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I smoke and get shooting pains through my heart and wrists and top of arm. What could that be?

I smoke and get shooting pains through my heart and wrists and top of arm. What could that be?

Likely: Musculoskeletal in nature. But if this persists see your physician....Please don't smoke. ...Read more

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I'm a smoker everytime I smoke I get a pain in my pelvis what could it be?

I'm a smoker everytime I smoke I get a pain in my pelvis what could it be?

Smoker: Please stop smoking for at least one week.
It would not surprise me if the pelvic pain continues.

Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I smoke I get numb and lightheaded. Why does this happen?

Sometimes when I smoke I get numb and lightheaded. Why does this happen?

Few possibilities: It could be from a nicotine rush, blood pressure and heart changes, or a psychological craving reaction. I doubt one cigarette is dropping your oxygen level enough to do this however smoking is something that you should stop doing as you can already tell it is affecting your body and you don't know what it is doing to your lungs, heart, and brain until it is too late. ...Read more

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I've been smokeing for 2 years and for about 2 months everytiime I smoke I get dizzy and blurry vision. Is something wrong?

I've been smokeing for 2 years and for about 2 months everytiime I smoke I get dizzy and blurry vision. Is something wrong?

Quit smoking: If you relate these symptoms to the times that you smoke (is this weed?) and have no problems in between, then you are reacting to something in that smoke and this is a good opportunity to cease smoking. ...Read more

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Why when I smoke I get light headed my chest gets tight my neck get tight and stiff and my blance is off?

Why when I smoke I get light headed my chest gets tight my neck get tight and stiff and my blance is off?

Then stop smoking: Then don't smoke. You will save yourself numerous medical problems if you quit now. Otherwise you face heart disease and cancer risks that are significantly higher than in nonsmokers. ...Read more

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I understand I need to quit smoking - when I smoke I get severe stabbing pain in lymph from jaw to clavicle on each side, not when I swallow, why?

I understand I need to quit smoking - when I smoke I get severe stabbing pain in lymph from jaw to clavicle on each side, not when I swallow, why?

Smoking cessation: Congrats on understanding the link between smoking and many diseases. See your doc to rule out medical conditions. You MAY be anxious when you smoke and it triggers anxiety manifested in your jaw. Clinical hypnosis can help w/smoking cessation. See www. Asch. Net for referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why don't I get high when I smoke hash?

Why don't I get high when I smoke hash?

High: Let me be blunt here. How do you know you are actually smoking hash, why would you ask this question on a health forum composed of doctors, how do you know you aren't high and why don't you get wise and quit smoking anything it's bad for you? ...Read more

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Why do I get an election after I smoke?

Why do I get an election after I smoke?

Election?: I assume you're referring to an erection. You're just lucky I guess! Nicotine causes vasospasm or vasoconstriction. In other words, it makes blood vessels smaller which makes it difficult to get blood to heart, brain & even penis. That's why smokers have greater risk for heart attack, stroke & erectile dysfunction. So again, I guess you're lucky. I wouldn't push my luck thought. I recommend quitti ...Read more

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I've been smokein pepspice for 2 week will I stillbe able to get clean fast I smoke a bag or two a day

I've been smokein pepspice for 2 week will I stillbe able to get clean fast I smoke a bag or two a day

STOP IT NOW: Spice, pepspice, K2 and whatever else it is called (herbal incense etc.) are all dangerous forms of synthetic cannabinoids which are much more potentially dangerous than marijuana itself. They have been associated with psychotic episodes, some of which don't go away, seizures, kidney failure and death. Stop and get help stopping if you need to. Contact your doctor or a treatment program now. ...Read more

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When I smoke too much (more than what I usually smoke i.E 3-4) I get a headache. Does this mean anything?

When I smoke too much (more than what I usually smoke i.E 3-4) I get a headache. Does this mean anything?

Listen to your body.: Tobacco is full of toxins. If you feel sick - you need to listen to your body. It is telling you that it doesn't like poison. ...Read more

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I smoke pot a couple times a week. How long does it take it to get out if my system and what will make it get out of my system faster?

I smoke pot a couple times a week. How long does it take it to get out if my system and what will make it get out of my system faster?

