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Will smoking weed while taking metronidazole and fluconazole have a side effect?

Will smoking weed while taking metronidazole and fluconazole have a side effect?

Yes: Weed will have side effects, with or without other drugs. Weed is a psychoactive drug and messes with your brain. Just because it may be legal, does not mean that it is harmless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Hi I'm taking metronidazole and I was smoking around 5 a day. Can I smoke atleast 1 a day because I cannot go without?

Hi I'm taking metronidazole and I was smoking around 5 a day. Can I smoke atleast 1 a day because I cannot go without?

Time to quit: Smoking cessation is one of the top two or three MODIFIABLE risk factors to improve your cardiorespiratory health and prolong your health...period. This should be at the top of your list to take charge of your life and drastically cut your risk for many life-altering and life-shortening diseases. It won't be easy--nicotine is incredibly addictive, but help is readily available. Go to it! ...Read more

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Will smoking weed while taking doxycycline for acne decrease it's effects?

Will smoking weed while taking doxycycline for acne decrease it's effects?

Interaction: Doxycycline and cannabinoids drug-drug interaction profile is poorly documented in the medical literature. Metabolism of both medications occurs in the liver by the same enzyme, which implies a possible interaction.

Cannabis smoking is associated with acne according to this study: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/25413494 ...Read more

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Can I take celexa after smoking weed? I was persc.10mg but only want to take 5mg. I also am taking 1/4 klonopin (clonazepam) 2x a day. After smoking I feel bad!

Can I take celexa after smoking weed? I was persc.10mg but only want to take 5mg. I also am taking 1/4 klonopin (clonazepam) 2x a day. After smoking I feel bad!

Depends: Celexa and Klonopin (clonazepam) are not contraindicated. However, you should really consider taking these medications at the prescribed doses. A 5 mg. Dose of Celexa is below the standard dose that demonstrate efficacy. As for the marajuana, you are actually undoing all of the positive effects from the medication by smoking. So net neutral. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is smoking weed bad for you?

Is smoking weed bad for you?

Yes: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy. Weed is illegal under U.S. Law, so one can be thrown in jail and/or convicted of a crime. Having a conviction has bad side effects, such as problems getting a new job or the inability to enter canada for a vacation. Jail has its own dangers such as getting beat up or sexually assaulted. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed better for you?

Is smoking weed better for you?

Better than what?: 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 more

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Could quitting from smoking weed is hard?

Could quitting from smoking weed is hard?

Depends: There is a mild to moderate withdrawal from cannabis that heavy, regular smokers may get. In addition, people who are using marijuana to control anxiety may feel more anxiety when they stop. It is self-limited and will go away. If you have persistent problems, see your doctor to talk about alternatives, from various kinds of psychotherapies to use of other medications which may help (buspar). ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of smoking weed?

Pro's - it is: Beneficial in the treatment of some specific medical conditions. Con's - 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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Is smoking weed considered that bad for you?

Is smoking weed considered that bad for you?

It depends: If you have bipolar mood disorder or schizophrenia, marijuana can aggravate those illnesses. Children and early adolescents often are unsettled by the drug's psychological and behavioral effects. Otherwise, the major risks in healthy adults are lung problems and loss of energy and motivation in very heavy users. Some data suggest lower sperm count and weight gain, but usually not enough to notice. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of smoking weed?

What are the health effects of smoking weed?

Depends on who you: Talk to. Health benefits that are touted are anti-nausea effect and increased appetite, leading to use of both marijuana and THC-containing medication (Marinol) for patients undergoing cancer treatment, or with HIV or hepatitis. It also lowers intraocular pressure in some cases of glaucoma. It may reduce neuropathic pain and certain kinds of seizures. SE's include bronchitis, sedation, anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking weed while on medications?

What are the effects of smoking weed while on medications?

