joint of weed, I was chilled, no anger no nothing, no ADHD. Until I kind of puked up 3 times, and ye, normal or not?

Don't smoke "weed": These days it's not safe to smoke marijuana if you're not sure where it came from. I've had several cases of teenagers being hospitalized with serious heart and GI conditions after smoking what they thought was a simple joint. Turned out that unbeknownst to them, these joints were also laced with other chemicals that caused major unexpected side effects requiring treatment in the ER. ...Read more

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Had a heart checkup 3 years ago, all well. Now I feel i'm having heart attack symptom. Is it possible for heart to deteriorate in 3 years?

Had a heart checkup  3 years ago, all well. Now I feel i'm having heart attack symptom. Is it possible for heart to deteriorate in 3 years?

Possible: In you age it is rather unusual to have coronary artery disease. If you have strong family history of heart attack, very abnormal levels of cholesterol and unhealthy life style - it is possible for you to have heart attack. ...Read more

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I stopped smoking for a week n had been experiencing serious shortness of breath. Upon smoking a few cigarettes I felt my nose clear nsuddenly ok. Y?

I stopped smoking for a week n had been experiencing serious shortness of breath. Upon smoking a few cigarettes I felt my nose clear nsuddenly ok. Y?

Stopping is best: You nasal passages and throat and lungs have had years of serious toxicity from tobacco smoke, they have adapted to this nightmare you are putting them through. You stopped and they had to re-adjust and there will be changes. Be patient because the good to come will far outweigh any temporary adjustment. Get off the cigarettes and stay off. ...Read more

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Experiencing a rapid heart rate after eating, which goes after digestion since a year,is this heart deasease? I have no other symptom of heart!

Experiencing a rapid heart rate after eating, which goes after digestion since a year,is this heart deasease? I have no other symptom of heart!

Not necessarily: Heart rate can increase after eating heavy meal, since gastro system needs more blood flow. Could be a rhythm disorder that ur doc can easily diagnose with a heart monitor. Even then, not be serious and does not indicate heart disease. Ck with ur doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My heart rate is over the 100. I never exercise and get fatigued pretty soon during exercise since i was a child. Why is my heart rate this high?

My heart rate is over the 100. I never exercise and get fatigued pretty soon during exercise since i was a child. Why is my heart rate this high?

Out of shape?: Probably because you're out of shape. Talk to your doctor about a safe exercise regimen. It usually starts with regular fast walking. ...Read more

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Does an echo and short stress test show if I have a bad heart or heart failure? I'm 18 male. Scared to excercise because my rest BPM is 120

Does an echo and short stress test show if I have a bad heart or heart failure? I'm 18 male. Scared to excercise because my rest BPM is 120

Heart tests: An echo shows if your heart is enlarged or if wall muscle is damaged or if the valves are not functioning right. Stress test checks for blockage in blood vessels to the heart. Sounds like you may need a holter monitor to check the rhythm and then treatment of your elevated rhythm and thyroid tests to rule out over active thyroid. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have anxiety after smoking weed and my vision has gotten worse. Is this normal?

I have anxiety after smoking weed and my vision has gotten worse. Is this normal?

Not unusual: While most people feel relaxed after use of marijuana, some feel anxious. There are many different strains of cannabis; some are more stimulating & some more sedating. Also, sometimes "weed" can be adulterated with other chemicals. No herb or medicine is equally good for everyone & marijuana may not be suitable for your system. The blurred vision is likely due to muscle relaxation. See my comment:. ...Read more

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I have asthma, I get it from light exercise. I'm taking symbicort, which gives me heart racing and anxiety. Could I quit symbicort? My asthma is not severe, never had it before.

I have asthma, I get it from light exercise. I'm taking symbicort, which gives me heart racing and anxiety. Could I quit symbicort? My asthma is not severe, never had it before.

