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can smoking marijuana cause seizures?
I was wondering, the other night about a week and a half ago, I was smoking weed and it was a sunday. I have been smoking weed for awhile now I have not responded weird to it at all. so the next day i was in the bathroom and i had just got done washing and drying my hands. After that i fell to the floor and began going into a seizure. I was wondering if me smoking weed was the reason for me going into the seizure. I am somewhat concern that this is the reason that it happened but i would like someone to explain this further to me
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Hi,

Cannabidiol found in marijuana has anticonvulsant effects while tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been shown to both provoke and suppress seizures.  Marijuana can also cause the mouth to feel dry, increase heart rate, redden eyes, and impair judgment. This is also illegal in some places and may interact with other medications as well which may do more harm.

Take care and regards.
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So are you saying that people that have seizures could benefit from using marijuana and could help stop seizures?
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I have grown up around mj my whole life.  I was taught by my parents about moderation.  Though I've only indulged a few times in the last 10 years, I was going through a really rough patch, emotionally and chronic pain, last year and my mother gave me a small amount and just a little helped.  If you experience seizures like I do, alcohol is your biggest no, no. Not only does it make your med null and void, it sleep deprives you and you will have seizures.  If you can get medicinal quality mj instead of street mj it is safer and better and you only need one hit.
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Hi,
Although the components are said to have anticonvulsant effect, there are not enough studies done to prove this. I am not saying that patients with seizure will benefit from it. Rather, I do not encourage its use. Aside from being illegal, it has side effects which can do more harm than good. It is best that you have regular consult with your doctor. Take care and best regards
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Aside from the obvious harmful effects of inhaling smoke; what harmful health effects are these, Dr. Santos? Please explain using non government sources. Not including effects such as temporary coordination impairment (alcohol is more way more severe), temporary short term memory loss (which is voided in chronic users),and short term increase in heart beat. That will out weigh the beneficial health effects of marijuana use including: anxiolytic properties, anticonvulsant properties, lower blood pressure, euphoria, anti-depressant properties, its analgesic properties, anti inflammatory properties, oh and have you read the AMA's study about how its found to slow tumor growth?
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I was smoking mj once i didnt always smoke but this time i did! And i started feeling funny and i felt like i had to trow up, so i just layed down and my heart was pounding really fast! I was having a seizure, i almost went into a coma. Did me smoking mj cause all of this am only 18 i didnt have any illness or nothing.
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you are just saying that because it's illegal if it was legal you wouldnt be saying that
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I quit taking all my anti consultants, Not recommended without recommendation from a Neurologist. and did not have any seizures what so ever. However, the side effects from smoking the marijuana where too great and I decided on my own accord too go back onto my Medx
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My Neuro also agrees with Dr Santos. Marijuana is also very damaging too your brain. He doesn't not recommend or Prescribe it too his patients but he doesn't say that it won't work for you. But there are better ways too treat the condition. Sometimes people need too get their heads out of the clouds : ) I did. I use too love too smoke...
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Yes people that have seizures can benefit from medical marijuana.
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With all due respect, I think you have to do your homework about medical marijuana.  Many people with epilepsy have weaned themselves off of ALL prescription meds, because marijuana does a better job of controlling the seizures.  Also, you can get licensed to have medical marijuana, and there's nothing illegal about it.  I've seen marijuana stop a seizure in it's tracks, so, you can't tell me it doesn't work for some people with epilepsy.  If marijuana can stop  seizures and lessen the  need for pills with harmful side effects, you shouldn't dismiss it so quickly.  As I said, you should do some research.
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I had a pot brownie for the first time in my life, and I never spoked marijuana either. At first I was having hallucinations, hearing music that didn't exist, I was not only seeing double, I was seeing x10. Shortly, I began shivering uncontrollably and began having convulsions. It lasted about 2 hours. I couldn't control any spasming. I just sat on the floor against a wall, drinking as much water as possible. People were suggesting to go for a walk, which may have been helpful if I was just 'freaking out.' It was a lot worse than that. I was seizing. Finally, after drinking a few cups of water, my head felt clear. My body was still shivering and convulsing. I finally had to throw up and then went to lay in bed. The twitching almost immediately stopped and I fell asleep.
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Hey yall. Iam Jim and i just had another darn seizure the other night. Thankfully it was in my bed but the one 2 months before that i cracked my head open in my room. Anyways I smoke herb and i have had it stop a aura (pre-seizure feeling) that i get many times. But iam righting because in the last almost 2 years i have had 14'ish seizures and in almost 5 years it has been 24 25'ish seizures total. iam taken all kinds of meds trying to figure this out but iam stuck in a hole and cant get out.

