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.

@mari3gold4

I stared using CBD oil for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). It has been amazing. Within 48 hours I was able to reduce my medication for RLS (pramprexole – dopamine based) by 1/3. I would like to keep going with it, but am on hold for right now, because I am concerned about the effect of CBD on blood coagulation. (I had a minor ischemic stroke about 10 years ago and have been on Plavix since.) The “obese rat” study keeps coming in my my searches for research-based information on this topic, but other than that, I haven’t found much. Anyway, my hopeful goal to to use CBD to assist in withdrawing (extremely gradually) from the pramprexole. I have to tell my doctor all this, and am afraid to.

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It depends upon what state you’re in whether you should be afraid to tell your doctor. I’m in California and both my pain management doctor and my internal medicine doctor told me to use CBD’s. They actually gave me the name of a physician where I can get a license for it. They were very supportive. I have seen other people mention that they’re pain management doctors would drop them as patients if that used anything relating to marijuana. I will approach the subject carefully and ask what their opinion is on the subject. Jennifer

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@mari3gold4

I stared using CBD oil for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). It has been amazing. Within 48 hours I was able to reduce my medication for RLS (pramprexole – dopamine based) by 1/3. I would like to keep going with it, but am on hold for right now, because I am concerned about the effect of CBD on blood coagulation. (I had a minor ischemic stroke about 10 years ago and have been on Plavix since.) The “obese rat” study keeps coming in my my searches for research-based information on this topic, but other than that, I haven’t found much. Anyway, my hopeful goal to to use CBD to assist in withdrawing (extremely gradually) from the pramprexole. I have to tell my doctor all this, and am afraid to.

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Appreciate hearing your experience. I’m in Minnesota, where medical marijuana is legal, but I know RLS would not qualify for it. And I ask myself why would I want to jump through all those hoops anyway, and get involved with prescriptions and pharmaceutical companies, when CBD oil, which I understand is legal in all states now, seems promising. I will approach the topic carefully, though, as you suggest. Thanks.

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@mari3gold4

I stared using CBD oil for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). It has been amazing. Within 48 hours I was able to reduce my medication for RLS (pramprexole – dopamine based) by 1/3. I would like to keep going with it, but am on hold for right now, because I am concerned about the effect of CBD on blood coagulation. (I had a minor ischemic stroke about 10 years ago and have been on Plavix since.) The “obese rat” study keeps coming in my my searches for research-based information on this topic, but other than that, I haven’t found much. Anyway, my hopeful goal to to use CBD to assist in withdrawing (extremely gradually) from the pramprexole. I have to tell my doctor all this, and am afraid to.

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If it’s legal in your state and you have a diagnosis, they give you the license you do have to pay for it but it’s not much. Your doctor just has to back you up. Do you have any prescriptions for medications for your diagnosis, just show them that. Or any tests are positive, or just your doctors note.

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@lauriedr

Here in MN, marijuana oil without THC (CBD only) is available by prescription from licensed dispensaries around the state. Only certain medical conditions qualify, and chronic pain was just added to that approved list. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to find a physician who has gone through the bureaucratic steps necessary to prescribe the oil. It is a major hindrance to obtaining the oil, and dispensaries are charging inflated prices just to stay in business. Why is the medical community so hesitant to get behind medical marijuana? I don’t see liability as an issue because of the lack of THC. Medical marijuana may work for some and not others, but that is no different than with other medications. Does anyone have suggestions for convincing our doctors to get certified to prescribe? I am afraid to take the oil I bought from CW Botanicals because I could be kicked out of my pain program if I test positive for THC; it would be in violation of my pain contract.

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Curious why you would say that? Are you just against general? If you stay away from the THC, there is no high. CBD’s to affect the pain levels. Has said below some people like the 50-50, some people take just the CBD there is no effect to your brain thinking or feeling. It’s just a choice.

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@tonyc55

Yes it is!!!!!!

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Sorry, but in addition to pain, I’m an old stoner. CDB oral helps. CBD lotion helps friends but not me. THC never helps relieve pain for me but is one of the ways I distance myself from the pain.

