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Marijuana Use Effect On Child
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Three concerns:: (1) Heavy weed smoking can lead to THC concentrating in breast milk, which has been shown to affect motor development in the child. (2) Weed can be laced with other drugs, which can also impose harm. (3) Heavy weed use in a mother could affect her parenting skills. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Depends on the drug. Recreational drug use certainly can create fertility problems, depending on duration and frequency, and the nature of the drug. Prescription medications are quite variable in their effects. Best to review this with the prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the adverse effects of a diagnosed bipolar patient smoking marijuana while on their prescribed medications?
Bipolar and MJ: Any person with diagnosed bipolar disorder needs to practice solid self-care: regular sleep, exercise, healthy food, compliance with prescribed medications, and avoidance of substance abuse including alcohol. Using recreational substances invites destabilization of neurobehavioral status and possible shift into depression or mania. This includes marijuana. Mj can cause hallucinations too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Certainly drinking during pregnancy can have negative consequences on an unborn child, such as fetal alcohol syndrome. An occasional cocktail or glass of wine/ beer around your children should not present a problem. Drinking excessively or getting drunk around the children does not set a good role model for them and could possibly be dangerous. ...Read more
Very different: Marijuana is not a medication; it is not standardized in dose and has not been subjected to rigorous testing as with any medication. "marijuana pills", by which i assume you mean thc or marinol, may have medical uses, and it is standardized in dose and has been subjected to rigorous testing. ...Read more
Alcohol is tricky: Alcoholic drink is a common social lubricant. It decreases inhibitions and leads to more garrulous conversations. It also impairs judgement and increases impulsivity which may lead to unanticipated consequences. Certain personality types are susceptible to loss of control, leading to abuse and addiction. ...Read more
Can I use birth control patches even if I smoke marijuana? Any side effects for mixing both of them?
No: Unless your current actions and interactions with the child are an issue there should not be any effect on development. ...Read more
Can the use *Preferably non-smoking of marijuana have negative effects on Diabetic Retinopathy? Due to the effects marijuana has on the eyes.
Potential benefits: The following is a link detailing a novel use of non-smoking form of marihuana called "Cannabidiol As a Putative Novel Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy". http://www.420magazine.com/forums/diabetes/152457-cannabidiol-putative-novel-therapy-diabetic-retinopathy.html. Hopefully this will address your question well. ...Read more
Regular monitoring: Long-term stimulant therapy has generally been shown to be safe and effective in children, although they should have regular pediatric monitoring and should avoid unnecessary stimulants (e.g., caffeine). Possible concerns: poor weight gain from poor appetite, higher risk of high bp, psychiatric effects with dosage changes. But these should improve with stopping the med. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The hypospermia, dysspermia and hypotestosteronism from mj may or may not be reversible. Nothing will mitigate it while using. May or may not improve on cessation of cannabis. See http://www.Health.Gov.Au/internet/main/publishing.Nsf/content/health-pubs-drug-cannab2-ch65.Htm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prematurity: Recent reports indicate an increased incidence of prematurity in fetuses exposed to mj. Also, there are reports of chromosomal breakage in some infants born to mj users. Being pregnant and smoking anything is an insult to the baby, and irresponsible on the mother's part. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: If you aren't drinking more than a bottle a day and aren't taking any medicines that would be affected by the beer drinking and don't have a health condition that would make you need to avoid alcohol, then it is probably not a worry to drink a beer a day. In that case, the biggest potential risk to you might be some weight gain. A beer a day could give you some unnecessary calories. ...Read more
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