What is CBD oil, and can it really help reduce pain? Health's medical editor weighs in. For many people experiencing chronic pain, cannabidiol (CBD) oil has steadily gained Scientists are still trying to determine how CBD oil might alleviate pain. Studies suggest that CBD oil could play a role in treating arthritis Learn about how CBD oil can help other types of chronic pain conditions.
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So, it is not inconsistent for a particular medicine to cause a symptom in one person and to help alleviate it in another. I can concur based on real time experience with my Mother who is bed bound with an irreparable fracture to her hip prosthesis.
She also eats gluten free muffins containing the oil. She thoroughly enjoys her alternatives and requests them regularly. Thank you for your comment.
It is fantastic that she is able to reduce her use of opioids. For certain conditions, such as Shingles and Spinal Stenosis, some amount of THC is needed to effectively relieve the pain.
In regards to CBD eliminating pain, it depends on what level of pain the patient starts with. In the best case scenarios, my patients have completely eliminated the use of opioids and just use CBD on an as needed basis to manage their pain.
Thank you for your thoughts. Cannabidiol may partially normalize alterations in parahippocampal, striatal, and midbrain function associated with the CHR state. As these regions are critical to the pathophysiology of psychosis, the influence of CBD at these sites could underlie its therapeutic effects on psychotic symptoms.
I am 81 and started the CBD drops night and morning. I sleep better and no longer suffer the excruciating pain from diverticulitis. I think it is helping. The diagnosis of COPD was made some years ago and as a health psychologist I do all I can to remain healthy for my 97th birthday!!
Both my grandmother and greatgrandmother did so I believe I will too. It seems, you have researched a lot before posting the blog. Thank you for sharing such a important information, as rarely people know this use of CBD. Also, the getting high part can be helpful, although not for everybody, of course.
Often, with severe pain, the dosage of opiates can be decreased with concomitant use of medical cannabis or CBD and that decrease in dose makes their use safer. During my surgeries i had to use low dose opioids but using thc and CBD helped me not have to use so much! I wish they were far better regulated, both in terms of dose and quality, and in terms of the claims they are allowed to make….
That is an unfortunate situation; you can find another hospital system, advocate for change within that hospital system, or you can educate. Yes, Hemp-derived CBD has no THC and is less likely to have side effects but some people claim that, for this exact reason, it has less efficacy.
There are hundreds of chemicals found in both Hemp and Cannabis. CBD is only one noteworthy analyte. THC has very important therapeutic effects that are both noteworthy and novel as well. Unfortunately due to the disappointing and down right inaccurate position of the federal government in classifying Cannabis as a schedule one drug, most research institutions risk federal funding if they conduct real research on Cannabis.
This has dramatically limited the potential for real research by real scientists to be conducted. That research is critical to better understanding the multitude of therapeutic effects of the various chemical constituents found in Cannabis. In fact, Dronabinol synthetic THC , as an example, has turned out to be a pretty dangerous drug. There are likely very complex relationships also occurring between various Cannabinoids in Cannabis that may lead to certain medical efficacy.
That is important to remember when considering the consumption of products that contain Cannabinoids. There is an attractiveness to isolating a specific chemical, researching it, patenting synthetic derivatives, and marketing specific drugs. I use this for my anxiety and for my arthritis. Just bought some cbd drops trying tobfigure out how much to take. Denise August 6, I also have a daughter on the Autism spectrum with anxiety. She weighs about - Does anyone else give CBD to someone with autism, and if so, at what dose?
Brenda March 23, I have a friend that gives it to her son whom is severely autistic. It calms him down and helps him to sleep well. Suzanne Arthurs July 22, Keum Chough July 20, Does it mean to say that no more treatment needed and it would cure it??
Indeed mg a day is enormous amount not to mention the cost to be realistic as a treatment. Your response is appreciated. Eddy December 22, Pardon me, I looked at a clinical trial and they are testing mg twice a day with addition to regular medication one would take for schizophrenia. My dad has severe advanced stage Dementia. Will CBD oil help him at this point? He is now refusing to eat any solid food, but will accept most drinks.
In addition, he has lost a great deal of weight even though they're giving him Mega Shakes containing a full meals worth of proteins, etc. He gets at least 4 of these a day..
