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Wibbles
Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
Has anyone tried this for pain?
Did it help!? 
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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,962 Disability Gamechanger
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    I've read up on it a bit thanks to some links on here but not yet tried it. 
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    edited July 2022
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    I am tempted but don't know enough about it !
    I have used hemp cream but am totally unimpressed with it - it did nothing that vaseline can't do
    I suffer from excruciating pain from my knees and back -that cause me to freeze with the pain - this claims to help
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    That sounds extremely painful @Wibbles :( I hope you are able to find something to relieve at least some of the pain and make it more manageable! 
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @discobar :) Thank you for sharing that with us. How is he coping with his new diagnosis? 

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  • littleacorn
    littleacorn Community member Posts: 378 Pioneering
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    I bought some about a year ago but have been a little nervous to take it. My friend keeps asking me if I have taken any but dont really know how to answer her. Any tips?
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    edited July 2022
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    I bought some about a year ago but have been a little nervous to take it. My friend keeps asking me if I have taken any but dont really know how to answer her. Any tips?
    Same here
    I know that it's not cannabis but....
    I am on naproxen permanently.but don't want to be 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    What's making you nervous about trying it @littleacorn

    Have you spoken to your doctor or another medical professional to tell them that you're considering trying it? 

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  • littleacorn
    littleacorn Community member Posts: 378 Pioneering
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    No not spoken to any professional just done my own research into what to take and how to use it.
  • littleacorn
    littleacorn Community member Posts: 378 Pioneering
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    I tell a lie there I spoke to a pharmacist who pointed me to the NHS website which was not very informative.
  • littleacorn
    littleacorn Community member Posts: 378 Pioneering
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    I am nervous as to how it will make me feel. I dont like taking opiate medication because of the way it makes me feel and amd somewhere in my mind I think it might make me feel the same. 
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    I have heard it is very successful and with very few side effects, understandably you are worried as I would be too. 
    If you are nervous then why not put it away for a while and then decide?
  • littleacorn
    littleacorn Community member Posts: 378 Pioneering
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    The bottle has been lying there for nearly 6 months. Hopefully I will get the guts to try it soon.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Make sure you are taking care of yourself @littleacorn. We are all here for you  :)
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  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
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     I dont like taking opiate medication
    Hi,
    If you are referring to CBD as an opioid, it isn`t. 
    I was going to use CBD a few months back, but it clashes with medication I take for hypertension.

  • littleacorn
    littleacorn Community member Posts: 378 Pioneering
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    I am aware of that but its the effects that bother me or the potential effects. I dont think manynpeople are aware that it can be used for other things. I knkw someone who takes it for anxiety
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
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    Where can you safely buy it from? 
  • littleacorn
    littleacorn Community member Posts: 378 Pioneering
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    This is a difficult one? I find the ones the  high street store sell are not strong enough. I read lots of information and visited many different sellers until I found someone who I felt I had confidence in and they knew what theybwere talking about. 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,165 Disability Gamechanger
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    For those expressing an interest in CBD:

    I have been using this CBD for 4 years, which contains CBDa which helps with pain: https://www.simply-cbd.co.uk/products/green-cbd-oil?variant=37927970963639  &, if you scroll down to the section, 'How to Use,' you will see how this ethical company recommends to start taking this. You place the drops under your tongue, then swallow a couple of minutes later. The only caveat is that CBD is broken down by the same liver enzymes that break down over 95% of prescribed meds, so you should discuss this with your pharmacist/GP prior to taking this. If you do take such meds, then for safety, a 4 hour gap is recommended between taking these & CBD.

    It can take between 2-8 weeks to find any benefit, so patience is needed. It can initially cause some dehydration, so drink a little extra water.

    The company I use now has CBD transdermal patches, which can however be used safely as these are absorbed by the skin rather than the gut: https://www.simply-cbd.co.uk/collections/cbd-patches  Still wise to discuss these with your GP/pharmacist.


  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
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    chiarieds said:
    For those expressing an interest in CBD:

    I have been using this CBD for 4 years, which contains CBDa which helps with pain: https://www.simply-cbd.co.uk/products/green-cbd-oil?variant=37927970963639  &, if you scroll down to the section, 'How to Use,' you will see how this ethical company recommends to start taking this. You place the drops under your tongue, then swallow a couple of minutes later. The only caveat is that CBD is broken down by the same liver enzymes that break down over 95% of prescribed meds, so you should discuss this with your pharmacist/GP prior to taking this. If you do take such meds, then for safety, a 4 hour gap is recommended between taking these & CBD.

    It can take between 2-8 weeks to find any benefit, so patience is needed. It can initially cause some dehydration, so drink a little extra water.

    The company I use now has CBD transdermal patches, which can however be used safely as these are absorbed by the skin rather than the gut: https://www.simply-cbd.co.uk/collections/cbd-patches  Still wise to discuss these with your GP/pharmacist.



    Will it interact with NAPROXEN ?
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'd encourage you to speak to your doctor or pharmacist about that @wibbles :) 

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