Have you tried CBD oil? CBD oil is Federally legally across the United States if it is manufactured in an appropriate manner. As long as THC levels are below 0.03, the government supports the Hi. I was listening to the radio earlier today, there was a conversation about using CBD for panic attacks and anxiety. It was very…
Have you tried CBD oil?
CBD oil is Federally legally across the United States if it is manufactured in an appropriate manner. As long as THC levels are below 0.03, the government supports the distribution of it. My Dad tried a few different types of CBD oil to see if it would help with issues like muscle stiffness and anxiety. He’s not convinced that it had much of an impact. Have you tired CBD oil? Did you notice a difference? Was there a specific kind of tincture that you used?
I used but nothing happened for better situation. ?
I have used CBD oil for about two years. I find that it relaxes my muscles and get rid of the stiffness and soreness. I was getting Botox shots, but the CBD oil works just as well, And it’s considerably cheaper. It also helps me sleep.
I tried the highest strength of Charlotte’s Web for my relative with late-stage Parkinson’s and dementia. I found that it definitely did *something*— when we gave it to him in reaction to bad off periods (spasms, pain, etc.) there was about a 50%-60% chance that it would make the spasms go away and completely relax him… but only for about 30 to 45 minutes.
We also tried a daily dose but could not identify a change in his on-off pattern or in the severity of the off periods. Presumably a higher dose would help (if the bottle contains what it says it contains; gotta be careful about that now in the Amazon era), but it was already many times the cost of his normal meds for a very limited benefit, so we discontinued it.
(With apologies for going somewhat off-topic, we later tried TouchPoints, and they have proved more effective at the same goal—inducing muscular relaxation—and way more cost-effective. There’s a thread on them somewhere in these forums.)
yes but no results
I believe CBD is a placebo unless taken at extremely high and potentially toxic doses. It doesn’t bind to the receptors of the endocannabinoid system. It has been speculated that it may boost your body’s endocannabinoid production, but I don’t buy it. Any non-placebo effects of CBD are mainly from the THC in the oil.
I’ve had similar thoughts, that THC (the anecdotal stories of what it might do are very interesting), along with maybe a dose-dependent anti-inflammatory effect (and the general health benefits associated with reduction of inflammation) might be what is really going on with cannabidiol.
On the latter possibility, it is certainly an old trick of the supplement industry to pump a legit study and, once there is enough excitement about the subject of the study, to push supplements containing far less of the magical ingredient than was used in the study.
Wife With Parkinson’s takes Greenforia CBD 1000mg Full Spectrum Tincture twice a day under her tongue. She swears by it. It helps with muscle pain and stiffness. She takes one dose in the morning and one at bedtime for sleep. It is very effective for her anxiety which triggers her tremors.
CBD does not interfere with her meds and her doctor supports her taking it.
We have learned that the quality of the CBD is very important. We have tried other brands, even the one mentioned in an earlier post, without desired effects. The Greenforia brand seems to be of high quality and it is thirds party tested for purity.
- This reply was modified 2 years ago by Hector Yturralde .
Andrew- that definitely could be the case. But there’s evidence that suggests that even if you know something is a placebo, it can have positive impacts on your body. For that reason, I like to come up with little tricks for my Dad (diagnosed in 2013).
“Dad, here’s a miracle shampoo I read about on the internet. It’s supposed to help with tremors.”
He doesn’t usually buy it. But I think that we should explore the placebo effect a little bit more with PD.
My patient family asked for CBD , so I was giving to him when he was getting anxious , but I did not notice any difference in physical or mental behavior , maybe was calming effect lil bit
donboop, you need to realize that not all CBD’s are equal in quality and strengths. You need to find the correct brand that will work for your patient. We have found that the Greenforia CBD Full Spectrum 1000mg works the best. Not only for anxiety for for sore muscles and stiffness. Good luck.
Mary- Here is the deal as I see it today (am always learning) after much consultation with respected physicians in the field…THC is not a placebo unlike CBD. Taken in relative “microdoses” (the only way to do this scientifically is with capsules, otherwise the actual ingested dose is guesswork, particularly if smoked), it does decrease anxiety, causes some pain relief (prob not as much as advil but noted nonetheless), and helps with sleep. It is also a mild appetite stimulant. Only other “side effect” is feeling of mild euphoria, which prob gives it addiction potential; however this is certainly better (imo) than Parkinson’s depression/anxiety. Sativa vs. indica prob not an issue at microdoses. Some neurologists be concerned with longer term cognitive impairment, however studies don’t support this and I don’t think this is a long term problem with the proper dosing . As with any medicine, risks must be weighed versus benefits for each patient. Thus not for everyone, and definitively needs to be done under competent physician supervision. Disclaimer: None of this is medical advice, just sharing what I know.
