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Review: could Marijuana cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

We study 1,044 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 1,336 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 117,184 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Oct, 13, 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 * :

n/a

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 ** :

n/a

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 (22 hours ago):

  • Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist, all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.

    Reply

    Alex on Oct, 12, 2014:

    Cannabis studies show that it's been successful in treating and curing seizures..epilepsy..depression..diabetes..PTSD..go to Realm of Caring..great site

    Reply

    Sunshine on Sep, 5, 2014:

    Female, 54, Tennessee

    Not sure what state you live in, but medical grade cannibas works well on seizures. It's Given people their life back.

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Brigmar on Oct, 9, 2014:

    I'm a 50 year old female and I had often heart burn and I did the orilosec cure for 2 weeks, another week later I was diagnosed with the shingles they should write this on package.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • 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

    Reply

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