Is his Dementia too far gone for CBD oils to help him? Kent Autrey July 8, Emily April 1, Kent, My mother has suffered from severe migraines since she was a child. Six weeks ago, she received the hemp oil tincture I do not know what dosage. She does not take it daily.
She rubs a drop or two on her temples at the start of a migraine. The drops worked more effectively for her than her medication did, and now that is all she uses. Mike June 27, Morher-inlaw 78 just diagnosed with lymph node breast cancer. Due to her age wondered of CBD would be useful and her situation.
Chemotherapy would just kill her I believe. Just looking for Alternatives any information would be great thank you. Mike, what kind of breast cancer invasive ductal, I presume? How many of her lymph nodes were positive? How big was the primary tumor? That type of breast cancer mentioned above, which I had as Stage IA, is treated in postmenopausal women with anti-estrogen drugs called aromatase inhibitors aka AIs: CBD oil is effective for this joint pain it is not, I repeat, NOT a substitute for chemo, radiation or these anti-estrogen drugs.
If she lives in a state where medical marijuana is legal, there are doctors who sub-specialize in certifying applications for a medical marijuana card, and in the interim before the card is issued can advise as to the appropriate dose of CBD oil legal and over-the-counter in all 50 states.
Eve Klatt June 12, I have lower back pain with some arthritis and arthritis in my hands. It really does work. I have the drops and ointment.
Because of the back pain I never would have been able to go on a hike with my family. We had a lot of fun. And "No Pain", all day. I'm also Type 2 diabetic.
Anxious to see what my A1C is next month. Melanie April 20, Angela Torrance May 1, Hi Candy I also have lower back pain and arthritis in fingers can you tell me what type of oil you take and the dose please I am anxious to see if it will do me any good although Im not sure I can get it in Scotland!?
Rosita June 9, Hi, I had ovarian cancer stage 2 and went to do chemotherapy for 16 times in It came back last year but I did not do chemotherapy or radiation therapy as suggested by the doctor. I am taking hormone therapy at the moment. Can anyone give some idea?.
Thank you very much. Lewi May 23, Hi, My dad has severe Neuropathy in both his feet and Parkinsons disease. There are several kinds of CBD oils out there, what kind would be the best to use brand and what might be the dosage. Thank you very much,Gordon. Customer Care May 25, Unfortunately due to strict FDA regulations I am unable to make claims on our products based on your specific needs, I can however say that CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and could assist.
I can also share our top selling products in each category. Please view the links below: Doug May 14, What is the right product strength for a 75 yr old female with stage IV lung cancer metastic to her bones. Both for pain and hopefully to slow down and kill cancer cells?
Please help me, I am her husband and desperate. Customer Care May 29, Thanks for your interest in our products. Unfortunately due to strict FDA regulations I am unable to make claims on our products based on your specific needs, I can however share our top selling products in each category. There are so many uses for CBD and it's great to see that you have included the fact that many conditions such as schizophrenia require larger doses of up to 1,mg per dose day JT April 4, Victoria Hebner April 4, The dosage recommendations come from the manufacturers themselves.
I hope this helps. I just started taking CBD oil , I am on my 2nd Hip replacement surgery due to device failures looking at a 3rd surgery.
Has you can imagine the pain, stress and anxiety levels are off the charts. Especially at an otherwise healthy 54 yr women. So i understand from reading posts its best to take it under the tongue. I am taking ml a day. I can tell some difference,is your recommended dosage. I am using for pain , stress and sleep.
I appreciate your feedback. Dawn Theilgaard March 23, I was wondering if anyone has has used cbd oil to aid with skitzophrenia. I have read that it helps one to focus and silences the voices one may hear.
I am trying to help my son as he has been on many meds and none have really worked. I have asked his dr about this treatment and he did tell me I could try it. Sandra March 17, My daughter is on the spectrum for Autism and has anxiety. She is 12 years old and weighs about lbs. I'm wondering what dosage to give her for her anxiety? Madelen Poston March 13, My husband has stage 4 liver cancer. He has no appetite, and can't sleep. What strength and how much should he take for relief? Victoria Hebner March 23, Unfortunately, due to strict FDA laws, I am not legally able to say that CBD will help with your husbands specific condition, however I can direct you to some literature to help you better understand what CBD may offer.
I have attached links below. As far as strength and dosage goes, tinctures and concentrates are absorbed the fastest since it goes directly into your blood stream; the dosage on these can be measured and controlled.
