A couple of months ago, my doctor suggested smoking pot to help with a long-term eating disorder.
- I had anorexia from the time I was ten.
I struggled to accept my body image and I didn’t want to eat anything. I didn’t want to be fat. I still struggle with the emotional and physical effects that the disease caused to my body. I’ve struggled to maintain a good weight and healthy BMI for years. Recently, my health care provider suggested something drastic. I started seeing a new mental health care professional. She told me that smoking weed could improve my mental health and make me feel hungry. I was a little worried at first, but the doctor gave me plenty of literature on using cannabis to treat illnesses like mine. Since I live in a legal recreational cannabis state, I didn’t even need to get a license or a special card. The doctor sent me to a marijuana treatment dispensary to talk with someone. The kind and helpful person talked to me about using cannabis. She described the different forms of cannabis that could help my situation. She helped me pick out some gummies that have CBD and THC. They help with the pain I feel and they also elevate my mood. After I use some cannabis, I always feel hungry for anything in the house. The munchies are a great side effect. I never worry about calories when I raid the fridge after one smoke session. I didn’t expect cannabis to help me in so many ways, but it feels like a multivitamin.