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Symptoms Of Chronic Marijuana Use
I'm curently taking doxycycline 100 mg every 12 h for chronic sinusitis. I also smoke marijuana to calm down my anxiety and OCD symptoms. Is that ok?
No-all 3 bad choices: Antibiotics (against-life-things)=poisons to sicken/kill whatever is sensitive to them; may help short-term & guaranteed to ensure only resistant bacteria present after ~1 week. Smoking damages lungs driving bronchitis & emphysema. No evidence marijuana healthy; evid. Not. OCD symptoms=just that, not reason for OCD. Best Seek Truth, confront problems, find solutions; consider http://goo. Gl/Lz9ouJ ...Read more
Should I get a medical marijuana card? I have trouble sleeping because of anxiety problems and I also have chronic headaches that happen between 2-5 times a day. I've tried to just take Advil and other symptom specific drugs. I'm still a minor and was wond
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
YES, most likely: The active ingredient (the one that makes you high) THC, and its metabolic byproducts, can be detected in the urine for up to 30 days in a heavy and/or regular user of marijuana. In extreme cases, such as very heavy use combined with recent weight loss and concentrated urine, THC may be detected up to 45 days but probably below the cut-off value that would be considered "positive." ...Read more
If I smoked 3 grams of marijuana in one night, how long would it take to leave my system? I was a chronic user up until a month ago.
A long time: The half-life of THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana is 30 days. In other words, 30 days after you completely stop using marijuana, 1/2 of it is still in your system. 60 days later 1/4 is still in your system. 90 days later 1/8 (12.5%) is still in your system. THC is fat soluble, so it gets in all your fat cells & slowly diffuses out. Your brain is 60% fat. ...Read more
Variable: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. You might feel tired, have poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving, develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or feel hungry. Some feel relaxed with drop in pain & anxiety. ...Read more
Very variable: Many people don't experience ANY psychoactive effects the first few times they may smoke marijuana, whereas others get extremely anxious to the point of panic attacks. The effects in teen-agers and young adults are different than those in adults, and I strongly discourage any use by younger people. It can reduce IQ, impair learning, promote psychotic events and literally damage younger brains. ...Read more
Yes: ? if cannabis helpful for fibromyalgia. Scores of fibromyalgia sufferers have informed me of cannabis benefits. Cannabis reduces pain, stimulates appetite, relaxes muscle spasm (applied as topical), eases IBS symptoms, potentiates sleep, & allays anxiety & depression. Is possible to prepare cannabis to minimize "the high". Doctors who regard medicinal cannabis as ploy to "get high" are misguided. ...Read more
It is more harmful for teenagers and it depends on the dosage.
A small amount rarely hurts.
Of course you would not drive with it. ...Read more
Days to weeks: Thc is stored in fat tissue and may take days to weeks to be completely excreted from the body. ...Read more
No: No. It is not possible. Please stop using however. Obviously something is not sitting well within your mind or body with the use of this chemical and it would be best to stop while you can. Best wishes for a safe happy healthy and sober holiday season. ...Read more
If you have a: Personal or family history of psychosis, then this can indeed occur. I tell all of my patients with a history of psychosis or a family history of psychosis that they should never ever use marijuana. It is an absolute contraindication to the use of this "herbal remedy". Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. ...Read more
I know someone who smokes a lot of marijuana and is trying to quit. What are the withdrawal symptoms?
Not many symptoms: If the person tapers off the marijuana gradually there should not be a lot of withdrawal symptoms. Sometimes when people stop abruptly they can have some emotional symptoms and fatigue. Usually after a few months they feel much better and have more energy. There are no dangerous withdrawal symptoms from marijuana as there are from alcohol and some other drugs. ...Read more
When are marijuana withdrawls over are the symptoms like allergy symptoms like a person is allergic too it?
Not really withdrawl: There's no physiological withdrawal from cannabis. There can be a craving from missing the effect or the re-emergence of anxiety or other symptoms. Most of my patients seem to get over all that in about a month. Never heard of allergy symptoms (runny nose, etc.?) from pot. ...Read more
If marijuana were to trigger me to experience angina symptoms, would it also be triggered by other things like physical exertion or acute stress?
See doctor: Sounds like you're worried about chest pain or or other cardiac symptoms from marijuana, physical exertion and stress. You should be seen without delay by your pcp for an evaluation to determine how your heart is reacting to these factors. Meantime, avoid smoking mj or overdoing any physical activity. Tell your doc about any major stress going on. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Marijuana worsens all my neuro symptoms I don't know the cause but they are similar to dementia it can't be that though so what are possible causes?
Quit, at least 4 now: You don't mention all your neuro symptoms, but if they are a concern, you need to get into treatment for them. For the immediate time, don't use marijuana. You may know the joke. Guy tells doc "it hurst when I ____" doc says "don't do it! " anyway, until it is legal, it's not. Hopefully it will be available for those who do well with it, but you don't and it's not. See a doctor for your symptoms. ...Read more
No: That freqrncy does not create a problem of withdrawel. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with neuro Lyme and bartonella. Marijuana makes neuro symptoms worse but its suppose to help. Is there something else going on?
Can medical or any marijuana help with ibs, I wasn't diagnose with ibs, but I have symptoms of it badly. I heard weed can work wonders but I stop smk?
Work with doctor: If you're having ongoing digestive symptoms, please see your doctor for help with them. You say you haven't been diagnosed with ibs but you feel you have it. Many conditions can lead to GI symptoms, and a thorough evaluation is the best way to figure out what's happening with you. People who smoke and sell marijuana talk about its working wonders for almost everything -- I suggest caution. ...Read more
Short term: This is only a short-term solution. Perhaps a better approach is to use the techniques related to mindfulness. See work by jon kabat-zinn or joan borysenko. ...Read more
How to get marijuana out your system because I have anxiety and depression and it made my symptoms worse?
I have stopped drinking and smoking marijuana after years of abuse how long can I have withdrawl symptoms?
Cannabis withdrawal is similar to the withdrawal experienced from tobaccio cannabis withdrawal is not the same for every body. Various factors influence withdrawal. Cannabis withdrawal is similar to the withdrawal experienced from stopping tobacco smoking.
Cannabis withdrawal is not the same for everybody. Various factors length and amt. Of us effects cannabis withdrawal. ...Read more
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