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Cannabis Oil for CP

Judomandean
Judomandean Member Posts: 49 Courageous
edited February 2019 in Cerebral palsy
I have CP due to a Medical negligent home birth in 1965.  This resulted in a high court case (Kelly V Bastible and others)  I now see a neurologist every 3 months for botox injection into my neck for pain relief.  I have also been chosen for inclusion onto cannabis oil trials.  That being said does anyone use cannabis oil for their CP and if so DOES IT WORK ?  Thank you.

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  • Mandr52
    Mandr52 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    I have CP due to a Medical negligent home birth in 1965.  This resulted in a high court case (Kelly V Bastible and others)  I now see a neurologist every 3 months for botox injection into my neck for pain relief.  I have also been chosen for inclusion onto cannabis oil trials.  That being said does anyone use cannabis oil for their CP and if so DOES IT WORK ?  Thank you.

    Hi
    I have not tried it myself but a friend has tried it she swears by it.
    I spoke to her before answering this her advice was go for a decent one the more pure the oil the better.
    She does use it for pain relief.     She has tried ones from a couple of health shops but didn't rate them she now gets it from Canada apparently the laws are different out there and been no trouble importing.
    I don't know if this information is much help.
    Good luck in the  trials  

  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 2,912

    Scope community team

    I live with quadriplegic CP and I have been using an over the counter cannabis oil, I haven't noticed any benefit at all. That being said,  It isn't very strong and I would think the oil on the trial will be far better. 
    Please keep me updated. I would love to hear how you progress.

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  • atlas46
    atlas46 Member Posts: 826 Pioneering
    Hi @Judomandean

    I do not have CP and have never used cannabis oil.

    But I recall a R5 live interview, discussing the issue, with a dad from NI, about his son.

    What I learned the government had given the medical profession, the ability to prescribe high dose oil.

    But the regulators, have blocked this.

    The guy was very lucid and quoted research across Europe and Canada.

    Perhaps you could google about this guy.

    From my professional background, it takes considerable emphatic research, to change prescribing habits.

    Hope this helps.
  • Judomandean
    Judomandean Member Posts: 49 Courageous
    Thanks gang for your swift replies and very helpful and informative responses.  Of course I shall keep you updated and up to speed with the trials.  Dean.

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