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CBD oil?

a_foakes
a_foakes Member Posts: 20 Connected
edited October 2018 in Cerebral palsy
I'm thinking of using CBD oil to help my daughter who has CP, mixed spastic and dystonic, all 4 limbs. I'd be really interested to hear if anyone else has also tried this, what sort of strengths of oil worked, when best to use etc.? 

Thanks for reading this post! 

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,115

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    Hi @a_foakes
    I have been using 5% CBD oil for the last 5 weeks twice per day. I haven't noticed any improvements at all if I'm honest. I have done further research and 5% is very low, so that is probably why. I know of people on much stronger CBD oil who absolutely swear by it.
    Scope
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  • a_foakes
    a_foakes Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Thanks Richard, that's really helpful though I'm sorry to hear it hasn't brought you any improvements. I've found a very good website that stocks higher concentrations but don't know if you'd be interested to hear about it or whether I can post that sort of information. Do let me know if you would and I'm sure I can find a way. Take care and thanks again.
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,115

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    Hi @a_foakes
    I would be really interested in that information.
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  • debs182
    debs182 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    a_foakes said:
    Thanks Richard, that's really helpful though I'm sorry to hear it hasn't brought you any improvements. I've found a very good website that stocks higher concentrations but don't know if you'd be interested to hear about it or whether I can post that sort of information. Do let me know if you would and I'm sure I can find a way. Take care and thanks again.
    I would like to know what website too please, I tried some a few months ago for my fibro but it didn't do a thing but then again I did buy it off ebay so probably wasn't even proper cbd 
  • a_foakes
    a_foakes Member Posts: 20 Connected
    edited October 2018
    Of course it's CBD brothers 
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    Hope it's ok to post that. Please do let me know if not and I'll take it down. 
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,115

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    edited October 2018
    We have also had the news today that medicinal products made from cannabis will be available on prescription in the U.K. from November 1st. I will include some information about the changes to accessing medicinal cannabis here.
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  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,798 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @a_foakes, I've removed the link because of our community guidelines on advertising, but really promising news about the prescription changes!
  • a_foakes
    a_foakes Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Thanks Pippa and sorry about the inadvertent advertising. I'll make sure it doesn't happen again!
  • skyblue59
    skyblue59 Member Posts: 13 Connected
    Hi a foakes, I asked a specialist uroligist nurse about that and she said it is mostly for pain but doesn't work for much other than that. I don't want to disappoint u. It might work for u though. Hope all goes well for u both. 
  • a_foakes
    a_foakes Member Posts: 20 Connected
    That's really helpful, thank you and to be honest even if it just gives her a little pain relief that would be amazing. 
  • skyblue59
    skyblue59 Member Posts: 13 Connected
    Your welcome. It's available in different chemists and health shops too. Aww hope she feels better soon.
     Linda x

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