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Lostsoul13
Lostsoul13 Community member Posts: 94 Connected
I have recently applied for my medical records I think they have diagnosed me schizophrenic but I have a few health issues.. I’m still yet to find out for sure.. will I be able to get prescription of cannabis I was thinking of going with sapphire clinic- depression and anxiety are included will the schizophrenia affect my chances of been  approved?

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,173 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi - sorry, I don't know the answer to your query about the Sapphire Clinic, but wonder if you've discussed things with your GP first, as perhaps CBD (cannabidiol) oil might be an option. There are various studies which seem to show that CBD shows promise in treating anxiety such as this: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33668469/  which also says that CBD appears to help with depression.
    This might be an avenue to explore after discussing with your GP, & being mindful that CBD can interact with most prescribed meds, & so, as I understand, a time gap such as a 4 hour interval would be wisely left between taking CBD & such meds.
    CBD for the treatment of schizophrenia is also being investigated & it 'may' have potential to help, but further studies are needed to see if this is the case.


  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Lostsoul13

    You would have to speak directly to your GP or consultant / specialist about any prescriptions. Everyone will have differences in treatment options so it is best to discuss it through with the medical professionals. 
    Hannah - She / Her

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