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Review: could Marijuana cause Shingles?

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 1,317 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 116,935 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 1,027 people reported to have side effects when taking Marijuana. Among them, 1 people (0.10%) has Shingles. They amount to 0.00% of all the 116,931 people who have Shingles on eHealthMe.

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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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Im having a severe Diarrhea and frequent bowel movement. I was told by the Dr that it might be IBS. but i figured out with time that just when i dont Smoke Marijuana i get Bowel movement and as long as im smoking in it im fine.
    So i came up with it might be result of excessive smoking throught the 2 years that i been on MJ, I want to quit i just want to know if there is anything that can help my bowel movement during the time im quitting smoking .

    Reply

    jac206 on Jul, 11, 2014:

    Miralax helps im a male and sometimes after weed ill get diarrhea and sometimes i wont . mainly happens with purps for some reason just get miralax and mix it with grape juice

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    CannabisTreatsCancer on Mar, 5, 2014:

    Cannabis Extracts are healing several medical conditions such as diabetes, IBS, inoperable brain cancers, prostate cancers, lung cancers, etc. If you are worried about "craving" Cannabis, don't worry, we are ALL born with an ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM. Only purpose is to process cannabinoids, which our bodies actually produce in small quantities. Breast milk contains cannabinoids as well, so we are not only born with a system to receive them, our mother's are providing it to us from birth. All facts, you can Google it all. I host a Facebook group called Cannabis Oil Sucess Stories and we are over 14,000 members, largest in the world.

    Ask or research, the facts are the facts. Thanks for permitting me to inform!

    Jon

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    Intellekt on Mar, 1, 2014:

    I have the same exact problem..excessive diarrhea for the past 2 months and have no clue how to stop it..was thinking about smoking again to see if i get a regular bowel movement..please let me know if you have found a way to stop it..thanks

    Reply

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