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I haven’t been on this site for awhile. I have had 3 back surgeries and 3 compression fractures within the past 3 years. I have had moderate chronic pain in my lower back. I started using CBD last Sept. I use the tincture but don’t hold it under my tongue very long. The rule is start low and go slow. I started at 1 dropper (0.8 ml) of 1000m/30 ml strength. Increase no more often than weekly. I take mine, currently about 50 mg per dose every 4 hours while awake. It took awhile but my pain decreased by 50%. People quit early but need to keep increasing the dose for relief. I’m a retired hospice nurse and volunteer once a week and golf twice a week. Not great but much better. I did get my MM license but have not been able to find a product concentrated enough and would have to drink a half bottle. Good luck. – Margit
As an RN I did alot of research before starting CBD. In regards to other meds there are some to be taken with caution. These meds include: diabetic (CBD loweres blood sugar), most anti depressants, anti anxiety, diclofenac, tetracycline, inderal, coumadin, grapefruit. It doesn’t say to NOT take these but monitor more closely as CBD can affect ones metabolism. Personally I have not had a problem with several of these that I take. This includes steroids.
Yes, I take it about 4-5 times a day. The dose is about 25mg. Only straight CBD, no THC.
It took about a month and increased each week ntil I had relief. I’ve not had complete relief but I can function normally.
.. I take 25mg CBD every 4-5 hours while awake. Whatever your dose keep the same dose a week before increasing. ** If you take an oral med for diabetes you may have to cut back on your current dose. CBD can decrease your bloid sugar somewhat. I eat small meals and had 2 episodes of hypoglycemia when I skipped lunch.
I’m so glad you found some relief from your severe pain. It shows that a smal dose discourages those who just try for awhile with no satisfaction. Too many are afraid of higher doses.
When I hear it does not work for arthritic pain I am guess that your dose is not high enough or it’s not taken frequently enough. It does take experimentation. They suggest increasing the dose after a one week trial of each strength. It took me at least a month. I think people are too cautious. Increase by at least 25% each time. This is how it’s done in hospice nursing of which I’ve been for 39 years. Also it needs much more than once a day. I found good relief taking 3 dropper fulls every 4 hours while awake. Please keep trying.