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Marijuana and propranonol use in combination - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   let me explain what has transpired.
User :   I took 20 mg of propranolol this morning (a beta blocker) then smoked a highly dense bowl of marijuana....
User :   I began to get begin hearing things and seeing things that didn't not appear...
User :   I read where smoking weed on beta blockers can permanently disable the receivers...
User :   I'm fine now, but I'm worried I have permanently damaged something...
User :   Am I okay?
Doctor :   if the effects have totally gone, then do not worry
Doctor :   the use of marijuana with beta blockers can cause visual and auditory hallucinations
Doctor :   which if continued together can damage the hearing apparatus and your retinal vessels due to the increase in circulation
User :   Okay, but I smoked again once the everything was okay (later on in the night) (propranolol was taken in the morning, weed was smoked in the afternoon) and I didn't feel high like I was supposed to. I'm not saying your wrong though...
Doctor :   ok. the effect of the drugs taken together is higher than when taken apart
Doctor :   so that could have been the cause for not feeling the 'high' like before
Doctor :   are you on propranolol for control of blood pressure or are you taking it for recreational drug purposes?
User :   So nothing harmful that you know of comes out of propranolol and weed? It won't happen again.
User :   I don't use it regularly, my doctor prescribed it for me for when I need it, not everyday.
User :   For anxiety purposes.
Doctor :   using them together just once might not have given any harmful effects. do not continue to use them together. it can have deleterious effects and damage the sensory organs
User :   Ok thanks.
Doctor :   request your treating doctor to prescribe safer drug for anxiety that will have less intercational effects with marijuana
Doctor :   if you are using marijuana regularly
Doctor :   or try to control the marijuana use if you are on medications
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