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Review: could Marijuana cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

We study 1,028 people who have side effects while taking Marijuana from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.

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Marijuana

Marijuana (latest outcomes from 1,323 users) has active ingredients of marijuana. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 116,990 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 1,028 people reported to have side effects when taking Marijuana. Among them, 1 people (0.10%) has Shingles.

Trend of Shingles in Marijuana reports

Time on Marijuana when people have Shingles * :

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Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Marijuana * :

FemaleMale
Shingles100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Marijuana * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Shingles when taking Marijuana ** :

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How people recovered from Shingles ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Ankylosing spondylitis (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Herpes virus infection (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Pain (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Actiq (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Zinc (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Zetia (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Multi-vitamin (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    dutchgirlsamm on Aug, 30, 2014:

    Lyrics is known to cause suicidal thoughts and aggression...its called an adverse reaction.

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    anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:

    Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.

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