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Having palpitations, chest tightness and burning sensation in the throat after extensive drug abuse. Need help

Hi, I ve been smoking marijuana for about 6 months. Everything was fine. I could smoke 3 blunts in one sitting, no problems. About a month ago I got this weird feeling. Everyttime I swallowed, be it food, liquid, or even saliva , I got a burning sensation in my chest and throat. Then my heart started beating fact. I had heart palpitations, which scared me so I ended up having a panic attack. Ever since that night, when I ssmoke weed, my breathing feels weird. Not much pain, but I get a tingling feeling in my chest. It then moves throughout my body, and my heart starts to pound, then when I stand for short periods of time or walk a short distance I feel a tightness in my chest and start to have heart palpitations. Do you have any idea heat could be causing this?
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. Having palpitation, chest tightness and burning sensation in the throat after extensive use of drugs like marijuana and other drugs as the marijuana is usually dirty, meaning to say that it is usually laced with other drugs. I believe that you need to kick the habit very badly as it is turning out to be an issue of your survival. Dependence on marijuana can be lethal and you need to consult a psychiatrist as soon as possible. In any case you would do well with consulting a local doctor for symptomatic relief, however you might need rehab to kick the habit once and for all.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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