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Shortness of breath after compulsive marijuana use, pounding heart, sorethroat with green mucous. Diagnosis?

I have has shortness of breath that has lasted the past 4 months or so. It presented itself with my compulsive marijuana use. I have been smoking marijuana compulsively for the past 10 years every day. At first the shortness of breath would come after I smoked marijuana. I would also get it if I ate way too much. Now i have shortness of breath constantly. Last night i ate some weed oil. About an hour after that i thought i was going to have a heart attack . I felt my heart beat almosty out of my chest. I was ready for the big one. but i got over it. Now i feel my heart beat sometimes, and i have become more aware of it. I get a rediculously sore throat every morning when i wake up. I hack up green mucus and it comes out my nose with dots of blood in it. I get esophageal spasms. i constantly belch after i eat something. The shortness of breath is more like air hunger, I think. It feels like i can t get a full breath. The doctor tells me i have a fast heart rate . Now the question is; is it a heart problem, lung problem, or acid g.e.r.d. i am interested in what you think
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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Hi garrett,
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
Your habit of smoking marijuana is in dangerous levels.
You are having the symptoms related to abnormal cardiac rhythm which is a potent side effect of the drug.
The greenish sputum with blood streaks in it alongwith cough is suggestive of serious lung problem, may be an infection or ulcerations.
Your problem can be anything, it can be a heart, lung or gut related issue but more specifically it appears like a respiratory problem dueto prolonged marijuana smoking.
You should get examined and evaluated by a good physician of your locality as soon as possible.
Wish you a great health!
Answered: Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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