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Has anyone used CBD oil or anything similar for use in relieving Neuropathy?
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My 50 yr old son has type 2 diabetes and severe neuropathy. We heard that Charlottes' web CBD is ok to use but he is concerned about being fired for having it in his system. He rubs it into his feet and it takes the pain away. He is a teacher and on his feet a lot. During this covid- stay at home, he is using it. Do any of you have knowledge of over the counter CBD?
Thanks for your reply. What medication do you take? Did the Cbd oil help you ? Thanks for any info
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@sjhedcon I take Methadone. The CBD oil did help and I think I took 3 drops under my tongue. I don't remember the brand. I got it from my pharmacist. It was too expensive for my budget. However, if it was a lot better than pain pills I would try and switch, but the results, for me, we very similar. I'm glad it works for a lot of people.
For me, sublingual CBD is an adjunctive medication with Tramadol and Lyrica for severe Neuropathy/plantar fasciitis and arthritis. For intense burning of feet, ankles and lower leg, I find that CBD ointment, like Mitchell's or Lazarus, acts quickly and effectively–does not help with deeper pain. I also find that the sublingual CBD has a mild calming effect that helps me handle the pain. My doctors agree that I should replace CBD with medical marijuana, but I tried it a few times about 50 years ago and found I liked it too much. I do not have problems following instructions with any pain meds, but fear that I might with MJ. I have tried stronger pain medications for short periods. I am sticking with Tramadol, because I want to be clear headed. Do your homework on brands, quality, types. CBD is very expensive, but often has discount coupons. Personally, I found that a large, well known and high quality CBD manufacturer that heavily discount for veterans and disabled or senior citizens–Lazarus brand.
@dckuke Thanks for the information. The pharmacist said there were a lot of different brands out there and he said the same thing about checking them out. Good to know about some the discounts for Lazarus brand. I'm glad it works for you.
@jmb73 I have tried over the counter CBD oil from my pharmacist. He said that most over the counter CBD oils contain trace amounts of THC. I signed an agreement with my pain management doctor that I would not take any THC or he would drop me as a patient and he drug tests me every 3 months. So I could only try CBD for a short time and it had to be weeks before my drug test. The pharmacist said that you can buy CBD oil that is guaranteed to contain no THC, but he said it was expensive. A lot of people get relief from gabapentin for their burning feet. My brother is one them. However, gabapentin didn't help me. Hopefully your son can find relief from one of the standard medications for neuropathy like gabapentin. I assume his neurologist is having him try those types of medications.
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Hey @jmb73, you may have noticed that I moved your question about CBD and neuropathy to this existing discussion in the Neuropathy group. Click VIEW & REPLY to read through past posts.
You ask an interesting question regarding your son's use of CBD and the cautions he is concerned about as a teacher. During the stay home orders he is using a topical cream that helps take the pain away, but when reporting for work, he feels he can't use it.
I did a quick internet search and found this articles:
– Cannabis Oil Complicates Drug Testing https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/cannabis-oil-complicates-drug-testing.aspx
– Warning to Federal Employees and Those With Security Clearance: CBD Use Puts Jobs in Jeopardy https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/warning-to-federal-employees-and-those-with-security-clearance-cbd-use-puts-jobs-in-jeopardy/90938/
I'm hoping another member knows more about the laws than I do.
Judging from the articles (and I'm sure there are plenty more) this is still a moving target. Does your son know the compounds in his CBD product? Has he considered talking to his employer about it or HR?
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@gfisher100 Good morning. I have been using some version of topical ointment with CBD oil for several years. Some work better than others. The only type that is very messy is anything with coconut oil. I am experimenting right now with a 3:1 THC to CBD. It is working very well on hands, wrists, and arms. I also use it on my Myofascial knee problem. I was doubtful at first because of the high concentration of THC. My patient counselor said that it has been delivering good results. Any of the medical marijuana products work better than the lidocaine compounds, for me.
I have neuropathy in my feet and sometimes go as far as my ankles. My biggest is after back surgery I have extreme burning pain in my lower back( lower buttocks) It has brought me to tears at times I have not found any real relief for this. I would appreciate any ones information
Where can I purchase the stimulator?
A surgeon must implant it so your doctor has to give you a referral
Pain doctor puts 2 wires in your spine! Surgeon makes 2 inch incision on butt cheek Wires are pulled underneath skin to stimulator installed in the incision and stitched! Out patient procedure! I was scheduled for this one week before this virus hit! Now wait forever! My trial was successful
That is wonderful @wilcy. My mother in law was one of the first patients to have the procedure performed in Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. She could barely walk from the severe sciatic pain in both legs and was on strong pain medication. She had the procedure and after they turned the stimulator on, she could not believe the difference. They have now mentioned this to my husband. He has two bad knees and he is not a candidate for knee replacement due to multiple other health issues.
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I understand it can work for knees
imagine it is the same as the Navro stimulator. It did not help me.
Sorry it didn’t work! The 3 day trial worked for me as soon as it was turned on! 80% effective! Now, getting permanent when virus is gone
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