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marijuana related seizures.. or something else?

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Re: marijuana related seizures.. or something else?

Marijuana in epilepsy can be a complicated matter. More important, is exactly what you are smoking. Marijuana from the street is intended to make people high, and is not medical grade. You may be smoking a plant that has been sprayed with insecticides, and anti-fungals. Fungus loves marijuana because the seeds have lot of nutritive oil. Marijuna also has a lot of places that are dark and moist. Insects also like the plant. Fungus is a major problem for growers, the fungus kills the plant and the buds. Anti-fungal toxins are sprayed on the plant, as well as insectacides. Other chemicals are added to the plant, and sometimes chemicals are added to make a better ‘high’.

There are many metabolites of marijuana. The two that most affects your high is 9 delta THC.

Marijuana has been bred in many strains, to produce better highs, and to increase yield.

The problem in epilepsy is that THC, in high levels (levels make make a really nice high), TRIGGER seizures. Too many hits for too long will trigger seizures. Marijuana as a medicine can work, but only if you use a strain of marijuana that may be therapeutic in epilepsy.

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Re: marijuana related seizures.. or something else?

I have complex partial sez, when I do smoke it makes me not have the sez when I feel it comming on. So It works for some people not for others. Matter fact I have smoked after two sez a 1 o clock and 11 30 early morn. I smoked and now feel evened out. Helps with aniexty and stress too which causes sez for me. So in ded it is a good thing for me.

Re: marijuana related seizures.. or something else?

to be honest it doesnt seem like you have epilepsy. that happens to my friends all the time. it seems like you just like over exert yourself when your smoking. Just dont go without food or sleep if you smoke alot andif it happens again then you should definitely see a doctor about it

Re: marijuana related seizures.. or something else?

How about stop smoking pot. I hear you lose brain cells..you are only 19 so you have some time yet..my brother in law smoked pot his whole life and he is 46 now and dumber than a box of rocks. Just wnated to put in my two cents worth.

Re: marijuana related seizures.. or something else?

Ive been smoking since i was 14 years old and my first seizure was about two months after that. Ive just recently quit after 12 years and I’ve been seizure free for over two months now and am beginning to ween myself off the meds and still have been yet to have a seizure. I am skeptical to the whole marijuana and epilepsy treatment but then again there many drugs that are taken that can give you adverse effects. Im pissed thats its taken me so lonng to figure it outtt like a retttarrrddddd but on the other hand im glad i caught it before brain damage was horribly irreversible. So there is a possibility of it causing seizures and not just treating them thanks for listening and GLTA its been one hell of a ride.

Re: marijuana related seizures.. or something else?

I was diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy in October of 1999 after I began having grand mal seizures in 1998. I had taken several anti-seizures drugs but I don’t feel so fit to them. Until I tried marijuana which I’d taken 2-3 grams of it every day and in combination with my other therapies. Since I am not a Doctor and expert on this field, I can’t say it’s advisable but I know what marijuana does is to prevent me from having those seizures. Instant Tax Solutions

CBD from Marijuana will help with Seizures!!

My name is Jordan. Born in 1994. I’m 23 years old now. Been smoking marijuana since I was 13. Always made me feel better in life. Still does in small doses, and CBD ingestion from the plant!(Will explain) I was diagnosed with Epilepsy when I was 17, when I had my first seizure in the middle of my senior year in high school. After having MRI scans, and having much more seizures, they said it was from a benign tumor, I’ve had since birth, in my Left Temporal Lobe. Been having seizures for 6 years now. All the pharmaceuticals I tried (Keppra, Depakote, etc.) didn’t work for me, and had horrible side effects on me! Which triggered my seizures more from the horrible side effects they gave me! Until I had found out about CBD ingestion from marijuana and hemp! Dropped all my pharmaceuticals and started to only take CBD edibles. I then had much less seizures and they weren’t as bad! (Gran Mals compared to Small Seizures). From deep research, I have found out our body actually has cannabinoid receptors. And CBD from Marijuana actually helps us and makes us more healthy! (Do personal research yourself for more CBD information). After finally finding out the benign tumor, in my brain, was actually making a wall to my brain cells traveling to other parts of my brain, which caused my seizures. I had to have brain surgery a year ago to make a small incision on the tumor to help my brain cells move. Which has not cured my Epilepsy. But has mad it much better! Having much less seizures and nowhere near as bad as they were!(No more back-to-back gran mal seizures!). What I have to say for final note is Marijuana does help, and is actually good for us! Just use it correctly. Eating CBD edibles is better than smoking CBD. You can still smoke, if strong highs from cannabis slightly trigger your seizures! (Try vaping at low temperatures to get high, not as strong, more clear-headed, and healthier!) It is what I started doing. And I also recommend the hand held vaporizer I use from a company called Pax. I have so much to say with what I have gone through! But if you need more information, let me know!

CBD from Marijuana will help with Seizures!!