May i please ask some of yall who smoke pot daily for your medicine?, equal amount of a 1/3rd of a joint breakfast, lunch, and before bed i smoke a full joint. (some times i will smoke extra in the day but thats if i feel wierd "aura")
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I only have nocturnal seizures taking 4 medications (Keppra, vimpat, onfi, and diazapam) and my husband asked my doctor if smoking mj could possibly help.  She said it may, or may not.  I tried it two weeks ago nightly right before bed, and almost every night I've had multiple seizures.  Tonight I'm not going to smoke and see how I sleep....  Similar to taking meds, the results are different for everyone.... good luck :-)
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I am 46 years old and have smoked weed practically everyday since age 12. I have never had any bad experiences, such as seizures or strange feelings. That all changed this year ! A couple of months ago I was in the shower getting ready to go to work, so it was in the morning. I felt this strange sensation come over me (the aura?) next thing I knew I woke up,still in the shower, and the faucet was broke off in the tub. I dont know how long I was in there, but I felt like crap and my head was sore from hitting the tub. I had been drinking beer the night before and of course smoking weed. I just figured I over did it and got light headed and fell down in the shower. Last month it happened again, but this time my wife was home and saw what really happened. I was already out of the shower this time and was brushing my teeth, that feeling came again and I hit the floor. My wife thought I had a heart attack and was gone because I was not moving or responding, then I went into full on seizure! Biting tongue, making f'd up noises and convulsing. Was taken to hospital by ambulance, I dont remember anything until we got to the hospital. I was in the ER for a while until they got me a room, on the stretcher on the way up I felt it coming on again enough to warn them. I even get this weird taste in my mouth, like an electrical or metal taste. Again, full scary as hell seizure (for my wife,cause I dont remember nothing once it starts). I was in the hospital for about a week having all kinds of tests done and they basically never found a reason for the seizures.They put me on kepra and suggested I try to quit smoking because they said it can lower your seizure threshold. They said I cant drive until seizure free for six months, so no work.(driving job) I quit drinking alcohol but not smoking weed, very hard for me to do for as long as I have done it and as often. About a week ago felt that feeling again but did not go into seizure, maybe the med kept it from going into full seizure. Had smoked quite a bit the day before and lately it has been very high quality stuff. It scared me enough to try to quit and see if it happens again. It has been about 3 days now since I have smoked :(    I guess I will see what happens. I thought I would post this if it could help someone, I would never have believed weed would cause seizures because it relaxes you. I still dont want to believe it! But if I dont get any more aura's I guess it must have something to do with it. I will post updates if anyone is interested.
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I am very interested in your findings.
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All I can tell you is that I am in the hospital for a seizure and never had them before in my life.  I'm 66 and have been smoking weed off and on since 14.  Never had a problem.  Husband found me unconscious on the floor foaming at the mouth and shaking.  Very scary stuff and they don't know what caused it.
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Keep me up to date please. I cant drink anymore and was thinking to turning to weed. Because I cant smoke cigs or cigars. So I have notthing unless weed will work for me and not make me have them and long as it doesn't make my heart beat out of my chest and makes me sweat like cigs and cigars do.

