Slowly the world is starting to take notice of the numerous medical benefits of marijuana. A certain individual decided he wanted to share his extraordinary story with the world about the potential use of medical marijuana for hypothyroidism treatment. Now there are no current studies that can back up claims that marijuana therapy can benefit those suffering from thyroid problems. Yet, Eric is a living testament to the fact that there is much we still do not know about this herb and that we should keep an open mind. The following is his story, written in his own words.
My Initial Battle with Hyper and Hypothyroidism
Cannabis can be used to also treat a wide variety of ailments and diseases such as
Hyperthyroidism. I had Hyperthyroidism from elementary school on into high school and college. I tried everything, the doctors used Radioactive Iodine in order to kill off my thyroid because it was producing too much hormone and essentially killing me.
This treatment definitely cured my hyperthyroidism, by destroying my thyroid cells and forcing my body in a perpetual state of hypothyroidism. They prescribed me Synthroid after two hefty doses of Radioactive Iodine and also informed me that this would be my life until I died. They explained to me how Synthroid was created and how it helped my body, of course, I believed every word they said.
That was until I started having very negative side effects from the Synthroid. Mood swings, Depression, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts were getting in the way of my recovery from the medicine and from the damage my thyroid had done. After a couple years of taking this medicine, I abandoned it and turned to more “Herbal” type medicines.
Medical Marijuana for Hypothyroidism treatment
I had never used Cannabis prior to me getting sick, I had never even been offered Marijuana in my school days but here I was 18 years old fresh out of high school, sick with no cure to my problem in sight. My wife was the first one to ask if I wanted to try Cannabis. I reluctantly obliged and we ended up moving out to the west, specifically Colorado due to their new Medical Cannabis laws geared towards patients in my shoes. Here I could safely start my medical marijuana for hypothyroidism treatment.
I used Cannabis soda, Cannabis breath mints, Cannabis candy, smokable cannabis, soothing bath bombs made from cannabis, and even lotions, tinctures, and creams. After using Cannabis for five years straight in any form that I could find it in, my symptoms started to get less and less noticeable. Until one day on a routine check up of my thyroid let me know that Cannabis had cured my Thyroid problems. For me, using medical marijuana for hypothyroidism was the ultimate answer.
The doctor drew my blood, and when the results came back that all my levels were normal, he asked me what I was doing. I told him, while smiling ear to ear, Cannabis sir. His mouth hit the floor. Him nor any other doctor could believe it until they saw the lab results. I am a living testament to using medical marijuana for hypothyroidism, but also to how cannabis can heal and protect your body in many many ways. I now continue to use cannabis on a day to day basis for many other ailments other than my thyroid issues ( which are completely gone now), I smoke cannabis, I eat cannabis, and I vaporize cannabis every single day. Cannabis saved my life.
An Open Mind is a Wise Mind
Medical marijuana for hypothyroidism is just one of its many uses (check out the breakthrough in cannabis curing cancer research), through the textile industry and into the healthcare field. Different methods exist in order to gain Cannabis’s health benefits. The tried and true method for centuries for getting the compounds into your body like CBD, THC, CBN etc. Is to ingest cannabis through eating it in food. This is not only the safest way to use cannabis but it is the most effective way to gain the health benefits.
Cannabis has been used for centuries across the globe. Unlike alcohol and other illicit and dangerous drugs cannabis has killed zero people. Partly because cannabis is self-dosing. Meaning that your body will tell you when you’ve had enough.
The problem a lot of cannabis users find themselves apart of is overeating or binge eating. The binge/Overeating is caused by cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R). When cannabis hits the brain the cannabis receptors fire off and you get that sometimes uncomfortable urge to eat. When I use cannabis I make sure to always have healthy munchies on hand such as but not limited to: Grapes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, tomatoes, pineapple etc.
I admit that smoking is great and cessation has been around for centuries but in this case, some of the compounds that do exist in cannabis are burned completely up when it’s heated to the point of combustion which also releases other nuisance chemicals associated with different types of cancer I.E tar build up in the lungs and bronchial tubes.
If smoking is no problem for you then fine, however if you are like the other millions of people on this planet who suffer from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) or other breathing problems you may want to consider eating cannabis. Cannabis is the healing herb for all the Earth’s nations, let’s treat it as such.
Eric is extremely active in his community, he strives to bring awareness and inform people about the ever-changing society we live in. You can follow Eric on multiple platforms, including his youtube channel through the links below.
If you enjoyed this article and would like to know about a healthy, side-effect free way of ingesting marijuana, we recommend reading the Benefits of Marijuana Juice. Also, see the latest study regarding CBD for Parkinson’s Disease.
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I love weed but I call bul****t. I smoke weed everyday and still have really bad hypothyroidism. Also take synthroid and that’s not fixing it either.
