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Can Marijuana Cause Anemia?

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 12:27 AM

I have been smoking pot daily for about 7 months now. It's great- it stops my emotional swings, anxiety, worries, and depression.

However, I noticed that I have become a lot more slim (skinny) and I find myself still wanting to sleep or rest even after 12 hours of sleep....

According to symptoms, Anemia can give you fatigue and make you skinny. Is this correct? If so, Can Marijuana Cause Anemia?
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Posted 07 August 2011 - 12:28 AM

Marijuana always helps me fall asleep

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 12:30 AM

Marijuana always helps me fall asleep


Thanks for relevantly answering my question. :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 12:31 AM

No marijuana does not cause anemia.
You might want to start buying a different strain, being as how every strain is unique with its own medicinal purpose..
You might be looking for a more sativa-dominant rather than your current indica-dominant (or so I believe)

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 12:38 AM

I don't think marijuana could cause anemia.
But if you think that you have it (two symptoms isn't very convincing) you should talk to a doctor.
A few things that you can do in the meantime is have a professional massage (helps blood circulation), cold water baths, take more vitamin c, exercise, yoga, etc. I think there are also a number of herbs/plants like dandelion that can help strengthen your blood.
But anemia is a serious issue so you should probably see a doctor if you're really convinced you have it.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 12:38 AM

No it does not, in fact that's just another thing marijuana actually helps with, Anemia is where your blood has lower than normal amount of Red blood cells.
If you have anemia, your body doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood. As a result, you may feel tired and have other symptoms. Severe or long-lasting anemia can damage the heart, brain, and other organs of the body. Very severe anemia may even cause death. And there is no way marijuana can kill of red blood cells.

Here is some info on how Medical Marijuana can help forms of anemia Medical Marijuana and Sickle Cell Anemia

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 12:42 AM

No it does not, in fact that's just another thing marijuana actually helps with, Anemia is where your blood has lower than normal amount of Red blood cells.
If you have anemia, your body doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood. As a result, you may feel tired and have other symptoms. Severe or long-lasting anemia can damage the heart, brain, and other organs of the body. Very severe anemia may even cause death. And there is no way marijuana can kill of red blood cells.

Here is some info on how Medical Marijuana can help forms of anemia Medical Marijuana and Sickle Cell Anemia



Yeah, I did a little networking and I can come the same conclusion, you're correct. However, I feel like I do have some appetite issues, maybe that is contributing to my weight loss?

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 12:47 AM

I'm sleeping/ being lazy but not losing any weight ಠ_ಠ

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 12:49 AM

Yeah, I did a little networking and I can come the same conclusion, you're correct. However, I feel like I do have some appetite issues, maybe that is contributing to my weight loss?


Trust me man it's nothing to do with Marijuana, look deeper stress maybe, and again :D weight loss is just another thing Marijuana greatly helps. Sometimes we just go through phases in our lives nothing causes it, like at the moment i'm really under weight it's because i'm 21 and currently my metabolism is really fast.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:55 AM

Depression / Anxiety cause weight gain in most people. Weed probably has cured your anxiety and depression. Then that just means you're losing what the depression caused.

I used to be quite chubby, 6 ft tall but 260 pounds. Been smoking for a year, and i'm down to 200. It's really quite a mental thing.

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