I had a “cannabis episode” that really scared me, dizziness, neurological symptoms, cardiac pain?
Hi I just need some reassurance as yesterday I had a bit of an “episode” that really scared me. I’m female and 25 years old. I have diagnoses ulcerative colitis though not on medication.
Please note that I had smoked cannibis prior to this (I smoke most weekends so am not unfamiliar with this substance but could obviously be the trigger/cause). After smoking I was walking to dinner, felt light headed and a bit dizzy, this then escalated to heart palpitations far worse than I’ve ever experienced. I’ve had anxiety before but this was much stronger, I was almost waiting for the arm pain that comes with heart attack, this lasted roughly 5 minutes, I sat down to try and control it and the dizziness got worse and neurological symptoms began which really scared me, I lost the ability to read/comprehend, I couldn’t form sentences nothing was making sense, I got very emotional and started hysterically crying and couldn’t stop, the whole episode probably lasted about 15-20 minutes though I wasn’t in a state to accurately assess time. There was some cardiac pain that lasted after the episode finished.
even though you are used to cannabis,still there may have been an overdose of cannabis this time that may have caused this. Cannabis causes sympathetic stimulation causing faster heart rate,palpitations and giddiness. Though it not much of worry as the effects are usually temporary,you should get an ecg done.
THOUGH THIS EPISODE SOUNDS SCARY,THESE ARE USUALLY TRANSIENT SYMPTOMS AND OCCUR AFTER PROLONGED USE OF CANNABIS. YOUR BODY IS GETTING USED TO IT NOW. YOU SHOULD TRY AND GET DE ADDICTED FROM IT AS FAR AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID FUTURE SIDE EFFECTS. GET A GENERAL CHECK UP DONE FROM A PHYSICIAN
these symptoms should not be neglected. Though cannabis intake seems to havce triggered it,but underlying heart disease cannot be completely overruled. Consult a physician and get ecg,echo cardiography done
Hi and welcome to question doctors.com
This is obviously the adverse effects of cannabis smoking added to your anxiety… There is nothing to worry about just avoid these substances as they are causing you those symptoms..
You better try exercising and yoga and a healthy life style …
If the symptoms reoccurred without smoking I recommend an ECG..