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Hi! I’m new here. So glad to have found you all! I was diagnosed a year and a half ago and chose not to treat with antibiotics at present. Has anybody tried CBD oil? Apparently there have been some studies on treating tuberculosis. Thanks!
Hi Kristin and welcome to Connect.
I haven’t heard much about the use of CBD oil and the treatment of lung infections. Here’s an article from Bronchiectasis News Today that provides a bit more insight.
– Could Cannabis Help People With Lung Diseases? https://bronchiectasisnewstoday.com/2017/06/19/cannabis-help-people-lung-diseases/
Do you have MAC or bronchiectasis or both? There are several members in the group who have not yet had to treat with antibiotics, like @boomerexpert and @windwalker. Have you doctors suggested antibiotics yet?
@kristen123, Hello Kristen, and welcome to our forum. There must have been something about CBD for treating lung diseases in the paper or on the news because my husband mentioned it to me yesterday. I have not looked into it myself, but apparently it works for many other kinds of ailments as well. I opted out of taking the three antibiotics too. I was diagnosed in 2005 with mac. My current doctor doesn’t believe in prescribing the big three, his method of treatment is alternating one antibiotic every other month using a different antibiotic on the off month. This method seems to be working for me so far. I get the feeling that different doctors have different ideas on how to treat MAC, and who knows which is the best way. I have been on this regimen since 2013. I have steadily been improving. Do you know if you have an active mac infection now?
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Is anyone using medical cannabis, oil, vape or smoke? You can private message me if you prefer.
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Hi Sue, I moved your message to an existing discussion about cannabis and MAC. Please click VIEW & REPLY to see the full discussion and useful links. Has cannabis been suggested to you by your doctor as helpful for MAC?
It seems that inhaling any substances into your lungs could only cause irritation and make things worse.
@suenfl, if you decide to try the cannabis, I’d recommend staying away from smoke or vaping. Do the edibles instead. Your lungs need to stay clean to be healthy. No smoke of any kind is ever o.k.
Am taking Percocet and oxicotin for chronic pain. neither helps .
need to find help getting off opioids and on to cbd
You posted to a discussion specifically about nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) and the use of CBD. There are several discussions about medical marijuana and CBD in the Chronic Pain group that you may prefer to join. Here are the links that will take you directly to the discussions relevant to your pursuit in getting off opioids and gathering information about CBD:
– CBD https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cbd/
– Chronic pain and medical marijuana https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-pain-2bd75e/
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@user_cha00ba6f I use CBD for my RA…have for a while. Here’s the three producers (can buy online) I can heartily recommend for both quality and professionalism, first being the best (so also most expensive):
Charlottes’s Web (known simply as CW)
Bluebird Botannicals (they have a discount program for those on disability)
Once the CBD has built up in your system, you can try reducing the opioids. You’ll know when the relief your getting from the oil is taking hold if the reduction causes no additional pain. Recommend at least a month on full dose of CBD before trying.
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