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Why would smoking weed noticeably raise my heart rate ?

Why would smoking weed noticeably raise my heart rate after a while and I was only 16? I smoked weed at 15 pretty consistantly, would stop a few months, occasionally, and i felt you know high, but then at some point i felt like passing out one time and my heart was beating super hard in my chest, and ever since then if i ever smoke week i feel my heart go crazy, unless i m already drunk and then i smoke i don t really notice it, i feel like i ll have a heart attack why did that happen all of a sudden only smoking a period of a year? (increased heart rate)
Tue, 15 Jun 2010
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I know this is an old post, but I thought I may be able to help someone out.

It may be an anxiety attack. Although I quit a few times, I smoked almost daily for 5 years and never had a problem, when I was 19 I started having symptoms: racing heart, tight chest, light-headed, and a general "odd" feeling every time I smoked, so I quit. A while later, I had the symptoms again while I was straight/sober. I went to the hospital a few times because I thought I was having a heart attack (doctors couldn't find anything wrong), but after some research I found out that they were Anxiety attacks.

I don't do it that often anymore, but I can also smoke now while I'm drunk/drinking. Alcohol shuts off the part of your brain that deals with fear (along with a lot of other parts), that is one reason people become alcoholics, it's called self medicating/worst reason ever to drink.

I learned to "see" the symptoms of anxiety building in me before I have an attack (twitching eyelids, hair on my body standing on end, tense muscles, etc...), and have been learning to keep myself calm and relaxed.

This is just my experience, and my problems are getting worse (pre-hypertension with an extremely low pulse), plus I still get anxiety attacks. I'm sure that if someone would have figured it out back then, I would be better off now.

Don't mess around when it comes to your health bro, go see a good doctor (or 10).
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Some body's been putting fertilizer on your grass, LOL! or some other foreign substance that makes the buzz better, but might not be better for you
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