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Posted by: des | 2010/02/22

seizures

my husband stop smoking weed his 50yrs old his getting seizures .

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Greetings

It is a well-known fact that marijuana remains in your system for quite a while, even after stopping using it.

You husband should consult with his GP as soon as possible this is not to be taken lightly.

Incidentally, researchers are able to simulate seizures and epilepsy in rats through a process called kindling, in which tiny bursts of low-voltage current are administered over time.

With repetition, the electrical discharge spreads from brain cell to brain cell, eventually creating a kind of firestorm of neural activity that resembles what occurs in human epilepsy.

Researchers also found that kindling gets worse when rats are injected with doses of a marijuana-like drug.

The doses were high enough that the rats also ended up stoned: some were immobile, had changes in muscle tone and their ability to walk a beam a measure of intoxication was affected, he said.

If you need any other information, we would gladly assist you.

You can email Ruby at ruby@harmonyclinic.co.za for further assistance.

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Posted by: Addictions expert forum | 2010/02/23

Greetings

It is a well-known fact that marijuana remains in your system for quite a while, even after stopping using it.

You husband should consult with his GP as soon as possible this is not to be taken lightly.

Incidentally, researchers are able to simulate seizures and epilepsy in rats through a process called kindling, in which tiny bursts of low-voltage current are administered over time.

With repetition, the electrical discharge spreads from brain cell to brain cell, eventually creating a kind of firestorm of neural activity that resembles what occurs in human epilepsy.

Researchers also found that kindling gets worse when rats are injected with doses of a marijuana-like drug.

The doses were high enough that the rats also ended up stoned: some were immobile, had changes in muscle tone and their ability to walk a beam a measure of intoxication was affected, he said.

If you need any other information, we would gladly assist you.

You can email Ruby at ruby@harmonyclinic.co.za for further assistance.

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