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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is smoking marijuana while on prednisone advisable?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is smoking marijuana while on prednisone advisable?

Prednisone/pot: Some side-effects reported with Prednisone are unusual thoughts or behaviors, sleep disturbances, effect on respiration & heart & blood pressure, blurred vision. Marijuana use can exacerbate the same. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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On prednisone for bronchitis. Wont be doing any smoking but marijuana itself will not have any negative affects on my medication? Say edibles?

On prednisone for bronchitis. Wont be doing any smoking but marijuana itself will not have any negative affects on my medication? Say edibles?

Maybe: Mj can modulate immune system adversely and cause arterial constriction, worse if inhaled, but still present to a lesser degree ingested. Best to avoid entirely. And get help for your cannabis addiction. ...Read more

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Would it be harmful to use cannabis while taking prednisone and hydroxyzine pamoate? And why or why not?

Would it be harmful to use cannabis while taking prednisone and hydroxyzine pamoate? And why or why not?

It is safe: There is no drug interactions. However, always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Im on prednisone and hydroxyzine pamoate for poison ivy on my face. Would it be alright to use cannabis while on these medications?

Im on prednisone and hydroxyzine pamoate for poison ivy on my face.  Would it be alright to use cannabis while on these medications?

Cannabis: Given the multiple drug interactions it is not recommended that you use cannabis during this time . Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a suppressed immune system? e.g the immune system was suppressed by Prednisone? Does it mean that you have to avoid people?

What does it mean to have a suppressed immune system?  e.g the immune system was suppressed by Prednisone? Does it mean that you have to avoid people?

Prednisone: Prednisone does suppress the Immune system. However it depends on how much and for how long. As a rule within 2 to 4 weeks your immune system should bounce back to normal. People on prednisone or recovering from being on prednisone usually do no have to avoid people. ...Read more

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How bad is marijuana?

Addiction= disease: Marijuana is not bad. Using marijuana may be harmful. Disease is not a moral problem. Neither the addict or the drug is bad. ...Read more

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Is marijuana bad for you?

Is marijuana bad for you?

Yes: It is bad. May lead to other addictions and may also worsen other psychiatric problems. Talk to your doctor if you feel like you need something to make you feel good. ...Read more

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How dangerous is marijuana?

How dangerous is marijuana?

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. ...Read more

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How marijuana effects people?

How marijuana effects people?

Many complex effects: Marijuana has a wide range of effects ;this varies from person to person. There are also many strains,some more stimulating,some more sedating.It can be calming,ease muscle tension,stimulate appetite, relieve nausea& aid sleep but may impair memory & concentration. Marijuana contains over 100 different medically active compounds & we are still learning what they do.See http://tinyurl.com/ybodfues ...Read more

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Why does marijuana gets me aroused?

Why does marijuana gets me aroused?

It's complicated: The chemistry may be complex, but the short answer is: mj is a drug. Drugs can do many things to the mind, so it isn't at all strange that hypersexuality is one of those effects. ...Read more

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In which states is marijuana legal?

None: Marijuana is not legal in the us unless used for medical purposes only. There are 17 states that allow medicinal marijuana. The list is on the web, just google it. ...Read more

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What are the dangers with marijuana?

What are the dangers with marijuana?

Many, such as...: A person can become dependent on marijuana. Drug dependence is the body's physical need, or addiction, to a particular substance, in order for the person to feel like he is functioning normally. Over time, drug dependence leads to physical harm in the user's brain and body, to behavior problems, and to association with people who also abuse drugs and commit crimes to obtain drugs. ...Read more

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What's the significance of marijuana?

What's the significance of marijuana?

Using it, right?: Mj has been linked to a 3-fold increase in schizophrenia. It's use has been linked to decreased brain function, & linked to shrinkage of the thalamus, an important brain structure that controls or modulates neural activity. All in all, a wolf in sheep's clothing. In many cases it is definitely a gateway drug introducing acceptance to other drug experimentation & possibly addictions. It's illegal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of using marijuana?

What are the symptoms of using marijuana?

Many potentially: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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What are ways to detoxify from marijuana?

Time: Marijuana "withdrawal" with sleep problems, anxiety and irritability occurs but in the vast majority of cases, the only thing that is needed is time and abstinence, and these symptoms will pass within days to weeks. It depends on how the person smokes - how often, for how long, how deeply they inhale, and the quality of the marijuana. Good nutrition, adequate vitamins are all that are needed. ...Read more

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Is medicinal marijuana actually good for you?

Is medicinal marijuana actually good for you?

It is: helpful in certain circumstances for certain symptoms or conditions. ...Read more

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What are the positive and negatives of marijuana?

More negatives : If you're dying from an incurable disease can't eat & have lots of nausea, then mj is for you. Otherwise, mj is a disaster. Takes away motivation, reasoning, perception & persistence. Is definitely a "gateway" drug since mj users think its cool to smoke, then they're more willing to use other drugs. If you haven't used, don't. If you have, stop. ...Read more

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What are the differences between ecstasy and marijuana?

Many: As many as the differences between tobacco and heroin. They are two totally different chemical compounds. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of decriminalizing marijuana?

What are the pros and cons of decriminalizing marijuana?

A Civil Issue: The decriminalization of marijuana is a civil issue not a medical issue. I do not think this is the forum to debate such issues. This is one doctors opinion. ...Read more

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What would happen if i did marijuana while on medication?

What would happen if i did marijuana while on medication?

Medications?: What r ur medications? The info u r giving is 2 vague 2 know what would happen, u probably mean if it would b safe "doing" mj while on meds. Ur location state is md where mj is not legal. If u "do" mj u take 2 risks 1/ ur mental health w/an unexpected "bad trip": high anxiety w/paranoïd ideation & derealization or psychosis outbreak (brief or not) 2/ legal trouble. B safe & save ur $ 2. Thx. ...Read more

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So what will happen if someone takes ecstasy and smokes marijuana afterward?

No science here: Mdma / ecstasy is now a familiar recreational drug, less deadly than cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine but with some effects that may be serious and are under study. So far, there's no scientific work or pop wisdom on its interaction with cannabis. Whatever the wisdom of the laws, these substances are illegal and the supplies unregulated. Peace and love. ...Read more

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How addictive is marijuana?

How addictive is marijuana?

Depends: An addiction is a brain disease. It causes a person to engage in behaviors which may lead to dire consequences. The person knows that but engages in the behavior anyway, because they are addicted. It is all about the consequences. Is a person missing work or school or spending too much money or getting in trouble with the law? Cannabis use can lead to addiction, especially with regular use. ...Read more

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Is there a natural prednisone?

Is there a natural prednisone?

Hydrocortisone: hydrocortisone is the bio identical form of prednisone. DHEA is a natural precursoer to cortisol ...Read more

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What is prednisone used to cure?

What is prednisone used to cure?

Many things: Prednisone is corticosteroid which treats many different problems such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. ...Read more

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Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

It depends: As with any medication, if it is prescribed by a physician to treat a particular illness or problem it is safe, as long as it is used as prescribed. ...Read more

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What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

Deltasone (prednisone): There are many, many indications for Deltasone (prednisone). See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/deltasone.html ...Read more

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Any benefits of smoking marijuana? Thanks

Any benefits of smoking marijuana? Thanks

See below : Of course there are. There are benefits to all drugs, otherwise we would not use them. The question is whether the benefits outweigh the negatives. ...Read more

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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