What are the effects of smoking Marijuana while taking these medications whether bad, good or none?
There is little documentation regarding drug interactions with Marijuana. However Marijuana is a CNS depressant (central nervous sysytem depressant) and potential exists for these effects to be additive when taken with other CNS depressants eg. Clonazepam
ie. Increased sleepiness, perceptual alterations, impaired co-ordination & reaction times and euphoria etc.
It is also worth noting if you are taking the Lamictal for a behavioural disorder Marijuana can make your psychosis worse.
I am on Lamictal & Clonazepam & I have my med. marijuana card. I have no negative side effects whatsoever. However; take note that if you do smoke marijauna make sure it has Indica, not Sativa in the pot. I had to learn the hard way. Indica relaxes you & Sativa makes you more hyper or nervous so to speak.
It's incredibly amazing to me that such a thread exists. I had just finished smoking, and started to feel twitchy, yet suppressed at the same time; I almost felt claustrophobic, and the idea that I might have a seizure did indeed cross my mind.
I do a google search for lamictal and marijuana and here I am. After reading several comments, here and elsewhere (other google results), I feel more at ease with the anxiety and paranoia that I was feeling.
I just started taking Lamictal exactly 2 weeks ago, today I moved from 25mg / day to 50. This is a very frightening medicine, especially after reading some of the side effects on other sites. Side effects such as going crazy and being put into a mental institution for a short while, like 2 weeks, scares me greatly.
That small rash that has appeared on both of my arms is a bit scary as well. I've done my research and called my doctor and both sources say that it is not a serious rash, though I should keep an eye on it. The rash has yet to go away, and it does itch a little, but I'm slightly convinced that it will go away. The drug's brochure says 10-14 days though!
I have been taking Clonazepam since 2008. It has been a real miracle for me. I had such a great reaction to it that I was able to quit taking Zonegran very rapidly; and they said you shouldn't stop taking it at once or you would have a horrible seizure.. I was taking 600mg / day!
I will admit though, I did have a few seizures in that 6 years of time, but they were very far apart. Some of them happened after nights of heaving drinking, and moonshine no less, to which I am not surprised by the seizure. I deserved it I suppose. Still, I managed to go a year an a half or more without a seizure. I thought I was "cured".. I even quit partying so much. I finally graduated with my Bachelor's degree, I started a full-time job, I started gaining stress, I guess, and ultimately, my siezure-free time ended. This led me to take advantage of this cheap Obamacare and get some help. Their prognosis? Put me on Lamictal.
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