Capsules take a little longer to enter your body since it goes through your digestive tract, these are also measured and controlled. I would recommend reading through our page on dosing as well to get a better understanding. Nik Oakley June 14, Customer Care June 15, Douglas Murphy February 2, Have arthritis severe pain in hands started CBD last week almost pain free and makes me feel better.
Debbie ganote December 21, LE November 26, I wanted to tell people here that CBD has been very effective for my anxiety, and helps with insomnia. For me, it was a cumulative effect, after a week of one dropper of oil, I can sleep very well at night. I feel like I am not polluting my body with commercial pharmaceuticals. I wish everyone here the best, and hope it works for you as well as it has for me. Sfelts February 25, I have it really bad on top of Sciatica.
Jerry September 18, I have benign essential tremor, primarily of my hands. I'm 75 years old. I've heard of CBD oil and wonder if it would be beneficial for me. If so, what would be the suggested amount and dosage? Raquel Torres June 13, I want to give my mom CBD oil she is 97 and not sure how much to give her, she has dementia and has lost her ability to speak, and often cries when I leave the house she is in, my son sent me some oil that is labeled as anxiety relief tincture LadyLady November 17, Did you figure out how much to give her?
Bronson August 14, Use coconut oil or MCT oil to treat dementia. The spice turmeric could help too. My mom is late stage dementia. Gives only tine bit of help, and is not something that reverses dementia. Maybe in someone who can score better than a 14 on the mme it could be of help. But cannabinoid is a different story. Cannabinoids produce better results in less time. Can't say yet that they will reverse anything though. Carolyn September 20, Ted spring May 26, I have severe arthist in my lower spin end hips.
Pain all the time. How much cbd should I start vapeing? Rita Grier October 29, Barb March 31, I am new to using cbd oil. I take 1 tablespoon daily and have had great result from doing this. My issues are arthritis, bulging disc and periferal neuropathy I look forward to my days now with the relief I have achieved with Cbd.
Woody May 7, Woody, i also suffer from arthritis and neuropathy in my feet so far. How has cbd oil helped you. I have severe neuropathy in my feet and legs. I just bought the CBD oil and need to know how many drops to take and has it helped you. Jeannie December 20, I just started vaping CBD for life long anxiety. I will tell you it is a miracle thing. Hardly think of my meds. I know I have to get off of Klonopin slowly, but I don't need it.
Zac February 17, Toni L Tucker March 3, How much are you using in the vape per day Zach March 23, What you will recommend for a 20 year long anxiety, drops, vaporizer, and paste? How much mg inhales or dosage in general on your experience is enough for symptoms? Unfortunately due to strict FDA regulations I am unable to make claims on our products based on your specific needs, I can though share our top selling products in each category.
I have attached that link below. Can CBD oil help with this and how much is recomended and fo how long. JIM March 9, I wonder if it would carm down the activity in my head, and finally work my way off all the meds I've been taken for so long. Because of the Dilantin it's side effect of neuropathy has effected both of my legs. Just Mom June 28, My child has epilepsy. Few months ago we have started to give her CBD oil, she showed slowly improvement, then we decided to speed up so we introduce her to CBD paste.
Paste, definitely works the better, it is stronger so you don't need much as oil and yet that is why bit expensively. Mary Novelli June 22, My sister had great success and no longer has epileptic seizures She got off the seizure medicine completely and is so happy. Izk March 6, It is not clear to me. What would be an appropriate dose of these capsules for helping with insomnia and poor sleep induced anxiety?
Stephanie May 13, Did you ever get a response? I'm trying to get answers on the exact topic and can't find a thing on the web Victoria June 28, Has anyone received a answer on the appropriate amount of capsules to take for insomnia. Do you take before bed time or any time during the day. Start low and go slow. Know the dosages of your product. I own a compounding pharmacy, so we see a lot of unique needs. I can't give more specific advice in this forum, but there is help!
Nicole December 18, I have RSD in my left leg. I'm on a bunch of medications and would like to get off narcotics.
I have just started CBD oil but am unsure of dosage. Can you please give me some guideance on how much to start with and how frequently I should be taking this? I appreciate any feedback. Jane December 9, The only cure as of now is time 6 months to 3 years and waiting out horrible eczema-like flares.
