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Smoked weed, feeling dizzy, detached from body, disoriented, numbness. Why?

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Hey, I recently (about a week ago) smoked some weed with my housemates. it was in a closed room, and I only had 3 drags, though I was still sat in the room so I was probably getting the smoke in the air also... I noticed as soon as I left the room about an hour later, that I was strangely high, I got into bed with a very weird, hard to describe feeling, along with the notable high feeling.
The next day, that feeling came back after taking a hot shower, it was a feeling of being really slow, somewhat dizzy, detached from my body maybe? The next few days I felt fine, however 2 days ago, half way through the day, the feeling came back and i've felt like this ever since.
Again, it's hard to describe the feelings, but I feel somewhat dizzy, a little spaced out, disorientated, delayed, and somewhat of a loss of feeling, possibly numbness?
Posted Tue, 4 Sep 2012 in Drug Abuse
Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 2 hours later

Weed contains addictive or psychotropic substances and are intoxicating. This intoxicating substances which entered the human body shall take time to completely be sent out from the body. It may vary from 48 hrs to one week. Hence you would be having these symptoms now and then for a week provided you do not repeat weed consumption again. Yes closed room would cause more inhalation of the active metabolites.

If you are unable to carry your normal routine during the day you should see a local physician.

Let me know if I addressed your query and what you are looking for.
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Follow-up: Smoked weed, feeling dizzy, detached from body, disoriented, numbness. Why? 16 hours later
Is there a chance this will not go away? I has been feeling this bad for 3 days now, and this has came out of nowhere considering I fel one for a few days after smoking. Is it possible this is a chemical additive effect? Something the weed was soaked in perhaps?
Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 12 hours later

This will certainly go away on its own in a week after exposure if you do not take weed once again.

I hope you do not smoke and consume alcohol or habituated to illicit drugs. If you do not there is no additive affect.

As I said earlier if this hampers your routine life then your are intoxicated severely. You can get an examination done by the doctor.

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