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Does Marijuana Have Any Effect On Thyroid?

Hello I have hyper-thyroidism which my doctor thinks has turned into graves disease. I m currently on medication for it and have a.few questions relating to marijuana and my thyroid. Does marijuana have effect on my thyroid? If so good or bad? Is it a bad idea take my medication while under the influence of marijuana? Ive heard marijuana can help with a hyperactive thyroid, if so can I get a medical marijuana lisence? I live in Australia. Thankyou in advance (:
Thu, 3 Apr 2014
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

There is no specific research eveidence to state that taking marijuana affects the thyroid gkand. But generally, it is well known that marijuana can have a negative impact on a person's overall health.

It is not advisable to take marijuana when you are on thyroid medication because there is a possibility of drug interactions. Marijuana may affect the absorption or effect of the medication.

There is no clear scientific evidence that marijuana can be used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism and it is not liscenced for this particular use.

Wish you all the best.

Regards,
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
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Does Marijuana Have Any Effect On Thyroid?

Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query. There is no specific research eveidence to state that taking marijuana affects the thyroid gkand. But generally, it is well known that marijuana can have a negative impact on a person s overall health. It is not advisable to take marijuana when you are on thyroid medication because there is a possibility of drug interactions. Marijuana may affect the absorption or effect of the medication. There is no clear scientific evidence that marijuana can be used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism and it is not liscenced for this particular use. Wish you all the best. Regards, Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar Consultant Psychiatrist