I only have seizures in my sleep or when I first wake up. They are the kind where you cant move at all and you feel your whole body being/going num and presser like feeling and sometimes hear voices/sounds and blanking different color lights. But I remember all my seizures before, when, and after they happen.

Anyways keep me up to date if ya can. I have notthing else to turn to, to make me feel good beside weed. But if it does anything to me... I cant even do that then... Of course theres always sex but you know what I mean lol.
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I have not had any weed since June 26. The first three days are THE WORST!! It is not so bad now, but it is still very hard to not smoke. Everyone I know does it, so that makes it worse. Thankfully no one in my household does it, so I am not exposed to it unless I go visiting. If you have never smoked it, I would not suggest starting. It is so hard to quit!  I never thought in a million years I would say anything negative about weed, I love it. But now that I have managed to quit, hopefully I wont start again. It is very expensive unless you want to smoke crap, I prefer quality over quantity. It has always been easy for me to get, (which made it harder to quit) not like I have to approach strangers and ask about it. I also consider myself very fortunate to have never been caught with any after smoking for SO long. Police catch you with it, you may as well have crack or heroin! If cigars or cigs cause you problems, I imagine it would also. I doubt weed caused my seizures, but it could have allowed them to happen lowering the seizure threshold. Yours sound a lot different than mine though. I think mine were brought on by stress, lack of sleep and adderall. I was working like 10 hours a day 6 days a week (outside hard work) and constantly stressed about bills, wife's many health issues, daily B.S.and a lot of adderall. Again, I am not a weed basher, I LOVE IT ! It has become harder to get with no income, I could always go "visiting" but I like to have my own. When they allow me to go back to work, I am buying myself a Corvette with all of the money I used to spend on weed and alcohol : )

Clockwork Orange is one of my favorite movies of all time, real horror show!
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It's amazing that I came across your posting! I am a 43 yr. old man that uses cannabis on a daily basis. A month ago I was home one evening in front of my computer and all the sudden I look around my living room where I see all these paramedics around my living room and I remember my roommate telling me that I have had a seizure! It was the strangest feeling in the world for me not being able to remember my own birthday when asked by paramedics! I read your story and it has really inspire me to really think about this and perhaps it's time to say no more.
I hope you're doing well from the seizures and they are not happening anymore.
God Bless!!
Victor
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No more seizures or symptoms for two months now. Quit drinking alcohol, smoking weed and taking adderall. Unfortunately I may end up on the street before I can go back to work, I have had to sell anything I had worth a dollar just to eat and keep power on. Denied food stamps because my wife works, even though she only gets paid every two weeks. Already got one 3 day notice to pay rent or get out, managed to borrow enough to make it another month. Pretty sad, I have been working since age 16 and end up like this. Employer knows, so I can not work until I have Dr. release.They say they have no light duty or anything in the office I can do, I think they just dont want to take a chance of me having a seizure at work. Can not collect unemployment because I am not unemployed. Oh well, I guess I should be thankful I was not driving or at the top of my ladder on a telephone pole. I am also thankful I was able to quit all that crap before it killed me, if that is what it was. I sure feel a lot better physically and mentally.
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Hi. I hope your situation has improved. My first seizure ever was when I was driving. I just woke up in the hospital being wheeled around all effed up with the doctors telling me I crashed my truck, luckily no other cars were involved.
Anyways, weed definitely causes seizures for me, especially when combined with alcohol. Actually, any sort of smoke can bring it on. I went to skateboard at a park in a town that was downwind from a major wildfire so it was smokey out. I hadn't even started moving for two minutes before I started twitching like crazy so the exercise and smoke brought them on instantly.
For all its "benefits", at the end of the day, weed is a drug. I love getting stoned and am constantly fighting the urge but it most definitely has caused seizures of various types for me. I got twitchy once on a long overnight flight after eating a brownie a long time ago. I'm 33 btw.
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