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Weed Laced With Meth Symptoms
Too subjective to do: People's reports of 'withdrawal' vs. Objective measurements (vital signs) - what a mess. Heroin withdrawal is very painful/achy and people hate it- but it doesn't 'kill'. Yet a sudden withdrawal from alcohol could cause memory loss and seizures - far worse in my opinion. Depending on what you call extreme, i would say alcohol ! ...Read more
I smoke marijuana in a bong all day with tobacco, but i don't smoke cigarettes. What's the best way to avoid withdrawal symptoms or improv health fast?
Will I develop Schizophrenia from smoking Weed THC (4%).Sativa strain with THC:CBD being higher.I also have Asperger's syndrome ?
Maybe: More recent research and annecdotal reports show smorking marijuana to cause schizophrenia type symtoms. Marijuana use in any form will cause significant changes in your brain function. THC is a fat soluble substance and your brain is more than half fat by composition ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the various dangers a person can experience from tobacco (both cigarettes and cigars), alcohol, and drug abuse?
Substance abuse: The question cannot be answered in a short column other than to say, lung, oral, and bladder cancer, hepatitis, liver damage and cirrhosis, hiv, aids, and a myriad of other infections and illness. On top of these, a life of misery associated with these substances is often more intolerable than the "afflictions" themselves. ...Read more
YES: Smoking weed whether you have aspergers or not increases the risk of developing psychosis/schizophrenia. It also increase the chance of developing what in other countries is referred to as "amotivational syndrome" where the person level of motivation and volition drops significantly please stop using for your health feel better. ...Read more
If someone with ADHD smokes methamphetamine can they be charged for illegal drug use even though methamphetamine helps them with their ADHD ?
Illegal is illegal: Even though methamphetamine or related drugs are sometimes prescribed for adhd, anyone using a medication that is not prescribed to them risks consequences for illegal drug use. In addition, prescribed stimulants are not intended to be smoked. If you are diagnosed with a pain condition and are found to have pain medication that is no prescribed to you, you can be charged with illegal possession. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wouldn't smoke sulfa: I would definitely not smoke the sulfamethoxazole! but seriously, there are no known drug interactions, so marijuana smoking would not interfere with the actions of sulfamethoxazole. There is some evidence that marijuana may sometimes suppress immune function but it is not clear if this is really the case. To be cautious, if you have an infection it would be wise to avoid or minimize marijuana use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any thoughts on why people with schizophrenia have such high rates of smoking (nicotine addiction)?
Nicotine & Schiz: There are different ideas about this, but no "written in stone" answers. One is the possibility that nicotine may assist people whose internal "gating" mechanisms may be faulty -- where they have trouble differentiating inner from outer stimuli. Another is that nicotine may simply be more addicting in schizophrenic brains than others. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23919443. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ADD: The drug issue is believed to be, in part, a self medication. Meth and Cocaine are of the family of medications , psychostimulants, that are used for treating add. In fact, meth- methamphetamine, is called desoxyn, as a name brand pharmaceutical used as an rx for add. The sex addiction , as well as risk taking activities in general, seem to act as stimulants, probably by adrenaline release. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking Always Bad: Smoking no matter whether it is tobacco , marijuana , clover, or whatever is bad for you and your lungs. There are myriad of carcinogens and toxins like Carbon Monoxide that are created by combustion / smoking. Tar content which are linked to lung disease are actually higher in marijuana. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has mctd and has been doing fake pot and possibly street drug called molly. How will the street drugs affect him with mctd?
See below: One concern would be if he requires immunosuppression in the future and bacterial or fungal contaminants are in the drugs, he could come down with a serious infection. However; the bigger concern would be if stops taking his medications as he focuses more and more on obtaining these drugs put himself at risk for relapse. Please help him seek drug counseling and help to get him to quit. ...Read more
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Can i get dirty urine by smelling unburned weed? Or fell a drug test urine or hair drug test or by kissing someone dose smoke weed thank you
not usually: Drug screens usually measure certain concentrations of a drug found in the system. Smelling mj or kissing someone who has smoked would not yield enough thc to test positive. ...Read more
Can secondhand smoke exposure to marijuana smoke delay thc withdrawal as well as intensify the anxiety im experiencing from quitting.
Marijuana s/e: Depending on the frequency and extent of exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke, some research suggests you will have some of it's harmful effects. You're getting marijuana into your system by inhaling it secondhand with likely effects based on how you've reacted to it in the past. See: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/285202.php#rate-this-article I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more