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Can mixing medical marijuana and prescribed medications cause brain damage?

Can mixing medical marijuana and prescribed medications cause brain damage?

Actually, in your: Situation, yes. The problem is not mixing marijuana with the medications you're on, rather, the problem is mixing marijuana with the fact you already have a psychotic illness. This is an absolute contraindication to marijuana use. You should stop using it immediately. It is of no benefit to you and can cause subtle brain damage in those areas of your brain that help you stay in touch with reality. Best wishes. ...Read more

Medical Marijuana (Definition)

It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic ...Read more


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Can brain damage be caused by an interaction between medical marijuana and certain medications? E.G. Benztropine

Can brain damage be caused by an interaction between medical marijuana and certain medications? E.G. Benztropine

Marijuana: As the doctor who pushed the legalization of medical marijuana in washington and many other places I want to speak very frankly to you. You are fooling yourself if you think marijuana is helping you medically with your mental health conditions. You are setting yourself up for a rough ride with addiction at your young age. I know of no ethical doctor who would recommend this for you. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana help my fiancee with her chrons disease? It affects her whole GI system and is very severe. The medications don't help.

Can medical marijuana help my fiancee with her chrons disease? It affects her whole GI system and is very severe. The medications don't help.

Dietary allergies?: Crohn's can be difficult and some folk also have food allergies or sensitivities. Some may show with testing, some w/ trial and error. Gluten is being avoided like poison by some who claim they feel much better for it. Same for dairy. If you are in a place that has legal medical marijuana, it's worth a try - but be careful. Laws are laws. Do consider allergy testing. Best! ...Read more

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I am wondering if medical marijuana would be a good idea. I have very bad anxiety and I am on medication for it but it doesn't seem to really help?

I am wondering if medical marijuana would be a good idea. I have very bad anxiety and I am on medication for it but it doesn't seem to really help?

No: Marijuana is not a good treat, ENT for anxiety, especially in a young person. It frequently actually increases anxiety, and paranoia. Heavy use has been associated with increased risk of psychosis. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana be used in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome? Looking to replace existing medications with side-effect-friendlier ones.

Can medical marijuana be used in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome? Looking to replace existing medications with side-effect-friendlier ones.

Marijuana: I don't think it is a good idea while you have nephritic syndrome. Please discuss this with the doctor seeing you for the nephritic syndrome.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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I have server anxiety, clinical depression. No medications or mood stabilizers have worked is there away I can get a medical marijuana card for it?

I have server anxiety, clinical depression. No medications or mood stabilizers have worked is there away I can get a medical marijuana card for it?

THC might make your: Symptoms worse. 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. ...Read more

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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

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Is medical marijuana useful to calm PTSD or anxiety in patients with seizure disorder who can't be on typical anxiety medications?

Can't say: Unfortunately, very little reliable, peer reviewed research has been done regarding the safety and efficacy of marijuana for anything, despite the long list list of conditions for which it has allegedly been helpful. My own guess it that it is not likely to be helpful, since it clouds thinking, and is difficult to dose properly, resulting in an under or overdose. Stick with more proven therapies ...Read more

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Medical marijuana how long does it take to not show on a drug test?

Up to a month: There are numerous products available on the internet, and available in some stores that are engineered to mask thc in the urine. One such product is called 'test clean.' this could be an option to consider. Check it out. ...Read more

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How effective is medical marijuana as a glaucoma treatment? I'm curious if medical marijuana can reduce intraocular pressure. Some of the drugs my doctor has prescribed for my glaucoma haven't worked that well. Is medical marijuana a good glaucoma treatme

No: It is the active ingredient of marijuana, thc, that lowers the pressure in the eye. In order for a glaucoma medication to be effective, it must lower the pressure all of the time. So for marijuana to be effective, you would have to high all of the time, even when asleep. ...Read more

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Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?

Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?

I say 'yes': If they can obtain it legally, I would urge them to try it. For as long as I have been in medicine, I have been told about how effective many people have found this. For almost as long, the mainstream medical press -- not a hotbed of social radicals or fuzzy thinkers -- have felt that our cannabis policies are at best ill-informed. I am glad you are there for your friend with cancer. Obey the law. ...Read more

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Can I get medical marijuana anywhere yet?

Can I get medical marijuana anywhere yet?

17 states and DC: There are 17 U.S. States that have legalized medical marijuana. You can look the list easily on google. Com on the internet. There are rules that must be followed and they vary by state. ...Read more

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What are some uses for medical marijuana?

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What are some uses for medical marijuana?

