Common "Cannabis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Cannabis is also known as marijuana. It is a psychoactive drug, which originates from the cannabis plant. Cannabis can be used as an extract, using smoking, or vaporizing. It has various physical and mental effects on the body. They cause euphoria, altered state of mind, concentration problems, and impaired memory.

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I often feel anxious with a dream-like state, and the surrounding environment is unreal. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I easily feel anxious for no evident reason. I had started feeling as if I was in a dream-like state which I usually felt when I was out with my friends or in a crowded place. I feel like I am numb or that the surrounding area is not real. I have tried to pinch or scratch myself to ens...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern. Panic attacks and deja vu-like feelings may occur occasionally. But it is a matter of concern if it is occurring more regularly. At present, in your situation, I would like to do a detailed assessment so that a definite diag...  Read Full »

Will medical cannabis help me overcome anxiety and depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I am around 17 years old and have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder (GAD), depression, panic disorder, and suicidal thoughts. I am taking Prozac and Trazodone. When I get depressed or anxious, my body completely shuts down. I would like to know if medical cannabis is right for me. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your concern and understand your concern. You may have a mixed anxiety depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it, and I would suggest the following: Daily exercise for 30 to 40 minutes. Do meditation for 20 minutes daily. Healthy home-c...  Read Full »

Is smoking weed a cause for schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been dealing with anxiety since childhood. I am 22 years old now. I have been smoking weed for about six months and my quality of life drastically improved. Now, I could sleep at night. I went back to being myself happy. My confidence went up and my social anxiety virtually disappe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. Before I answer your question I like to congratulate you for taking the necessary step of stopping cannabis. First of all I like to inform you that your current symptoms are related to the same spectrum of disorder or anxiet...  Read Full »

Does erection problems persist after discontinuing antidepressant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and I am on Citalopram, Buspirone, and Valium. In the past few weeks, I have stopped taking Valium. I am taking only 2.5 mg to wean off and just today I discontinued the Citalopram as well after gradually cutting down from 40 mg to 10 over the last two weeks. I still ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan Govindasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the erection problem is due to antidepressants, then it will become invariably normal once you stop the medications. In your case, the reason must be marijuana. I think it is better you stop that and also get your early morning serum testosterone assay done.  Read Full »

Will smoking weed cause laziness, dumb feel and brain fog?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a huge problem. In highschool, I smoked weed a couple of times when I was in 16-18 years of age. But now I feel lazier, dumber, my brain is constantly foggy. I am less human and less connected to the world. It feels like I am playing a video game through my eyes. I think it ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How long ago was the last time you smoked weed? Did you use any other street drugs? Sometimes using marijuana can cause depersonalization-derealization symptoms. You seem to experience something like that. It can happen to anyone. Smoking weed is one of the possible...  Read Full »

I smoked Marijuana 40 days ago. Can it be detected in the drug test?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to give a drug test in my organization as per the rules. I have taken weed (Cannabis or Marijuana) three puffs 40 days back. Will it show up during the test, or does it come negative? Can you please tell me?  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that it will show up in the test. The good news is if THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), a product of Marijuana, is positive, it is not considered significant. THC is also present in normal air and can come positive for...  Read Full »

Will Cannabis trigger anxiety and cause seizures when taken to reduce pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially had acute gastritis that produced a lot of mental strain (anxiety) and physical pain. Cannabis was taken to help with the pain. It instead increased the anxiety to the point I had a seizure. Since that seizure, I have been dealing with chronic anxiety that manifests itself main...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your problem. Cannabis (Dronabinol) use results in precipitation of acute psychosis, and sometimes this results in precipitation of severe anxiety, which might persist for long. You had an episode of seizure and then developed anxiety. If we consider tr...  Read Full »

Can cannabis smoking cause jaundice, diarrhea, and fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a male with normal weight. I do not drink alcohol but I have a habit of cannabis smoking. It did it for a couple of years with short intermittent pauses for two to three weeks. I started to have symptoms of jaundice, diarrhea, and fatigue at the end of the month. I do not had any othe...  Read Full »

Dr. Vasavada Bhavin Bhupendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send the reports of prothrombin time and international normalized ratio. You can have a diagnosis of acute or chronic liver failure where the acute component can occur due to cannabis and the chronic component can be due to hepatitis B induced with chronic liver ...  Read Full »

Can Cannabis increase the risk of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, When I was in my late teens, I was engaged in a lot of high cancer risk activities. The one I have been most worried about was using Cannabis. The Cannabis itself does not worry me too much. Although, we occasionally had access to papers being teens and also not the smartest we inevita...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Teens at that age indulge in many experimental things. I am not surprised at what you did. The question is whether your indulgence has put you at more risk of cancer? The answer is we do not now. With the available evidence we know smoking increases the chance of cancer. ...  Read Full »

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