I've been smoking medical cannabis for the duration of my recovery 1. I need to step up my game and take a different approach. I am wondering how to go about using cbd but I don't know where to start and was wondering if you could help.
Naomi February 6, Jane, I would get a salve the highest CBD content you can find and apply it topically. Alternatively, you could get cbd oil and just mix it in organic coconut oil. What is a best dosage for lb person to take of plain cdb to increase appetite.
Saminah December 2, Hi, I have had spondylolisthesis since age 11 which left me with extreme nerve pain Had 3 spinal ops and also had hip surgery 2 years ago.
I can deal with everything else but this nerve pain is insane. Used Gabapentin for 9 years and now its not in the market in Nairobi, Kenya where I live. Am on Lyrica, which is not working. I started Cbd oil in August but now found my body has become immune to the effects of pain releif I was getting.
Currently am making flapjacks with weed, have one every night but this makes me high which I dont want. I still wake up in pain at night, please help. Yvonne Miller November 4, Hope to read your answer soon! Nick November 3, Hi, My grandmother is 80 years old and was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma. It is very aggressive, she may not have much time left. It kills me to see her in this condition.
What type, percentage, and dosage of cannabis treatment do you kind people recommend for her? All suggestions, and any other helpful info are welcomed. Tami November 21, My father just died from cancer. He couldnt swallow so we rubbed it on his feet and it helped him greatly in his last days. Domtommasino October 25, I have arthritis and if I take 2 drops of CBD oil when I go to sleep is it ok to take 2 advils 2 hours later?
Josie June 4, If you are taking CBD oil, you should have no need for the Advil, which is detrimental to your liver. If you are not getting adequate pain relief from the 2 drops you are taking, try increasing it.
Will help you sleep better also. It's acetaminophen that affects the liver. Evelyn June 5, Locsta October 20, MJP Ingram October 26, I share your pain of degenerative and bulging disk disease, along with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and arthritis. Absolutely no energy and chronic pain all day, every day. I'm curious as to what type and brand of the CBD oil you are taking and for how long have you been using it?
I've been researching CBD oil for months and am quite confused! Kevin April 18, Degenerative disc disease, excruciating pain, prednisone worked, but couldn't keep her on it.. Chi bloggers suggested CBD; gave PetReleaf a shot--like you, literally within minutes I could see the difference, in days she was pain free and now is back in charge of our world.
The real key here is that with my dog, there is zero, nada, chance that there was any placebo effect Don Booker September 15, Moderately differentiated sewmusical carcinoma.
Need to know dosage to start and continue with. Buffy Crouch September 14, I suffer from severe neuropathy and arthritis. Amy advice on what dosage I should start out with?
And what , if it sure be just cbd's or a mix between cbd's and thc? I also have advances neuropathy in both feet and legs and hands and even in my torso. I also have osteoporosis. I have recently read this helps both of theae conditions? Christy September 9, I wish you the best of luck!! I was actually wanting to know about dosage for cancer as well.. My parents both have recently been diagnosed with cancer 4 months apart and are currently going thru chemo together. Whatever the cause, PTSD can cause intense stress that interferes with normal life.
But thanks to the calming effect of CBD, supplementing with a CBD tincture can be a way to normalize the nervous system and reduce anxiety.
CBD targets neurons in the nervous system that are responsible for transmitting pain signals through regions of the brain and the spinal column. It reduces chronic pain caused by inflammation, and it also has a calming effect on neuropathic pain — which occurs as a result of certain receptors shutting down. Chronic inflammation is a major cause of severe pain and tissue damage.
For a long-term solution, CBD offers immediate and long term improvement without any danger to the body. For the best results, daily use is recommended. CBD is highly versatile and fits well into any medical regimen. It can be used topically, or ingested.
It can also be used on food, drinks, and it has the same calming effect on your joints and muscles. Anybody looking to avoid pills, CBD is certainly a welcome change. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I tried other brands but this one really works well. Also works great on any sprains I get. Instead of trying to treat your entire body you just treating the affected area. Not sure if its made from hemp or Cannabis but i got it from https: I have a friend that is taking CBD pain relief cream and I have been thinking about doing the same.
Thanks for the article on the benefits of it. I like how you went into detail about how the cream helps the muscles relax. I have chronic pain and tried CBD and thus far I cannot say it does anything for me. With that said, my wife has some minor hip and back pain and it seems to help her. Each person is different meaning it may work for some but not others or it could be a placebo. Even if it is a placebo affect and it works for you knock yourself out.