I am sorry to hear that your treatment is not working for you. This article was a relatation of Eric’s success with Marijuana for keeping his hypothyroidism under control. Everyone is different, and there is no universal cure. While it did work for Eric and many others, it is not a surprise that it is not effective in your case.
Since you are still struggling to keep hypothyroidism under control, I recommend you visit your doctor and have your medication dosage adjusted. I am not familiar with your particular case and cannot comment more.
However I wish you all the health and hapiness in the world.
my wife has been suffering from thyroid cancer which was confirmed to be stage four, the doctor told me there was little she could do since she wasn’t responding to treatment but my brother in law came to our rescue by ordering this hemp oil from Dr Peter medicals which he said has been helping some patient fight against cancer of various types so we decided to give it a chance, so far my wife is improving perfectly very well and presently she can walk around the house all by herself. I felt its necessary i let others who are suffering from this acute disease that once you have a good hemp oil it can really give one a sound second chance of living. if you happen to be in need of this hemp oil you can contact the foundation who supplied my brother in law.
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few weeks after I was born. I too used cannabis to medicate my symptoms of hypothyroidism off and on for 7 years. I’m now 26.
A couple of years ago, I experienced turbulence after using and changing levothyroxine dosages with doctors help for the better part of 5 years . At that point, and stopped taking my medication all together. All the while I was using cannabis 1-4 times a day. Lots of ups and downs with mood, appetite, and energy levels. But I could get through it with caffeine and some cannabis.
After a year of that I started experiencing very serious problems and symptoms of hypothyroidism again. My bloodwork showed tsh levels above the recordable limits of the test and t4 levels below the recordable threshold.
Meaning my body was telling my non existent thyroid to produce more t4 but there was no organ to produce it .
My digestion was at a standstill, and the problems were quickly spiraling out of control. No energy mood swings heart irregularities
I had to get back on levothyroxine. I did and within a few days I bounced back to better bodily functions, but was told the medication dose would take several months to stabalize,
I continued to take the medication dose that was prescribed for 4-5 months(usually the time it takes for medication to have stable effects in the body) and continued to tweak mybdosage with a doctor until now, where i am experiencing symptoms that are quite confusing. Symptoms of both hyper and hypothyroidism.
Up until last week I was using cannabis once or twice a day. But stopped to better assets my situation and I began noticing more symptoms of imbalanced hormones.
I scheduled more blood work for this Monday.
I do believe that the cannabis was at some degree masking some of my symptoms, but also helping out with appetite and mood stability, ( which has gotten way out of hand in the past week)
I would definitely suggest anyone who is hypothyroid because they lack a thyroid or a functioning one to keep up on the blood tests.
And to also take pauses from daily use as well as pauses from caffeine intake to better gauge your symptoms.
I made the mistake of thinking cannabis was curing me for the better part of a year until my body caught up with me.
Perhaps I’m different or congenital hypothyroidism implies that ill need this medication forever.
At any rate, ill post my test results again and probably adjust my dosage accordingly with the help of a doctor. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to keep up with blood tests due to financial reasons but I now see how imperative it is to maintaining an equilibrium.
Cannabis helped me with symptoms but did not cure the problem. And as soon as I stopped using it the true symtpoms surfaced and I am absolutely miserable.
For the sake of gauging my progress I wont use cannabis until I reach a stable t4 and tsh level. Even though I want to. I will comment again regarding progress.
I dont mean to invalidate your claims but just wish to share my very real experiences having dealt with this since I was born. There is not much literature out about congentiatal hypothyroidism or long term treatments of symptoms which are very difficult to live with.
Hoping for more dialogue and help ,
Yes, marijuana can be a life time replacement for the pill for some people.
My partner had been using marijuana for the past 22 yrs or more. He was diagnosed with hypothyroid when he was an adolescence and did not like the pills they tryed giving.
Well, This past yr he quit smoking for he was looking for a new job (colorado may be legal for use but better paying job U.A. for the use of)
Anyway, he has not seen a doctor in ages. Never had any issues or symptoms to have too. Well 6 months after he quit smoking and was all the sudden having a feeling something was not well with him. He was always tired, and one day came home from work puffy/swollen looking, pale skin tone, so I found a doctor to see that day. After blood labs came back the next morning, we spent the next 4 days in ICU because his thyroid stopped working (TSH levels were out the ruff and no t3 or t4 being made) as well as anemic.
So as I feel here, he had been unknowingly treating his hipothyroid for the past 20 yrs.
chooses to stop to find a better paying job and ends up needing to see a primary care dr for the first time sence childhood and in the hospital for 4 days for the first time in his life.
(coincidence my a**) but as for life time of treatment, just like a pill you will not be able to just quit taking it without adverse effect.