Has anyone used CBD oil or anything similar for use in relieving Neuropathy?
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Also. I’ve been using CBD oil and so far it’s not helping. Does it take time to take effect or is there immediate relief. It’s a high-quality expensive CBD oil it was purchased at a Compound Pharmacy. With a very good reputation How many milligrams did you have to take in order to get relief
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You should start CBD oil on a low dosage. Slowly increase until you find your “sweet spot”. It varies from person to person. I started low, 8.6mg. I actually was able to sleep on that dosage. I now take 25mg of CBD twice a day. Neuropathy Pain is gone completely. Not just in my right leg, but also in the stump where my left leg used to be. The Phantom Pain is gone as well. I sleep like a baby, take no pain meds. I still take 1800 mg Gabapentin, but for a different reason. I was on three anti-depressants and have been able to stop one completely and cut the dosage for the other two in half. If something or someone bothers me I will vape CBD vape juice.
I have just found this discussion board. I recently started using CBD oil, but it is for sublingual use. I have 2 oils. One is 100%, or almost, CBD with no THC. The other is 1:1 CBD to THC, sublingual. I've had some unpleasant experiences when I added the 1:1 drops. Do you think I could try mixing it with a carrier oil for topical use, starting in tiny quantities? I have a syringe with measurements marked from 0.05 in half millilitres up to 1.0 ml so i can measure very carefully. I wonder if topical use is more predictable than oral.
Insist on a CBD isolate rather than broad spectrum. You get pure CBD, also ask for a Certificate of Analysis to support the quality.
With the isolate product you will not fail a,drug test if required by your employer. Check out Isospectra Sports Rub.
John, not sure what you mean legally, Isospectra products are availavle nationally at:www.isospectra.com
I am taking CBD isolate. Tried adding 1:1 THC to CBD, anxiety resulted. Stopped that. Is it possibly just a question of how much? I was up to 1.5 ml twice a day, titrating slowly up, and no results. Numb skin, pins& needles racing inside of left body.
I have used cbd cream a few times. It contains lidocaine which numbs the area for awhile. I don't know what the cannabis does. I don't feel any difference between lidocaine cream and cbd cream. CBD is more expensive … $38 as supposed to $ for lidocaine cream in a tube. Peggy
@flannelette, There are many variables to be considered when choosing a CBD:THC ratio for medical cannabis. Here is a pretty up to date discussion on cannabis.net. https://cannabis.net/blog/medical/what-are-cbdthc-ratios-and-their-benefits . I trust independent information and not that promoted by a manufacturer or distributor. So… for me…the 2:1 CBD-THC ratio is best when I am easing in to a day that started with gentle yoga and meditation. Based upon how the day progresses in terms of pain and pain-related anxiety levels, I often switch to a 1:1 ratio in the afternoon. Not to make this more confusing but just to provide personal dosage information, I use a 1:3 CBD-THC vape oil for what might be called break-through or ramping up pain during the day because the relief is immediate. And then, I find that a return to a sublingual tincture of 2:1 as I go to bed ensures a more restful sleep. I have been exploring the world of non-addicting pain remedies to include types of medical cannabis and dosages for about three years now. The product options and quality are improving, the delivery systems are more reliable and the research studies from honest, independent sources are evolving and becoming more encouraging. Personally, I am committed to staying as up-to-date as possible. My quality of life and over-all happiness depend on it. And I wish that same quality of life for you.
I've been using CBD oil (from cannabis buds, not hemp) sub-lingually just before bedtime for several months now. It is a tremendous, natural sleep aid during times when my peripheral neuropathy (or gabapentin, I can't tell which) causes insomnia. For me it is best taken only during these times and not every night.
Also, I am on a gaba withdrawal program – reducing it by 100 mgs/week. So far so good after 4 weeks. I will report back in several months as to the status of that program.
Yes. I have peripheral neuropathy both feet, idiopathic. Worked well for a few days, then no longer effective. Now use lidocaine ointment 5% more effective.
does not get rid of pain but it helps
I have been using CBD made here from cannabis and am told that it is much better than CBD made from hemp. This CBD contains about 5% THC, not enough to notice. Its relieves the pins/needles feeling in my feet.
What dose of CBD oil do you take, mg of CBD/ml, how many drops/day.
@nkhan1958, @johnbishop, Good evening Nazir Kahn and welcome to our wonderful world of sharing experiences and supporting each other. I am very impressed with the care provided by Mayo Clinic Rochester and therefore I can only assume that your diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy was made after you had a skin test to measure the density of the small fibers in a small sample from your leg. If so, then we have the same condition, one in which our small nerves are starting to struggle to keep up the work they do for us. As I understand it, when that happens and they are unable to "communicate" or do their job well, the only thing they know how to do is send back pain signals. Since my diagnosis, my journey into the world of chronic pain has been rapid and intense. At this point, I am focused on controlling the level of pain and discomfort so that I may live my life without constant discomfort. Here is what I have found to be helpful, expressed in terms of my daily regimen. 1. Sleep in if you can and enjoy the morning's moments without pain.
2. Take a hot shower hitting all those suspect areas….hands, feet, and other muscles. 3. Turn on some beautiful music and do 20 minutes of gentle yoga stretches and strength building exercises followed by 10-15 minutes of meditation focusing on relaxation and awareness. 4. Ease into your day without a focus on productivity or anxiety-producing efforts. As I learned, anxiety produces pain which produces more anxiety and then more pain. Depending on where you are in the development of SFN, you may want to add medical marijuana to your coffee. A 2-1 level works for me the entire morning. (I can explain more if you choose.) . 5. Give your body permission to rest. If others are around, simply say, "My body needs to rest now." 20 minutes and you will feel stronger and have less anxiety. 6. Evening time, depending on how much activity you had during the day, should be a chance to prepare for sleeping. I again use my form of pain control. 7. After talking with your heath professionals, you may want to use a couple of medications or their equivalent, gabapentin, and nortriptyline. I take them only at night about one hour before bedtime. And finally, if the tingling in your hands and/or feet is intense, try getting a lidocaine cream compounded for you by a pharmacist. It is topical and yet it lasts just long enough for you to drift off into what should be good healing sleep. Don't give up……you can find the quality of life that you deserve. Best wishes, may you have pain free moments, hours, and days to enjoy. Chris
I have neuropathy more advanced than anything yoga, showers, or resting could mitigate. It used to feel like tingles, now it's red hot fireworks shooting up my legs 8 or 10 times per second and it keep going until I take gaba or lyrica and wait for it to take effect. It gets worse when I rest, the pain subsides while I'm walking and running. It has worsened in a short amount of time, 6 months. Peggy
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