I have also been told that to get a similar effect with CBD one would have to take up to 50x or more CBD than is normally “prescribed” and this is associated with liver toxicity. Stated differently , to get the same beneficial effects using CBD versus micro dosed THC, one would have to take a toxic dose.
Can you whitey from CBD? That’s my main fear and which is why I haven’t smoked weed ever since I had that experience.
My wife uses it. No effect on the PD, but she has Crohn’s disease, and has helped her gut feel better. Her gastro Dr was appalled. I suspect because it would be a hit against big pharma.
My grandfather, who is 85 and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 10 years ago, is at the stage of falling a lot, hallucinations, and psychosis. After a bad episode of psychosis/dyskinesias 3 weeks ago, he agreed to try CBD flowers. My family has said he has been calmer and less restless. I just visited him in Buffalo from Colorado for 2 days and he did not have any hallucinations (he even said “I haven’t seen anyone lately!”), no spells of dyskinesia and no psychosis. It seems like it’s working and what a relief for my family.
If you are approaching or have just started taking CBD oil, keep some things in mind.
CBD Oil for anxiety
Hi. I was listening to the radio earlier today, there was a conversation about using CBD for panic attacks and anxiety. It was very interesting. But what I wonder is, does anyone on here have advice on it. Im on antidepressants for a number of years & 2mg anixcalm and I just wonder would it be worth looking into with my GP. Ive an appointment next week, this is why I am asking you all what ye think so I have plenty of information before this appointment. (it is available where I live in chemists) Thank you in advance
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Posted 3 years ago
I had one of the worst experience on cbd oil in my ecig. But looking back the dose was to high. I had ×1000.. I had a panic attack from it. Witch was the worst I have ever had. It was absolutely crazy. To the point my girlfriend rang a ambulance. I have had panic attacks before. But this one was unreal. So I would never touch the stuff again. But I do have a friend who smokes it. Think it’s like ×250 and he gets on really well with it.. But I suppose it’s something to bring up with your gp.
Posted 3 years ago
I have vaped CBD ejuice, used CBD shatter and also bought a full spectrum oil and found very little benefits from it if any. In saying that it supposedly takes several weeks to start working but it is costly and I doubt you will get a GP (UK anyway) that will or even can prescribe it. they wont even prescribe Lustral due to it being expensive
Posted 3 years ago
Thanks Tom. seems some of it is available here, you just go to chemists. why I wonder is, if its that good why would a GP etc., not mention it. Im on Lustral & Ive had my dose upped a few months ago, I am getting there but its slow. seems (the oil) costs 27e, now how long that lasts I dont know hence my post, Thank you for getting back to me I think I will ask about it next week & see what she say, take care
Posted 3 years ago
Hi Jean. the reason that GP ‘s cannot prescribe it is because it is not approved by NICE, it has not had enough tests on the long term effects, the same as vaping. GP’s are very much of different opinions at the moment, 1 GP, where I work, brought it for his elderly mother when conventional mental health drugs were not working and it did help but then another GP sets no store by it. I have not used it myself but if you do use it make sure it is CBD and not just hemp or you maybe wasting your money
Posted 3 years ago
I’ve tried both Hemp oil and CBD oil. Not much difference between either. I am a firm believer in either of these. Hemp Oil is much cheaper tho. I order my hemp oil from Amazon. Do not anything lower than 500 mg. Has helped my anxiety bunches along with numerous other ailments that I have. Sleep is also better. I still take generic ativan and have even been able to reduce the dose. Zero side effects to either of the above.
And yes it does take a few days to totally get in your system. But worth it to me compared to the side effects of the numerous meds I have been on for both anxiety and depression.
Please give either cbd oil or hemp oil a chance. I’m in my 60’s and this has been a miracle for me
Posted 3 years ago
What are you on currently? I suffer from severe anxiety and take between 2 and 5mg of diazepam before a stressful situation to control it. It may be worth asking about this, But my warning is, do not drive, and do not drink. It’s pretty powerful even in small doses.