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Combinations - Smoking weed when on Mirtazapine

Discussion in 'Cannabis' started by Koffínátín-Kóngurinn, May 14, 2010.

  1. Koffínátín-Kóngurinn

    Koffínátín-Kóngurinn

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    Swim has been smoking pot for a few years and when he started he was not on any prescribed drugs. Then swim went to rehab for 6 months and there he was prescribed anxiety and depression medicene called Miron Smelt but i think its just an icelandic name for it... Mirtazapine is the english word. Now swim has bin on the Mirtazapine for 6-8 months. After swim graduated from rehab he started using drugs again and it was pretty much the same but when swim smokes weed though, he finds it really hard to breathe and gets overwhelmingly high. And when swim mirtazapine box gets empy and i dont take it for couple of days those effects seem to fade. But i never stay off them long enough to see if its the pills that are making me have difficult breathing and overwhelming high.

    Does anyone here know anything about this?
     
  2. Roads

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    SWIM takes mirtazapine 45mgs and smokes marijuana regularly.

    SWIM hasn't noticed difficulty breathing and his highs seem relatively unaffected, perhaps even somewhat blunted by mirtazapine.

    However, one of the listed side effects for mirtazapine IS difficulty breathing. Possible that pot could exacerbate that.

    SWIM would recommend a convo with SWIY's doc.
     
  3. DCEE

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    Ive combined tho two as I am prescribed mirtazapine for depression for 3 years. I find the mirtazapine takes away the anxiety i get from cannabis smoked alone. But the opiates could account for that but definitely no side effects. hope this reassures you. David.
     
  4. samsneed

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    Apologies for reviving an old topic...

    I often read that you should not smoke Cannabis while taking Mirtazapine because there is no published research of possible interactions

    A friend used to smoke cannabis heavily while prescribed seroquel 300mg and anafranil 25mg years ago with no problems, they eventually quit and weened off their medication, until just recently being prescribed 15mg of mirtazapine...

    This person hasnt smoked in years and is wondering what to expect, is it potentially fatal? could it cause cardiac arrest? They said if they do smoke it they will smoke it during the afternoon and wait until later that night before they have their 15mg Mirtazapine.