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chest pain when i smoke weed

Just about everytime i smoke pot i get really bad chest pain. This has been happening for about 6 months. I have been smoking pot for about 6-7 years. My boobs are freakin huge and they seem to make the chest pain so much worse. The only way to relieve my chest pain is by lifting my breasts up. I went to my doctor when my chest pain first started happening... she took X rays and told me i had asthma.... gave me some pills that didnt help... One night I smoked some pot and my chest hurt, all of the sudden i had a SHARP pain in my right side that went down my right arm and made it tingle all over. My body felt terribly weak and shakey (shaky). I went to the Emergency room and as soon as i told the doctor i had smoked pot he treated me like ****. I asked him why i was having this pain and he said because i smoked pot... i said ya im SO sure thats why. then he replied... well it must have been some real good stuff.... like i said i've been smoking pot for many years... I also smoke cigarettes... which i have been doing for about 6-7 years also... the doctor from the emergency room wrote down two diff. "symptoms" which i couldnt let you know what they are because i lost the paper (i know i know) but what do you think????
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simple. stop smoking weed
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Interestingly marijuana was once marketed as a solution to asthma. The "Pot" allegedly causes increased oxygen transfer in the alveoli. The thing to remember is that in modern times the available pot is sprayed with powerful toxins as part of the drug eradication program. In South America, this spraying can include the most powerful toxins known to man. So you are probably smoking "pot plus". I don't smoke pot, but I am not critical of those who do, with the exception of minors.
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don't smoke the weed.  make brownies.
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The same thing has been happening to me. I have been to the ER twice in the past month, the first time for chest pains and trouble breathing, the second time after have something like a seizure where I started shaking and spasming uncontrollably. The same thing happened to me with the Doctors as well. Although I had a high white blood count (which means SOME kind of infection) the ******* ER Doctor didn't do the proper tests on my urine to figure out how to treat it, but instead drug-tested my urine! It really pissed me off (no pun intended). I finally went to an internist who told me I probably had Pluerisy caused by some sort of bacterial/viral infection. He prescribed an antibiotic, and I started them today. I hope they work! Anyways, if you wouldn't mind, keep me updated on how you are doing because I would like to know what you find out. Best of luck!
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I have been having the same symptoms as you all. Uncontrollable shaking like spasms..and trouble breathing..I also have very sharp and painful chestpains..I do smoke pot but I havent for 2 weeks because of the symptoms and they still havent went away. Sometimes it feels as though I might have a heart attack. I havent been to the doctor just yet..this has been happening to me for about 2 months now..but its just now starting to get worse..im only 16 years old..and this shouldn't be happening to me. I cant go to the emergency room cause they will drug test me and tell me that pot is what is causing it and I know thats not what it is. I thugh that I might have heart disease..but im so young can that even be possible. Anyways..all I know is that im really scared something is terribly wrong. Im goin to get it checked out in a few day..wish me luck..and I wish the best of luck to you people as well.
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When I was 18 I ate a brownie that had weed in it. 2 hours in I had the most insane feeling in my chest and I had my friend take me to then ER. I thought I was havning a heart attack and the docter just didnt take me seriousloy and charged me 700 dollars. They gave me valum and morphine, I could feel nothing in my body and was huelisanting I know I didnt spell that right, the only thing I felt isd my pounding out of my chest. Now I get chest pain often when I smoke.
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Stop smoking the pot, and the fags! but firstly youu must stop smoking pot. If you have asthma then it could kill you. If I was you I would go and get help to get off the pot!
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I have been smoking weed for like 9 months now, and all of a sudden i was having numbness in the right side of my head.I went to the doctor and i took a cat scan on my head, the results was ok.So i know i didnt had a tumor or anything.The doctor told me i have a nerve ending problem so he gave me something for it and it helped me for like a week.After i got well i decided to smoke again.But ive noticed that i was  having some serious chest pains, i felt like i was having a heart attack my chest would lock up that wasnt a good feeling at all so i went in the tub and water only made my chest feel worst i felt like i was going to die. I had trouble breathing my head was tingling i felt dizzy and very weak my whole body was shaking felt like i was having a seizure. My arms would just feel like pins and needles for a couple of hours. When im like that i have to lay down most of the time. My breast was hurting so bad to the point where they got numb so i realized weed was the cause of  my problems so i stop smoking for a couple days, and i was feeling a little bit better but i started up again... and my chest problems got worse so i made a promise to stop. But if i dont have a smoke i get depressed and miserable i really miss getting high but i cant take the risk anymore.What is wrong with me why cant i get high without having chest pain and numbess?
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I have it too... I live in Canada so I'll get checked out for free... and its illeagal to drug test my urine here so I wont have to worry about that either. I have had the mild/weird shooting pain that starts in my cheast and goes into my right arm.. I also experience a mild pain in my cheast  (right side) when i smoke pot.Scares the **** out of me.. I'm scared i could have cancer or something.. but I'll keep everybody posted .. I'm going to go to the doctors tomorrow i think...  
I've also experinced "green outs" and I've had a seizer once in the middle of the night after over eatting..

