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cati_vegan
25-04-2006, 12:29
hey folks! *waves*

I'm kind of worried about a situation that has ocurred a few times. Over the past 1 year and half I've been smoking pot and passed out like 4 or 5 times bc of it. It may not sound like a lot, but no one I know has the same problem. Just yesterday, I was smoking and it wasn't hitting me at all until like 5 min later the high came all at once, I forgot who I was and 30 seconds later woke up on the floor, with a friend of mine all scared trying to lift me up. Now, this may have been my first acid flashback. But other than being stronger it felt the same as the other times (prior to trying acid). A sudden blackout that lasts less than a minute. Can anyone explain me why this happens? And, if possible, how to prevent it? I have fairly low blood pressure (90/60), could be from that.

Thanks a lot, you guys are seriously the best and nicest ever! *HUGS*

Juturna
25-04-2006, 12:38
hello, although i don't have any real experience with your problem, i find that smoking too much pot really knocks me out so perhaps you have to take it easier

ice-9
25-04-2006, 16:37
If you know you're prone to passing out while smoking marijuana, maybe you should lessen your intake or smoke in a place where you would be safe if you did happen to pass out.

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freejroll
25-04-2006, 17:07
How is your blood sugar? Did you take anything other than smoking weed?

How did you feel when you "came to?" Nauseated? Fine? Like nothing happened? Disoriented?

mclaughlinr1
25-04-2006, 17:13
1. you may be smoking an overkill amount.
2. are you sitting down while smoking?
3. are you smoking on an empty stomach?

i'm no pot doctor, but these might have something to do with it.

i know that when i smoke, i like to go walk around a bit, then come back and listen to music, instead of just being stationary the entire time.

maybe try listening to some upbeat music while smoking, i know that for me at least, it helps me feel more awake after a few hits. maybe some talking heads?

cati_vegan
25-04-2006, 19:22
hey! I deeply appreciate all your replies. It means a lot. Most of you had some questions so I'm going to reply them all here:

I only smoked 1 joint, with a friend. Which means half a joint for me. I'm sure it wasn't the quantity because I can smoke 3 joints in a row and still feel fine.

Last time I measured my blood sugar it was within normal range but on the lower end. And yes, I had an empty stomach. Could be from that huh?

I was sitting down while smoking and only got up after the whole incident was over. Right after waking up I felt just fine, high as usual, but kind of weak, I couldn't stand up immeadiatly, had to wait a few minutes.

Thanks again for the help. Have a nice day!!! :D

smoothie
25-04-2006, 22:58
This has happened to me a few times too, and I still don't know why.
I am a daily smoker, and two times, I have fell on the floor and blacked out for about 30 seconds then woke up , a little weak but fine.
Both times I was in crowded places, don't know if that had anything to do with it. One time I was at a festival with tons of people and the police came and called an ambulance! It was so embarrasing, but they told me it could have been from dehydration.
Very weird.

Anabolic Monkey
26-04-2006, 00:09
I never passed out from smoking pot but I have on several occasions became very nausiated with the world is spinning effect when i close my eyes. I usually then have to fall asleep and wake up later on to feel better because i can't stand it. I don't know why this happens could it be something to do with smoking schwagg? I don't smoke very much high quality bud, so could this mean im smoking less thc and more CBD & CBG? Could that be why i get sick... by oversmoking schwagg since you have to smoke so much more to get high?

Blowmonkey
26-04-2006, 00:21
That's just an effect of smoking a lot of pot.

Salphyus
26-04-2006, 05:28
I've had this happen to me quite a few times, although I've only ever actually passed out from it when I've also had a lot of alcohol and usually a downer as well. Once you feel that rushing and dizziness coming the best things to do is take deep breaths, eat something light and drink something with some sugar in it like juice, and sit down as soon as possible.

imo this is caused by low blood sugar, something that I have and is made much worse when I'm high.

Sprinklervibes
26-04-2006, 17:04
I think weed lowers your blood pressure even further..
I sort of passed out once, I was still coherent but I couldn't see anything. Low blood pressure also

plutoniumboss
26-04-2006, 17:56
The problem is most likely (99%) hypoxia. This is where you just don't get enough oxygen. It's the ONE way cannabis could POSSIBLY cause brain damage. The solution is to either take smaller hits, breathe in plenty of air after taking a hit but before holding it in, don't hold it in as long, and/or breathe plenty of air between hits. I get light-headed sometimes when I smoke. I just take a few deep breaths and I'm fine.

skunkweed420
27-04-2006, 09:27
Question

Do you do any other drugs? I remember back in the day when i ate beans, i would stand up and fall down and pass out and come back and be cool (not when on it day's after, even weeks)

The lack of Oxygen Plutonium boss would definately be the cause to this, being if you dabble with other shit, well you know what im sayin

Stand slow, walk around, go outside for a while, do sumptin dont watch tv, if you fall asleep easy.

Im stoned, sorry if this shit is hard to real, i really dont feel like editing this

no1w8s4me
27-04-2006, 21:13
Cannabis is known to cause lightheadness or even fainting in cases of low blood pressure (which is your case) I live with a friend that had the same problem. It isn't something to worry about but it definitely is no fun when happens. Try drinking some coffee (with considerable amount of sugar) or coke or eating some chocolate before you smoke next time. My advice is also make just a few hits (or don't smoke at all) if you feel your blood pressure is low.
GL

naton
27-04-2006, 22:54
i think eating chocolate before smoking could really help, especially since it seems like you're prone to low blood sugar

Vastness
27-04-2006, 23:58
I just remembered this happened to me once. I was feeling just mildly stoned when suddenly, on a crowded train, it hit me all at once and I pretty much passed out standing up for a few seconds. I couldn't even see for a while, and when faces began to coalesce out of the static again I was being lowered into a seat.

