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Can cannabis effect PAC and SVT?

I am a 39 year old male diagnosed with PTSD, SVT and pvc. I have been self medicating my PTSD with cannabis for many years now with moderate to good success. Due to the onset of SVT and Pac I have abstained from using cannabis for several months now with no reduction in SVT and Pac activity, in fact an increase in activity. The idea from my doctors is to try Prozac and a beta blocker to help with the combination of problems. The question I have is what are the risks of vaporizing or ingesting a minimal amount of cannabis vs the pharmaceutical cocktail? Typically minimal amount for me would be one ounce of cannabis over a six month period. How will cannabis effect pac and svt?
Mon, 17 Apr 2017
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
hi
thanks for using health care magic.
cannabis it self can cause serious cardiac side effects such as myocardial infarction. so risks of ingesting a minimal amount of cannabis is high compare to the pharmaceutical cocktail your doctor advised you. the exact effect of cannabis on PVC and SVT is known but other risk is there as mention above.
hope it will help you.
thanks.
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