Go Canada Go
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I am a 45 year old women, i have had asthma all my life, i have a asthma cough, my doc calls it and a smokers cough ,{ i know quit smoking }, anyway, about a month now i have been coughing so hard i get weak and lightheaded, and tremble and shake and pass out can anyone help me , a what is wrong with me
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i am 19 have been smokin for around 3 years heavily i now get a small sharp pain on the right side of my chest before or afta smoking. its like i take a deep breath and around 3 seconds in the pain cums an i cant breath in any harder have to stop release an inhale again. any suggestions???????? peace
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I had the same feelings befor too, but I went to the hospital and found that I had GERD GastroIntestinal Reflux Disease. Its acid reflux heartburn all in one. I cannot smoke anymore or drink/eat lotsa acidy foods- lemonade, tea, beer, grapefruit, tomatoes, salsa, etc. So I hope this helps...

Hope
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i live in Canada too and i just started having really bad chest pains and an irregular heart beat i recently stopped smoking tobacco because it hurt and scared me so much. feels like im going to drop dead sometimes,  Iv been smoking pot for about 3 - 4 years and the chest pains have just recently gotten worse within the last 2 months. I feel heaviness and sharp pains in the middle and left side of my chest. I went to the Er the other day and they did and EKG and some blood tests, i hear back tomorrow .
wish me luck.
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so what was the results? just asking cuz i feel the same sometimes
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what ever happened about your diagonsis?
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if u don't wanna stop i suggest you vaporize the marijuana it kills all the harmful chemicals and it gives you the best of the plant
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Sometimes, not all, you can have gases in your chest due to constipation or acid reflux.  Gas can be very painful and move all around your body.  If you feel this pain while high it can lead to paranoia and panic attacks which in turn will lead to severe anxiety.  Before calling 911 or rushing to the ER, try a few home remedies first.  A half teaspoon of Baking Soda with a glass of water helps expel gas from your body.  Club soda also is a nice quick fix to burping the pain away.  Any carbonated drinks would ease your pain as well.  Please know that if you were having a heart attack you would be absolutely sure of it.  Heart attacks are unbelievably painful and rest assured you would not be confused about having one.  Get checked for acid reflux and take the proper medication.  Put more fiber in your diet so you're not allowing yourself to get too gassy.  The next time you smoke a bowl understand that as soon as you feel a pain and start to panic, you will become very anxious, and anxiety is very hard to get rid of.  Just relax and understand that your anxiety is making the pain greater.  If you relax your body and let the pain come and go, you should be fine.  I hope this helps
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I hv same problem, what can i do ??? please reply me, i need your suggestion.
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Hello I am having the same problem you are having...I've been smoking for 14 years almost everyday of my life! Now I have been getting a heavy feeling in center of my chest and pressure type pain. The pain doesnt begin until about 10-15 mins after I smoke marijuana. I'm beginning to think my marijuana is being laced and my heart/body is fighting off the chemicals???!!! Don't know exactly...   Thanks!!!    Brent
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I'm 18, male, I Live in England. I am also having these weird and uncomfortable pains in my chest. I've been smoking weed for about 6 years. Sometimes the pains are burning, sometimes aches. I sometimes get palpitations and difficulty breathing from anxiety but my Dr. stopped the meds. I get chest tightness and a feeling that I need to crack my spine at the top of my back. I get aches in my neck and throat which makes it difficult to breathing. This get worse when I panic. I think it feels like a pain inside my rib cage, mainly in center. I had a panic attack and went to a+e about 3 months ago but x rays that were clear. My anxiety is not that bad some days but the pains are getting worse. I've been told these are all symptoms of anxiety but they are getting really hard to deal with so I want to stop smoking weed and see if it improves.
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TO all you guys having problems while smoking weed. Try to hydrate BEFORE you smoke. Drink lots of water and eat a good meal. Smoke your weed in smaller amounts over a longer period. Otherwise your body is kind of reacting in shock to getting high. I use to get horrible pains in my left shoulder every single time i smokes. Eventually i realized I wasn't very healthy in other areas of my life. pot was just bringing out those flaws. Now I go to the gym 5 days a week and eat all organic (no more fast food) and I haven't had a single problem smoking weed. There is no quick fix, just get your body healthier.
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This is exactly what my doctor said, this was after 5 years diagnosing the problem. 15 separate doctors, 6 of which I saw more then 3 times each for general check-ups and related.

