Review: could Marijuana cause A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
Summary: A-fib is reported only by a few people who take Marijuana. We study 1,088 people who have side effects while taking Marijuana from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.
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Marijuana has active ingredients of marijuana. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 1,391 Marijuana users)
A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 86,721 A-fib patients)
On May, 17, 2015: 1,088 people reported to have side effects when taking Marijuana. Among them, 2 people (0.18%) have A-fib.
Time on Marijuana when people have A-fib * :
Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Marijuana * :
Age of people who have A-fib when taking Marijuana * :
Severity of A-fib when taking Marijuana ** :
How people recovered from A-fib ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Chest pain (2 people, 100.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Buprenorphine (2 people, 100.00%)
- Coumadin (2 people, 100.00%)
- Nucynta (2 people, 100.00%)
- Ultram (2 people, 100.00%)
- Cardiac medications (2 people, 100.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Atrial fibrillation trigger by panic attack recently after smoking a medium-moderate amount of cannabis mixed with tobacco
No A-fib after use has been discontinued
No panic attacks after use discontinued
Laurie on Nov, 12, 2014:
There is medical grade marijuana which gets rid of anxiety attacks, if that is one of your symptoms. Different strains have different effects. I recommend finding the strain that has the features you need for your particular MS symptoms. Ask your Medical Marijuana Provider, about the different strains, which ones do what. You are the only one who knows exactly what you go through in a day, it's your responsibility (while you are still all there), to take an active role in your care.
I have come to the conclusion that PPMS is a "just deal with it" disease, Medical Marijuana helps me get through my day. Without it, the pain, anxiety attacks, swollen hands and feet, tingling from head to toe, would drive me nuts.
Glynn on Nov, 10, 2014:
I too experienced panic attacks from weed when i first started smoking. I guess this is because your body is becoming familiar with THC reaction. Also cannabis has a tendency to amplify a lot of things that you're thinking mentally. If you mentally are freaking out or paranoid getting really high would just increase this. Setting is everything.
I would suggest that you go to a nice quiet place, maybe outside somewhere that you can smoke cannabis without others being nosy. You should start off by using mid-grade weed, which is normally around regular price. Build up a tolerance to mid-grade then move to the medical grade. If you have little tolerance to weed and go straight for medical, it will likely cause a panic attack. I'm an everyday smoker, and there is medical strains that knock me out so i could only imagine the effects of a frequent smoker.
In due time you will be able to smoke without feeling anxiety, paranoia and panic attacks. You will start to feel and accept the lovely vibrations of the wonderful cannabis plant and most importantly...it will stop your seizures. I had a friend who had epilepsy and once he became a daily smoker the seizures vanished. Until this day he has not had one in over 3 years since he started smoking regular.
People can say what they want about cannabis. But it is TRULY a miracle drug. It can help ween you off hardcore narcotic addictions and help you with various health problems that prescription meds either worsen or just temporarily moderate the symptoms.
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