My name is Jordan. Born in 1994. I’m 23 years old now. Been smoking marijuana since I was 13. Always made me feel better in life. Still does in small doses, and CBD ingestion from the plant!(Will explain) I was diagnosed with Epilepsy when I was 17, when I had my first seizure in the middle of my senior year in high school. After having MRI scans, and having much more seizures, they said it was from a benign tumor, I’ve had since birth, in my Left Temporal Lobe. Been having seizures for 6 years now. All the pharmaceuticals I tried (Keppra, Depakote, etc.) didn’t work for me, and had horrible side effects on me! Which triggered my seizures more from the horrible side effects they gave me! Until I had found out about CBD ingestion from marijuana and hemp! Dropped all my pharmaceuticals and started to only take CBD edibles. I then had much less seizures and they weren’t as bad! (Gran Mals compared to Small Seizures). From deep research, I have found out our body actually has cannabinoid receptors. And CBD from Marijuana actually helps us and makes us more healthy! (Do personal research yourself for more CBD information). After finally finding out the benign tumor, in my brain, was actually making a wall to my brain cells traveling to other parts of my brain, which caused my seizures. I had to have brain surgery a year ago to make a small incision on the tumor to help my brain cells move. Which has not cured my Epilepsy. But has mad it much better! Having much less seizures and nowhere near as bad as they were!(No more back-to-back gran mal seizures!). What I have to say for final note is Marijuana does help, and is actually good for us! Just use it correctly. Eating CBD edibles is better than smoking CBD. You can still smoke, if strong highs from cannabis slightly trigger your seizures! (Try vaping at low temperatures to get high, not as strong, more clear-headed, and healthier!) It is what I started doing. And I also recommend the hand held vaporizer I use from a company called Pax. I have so much to say with what I have gone through! But if you need more information, let me know!

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Is Smoking Weed Good or Bad for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

Marijuana comes from the leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the Cannabis sativa hemp plant. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana’s main chemical is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It also has over 100 related chemicals known as cannabinoids.

Marijuana is smoked in hand-rolled cigarettes (joints) or inhaled through pipes (bongs). Some people make marijuana tea or mix it into baked goods such as cookies, brownies, and candy.

Marijuana is often associated with side effects that may affect sexual health, including erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is the inability to get and keep an erection. A common condition, it may lead to stress and relationship issues.

If ED happens now and then, there’s often no need for concern. If it’s frequent, it may be a symptom of another health condition. In that case, treating the other condition may resolve ED.

Read on to learn more about the connection between marijuana and ED.

Short-term effects of marijuana include:

  • altered senses
  • altered sense of time
  • mood changes
  • impaired movements
  • difficulty thinking

Marijuana also interferes with short-term memory . Taken over the long term, marijuana may affect brain development and learning, especially for those under 25 years old .

Many states have legalized marijuana for medical use. However, the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t approved marijuana for any medical condition. But there are synthetic THC medications that are approved for some medical conditions.

Conditions eligible for medical marijuana vary by state, and may include:

  • cancer
  • glaucoma
  • HIV and AIDS
  • hepatitis C
  • pain
  • wasting diseases, such as cachexia
  • nausea
  • seizures and epilepsy
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Medical marijuana isn’t approved for ED. Some states allow marijuana use for conditions not on the approved list, if your doctor identifies them as debilitating.

  1. Marijuana may help reduce damage caused by high cholesterol.
  2. Marijuana has been associated with increased sexual desire and arousal.

High cholesterol is a risk factor for ED. A study published in Clinical and Developmental Immunology found that marijuana may help reduce tissue buildup and damage caused by high cholesterol. However, the study was conducted on mice, not humans, so more research is needed.

Marijuana has a reputation of giving users a feeling of euphoria. Some users report moods that may improve sexual experiences, such as:

  • elevated mood
  • increased sexual desire
  • increased arousal

  1. Some studies suggest that marijuana may contribute to ED.
  2. Daily marijuana use might lead to trouble achieving orgasm in some men.

However, marijuana may not always provide the sexual boost it’s known for. A 2011 literature review published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that marijuana may actually increase the risk of ED.

Studies show that when THC reaches the brain, it gives users the feeling of being “high.” This interferes with your body’s normal functions. It may also impact the normal function of the penis’s smooth muscle, resulting in ED.

Another study from 2010 found that daily marijuana use in men leads to trouble achieving orgasm.

According to the Mayo Clinic, marijuana is also a possible cause of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is an enlargement of the breasts in men, and it’s caused by a hormone imbalance. A hormonal imbalance could affect sexual performance.

Marijuana may cause dangerous interactions with certain drugs, including:

  • Blood thinners. Marijuana may interfere with blood thinners and increase bleeding risk. Use with caution if you take blood thinners such as aspirin (Bayer), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), warfarin (Coumadin), and naproxen (Aleve).
  • Blood sugar medications. It may affect blood sugar levels. Use with caution if you take medications that affect blood sugar, such as insulin.
  • Blood pressure medications. It may lower blood pressure. Be careful if you take blood pressure medications, such as diuretics or beta-blockers.
  • Drugs that cause drowsiness. It may increase drowsiness when taken with drugs that cause drowsiness, such as lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium).

Taking sildenafil (Viagra) with marijuana may not be a smart move either. A 2006 paper published in Clinical Cardiology showed that marijuana prevents Viagra from being properly metabolized. This increases Viagra’s effects, which might mean an increased risk of heart problems.

Other drug interactions are also possible. If you use marijuana, tell your doctor before taking any prescription or over-the-counter drugs.

Few large-scale, high-quality studies have explored the connection between marijuana and sexual health. Whether the drug enhances sex or ruins it depends on many factors. These may include the variety of marijuana used, your overall health, and your views on sexual health.

If you have ED and are wondering if marijuana may help, talk to your doctor. They’ll help you weigh the benefits with potential risks and side effects, both sexual and otherwise.

It’s worth getting a diagnosis from your doctor regardless of what treatment approach you decide since underlying conditions might be discovered.

Explore the connection between marijuana and erectile dysfunction (ED). Learn about the effects of marijuana, including its effect on sexual health. Find out the pros and cons of using it. See what the research says about its impact on sexual desire and dysfunction. Also discover how it interacts with medications. ]]>