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Side effects of smoking marijuana - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   tuesday morning at 2am. i was a lil hungry, past my normal sleep time and smoking weed playing a video game on a large screen projection tv. i played the game for about a half a hour, passed the remote, went up the stairs, out the door and as soon as i got in my car i had what i thought was a seizure. my body and musles seized up but i stayed normal, talking and knowing what was going on. i never had this happen before. im 33 and now my left back side of my head rear of my eye gets tingly and it feels like part of my jaw goes numb too. am i ok. i dont have any insurance.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hi
Doctor :   Please give some time to read your post
User :   no problem
Doctor :   Did you ever had such an episode in past ?
User :   one time when i was 19 i passed out in a arcade but no shaking like i was
Doctor :   Did you have any tongue bite in both the times?
User :   not at all, ive seen a bad siezure before. i didnt black out, foam at the mouth, rool my eyes... nothing my body locked up and shoke uncontrolably for about 1/2 minutes
Doctor :   Ok, I think what you had could probably due to smoking the weed
Doctor :   Some times persons can have severe tremors
Doctor :   whish may be confused to a fit
Doctor :   Which*
User :   ive been smoking since i was 17 and never had a problem before and ive smoked 3 times as much as when i had this episode
User :   ...never had withdraws and am on no other drug
Doctor :   Any predisposing factors like lack of good nutrition stress, or physical strain can trigger such an episode
User :   ahh ok. what about this tingling in my head and jaw. will i be ok
Doctor :   Also very rarely due to the combined effects of weed such as transient respiratory depression and decreased blood supply to the brain can cause a transient fit
Doctor :   Need not worry,
Doctor :   Tingling sensation can be present post such an episode but it is self limiting
User :   so i gotta stop smoking weed? i thought the video game trigger it. my main concern was the tingling but i see thats not a issue
Doctor :   No the tinglin may disappear
User :   i got like 30 sec left so that you doc
User :   thanks
Doctor :   video gaming also causes sterss
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