Physicians: It is inappropriate to ask physicians for help to beat any drug screening process. Such a request goes deeply against our ethical code. We are here to help you be healthy. Not to beat drug screening processes. ...Read more

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Hi. I get stinging pain in the centre of my chest (slightly to the right) when I smoke or exhale, but it's only somedays. Also when I bend forward.

Hi. I get stinging pain in the centre of my chest (slightly to the right) when I smoke or exhale, but it's only somedays. Also when I bend forward.

Pinched nerve: This sounds like a discomfort emanating in the rib cage and could be a pinched intercostal nerve or irritable/inflamed muscle. Certainly you should not smoke nevertheless. See your Physician for evaluation and further advice if symptoms persist or if a cough develops. ...Read more

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I have been a weed smoker for 9 months now and I smoke everyday and I wanted to know how long does it take for THC to get out of your system and blood?

I have been a weed smoker for 9 months now and I smoke everyday and I wanted to know how long does it take for THC to get out of your system and blood?

Long time, if ever: I don't hear you asking as if stopping is a possibility. If you continue to smoke thc, it will never get out of your system, blood, or urine. Thc is stored in your fat, and stays there much longer if using daily like you are. If you stopped completely today, it would still detectable in urine for at least 100 days. Blood -- at least 7 days. Hair -- much longer (months). ...Read more

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Why don't I get high when I smoke crack?

Why don't I get high when I smoke crack?

Tolerance: Even with crack, tolerance can develop so that desired effects require higher doses to achieve. Or, your supply is not the substance you think you bought. Either way, you are in serious difficulty with addiction and need help. Cocaine anonymous is a start: http://www. Ca.Org/ work with your physician to get more in-depth personal help based on the amount you've been using & state of health. ...Read more

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If I smoke week, will I get scared and anxious?

If I smoke week, will I get scared and anxious?

Certainly possible: People have different reactions based on sensitivity. If you feel anxious it is probably not the best for you. ...Read more

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I smoke for 17 yrs but I still get dizzy?

I smoke for 17 yrs but I still get dizzy?

Why?: What are you smoking and why? I would encourage you to stop, whether the substance is legal or not. Review this matter as well as your dizziness in a visit with your primary care provider. Make 2013 a year of better health. ...Read more

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When I smoke weed or get mad my body shakes?

When I smoke weed or get mad my body shakes?

Angry: People experience and describe anger in all kinds of different ways. Some get so intensely keyed up that their bodies seem to vibrate --many nerves & muscles on alert, ready to go. It can come from extreme attempts to restrain yourself also. Different substances you might be using at the time can have an effect as well. If you're having trouble with anger episodes, a good therapist can help. ...Read more

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My age is 17 and I smoke 1 to 3 in a day can I get cancer?

My age is 17 and I smoke 1 to 3 in a day can I get cancer?

Yes, esp. If continue: It would be very unusual for a 17 yo to develop cancer due to smoking, but every puff you take increases your risk and as you continue over time that risk will only increase. If you stop, over time your risk will return to normal. Why take any chances? Stop now as it will only get harder to stop over time. See http://www. Cdc. Gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/. ...Read more

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If I'm nineteen and I smoke a few cigarettes a day, is it likely I will get cancer?

If I'm nineteen and I smoke a few cigarettes a day, is it likely I will get cancer?

May be: Why do you smoke, knowing full well that it is not good for your health? Why take a chance? Tobacco acts synergistically with other carcinogens. Please quit asap. ...Read more

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I am a smoker im going to get an X-ray of my back will it reveal or show that I do smoke?

I am a smoker im going to get an X-ray of my back will it reveal or show that I do smoke?

No: Smoking is bad by it self and if u doing illicit drugs u will be harming u self. ...Read more

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Do you think that I could get cancer if I smoke a cigarette once in a while when im drunk?

Do you think that I could get cancer if I smoke a cigarette once in a while when im drunk?

Self destructive: First, I enjoy a dos equis as much as the next guy but I would advise against you "getting drunk". Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter and will lead to injury or worse. Second, you can never tell how much tobacco exposure will trigger injury to your lungs and cardio system. Please, do yourself a big favor: avoid all tobacco and exercise self control when drinking. ...Read more

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Serious pain on both rib cages. Hurts to get comfy, breathe. I lose appetite. I smoke cigarettes also.