Stop Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) now: Your reaction could be do to many things. One possibility is an adverse reaction to formeterol, the long-acting bronchodilator in symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). I recommend contacting the physiician who prescribed it. Ask for an inhaled corticosteroid as an alternative. Use albuterol if you have acute symptoms of asthma. See a physician in the next 12-24 hours to review symptoms & adjust your controller medications. ...Read more

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Are pvcs more common during tachycardia? Strange feeling in heart then hard beat that i heard in my head. Was this a pvc? I get tachycrdia after meals

Are pvcs more common during tachycardia? Strange feeling in heart then hard beat that i heard in my head. Was this a pvc? I get tachycrdia after meals

Need more info: An ECG or a holter study may show whether you have pvcs. Isolated pvcs are not necessarily concerning if the heart is otherwise healthy. These are usually suppressed by tachycardia (e.g., during exercise). However, if the extra beats are increased during exercise, this is potentially concerning. Sounds like something to discuss with your doctor, who may recommend some testing. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol after a heart attack affect my chances of having another heart attack?

Does drinking alcohol after a heart attack affect my chances of having another heart attack?

AHA recommendation: If you drink alcohol, do so an average of one to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women. A drink is one 12 oz. Beer or 4 oz. Of wine. Drinking more alcohol increases high blood pressure, obesity, stroke, breast cancer, suicide and accidents. The american heart association cautions people not to start drinking ... If they do not already drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Lately have had rapid heart beating after smoking weed. Is weed a stimulant?

Concerning symptom: Marijuana is not considered a stimulant but is associated with increased pressure and pulse upon wearing off. I wonder if this is a contaminant of the drug or a variant of an hallucinatory effect. More worrisome is whether this is a sign of true strain on your heart or lungs. Please see your md. ...Read more

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Is it normally for my heart to "jump" sometimes when i'm smoking weed?

Is it normally for my heart to "jump" sometimes when i'm smoking weed?

No: If your heart is "jumping" when you smoke marijuana, this is a worrisome sign. Your heart "jumping" is really never the norm. You may wish to speak to a doctor and, of course, stop smoking "weed" altogether -- before it gets any worse. ...Read more

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Effects of smoking weed with heart disease?

Effects of smoking weed with heart disease?

Heart attack: and heart disease is a potential risk. the latest randomized control studies showed the growing risk of marijuana-associated adverse cardiovascular effects, especially in young people. The comorbid conditions are obesity, sedentarism, high cholesterol blood pressure. Obviously, marijuana like many other drugs is the drug has side effects. ...Read more

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I've been smoking weed for about 2-3 years now and about a month now my hearts been hurting and pounding when i smoke ! i usually smoke 1-2 times aday?

I've been smoking weed for about 2-3 years now and about a month now my hearts been hurting and pounding when i smoke ! i usually smoke 1-2 times aday?

Can affect the heart: Marijuana can increase your heart rate and slightly increase your blood pressure while lying down. It may cause a slightly increased risk for developing heart attacks and strokes. You should definitely consider cutting back on use. Consider attending 12 step mtgs or entering into a drug tx program. If you suffer from pain or other conditions, see your dr. For other forms of therapy. ...Read more

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Hello u wanted to know if smoking weed can enlarge a person's heart?

Hello u wanted to know if smoking weed can enlarge a person's heart?

I am not aware: that mild to moderate use of medical cannabis for campassionate use , causes heart enlargement or heart disease. Cocaine , alcohol and Meth can seriously damage the heart. ...Read more

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Why does smoking weed immediatly raise one's heart rate?

Why does smoking weed immediatly raise one's heart rate?

Cannabis: it appears to suppress the parasympathetic slowing effects on the heart leaving unopposed sympathetic effect ...Read more

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Had my first "panic" attack when smoking weed. Have quit since then but still get intermittent chest/arm/jaw pains. Heart has been cleared?

Cannabis psyche : Cannabis can be the gift that just keeps on giving. You may wish to consider seeing a psychiatrist at this point. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. You might feel tired, have poor concentration & slowed reaction times. ...Read more

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Fatigue, low pulse pressure, blood pressure, and heart rate after smoking weed all day. How do I get better?

