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Pain & CBD (Cannabidiol)? BBC Article

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  1. Estherbot

    Estherbot Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    From the article

     
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    It works wonders for me, in the right dose it can completely kill neurological pain and help with sleep. However, I have only tried it in the form of a CBD rich strain baked into brownies.

    CBD oil is illegal in Norway, but I will try to get hold of some from Sweden the next time I'm over the border. A tiny CBD dose was so much more effective than painkillers like ibuprofen (though they work too, in large doses).
     
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    My ex financial advisor (late 60's) has been taking prescription CBD and it has completely eliminated his back pain of 15 years. He no longer needs medications. He has figured out his proper dosing (every 4 hrs) and wakes himself up in the night to take his dose and goes back to sleep. In the morning he can walk with no pain. This has been life changing for him.
     
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    There may be differences between how women metabolize THC differently from men
     
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    I have been trying CBD for the last 3 months. It really hasn't helped neuropathic pain, which is frustrating as I know it works wonders for some.
     
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    It appears as though cannabis users need more anesthesia for surgery.
     
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    I'm not aware that I have ever needed more anaesthetic than usual, and I have been a regular user for a long time. But I've never asked!
     
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    I don't believe Reuters' reports any more!
    25 patients - too small a study. And they imply cause in one direction. Maybe people who choose to be cannabis users have a biology that also needs more anesthesia too.
     
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    Well, I've ordered some legal cannabis oil from my regular supplements prescriber - Healthspan:

    https://www.healthspan.co.uk/cannabis-oil-cbd

    https://www.healthspan.co.uk/search#q=cbd&t=products&sort=relevancy

    I only have enough of the 'real' stuff at the moment for using once a week, and I would really like it more often - like most of the time! The positive effects (i.e. loss of muscle fatigue) only last a couple of hours anyway, but I don't know if that's due to my evening small glass of wine.

    As you can see, it's cheaper than most British brands, which is common with Healthspan.

    I'll report back if there are any positive effects.
     
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    CBD doesn't do much, but THC is pretty good at reducing pain levels and stiffness and the only thing that allows me to fall asleep in a reasonable timespan. It's mildly helpful at best, but that's far above any other medication I've tried besides Ativan.
     
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    By real stuff do you mean the smoking variety or is it an oil from another source?
     
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    "One option is High Tea at Farmacy, a plant-based restaurant in west London. On the menu are a CBD-infused vodka cocktail, CBD truffles (tahini and dark chocolate, and basmati and coconut) and a pot of hemp leaf tea".

    :emoji_dancer:
     
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    I mean the smoking variety, but it can be used in food or drink too.
     
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    I’ve got some CBD capsules - from a U.K. based online supplier. I use them at night so I can take a regular few night break from low dose melatonin. I take the lowest strength CBD they have and I do find it helps with sleep/ night time pain but obviously it’s not as effective as melatonin with getting off to sleep.
     
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    I’ve found a supply of the oil containing THC. I’ve just added back pain to my symptoms so I’ve had a squirt. Will report back later (if capable)
     
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