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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Over the last year and a half I have lost 130 pounds. No diet pills all the healthy way, eating right and exercising. Throughout the last 4 years I have always had various blood work done to make sure I was ok when I was sitting at 350 pounds. My results have always been normal even though at one time I felt I was pre-diabetic and had 8/10 symptoms of PCOS. Any my question. I tried smoking pot for the first time back in September. I liked it. So I smoked on the weekends. Then at the begiining of the year I started smoking sometimes during the week as well. Then I went through a phase for about 2 weeks that I smoked everyday a couple times a day. Now I do on the weekend maybe 1-2 times a week. I was feeling sick to my stomach and had a few other problems. So I had some blood work done a couple weeks ago. I got a call back today and they said it looks like I am missing a hormone so before they start treatment they want to recheck my thyroid levels. Can smoking pot effect this? I dont drink. I have never smoked a cigarette and I have never tried any drug other than pot.
Doctor :   hello
User :   Morning :)
Doctor :   give me a min please, let me go thru your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   24
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now so first of all thats really good that you have now following a healthy lifestyle and have lost the weight the healthy way
User :   thank you :)
User :   I have lost weight a few times in the past but always gained it back.
User :   How does smoking pot relate to my thryroid with the given information?
Doctor :   now also i want you to see the pattern here that your frequency of taking pot is increasing, and thats a negative thing as its obvious that you are getting addicted to it , as far as your question is concerned , thyroid will not cause any loss of hormones BUT now in medical science we have sufficient research that it will affect your neural system
Doctor :   pot does not cause any hormonal changes
Doctor :   but it causes memory loss and damage to brain cells
User :   yea I am cutting back on smoking just because there isnt really a point to smoking
Doctor :   there is a typo in my answer instead of pot i wrote thyroid.. sorry about that
User :   Thats ok
Doctor :   well you have proven beyond that you are capable of taking good care of your self
Doctor :   so i am sure you will get rid of this habit
User :   so is there anything I can do to help my thyroid so I wont have to take medicine for the rest of my life
User :   :) yea
Doctor :   first we need to see whats exactly the cause is and what is the condition due to
Doctor :   thyroid problems are the most common medical condition in women world over and if one takes the medicine it does not affect the body in any way
Doctor :   but first we need to make sure the exact cause
Doctor :   so that you can be treated accordingly
User :   yea.
User :   so will the medicine make me gain weight
User :   bc I am deathly afraid of that
Doctor :   no it wont
Doctor :   i can assure you
User :   Yea I am just kind of scared of medicine since I have gotten much healthier. Phentermine is what I used once to lose weight. So medicines scare me a little
Doctor :   dont worry
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