I was told its definitely got something to do with GastroIntestinal Reflux Disease but I was then told because of all the test I had done involving my chest area, my core structure is under severe stress from my neck.
This issue with my core is what is amplifying the pain into panic attacks as the chest issue gets severe and causes heart/LUNG discomfort, I then had to deal with vibrations from the sides of my chest and the back of my head. I could not smoke continue smoking pot, it had been 4 years since I was able to continue.

So all in all, Pot is healthy, but your body must be too. I have not quit smoking cigarettes but I work out regularly now, I love to swim and I make sure running at least for 5 minutes a day is done. As for GastroIntestinal Reflux Disease, well you will need to speak with a dietitian for that. DJG82 covered most of what you need to know but see a dietitian and mention the cannabis to them.

This year I tested to see how I am doing, my Chest pains are not that bad any more but the neck pain is still there but only when I get very high which after so long not smoking is the second I get a huge grin. I guess for every year of use you will need around 6 months recovery depending on your activities/lifestyle when smoking.
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This has started happening to me. i've been smoking for a year 9 months now, and out of the blue i started to get this chest pain. The first time, it was so bad i thought i was having a heart attack. it happens about 5 minutes after i smoke, give or take, and last for hours. It's hard to sleep through. I dont have any answers but i've been reading like crazy. so far i think it has to do with acid reflux and heartburn.

for anyone feeling this pain, it will pass in a few hours, it can seem unbearable, like you're going to die, but you wont. even if you panic and it feels worse, know that there isnt a single recorded death from panic attacks, so try and relax.

what i would suggest is to take some antiacids (tums) and some ibuprofen (you can take slightly more than the recommended doses especially if you dont take pain killers often, you would need to take about 20-25 200mg pills in one sitting to reach toxic levels, and thats if you weigh 100lbs, if you weight 200 lbs you would need 40+)

i enjoy smoking recreationally but i fear i will have to stop for a while. i read cases where people took multiple antiacids and smoked with out pain, but when the antiacids faded the pain came back. i also read that antiacid doesnt solve the problem but just mask the pain. you might want to consider the degree of pain you were in without the antiacids before resulting to them. canada didnt help us, but if we keep the thread alive we can all reseach and share doctor stories to see if we can figure it out.
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