Fuck that was embarassing.

I attributed it to general tiredness, lack of food, and not having smoked for a while. Hasn't happened since, thankfully.

wearehouses
31-05-2009, 03:38
This is obviously a really dead thread, but I thought I should put my two cents in. This happened to me after smoking probably four or five bowls. I'm a normal smoker so it wasn't that big of a deal. It was around 5pm and I had still not eaten all day, so it's most likely from having an empty stomach. I was making a sandwich (ironic) and started feeling really faint and light headed, so I told my friend. Next thing I knew, I was on the ground in my friends arms and two of my other friends were staring up at me. I ate my sandwich and laid down for about 20 minutes and was almost perfectly fine after that. I still felt a little weak all day but eating definitely helped.

sunshinefix
31-05-2009, 06:32
If ever you feel like you're going to pass out again, sit down and cross your legs then squeeze as hard as you can. I have a condition where I tend to faint a lot, they put me on medicine for it, but then again I faint even if I'm not smoking. Also, make sure you are properly hydrated at all times. If you faint, make sure you get some juice or something in you. It'll make you feel better. Also, if you are with someone and you pass out, they should lay you on the ground or keep you on the ground, it lets the blood that has probably pooled in your legs get back to your brain.

dragonslayer428
31-05-2009, 06:37
The only thing I can think of is Low BP. Other than that, I've never heard of that happening to anyone.

f.bobbby
23-08-2010, 05:08
this has happened to me to, actually today it did.
i was sitting down while smoking, i got up to get some water and i noticed my hearing was off. i eventually sat down and passed out for 30 seconds and was to weak to walk around for a few minutes. i usually sweat alot afterwards and the rest of my day is spent all burnt out and lazy. My suggestion is just drink water, eat some snacks to help keep a constant blood pressure, and take it lightly with smoking.

i am hypoglycemic myself. so i have a problem with my blood pressure as well. when it happens just tell your friends to go get you some food and water, trust me it helps ALOT.

shit sucks though.

Munchy
23-08-2010, 05:16
On the times you passed out - How much did you smoke? What was it and what method did you use to take it?

Chainer
23-08-2010, 05:17
Is there anyway these episodes are caused by low blood sugar/blow flow and low blood pressure? That seems the most likely explination to me. You may want to either try not smoking at all (or as much), as well as popping in some sort of high-sugar hard candy prior to smoking. Soda may help as well.

Tenchi
23-08-2010, 05:25
I get light-headed almost to the point of passing out, but only if I've been smoking whilst sitting on my ass, and then attempt to stand up at the same speed as if I were sober. I normally combat this by getting up slowly, adjusting to my newfound verticality and taking a few deep breaths before moving.

desaparecidos
23-08-2010, 08:08
as the great Dr. Dre would say "treat rap like Cali weed, I smoke till i sleep"

therussiancircus
23-08-2010, 08:13
This happens to one of my friends maybe once a year, although she sometimes faints from overheating or whatever so she always attributes it to that, not the weed. Hope you're ok

Wise420
23-08-2010, 10:01
I had a friend that got the same after smoking to much. He had low blood pressure which was causing it.

smokerblock
13-11-2010, 13:26
I remember playing a game called heaven or hell where you put some weed in a pipe kneel down, take a big ass hit hold it in, then you stand up fast. You can experience either "heaven or hell".... heaven being a couple of lightheaded minuter trying to keep your balance and you laugh your ass off. Hell being you blacking out falling to the ground, then seconds later waking up scared and confused while your friends watch and make fun of you. Idont think i answered your question but damn that game brings back alot of goodd memories...lol

Thomas29
13-11-2010, 18:05
I remember playing a game called heaven or hell where you put some weed in a pipe kneel down, take a big ass hit hold it in, then you stand up fast. You can experience either "heaven or hell".... heaven being a couple of lightheaded minuter trying to keep your balance and you laugh your ass off. Hell being you blacking out falling to the ground, then seconds later waking up scared and confused while your friends watch and make fun of you. Idont think i answered your question but damn that game brings back alot of goodd memories...lol

Sounds like a fun game..... might have to try it sometime lmfao!

whataboutheforests
13-11-2010, 22:34
the first time i smoked hash oil I was on the bus and I felt like I was about to pass out but I some how held it together haha

onmyway
14-11-2010, 08:12
these episodes are likely from low blood pressure. if you are dehydrated or have not eaten you could be more susceptible.

you could also have something wrong with your autonomic nervous system, and it gets worse with cannabis.

Big)Sky
14-11-2010, 09:11
these episodes are likely from low blood pressure. if you are dehydrated or have not eaten you could be more susceptible.

you could also have something wrong with your autonomic nervous system, and it gets worse with cannabis.

Thats exactly what this is from. I seen 2 friends pass out after the same session one after another. My first friend started to turn real pale and i asked him if he was okay, and he leaned on the car and passed out and spilled all of his water allover him self. Then as he regained consciousness my other friend falls flat on his face eating the driveway. I went and got them water and a banana and they felt better shortly after.

When you dont eat and have low blood sugar, your blood pressure drops. Also marijuana makes your blood pressure drop depending on the strain, hence the reason for the cloudy feeling while stoned.

Dont worry man, just make sure your eating and drinking enough during sessions. As i know from personal experience, time flys when the bongs going around you dont notice how long it has been sence you have gotten anything to eat.

i roll balls
14-11-2010, 20:07
Sometimes before in the past i would get times where i would get super dizzy like i was going to black out but come back, but once i did actually fall out i hadn't aten all day and was smoking some hash+kush in a bong. I sat the bong down and fell down on the ground, got back up later my ears were ringing and stuff. It was a weird experience and i felt really shitty afterwards was probably due to bingeing all weekend with low food consumption.