Variable: Weed itself varies. What you got before may be different from now. Also, individuals have varying sensitivities. But there may be a synergistic effect of intoxication: they get too strong. But there is also the metabolism: weed has some metabolic pathways that may be the same as your meds, thereby making weed and your meds either weaker or stronger. Unpredictable, and therefore unwise. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of smoking weed?

What are the negative effects of smoking weed?

Many negatives: Since I am a fertility doctor, I will only answer with regards to my specialty. Smoking marijuana will dramaticallyl lower sperm count and function. It may have an impact on the health of the pregnancy (even if only the husband smokes). ...Read more

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Fear of stopping smoking weed why?

You will need to: Explore this one yourself. Anything I said would be a guess. Are you addicted? ...Read more

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Is it okay to be smoking weed if someone has had concussions?

Is it okay to be smoking weed if someone has had concussions?

NO. No way. No how!!: Do not alter mental status further if someone has just suffered a head injury. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of smoking weed and cigarettes but taking a break from weed and start to smoke cigarettes more?

What are the side effects of smoking weed and cigarettes but taking a break from weed and start to smoke cigarettes more?

Respiratory/heart: Neither is good to use, so taking "a break" from both would have the side effect of better health. Smoking tobacco or weed creates the same dilemma for lung health -inhaling partially combusted botanical material laced with chemicals. Equally, cardiovascular health is compromised by using either. Infections occur more frequently in smokers too. So quit both & try not to rationalize their use. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my ears after smoking weed?

I feel pain in my ears after smoking weed?

Coincidence?: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy. Weed is not needed for a normal life, in almost all cases (there are rare exceptions). Ear symptoms may be a coincidence or may be related to the smoking. If the ear pain never returns after one quits smoking, there probably is no problem. Otherwise, one's primary doctor can evaluate. ...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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Could I go into cardiac arrest from smoking weed?

Could I go into cardiac arrest from smoking weed?

Weed: The simple answer is yes. Whether it causes cardiac arrest in a significant number of people is a different calculation. You are virtually always better off not inhaling or ingesting these substances. ...Read more

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Can you get malignant hyperthermia from smoking weed?

Can you get malignant hyperthermia from smoking weed?

Not likely.: Not if you are using only cannibis. This symdrome occurs potentially with any substance that blocks dopamine. ...Read more

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Adhd medication concerta and smoking weed, what to do?

Adhd medication concerta and smoking weed, what to do?

Stop smoking weed: No doctor can tell the difference between the lack of attention and concentration that can be caused by marijuana and adhd. You are playing both sides against the middle. If you have problems stopping, get help to do so. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause me to feel depressed and paranoid?

Can smoking weed cause me to feel depressed and paranoid?

Yes: Smoking weed can definitely make people feel depressed and paranoid. These effects may continue after the thc is out of your system, too. ...Read more

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Will smoking weed worsen my problems with a learning disability?

Will smoking weed worsen my problems with a learning disability?

Possibly: Smoking marijuana decreases focus and concentration, and effects short term memory. This means that it might be more difficult to understand what you are studying; and even if you do understand it, it might be harder for you to remember what you have learned. ...Read more

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Do I have to stop smoking weed before getting the lapband surgery?

Do I have to stop smoking weed before getting the lapband surgery?

Seriously, YES: Besides the obvious answer that long term marijuana use can be harmful, more importantly you are going to have general anesthesia. General anesthesia has profound effects on the body and all the anesthesiologists I know would cancel your surgery if you were still smoking "weed" as would i. Adding another dangerous drug to the mix of medications given during anesthesia is just plain silly. ...Read more

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Is there a way to continue smoking weed and get rid of the paranoia?

Is there a way to continue smoking weed and get rid of the paranoia?

Depends...: If your paranoia is caused by smoking weed then smoking more of the stuff is likely to increase the paranoia. If the paranoia is a separate psychiatric disorder you may need medication treatment for this. Smoking weed is a risk factor for developing psychosis. Regardless, if you have paranoia seek professional help, this can be a very disabling condition left untreated. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed give you the same cancer risk as smoking cigarettes?

