Marijuana Side Effects

Marijuana is a psychoactive drug taken from the cannabis plant. It shows some long-term effects and short-term effects on the body. Some short-term effects are altered senses, mood changes, hallucinations, delusions, memory problems, and long-term effects are impairments in brain development. The other health problems are breathing problems, high heart rate, and issues in child development before and during pregnancy.

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Will dry mouth due to marijuana intake cure on its own?

Query: Hi doctor, Five nights ago, I was out with my friend, and he convinced me to try a marijuana tincture that he said was about 65-75% ethanol. First, I tried 0.1 ml under the right side of my tongue. I held my head back and essentially let it sit there for 20-30 seconds. I felt a burn from the eth...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Marijuana contains tetrahydrocannabinol or THC and its active form is known for its psychotropic effects. In addition, it also does produce dryness due to its anticholinergic effect on the system. This is the reason why you tend to have a dry mouth and often feel thir...  Read Full »

Will codeine and Marijuana intake cause panic attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old healthy male. Yesterday I had my first panic attack and it was severe and lasted long. I have ended up in the emergency room. But they just gave me a Diazepam and I was feeling good again, but they never told me what triggered and I am curious. Last night I drank 11...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be a combination of Marijuana, codeine, and beer. Also, regular use of Marijuana will cause panic attacks. It is just that the effects of whatever is taken regularly and do not show up immediately. Only chronic use of either smoking, alcohol or other drugs w...  Read Full »

Is weed good for health?

Query: Hi doctor, Is weed or hash good for health? My husband keeps it at home. He says it is good for health. How does it affect our health?  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In general, people think that weed plants are useless. Sometime, such useless plants may be a danger to our health too. I will explain it below. The disadvantages of weeds are as follows: a) If the weed has a hairy structure, it can cause allergy to our skin (if we to...  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 »

Can Topamax and Marijuana be taken together?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed Topamax recently for treatment of migraines. I am starting on 25 mg once a day and going up to 100 mg after one month. Are there any known interactions between Topamax and medical Marijuana? I use the former for treatment of anxiety and it is quite helpful, however, I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Marijuana and Topiramate (Topamax) both increase sedation (increased sleepiness). If both are being used simultaneously, I would advice to avoid works that require constant attention and which risk the life of others (like driving, etc.). Ask your physician to modify...  Read Full »

I am on Vyvanse, and Escitalopram and started smoking marijuana. Is it life-threatening?

Query: Hello doctor,Nearly every day, I take Vyvanse for my ADD and Escitalopram for my anxiety and depression. I do not take Vyvanse when I am not in school. Between, I am sixteen, turning seventeen soon. This summer, I began smoking marijuana nearly every single day. I want to say it was not a coping mec...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. You are right in recognizing that smoking marijuana may not be safe when you are taking Escitalopram and Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine) description. Occasional smoking is relatively common but to smoke marijuana daily is harmful at your age. 2. Try to reflect what ma...  Read Full »

How can withdrawal symptoms of marijuana be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, My little brother is 20. He was previously smoking marijuana not sure what kinds in his social circles. This was about a year ago from now. Ever since then he has never been the same. We have taken him away from being able to take marijuana for a year now and still, he acts like he is...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Marijuana contains cannabis, cannabis cause psychosis three times more than the general population where schizophrenia is 1 % common in the general population. It seems he has developed schizophrenia, I would suggest to take him to the psychiatrist to give him antipsych...  Read Full »

I am 22 weeks pregnant and I smoke marijuana. How long will it stay in my system?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 22 weeks pregnant. Due date is after three months. I smoked marijuana for the first few months to help with severe morning sickness. I stopped smoking probably last month. I went to a gynecologist this month, and they took a urine sample in which they tested for drugs and marijuana...  Read Full »

Dr. Nargis M Vahora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to My advice to you that please stop taking marijuana, if you love your baby, then please stop it right now, because it affects your baby growth. And why you want your baby to suffer because of you, so please stop it and the other thing there is no safe antidote of mari...  Read Full »

How can I cure schizophrenia without drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and have been prescribed anti-psychotic medication Olanzapine. I have been taking it for 2 to 3 years. I was wondering if there is an alternate route to treatment? Or if there is another solution for a possible cure? I do not want to deal with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medicine. Yes, Olanzapine is available in injectable form. If Olanzapine is causing some effects then it can be changed to other antipsychotic like Aripiprazole, Risperidone or Ziprasidone. You need to take medicines or injectables to keep...  Read Full »

Am I behaving crazy due to schizophrenia or Marijuana?

Query: Hello doctor, Unsure of diagnosis (could be a combination). My questions are as follows: 1. What is my diagnosis (they say schizophrenia and autism high spectrum) memorized 200 digits of pi in one day? 2. Could I not have mental illness and Marijuana was a one-time incidence? 3. If I do need med...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns about the diagnosis and problems encountered by you. Although the provided information is not sufficient to make a diagnosis of a case, but from the available description, it appears to me that you are suffering from cannab...  Read Full »

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