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Can smoking marijuana as a teenager cause you to develop panic attacks?

Can smoking marijuana as a teenager cause you to develop panic attacks?

Maybe: Marijuana can lead to a "heightened" state of awareness (paranoia). This may, in fact, precipitate a panic attack in people who are so predisposed. ...Read more

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More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more


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I have been on generess fe since nov. Can taking bc and smoking marijuana daily be the cause of these sudden panic attacks and shakes? Pm only

I have been on generess fe since nov. Can taking bc and smoking marijuana daily be the cause of these sudden panic attacks and shakes? Pm only

Cannabis may be: The cause. 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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Can taking wellbutrin and Zoloft and smoking cannabis cause serotonin syndrome? I've had a few panic attacks that I am worried may actually be ss

Can taking wellbutrin and Zoloft and smoking cannabis cause serotonin syndrome?  I've had a few panic attacks that I am worried may actually be ss

Cannabis & serotonin: Cannabis can increase serotonin levels, and definitely should not be used with ssri's like zoloft. In fact if you've been struggling with depression and/or anxiety, using any additional drugs is a really bad idea. ...Read more

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Why have i been feeling so out of place? Cant take it anymore? I am 17 and in 11th grade this has been happening to me since 8th grade, everything started when i tried smoking marijuana, i had a horrible panic attack and after that I have not been feeling

The : The last three years has obviously been very hard on you. Please, do not give up hope. You have undergone psychological testing but have you had neuropsychological testing? If not, it might help shed light on why you feel this way. Seeing a counselor could be very helpful because clearly you are lonely and feeling distant from others. Avoid drinking alcohol or using any drugs like marijuana. Please keep your parents informed regularly on how you are doing. You said that you can't take it anymore. Please let your parents, a teacher, a guidance counselor or another responsible adult know right away if you are having thoughts about ending your own life. I know that if might be hard for you to believe that you can feel better. Sometimes, it can take a while to figure out the right psychiatric medications to help someone. If you are seeing a general psychiatrist, he or she might consider the assistance of a child/ adolescent trained psychiatrist. Do not lose hope while your doctors are determining what will be an effective treatment for you. ...Read more

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Can i smoke marijuana a few days after a anxiety/panic attack? 2 days ago i had a panic attack while smoking marijuana. I went to the hospital out of fear that it was a heart attack. I had an EKG done, chest x-rays and blood work and the results came back

Can i smoke marijuana a few days after a anxiety/panic attack? 2 days ago i had a panic attack while smoking marijuana. I went to the hospital out of fear that it was a heart attack. I had an EKG done, chest x-rays and blood work and the results came back

Probably NOT!: There are two major classes of psychoactive ingredients identified in mj: thc which induces hallucinatons and euphoria or dysphoria/panic--being stoned. Cannabinoids which are not intoxicating and which may aid focus and pain relief. Current cultivation of high thc plants has given rise to greater anxiety/panic/paranoia and psychosis in susceptible persons. Negative circumstances can contribute. ...Read more

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Could it be possible that the use of fake legal marijuana that I use to smoke and quit two years be the cause of panic attacks and sleep disorder?

Could it be possible that the use of fake legal  marijuana that I use to smoke and quit two years be the cause of panic attacks and sleep disorder?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that using the marijuana caused panic attacks or sleep disorder. It's more probable that your underlying medical and/or mental health concerns led you to try and use marijuana as treatment. It's very common for people to use recreational drugs to help with underlying concerns and its important to seek professional medical help for legal and healthy ways to treat those problems. ...Read more

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I have panic attacks and sad, why is it when i smoke marijuana it makes me extremely delirious? Its not a good feeling.

I have panic attacks and sad, why is it when i smoke marijuana it makes me extremely delirious? Its not a good feeling.

Marijuana: Marijuana is not for everyone. It has significant side effects that include severe anxiety and paranoia. It sounds like it would be best if you did not use this herbal drug. ...Read more

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Panic Attacks (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more