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Old 09-07-2003, 09:37 PM   #1
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ok folks here is the thing. I go Thursday to see what is up with my thyroid. My Nurse Practictioner said she couldnt explain it to me just that it was very strange and has set up an appointment for me on THursday. What Im wondering is if there is any connection between being a recreational mj smoker and hypothroidism. anyone? im not sure how comfortable i will be asking that question to a new dr. And by the way.....this is the first time i've ever used one of these boards so im just hoping this shows up somewhere. thanks in advance


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Old 09-08-2003, 11:02 AM   #2
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I've done lots of reading on marijuana, and Ive never seen anthing saying it did any damage to the thyroid gland. I just searched again on yahoo and I dodnt find anything saying smoking marijuana was linked to hypothyroidism. Im not a doctor or anything, but I don't see how the 2 would be linked. I'm going to try and do some more research on another website and as soon as I find out anything else, I'll let you know.

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Old 09-08-2003, 11:50 AM   #3
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MaryJane ~

You did perfect for a first time board user

~clever user ID, by the way

I have a very close friend who is a daily pot smoker. She also has a majorly messed up thyroid and has been on medication for it for years and years, with very little in the way of "success" at treating the problem. It wasnt until she went to a specialist, an immunologist I think it was, that she finally began to see some progress. She also wondered if her pot habit had anything to do with her thyroid being jacked up, and the specialist told her "very unlikely".

Hope that helps


Old 09-08-2003, 03:33 PM   #4
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pot does not interupt in anyway your TSH which is the hormone that tells your thyroid to produce thyroxine. Your Dr. should have ran a thyroid panel on you...a TSH(thyroid stimulating hormone), T4, T-uptake, T3. Are you having any symptoms...fatigue, weight gain or loss, etc..? But anyway...highly unlikely that is was pot that has done that to your thyroid. FWIW.

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