I was reading https: I have no idea but hey if it works it works. I have really bad arthritis in my lower back from when I was younger lifting weights in the gym.
I dealt with it for many years, but eventually needed to start taking something for the pain. The doctors gave me opioids and it almost destroyed my life. Im not sure if this is hemp oil or cbd oil, or if they are the same thing. CBD has changed my life. Is there a program I can get into to helped with a study. I suffer from osterarthritis, degenerative disc disease with so far one neck triple fusion of vertebrae, lower disc bulging discs, Class 3 Hip disease, fibromyalgia, just to name a few.
Needless to say, I tried mg of so called top of the line CBD oil for 4 months and it did nothing. I am looking for about or mg of CBD oil and i think it will help me, cuz my pain is so bad that I use to take fentanyl patches and oxycodone to help it until the DEA came into medical practice. Then there was nothing for years.
CBD oil gave me better sleep, better mood, more stamina and energy. Katarina Skill, thank you so much for the primer on CBD! That type of info is just what I needed to start my own research. I learned how the CBD is extracted, the difference between IH Industrial Hemp and THC producing cannabis that is harvested early, so that is is given the legal term Hemp, but technically it is the marijuana plant, etc.
So I stopped the oral route altogether. If you would oral or vape inhaling vapor, no combustion , you want to look to see or email the company to ask how they extract the CND, and ask if they use CBD frown in the US. The old law had people growing it overseas, and shipping it here to be extracted.
Make sure no solvents were used to extract the CBD, like Butane. Whatever they tell you about how they extract it, look it up! This is a MUST!
The most common ways to extract are via CO2 extraction using cold temperatures sometimes called subcritical or supercritical temperatures, same with ethanol extraction, there is no solvent in that either. Please research online both methods. There are a couple of other methods, one comes to mind, but it does not stay fresh long, and I cannot recall the name, I have not found any products which use that method, which is why I cannot name it. After making sure it is not done with anything dangerous, you want to make sure they have batch lab reports that check for heavy metals, mold, and how much CBD,CBG,CBC, etc is in the product.
CBD, Cannabidiol is the most common Cannabinoid found in the marijuana or hemp plant. CBD is great but not 4 all types of pain. Alternative pain treatments r great but we have 2 pay 4 them. What are some statistics from research of long-term use of CBD oil when used for chronic pain? How does this unregulated supplement effect our bodies when used over the course of, for example, one or more years?
CBD oil purchase will likely not be reimbursed by insurance companies because it is not FDA approved and, therefore, our government cannot profit from its cultivation, processing and sales. Tried CBD at what the seller told me was the highest level sold by the company. It was a local company as I live in a state where Marijuana is legal. It was worth trying though. Had been curious for some time. I find I use the oil looking like thick motor oil, the oil directly squeezed from the CBD prominent plants.
Even the pure oil I get comes in dosing, for example anything from 1: The higher concentration of THC the more likely one might feel a little high. The so called high is so worth the benefits as I stopped severe epilepsy shakes the day following my first dose and as proven by FDA primarily in children with epilepsy. The problem with US people is we think more is better.
Not the case with CBD oil. The recommended dose is the size of a few pieces of rice put into an empty capsule to ingest. Many commercial CBD products are mixed with olive oils and other oils. All not regulated therefore dosing is precarious. Swear by the use of CBD oil and although not covered by Insurance yet the benefits are so worth the cost.
I do realize cost is a major problem for many but most states have compassionate dosing available through the dispensaries and state. In California if you get compassionate product one must register with the State and lose their 2nd Ammendment rights, to own guns. They have nothing to do with each other and it is BS so I pay for my own and skip the registration process. No ones business if I use CBD oil. I find for me a ratio of about
Can CBD oil relieve arthritis pain?
I've been fighting chronic pain for over 35 years. It's like being in prison. I just started cbd oil and want to learn everything I can about it. My only. Everything You Need to Know About Using CBD for Pain and Anxiety has long experienced muscle and joint pain—mostly related to sports injuries. tried ingesting CBD oil, which he called an “amazing” experience. Alternative pain treatments like hemp oil have shown a lot of promise for people knew very little about the endocannabinoid system and how CBD and THC.