CBD and Its Side Effects
The debate over whether or not CBD should be considered for use in conjunction with conventional thyroid medication will continue, until more concrete evidence can be established. So far, however, there have not been any detrimental side effects reported by people who have attempted CBD and Thyroid medication. There are, however, no definitive reports of the human body’s absorption of all the ingredients contained in this herbal remedy. The controversy over CBD and Thyroid medication is likely due to the fact that neither side has a clearly defined benefit. Just like with any medication, people who are trying CBD should be aware of possible interactions with other medications, as well as potential hazards posed by taking these medications in conjunction with the CBD.
Some of the potential hazards associated with CBD and thyroid medicine include the possibility of an allergic reaction, referred to as an auto-immune disease. It has been argued that CBD can interfere with the work of medication, and CBD is known to react strongly with some medications such as the thyroid medication Levothyroxine. This could lead to an increased risk of hypothyroidism or a benign condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, where the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone. If you’re experiencing persistent symptoms after starting a CBD regimen and you’re taking an active thyroid hormone replacement, it would be wise to contact your health care provider immediately for a correct diagnosis.
Patients should also be aware of possible drug interactions. For instance, some prescription medications can interact with CBD. Commonly prescribed medications include dopamine antagonists (also known as TCA’s) such as lofexidene and vardenafil, and antithrombinics such as atyphenazine and clonidine. These medications are known to cause rebound depression, so patients using CBD should be careful about how they combine with other medicines. Taking these medications together with CBD can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions.
Another important note is that CBD has very low blood pressure and heart rate activity. Therefore, people using CBD as an aid for seizure problems may experience symptoms similar to those associated with low blood pressure or heart attack, including palpitations, weakness, dizziness, sweating, fast heart rate, nausea, chills, and vomiting. Also, people with cardiovascular disease and hyperthyroidism should avoid using CBD as it can worsen these conditions as well. People suffering from diabetes, glaucoma, and hyperlipoproteinaemia may also want to consult a physician before taking CBD.
The most troubling side effect of CBD is that it can affect brain development. In fact, research is currently underway on the effects of CBD on children. There have been few studies on CBD and children, but all indications are that CBD interferes with the normal chemical processes in the brain. This means that CBD can actually change the way that neurons fire in the brain, causing a number of side effects ranging from abnormal behavior to seizures. Therefore, while CBD seems like a promising new treatment for seizure symptoms, patients must be aware of potential side effects associated with this medication.
CBD is also very popular for its anti-anxiety properties. Many people also find that CBD is very effective in controlling muscle spasms that accompany various types of anxiety and fear. Because CBD is a powerful inhibitor of acetylcholine, it is capable of reducing symptoms related to anxiety as well. However, like with other anti-anxiety medications, CBD should be used with precaution and under close supervision. Patients with severe psychological disorders, such as schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder, should consult their physicians before taking CBD.
One of the most interesting side effects of CBD comes from its ability to prevent and cure epileptic seizures. Since CBD interferes with the process that epilepsy patients go through, it can help to prevent the seizures from occurring in the first place. Therefore, patients who suffer from epilepsy should seriously consider trying CBD treatment. This treatment can also prove highly effective in combating the symptoms related to CBD overdose, which is also a common occurrence among people taking this medication for depression.
It should be noted that not all people may experience positive results with CBD. For example, people who suffer from psychotic disorders, particularly schizophrenia, should speak with their physician before taking CBD. In addition, people who are taking other forms of prescription medication should consult their primary care physicians before taking CBD as well. There have been no substantial side effects associated with CBD for the past several years, so many people consider this a safe and effective form of treatment. However, everyone still needs to be cautious about the potential side effects associated with CBD, especially because of its stimulant properties.