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From: RRWCDD - 2 years 48 weeks ago

I had a full thyroidectomy about two weeks ago and I'm having side effects that my surgeon nor endocrinologist haven't given me an explanation for.

I've got numbness in my right leg (specifically my right upper quadricep) and have also noticed that my arms will go numb/fall asleep more frequently during regular nighttime sleep.

My surgeon didn't think my calcium levels are/were off and my endocrinologist upped the frequency of Calcitrol & Caltrate (he also seemed more concerned with putting me high blood pressure meds than even reading the pathology report of my surgery [which he hadn't done a full week after my surgery]).

I'm starting to worry this might be permanent.

Any advice/help/suggestions are *greatly* appreciated.


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I dont know if this will help you, but I think one of my friends mentioned it that she was using some cannabis cream before and her thyroid was gone. I have read many articles about medical cannabis and how it can help you in terms of chronic pain, bone injuries, eating disorder/anorexia, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, inflammation, even cancer and a lot more. Like this Cbd and thc are also new to me and I don’t even smoke. Alternatively, they’ve also found new ways to infuse cannabis on food and beverages. If this is true I can’t find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy. Any personal experience or testimonial would be highly appreciated. Thanks