Can smoking weed give you the same cancer risk as smoking cigarettes?

Smoking: Smoking of any substance irritates tissues everywhere it touches. So while cannibus is not tobacco, there are still risks associated. Some studies have shown that many folks smoke cannibus in addition to tobacco. If that's the case, it's a double whammy. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed substitute for prescription pain meds after minor surgery?

Can smoking weed substitute for prescription pain meds after minor surgery?

Perhaps: Thc is a known pain reliever. However why would you want to use this. Onset and offset of clinical effect is hard to predict, ability to think clearly is impaired. It is less effective than approved pain meds. And, if you are already a steady marijuana user, you will have less benefit. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed after a varicocele embolization affect the healing process?

Can smoking weed after a varicocele embolization affect the healing process?

Here are some. ..: Varicocele embolization is just to occlude spermatic vein at its last part before draining into left renal vein on left and inferior vena cava on right so to eliminate the pressure from the whole volume of spermatic vein; the final effect is not much to do with healing process which requires a good circulation to resolve the inflammation of surgical site. So, I would not worry about your concern. ...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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If I have sub-conjunctival haemorrhaging, should I stop smoking weed for a week?

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If I have sub-conjunctival haemorrhaging, should I stop smoking weed for a week?

Weed: I would stop smoking weed until it is gone, & if still there after a week, seek consult with ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed affect birth control? I don't smoke weed. I just want to know.

Does smoking weed affect birth control? I don't smoke weed. I just want to know.

Marijuana: No. It does not change the efficacy of birth control as long as you are taking the birth control correctly. ...Read more

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Marijuana versus smoking cigarettes: does smoking weed have tar and all that bad stuff?

Marijuana versus smoking cigarettes: does smoking weed have tar and all that bad stuff?

It has less: But nobody really knows, since it can be mixed with other plant products, and each "batch" may be very different from another batch. In general, the organic products found in marijuana smoke are not as harmful as those found in tobacco, but in heavy marijuana smokers can still result in bronchitis and even cancer, especially if the person also smokes cigarettes. ...Read more

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I quit smoking weed at 26 weeks, 3 days ago, will it show up in my babys system at birth?

I quit smoking weed at 26 weeks, 3 days ago, will it show up in my babys system at birth?

3rd Trimester's: Good for you for stopping! The most dangerous exposure to the baby is the 3rd trimester - so you've quit just in time. If you totally stay clean and also avoid the other risky substances, it should be okay. Meconium rarely includes traces of cannabis if none was taken past 6 mths. In some cases there is some, but not much. You did your best and just need to continue. Congratulations - best wishes! ...Read more

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I know that drinking alcohol decreases the metabolism. Does smoking weed have the same effect?

I know that drinking alcohol decreases the metabolism. Does smoking weed have the same effect?

See below: I am not really sure what you mean by alcohol reducing metabolism. It clearly reduces intestinal motion and function in certain parts of the brain. Its overall effect on metabolic rate is not much. Marijuana also reduces function in certain areas of the brain but has little impact on metabolic rate. ...Read more

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I was smoking weed at 65 after no smoking for 30 years and now my right arm has ache or spasm. Mi?

I was smoking weed at 65 after no smoking for 30 years and now my right arm has ache or spasm. Mi?

Heart Attack: Very unlikely to have an mi with right arm pain, pressure or spasm. But much more likely if your left arm was involved. Sweating, nausea, shortness of breath, you need to get checked immediately, especially if these accompany chest pain or pressure or left shoulder aching, pain, pressure or squeezing. ...Read more

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I have stop smoking weed and I have clean my system and can it be still stored in my hair right now?

Yes: It stays in your hair as long as your hair is there. Testing by hair usually involves the hair about 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the scalp. Testing this area will detect use within about 90 days. ...Read more

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