ANOREXIA NERVOSA & MEDICAL MARIJUANA
“Lexapro and Prozac killed my anxiety, but they made me feel apathetic and numb, just like my eating disorder did to me. Cannabis works the opposite way. It heightens my senses and makes me feel more emotionally stable and the world around.” – Jessica K. T.
Anorexia is a disorder where body weight is abnormally low to the point where the condition is potentially life threatening. Anorexia can be caused by several reasons:
- Psychosis – aberrant belief that low weight is beneficial to survival
- Occupational psychosis- Models, dancers, athletes who benefit from a skill physique
- Disease that limits food intake
- Parasites, toxins
- Digestive disorder which limits absorption
“Being anorexic for 6 hours, and then I was like, I need some bagels to eat.” – Dennings K.
“The worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.” – Kate Le Pagere
- Extreme weight loss
- Too thin
- low blood count / irregular pulse / low blood pressure
- Dizziness / fainting / fatigue
- Bluish fingers, thinning hair, broken nails, dry skin
- Irregular menstruation
- Temperature sensitivity
- Excessive exercise / perfectionist disorder
- Bizarre eating patterns, amphetamines, induced vomiting, binges, fasting
- Preoccupied with food and image, denial
- Swelling of arms or legs
- Emotional issues / psychotic / suicidal thoughts.
Medication Side Effects (Megace): gas; headache; indigestion; diarrhea; high blood sugar, difficulty sleeping; weakness. (www.drugs.com)
HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA HELPS TREAT ANOREXIA NERVOSA – TESTIMONIALS
“Many studies show that Medical Marijuana may effectively treat Anorexia.” – Mayo Clinic source.
“Bulimia and Anorexia caused in great part by an imbalance in brain chemistry in many cases. A recent study provided some interesting insights into the role that our own brain works. Human body has a system called the endocannabinoid system – where ingredients in medical cannabis (called Cannabinoids) tweak receptors that affect behavior. Research has proven, beyond reasonable doubt that exogenous cannabis can affect the normal function of the endocannabinoid system – which is impaired in people with anorexia and bulimia.” – MmjDoctor.com
“The scientists found out that the brain’s marijuana-like transmitter system was really underactive in women with either bulimia or anorexia – in a part of the brain that is in charge of the taste of food with our emotional response to taking food. Of Course, these women was not able fully experience the full pleasure of food and thus developed inappropriate responses and rituals to it. Same brain area, called the insula, has been previously linked to other eating disorders.” – PhD Gary L. Wenk
“I don’t have the body image issues. Anorexia is a control thing for me – I just have to be perfect, so it’s a relief to have something that allows me to let go and be more flexible and human.” – Jess
“I counted calories obsessively. When I smoked for the first time , I got the munchies and ate a lot. Pot kind of re-arranged my brain and it was impossible to count calories at all. After smoking weed, I had out-of -control thoughts, it was crazy. Since I had already lost track of it, I decided it couldn’t hurt to go two days without counting calories, and so I started smoking more regularly and I haven’t counted calories since then.” – Claire D.
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