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Question Marijuana and Anti-Depressants? - February 15th 2012, 08:45 PM

Hey all. I was wondering if it's bad to mix anti-depressants with weed. I know I should talk to a doctor about this, and I plan to, but I guess I'm a little nervous. Can doctors tell the police? It would be my psychiatrist and/or family doctor. I've been taking Lexapro (SSRI) and Propranolol (beta blocker; for anxiety) for a long while now. Would there be any risks mixing the medication and marijuana?
   
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Re: Marijuana and Anti-Depressants? - February 15th 2012, 10:17 PM

I believe there is a risk mixing them, but its best to inquire about it through a professional.
   
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Re: Marijuana and Anti-Depressants? - February 15th 2012, 10:39 PM

I've heard that mixing drugs such as marijuana with your antidepressants can actually make your antidepressants less effective. And yes, there might be some other health risks as well. I would think it's best to ask a professional about this though!
   
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Re: Marijuana and Anti-Depressants? - February 15th 2012, 10:58 PM

I take anti depressants and smoke weed daily, I don't seem to have any weird effects from it..though I've never tried my anti depressants without weed so I wouldn't know if it makes them less effective.
If you doctor is totally against marijuana they will tell you not to smoke it because it can make you feel more depressed, yet if you go to someone else they may say to keep smoking it because it makes you feel better.
I would say ask your doctor, and then go from there. And no, they cannot call the police on your or anything.
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Re: Marijuana and Anti-Depressants? - February 15th 2012, 10:58 PM

That doesn't sound like a good idea to me, mixing them could have a negative effect. I've personally never taken anti-depressants but often times mixing is never a good idea.
   
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Re: Marijuana and Anti-Depressants? - February 16th 2012, 12:56 AM

I take an anti-depressant for my anxiety and the one time I smoked weed since I've been on them, was absolutely terrible. I felt like I was having the worst panic attack and paranoia ever (which didn't happen to me when I smoked before I was on the meds). Maybe that's just a personal thing, but I'm pretty sure mixing substances is never such a good idea.


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Re: Marijuana and Anti-Depressants? - February 20th 2012, 10:53 AM

I'm not sure, though I honestly don't think there would be an actual problem. As said, you might react differently smoking marijuana while on the anti-depressants (but, you also may not react any different), but I don't think there is a risk.

Marijuana has never been known to mix badly with any medication that I've ever known of/heard of (in fact, it has many medicinal uses, including for Depression and Anxiety). So, as far as worrying about something physically going wrong, I highly doubt it. Maybe mentally, if your high changes, but then you'd probably want to steer clear of weed after that anyways, right?

By the way, it depends on where you live what their laws are, but most of the time, if you mention marijuana use to your GP (or whatever doctor you mention it to), they don't even think to call the cops. They'd probably try to encourage you not to smoke it, but that's the most I could imagine happening, in most scenarios.


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Re: Marijuana and Anti-Depressants? - February 20th 2012, 09:04 PM

I do it every day basically, never had a problem.
   
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