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My heart started beating really fast after i smoke weed one day

I used to smoke weed everyday, all day. Then one day, I would smoke and my heart would just start beating really fast. I would be fine one second then my heart would feel like it was doing overtime. It s not panic attacks because I m not shaking or trembling, I m perfectly calm, but my heart feels like it s going to explode. I ve seen other people have had the exact same problem as me but they don t know how to fix it either. Help!
Sat, 12 Jun 2010
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maybe you should think about quiting i had the same problem when i smoked it;s scary to feel your heart beating 2 or 3 times faster than it should . it takes your buzz away .. i smoked for about 6 years and i quit 7 months ago i feel so much better i will never put myself through that again... good luck i hope you do the right thing or at least get help
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IMO u dont need to worry. Weed increases your heart rate, just like alcohol slows it down. I've been smoking myself these past few years, and I've experienced the fast heartbeat too. There's not a SINGLE case in this world of a person dying because of smoking weed, so its not the end of your life after a joint/bong hit.
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