Pot: Severe glaucoma, intractable pain in terminal illnesses are few. ...Read more

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What qualifies people for medical marijuana?

What qualifies people for medical marijuana?

Different by State: Each state that has med marijuana laws has different conditions for which weed can be prescribed. Interestingly, Colorado, which has both recreational AND med marijuana laws, recently voted AGAINST medical marijuana for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Here is a list you may find useful: http://www. Unitedpatientsgroup. Com/resources/illnesses-treatable ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana be used to treat anything?

Can medical marijuana be used to treat anything?

Yup: Mj treats anorexia (inability to eat), nausea and pain in dying patients. It has usefulness in glaucoma. It heals nothing, helps improve nothing, cures nothing. ...Read more

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What diseases qualify for a medical marijuana card?

What diseases qualify for a medical marijuana card?

Depends on the state: This varies by each state which has a medical marijuana program. You can usually check on line easily for your state. ...Read more

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Are there any drawbacks to vaporizing medical marijuana?

Concerns: I would be concerned about doing that. Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing & increases in sputum production. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: medical marijuana?

Medical Marijuana: It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic pain, spasticity, & asthma. ...Read more

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What is the difference between regular and medical marijuana?

Marijuana: There is not any difference. The term medical marijuana has become a circus in this country. But, marijuana can be used to alleviate some significant medical symptoms in long term and terminal illnesses. ...Read more

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I'm a medical marijuana how long do I hold in a puff of smoke?

Who knows?: This is exactly the problem with "medical" marijuana. Doctors are not trained in the ins and outs of marijuana use. All we can do is "recommend" it. It's not really a prescription. That said, smoking it may not be the safest way to consume it because of possible damage to your lungs. Consider eating it (in cookies or other food) or using a vaporizer. Ask specifics at your local dispensary. ...Read more

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I'm a medical marijuana how long do I hold in a puff of smoke?

Please defer this: Question to a physician with expertise in medical marihuana. ...Read more

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What's better for your health medical marijuana or prescribed pills?

What's better for your health medical marijuana or prescribed pills?

For what problem?: The problem with medical marijuana at least in my state is no regulation or real diagnosis is needed to recieve it, one time visit for licence, then its pick your flavor at the dispenceries. No follow up in many cases. Opiate medications can be problematic as well. Many diagnosis would not require either if properly evaluated. For chronic pain opiates can be a great tool, but not a cure all. ...Read more

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What conditions do you feel medical marijuana should be an option for?

Not fully clear, but: Information of interest follows:
1. European study of multiple sclerosis pts with spasticity, found some relief from smoking mj 2. Recent study seemed to show improved tremor in some parkinson's pts.
3. Some folks are convinced that their migraine events can be quelled by using marijuana regularly. But, realize, consistent scientific research studies are not completed yet. (? Placebo effect?). ...Read more

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Has medical marijuana been proven to effectively treat any medical conditions?

So far the data is: Too limited to say anything with confidence on that subject. This is my understanding. We are simply too early in the process of studying this to know that this is beneficial and that the benefits outweigh the risks. There are promising studies in cell culture and animal models, but neither of those are proof of any specific activity in Humans that compares to the cell culture and animal research ...Read more

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What are some negative and positive affects of medical marijuana? (short term and long term)

What are some negative and positive affects of medical marijuana? (short term and long term)

Few ++, many - - - -: Use of marijuana has been reported to reduce pain in some situation, and can increase appetite for those needing additional nutrition. Use of marijuana is still mostly illegal at this time. It can cause psychological dependency, poor memory, poor work performance and relationship. Hallucination and risk of depression. Poor judegement, danger to self/others while driving etc. Be good, safe, alive! ...Read more

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Hi yes I had for got to say yesterday that if I also if I can get help on medical marijuana card?

Hi yes I had for got to say yesterday that if I also if I can get help on medical marijuana card?

Not a chat room: Your question suggests you are carrying on a chat with someone. This public HT site randomly presents your questions (tens of thousands come in per day) to any of 70, 000 docs who answer them. Your questions/answers are not linked. We have no way to review your prior questions and followup questions are not sent to anyone specific. We also do not get cards for you. Find a doc and follow the law. ...Read more

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How is medical marijuana working out in the states that have legalized it? Are more than half of the users faking illnesses?

How is medical marijuana working out in the states that have legalized it? Are more than half of the users faking illnesses?

California experienc: The average age of a prescription marijuana user in california is 20 years old. Authorities there have been cracking down on illicit prescribers and vendors who abuse the medical mj laws of their state. ...Read more

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