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    Is it normal to experience panic attacks upon smoking Marijuana while on Acetazolamide?

I am a regular marijuana smoker for high anxiety and paranoia and about a two months ago I started taking acetazolamide for pseudotumor cerebri and since taking the acetazolamide if I smoke marijuana i get hypersensitive and just generally shaky and panic attacks and i want to know if this is common/normal, i tried asking my neurologist but he never let me know
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

Kind of an obvious answer. The brain is going to be bounced around by having increased pressure and then having the pressure removed. Then, if there is more effects on the brain from drugs, the brain is going to react and this is going to lead to a panic attack.

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