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@timfitz I also have, in the past, used marijuana for pain and found it worked very well. However when I injured my back and required surgery. Now, I can’t use CBD or any form of marijuana because I am in a Pain Management clinic and pot is not legal at the Federal level, even though it is in California. I can vouch for the effectiveness of it, and want to try only the CBD at some point. Gail B

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@mari3gold4

I stared using CBD oil for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). It has been amazing. Within 48 hours I was able to reduce my medication for RLS (pramprexole – dopamine based) by 1/3. I would like to keep going with it, but am on hold for right now, because I am concerned about the effect of CBD on blood coagulation. (I had a minor ischemic stroke about 10 years ago and have been on Plavix since.) The “obese rat” study keeps coming in my my searches for research-based information on this topic, but other than that, I haven’t found much. Anyway, my hopeful goal to to use CBD to assist in withdrawing (extremely gradually) from the pramprexole. I have to tell my doctor all this, and am afraid to.

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@mari3gold4. CBD oil is NOT legal in all states yet. And, my pain doctor says he cannot prescribe for me if I take any form of marijuana. In fact, he drug tests me every 6 months, which he said is required by the Feds. Be careful how you approach the question. Thanks.

@jenapower, Where is your pain doctor in California? I would like to change to your pain management doctor if he/she allows you to use CBD for pain. My doctor is with St. Jude’s Heritage Clinic in Fullerton, southern California. Thanks, Gail B Ledesma

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@mari3gold4

I stared using CBD oil for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). It has been amazing. Within 48 hours I was able to reduce my medication for RLS (pramprexole – dopamine based) by 1/3. I would like to keep going with it, but am on hold for right now, because I am concerned about the effect of CBD on blood coagulation. (I had a minor ischemic stroke about 10 years ago and have been on Plavix since.) The “obese rat” study keeps coming in my my searches for research-based information on this topic, but other than that, I haven’t found much. Anyway, my hopeful goal to to use CBD to assist in withdrawing (extremely gradually) from the pramprexole. I have to tell my doctor all this, and am afraid to.

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I’m in Newport Beach and he is in Irvine, on Waterworks Rd. I’d have to look up the name of the doc he sent me to but he’s a regular internist that does the licenses a couple days per week. I think he’s in Lake Forest or Mission Viejo. Do you have any doc that would recommend CBDs for you, like your regular Dr? If so you could go directly to the mj Dr. you just need proof of pain, prescription, MRI etc. Let me know if you can get that from any doc or if you really need a new pain doc. He’s expensive, doesn’t take any insurance so if you have a PPO he bills out of network, or you can private pay at a slightly lower rate. He’s only contracted with one local HMO, otherwise you are on your own. Good guy though, busy practice but he’s there for you.

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@gailb

@timfitz I also have, in the past, used marijuana for pain and found it worked very well. However when I injured my back and required surgery. Now, I can’t use CBD or any form of marijuana because I am in a Pain Management clinic and pot is not legal at the Federal level, even though it is in California. I can vouch for the effectiveness of it, and want to try only the CBD at some point. Gail B

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I’m in Ca. and it depends on the doctor if they are in favor of marijuana/CBD’s or not. My internist and pain management docs are all for it and have sent me to the doctor to get the license. Most of them around me don’t care about the federal law anymore, but some do.

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@timfitz, Tim thanks for the info. Judy

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@timfitz

Every state is different You need to goigle it Remember cbd Nothing with thc in it

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@timfitz, i know you can get the hemp seed oil and the cannibidiol from Amazon. My son knows where to go to get the pot.ive tried smoking it but it didnt help.

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I’ve tried sublingual CBD which had grape seed extract mixed in with it. I have rheumatoid arthritis as well as stenosis in the neck c3-c7 as well as a pinched nerve between c5-c6 and stenosis between l4-l5 in the lower back. The first time i tried it sublingual , 4 drops ,90 seconds under the tongue and then spit and rinse like crazy to get the ugly after taste out of my mouth. The stuff relieved most of my pain but the after taste was awful and i have GERD . I even treid the orange flavor and this was worst aftertaste. Is there any CBD out there that has no after taste when used sublingually? This is also made in capsule form and dissolves in the stomach, but since my fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair i am very reluctant to use the capsule. I am back on 1 – oxycodone for all my RA symptoms. If anyone knows of a tasteless CBD sublingual please let me know. The CBD does help with arthritis pain but does not really help with stenosis type nerve induces pain….kozlo52

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