Fatigue, low pulse pressure, blood pressure, and heart rate after smoking weed all day. How do I get better?

Stop smoking weed!: Your reaction may be due to impurities in the weed or to your body's specific intolerance to weed. Either way, your body is telling you something. (leaving aside that it's illegal...). ...Read more

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How high does marijuana use raise blood pressure? Is it high enough to damage heart, kidneys ,etc

How high does marijuana use raise blood pressure? Is it high enough to damage heart, kidneys ,etc

Part 2: oops - hit the return key too soon. If you read my first post, here's the rest: I found reference to increased heart rate, but NOT increased BP. I suggest you purchase an inexpensive cuff and measure your own actual BP before and after exposure. Remember that it's safe for BP to rise with exertion and stress. On a stress test, it's healthy to see BP go from 120/80 to 200/90 during exercise. OK? ...Read more

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Heart arrhythmia/pain after marijuana use, felt like passing out/lightheaded. should i bring it up with a Dr or just stop using and forget it happened?

Heart arrhythmia/pain after marijuana use, felt like passing out/lightheaded. should i bring it up with a Dr or just stop using and forget it happened?

Know your supplier!: That is not a usual side effect of THC. As they used to say in the '60's know your supplier! Maybe you were smoking some impure dope. If you were with friends when you were indulging did any of your friends who smoked from the same brick suffer the same side effect? Pot usually mellows you out, does not cause cardiac stimulation. Some cities (NYC) will test pot for impurities in a blinded fash ...Read more

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Hard beating heart, tiredness, I have anxiety. But lately I have those symptoms with no panic feeling. Smoking cigs makes it much worse. Serious?

It depends: It takes a visit to your doctor to know if this is serious. A lot of factors need to be considered, including whether this has happened before, your age, what other conditions you may have, your medication. Nothing compares to a visit with a doctor to sort out whether or not this is something to be concerned about. ...Read more

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IS heart rate of 86 beats a minute high for a 44 smoking female?

Normal range 60-100: The heart rate is normal, smoking is not healthy, you have not expressed your actual concern. Are you having other symptoms? Is the heart rate regular? If you have further questions please send another question with more detail. ...Read more

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Could smoking cause heart disease?

Could smoking cause heart disease?

ABSOLUTELY: Smoking is the worst, most avoidable cause of heart disease working at endothelial level (inside the arteries) to create damage. Other risk factors for heart disease are genetics (can't do anything for that) , hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Please quit! and is the best thing you can do for your health. There is no argument about it! ...Read more

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Can I have heart disease from smoking 9 months?

Can I have heart disease from smoking 9 months?

No: But please stop now. It only gets harder as time goes on. If you've already stopped, congratulations! ...Read more

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Why could smoking be harmful after heart bypass?

Why could smoking be harmful after heart bypass?

Many reasons: Healing after surgery is markedly impaired by smoking, which constricts the blood vessels that supply us with oxygen and nutrients. Heart bypass is done because of arteriosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries, " so when you keep smoking, the new vessels in your heart begin the same process of narrowing down until they don't carry blood, resulting in new heart attacks.Also damages lungs&rest of u. ...Read more

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How do stimulants increase heart rate?

How do stimulants increase heart rate?

Release dopamine: Dopamine has pretty much the same kind of activity on the heart and vascular system as adrenaline and noradrenaline do. These are the bodies own neurotransmitters that are part of the "fight or flight" response, when we are under stress. They increase blood flow to our brain and muscles so that we can respond to danger or stress. Stimulants all work by releasing dopamine. ...Read more

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Will smoking after heart bypass harm me?

Will smoking after heart bypass harm me?

Yes knock it off: If the scar on the front of your chest doesnt convince you to stop smoking nothing will. Smoking will continue to damage your heart arteries and will also prematurely cause your grafts to fail. Never mind the ongoing risk of lung cancer, stroke, etc. ...Read more

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