CBD oil for pain

Posted by timfitz @timfitz, Jul 19, 2016

After trying opiates, and lyrica, and mostly just suffering I tried sublingual CBD which is from the marijuana plant, but has no THC in it, you don’t get high. It was very very effective. Not only did it reduce my pain at least 75%, it has a calming effect on the anxiety produced in those of us with chronic pain by the fact we have it. I do recommend it…. Be sure it is from a reliable source. You don’t need to smoke anything or get high.

@meme2eight

I have thought of that for a very long time…As I want to be off of the opiates that I am on(Tramadol in two forms…one with 'Tylenol and one that is 100 mg and is extended release. My reason for not trying yet, is that I don't know how one would one know the correct place to purchase it from,since it isn't regulated. How did you come by the correct place to purchase it. ? Also, if one dose purchase from the correct seller and you have been on opiates for a very long time…How do you regulate going off of the opiates? Thanks in advance to anyone that can offer the advice.

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I have gone off opiates in the past by simply stopping taking them. I never got high on them which I believe prevents the addiction Factor. I know you can taper your dose over days or weeks depending on how large a dose you taking, for how long. If I had to do it again I would just stop taking them but I would make sure I still had some on hand. If I went into withdrawal, which would probably be a lot like the flu, I would take one half of what one dose had been when I was on them. That would probably stop the withdrawal symptoms for a time. When they returned I would do the same thing. After doing that two or three times I would decrease that dose by half again. If it doesn't work you can always increase the dose back to the previous dose for a few more days. You can also ask your pain management person what they recommend. I believe some people have a much larger problem with this than other people. I read about one person who was forced to taper off over 6 weeks and had a very hard time of it and that that is no longer permitted by medical authorities. I have a friend who used opiates who also stopped cold with no withdrawal but he was very careful to never have taken enough to completely extinct is pain. The idea being, that if you take enough to completely remove all uour pain and there's any extra drugs in your system they will have the effect of releasing endorphins in your brain and giving you the sense of euphoria which I believe is what causes addiction. If I really wanted good advice I would talk to someone in the treatment business. I know a number of pain specialists who know an awful lot about how to take these drugs but their knowledge about the mechanisms of addiction and the methods of decreasing and ending your use, don't seem to be up to the same level. You don't have to go through a violent withdrawal. You can safely taper your meds down to zero without getting sick. Good good. Love and Blessings.

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@meme2eight

Stephen, you are so correct. That is the primary reason I haven't yet tried the CBD. I wouldn't, for the sake of perhaps having an iinteraction, not take the CBD while taking my current pain opiates…..and then knowing I couldn't just stop my pain meds that I have been on for eons. When I asked my Pain Management Dr. about CBD oil, she acted as though she had yet to hear about it. LOL

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I almost hate to say this but my neurologist who deals with the intrathecal pain pumps does not believe that CBD oil has any value at all. However oh, he doesn't live with pain and it's never had anything to do with any form of cannabis product.

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Just a heads up, as I tried CBD oil a few years ago for my chronic pain, and unfortunately, it didn't help at all. But everyone is different and good luck!

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