Get checked: Recommend being evaluated to make sure you do not have any lung problems such as pneumonia or air trapping, or possibly bronchitis. An examination would clearly give more information and be helpful as to what is issue. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many cigarattes do I smoke and how long do I smoke, will make me get addicted to smoking?

Can you let me know how many cigarattes do I smoke and how long do I smoke, will make me get addicted to smoking?

No One Answer: I'm not sure that there is one answer. Some people can feel a strong urge to continue using after one cigarette, for most though, it would take more than just one. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to nicotine? Whenever I smoke something with Nic my skin seems to thicken up and get itchy.

Is it possible to be allergic to nicotine? Whenever I smoke something with Nic my skin seems to thicken up and get itchy.

Something else: It is more likely that you are allergic to one of the other ingredients in the tobacco since nicotine allergy has yet been documented in published literature. Since tobacco is hazardous to your health, it may be a good time for you to stop smoking now. ...Read more

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Partner exposed to asbestos in 99-00 non smoker exposed to passive smoke though, how often should he get check ups for asbestos related diseases?

Partner exposed to asbestos in 99-00 non smoker exposed to passive smoke though, how often should he get check ups for asbestos related diseases?

Pulmonary/occupation: Would see a pulmonary or occupational doctor, who could set you up for appropriate follow up. ...Read more

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I don't get how weed takes away your pain. For me if I smoke it seems to intensify the pain and only make me forget about it faster. But it never really helps the pain much. Is this weird?

I don't get how weed takes away your pain. For me if I smoke it seems to intensify the pain and only make me forget about it faster. But it never really helps the pain much. Is this weird?

Not wierd: Everyone responds to substances differently. For some people, especially with cancer pain associated with nausea, marijuana is helpful. Not for others. Excessive recreational use definitely has some potential side effects that are not healthy so avoid excessive use. ...Read more

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Why do my hands get cold when I smoke weed?

Why do my hands get cold when I smoke weed?

Side effect of weed: It is a side effect of smoking weed. It is due to to its effect on the circulation. ...Read more

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Can I get flu like symptoms if I smoke behind a person with a cold?

Can I get flu like symptoms if I smoke behind a person with a cold?

Smoking not good: In general, anytime you share saliva (spit) with someone who is sick there is a risk of getting an infection. ...Read more

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Hello. Can I try to get pregnant after 1 month of smoking weed if I smoke once?

Hello. Can I try to get pregnant after 1 month of smoking weed if I smoke once?

"Weeding" out PG: Marijuana's active ingredient (THC) has a tendency to hang around and damage genetic material in sperm and eggs. Therefore, one month is not long enough to wait before attempting pregnancy. Pregnancy and motherhood are very incompatible with exogenous drug use (marijuana+) as the baby always "pays the price" for parents' "indiscretions." Eliminate drug use THEN consider future pregnancy. ...Read more

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I smoke on a regular basis and I have a swollen taste bud how can I get rid of it?

I smoke on a regular basis and I have a swollen taste bud how can I get rid of it?

Stop smoking: Will help prevent taste bud irritation and help prevent things like mouth/tongue cancer, lung cancer, throat cancer, emphysema, and also save you a lot of money spent on cigarettes. Statistically you will also live longer if you don't smoke. ...Read more

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I have bad anxiety about getting shots. Can I smoke weed before I get my gardasil shot?

I have bad anxiety about getting shots. Can I smoke weed before I get my gardasil shot?

Not recommended: I cannot recommend that you commit an act that may break local or federal laws. You use of weed would not interfere with the effect f the vaccine. ...Read more

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I smoke for 17 yrs but I still get dizzy they say that dizzy spells are just for beginners?

I smoke for 17 yrs but I still get dizzy they say that dizzy spells are just for beginners?

Stop smoking: Stop smoking! Dizzy spells when smoking are not for beginners. It means your body is not getting enough oxygen and your are poisoning your lungs, heart, and blood. ...Read more