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Is CBD oil as great as everyone is saying it is?

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Afternooninthepark Wed 27-Feb-19 09:16:04

Over the last few years I’ve been feeling crap. I have major anxiety, IBS and am perimenopausal.
My gp is not at all helpful and just offers me antidepressants at every visit.
Ive started to look online for something which may help me. So many people are singing the praises of CBD oil these days.
I’ve joined a couple of groups on Facebook and most people can not talk highly enough about this stuff.
However, whenever I post questions about it, my inbox is inundated with people trying to sell their own CBD products which kind of puts me off and makes me wonder if they are really using it or just selling the stuff and posting that it’s great just to make more sales?!
Has anyone tried it and has it helped at all.

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domton Wed 27-Feb-19 13:03:25

I tried it for generalised joint pain and inflammation. It didn't do anything for me tbh. I am part of a lupus group on FB, and not many positive stories there. Could just be not suitable for that.

I get why you'd try it. Have you joined a condition specific group on FB or a cbd group? Condition specific and search in that group for other posts is the way forward I think. X

RightOcciputAnterior Wed 27-Feb-19 13:09:04

Why do you perceive your GP to be unhelpful? Why do you think CBD will help you more than the antidepressants your doctor has recommended?

MrsForky Wed 27-Feb-19 13:15:52

I've got similar symptoms and perimenopausal. I've been taking one of these every day which has really helped prevent explosive monthly cycles that won't stop. Mood-wise, I think these alleviate the stress reactions that are all too familiar. It's a natural remedy but I've found it kind o works ... nothing's perfect, but this is what I'd recommend. There's a menopause remedy to, but for me, I need this one at the mo.

Whisky2014 Wed 27-Feb-19 13:20:45

I think there's 2 types. CBD A which is the type that's so processed there's really nothing left in it to benefit you ... that's the one that can be sold over the counter.
I think CBD B is the good stuff which will only be available through a GP.

I could be wrong with the A and B thing, my brother works at a pharmaceutical company growing the cannabis for medical use and he explained it to me like this. Maybe it was to simplify it for my simple brain but essentially, if its not prescribed it probably won't do anything (unless you have the placebo affect)

TheHodgeoftheHedge Wed 27-Feb-19 13:24:44

Afternooninthepark Wed 27-Feb-19 16:41:16

dontom I’m on condition specific groups and CBD user groups, so many of them are singing its praises but I get so many people inbox me with links to their own CBD products it kind of puts me off!
right I’ve tried several anti d’s and they all make me feel awful, the gp knows this yet still tries to prescribe them!
mrsforky thanks for the link, I’ll take a look, I’m willing to try anything which isn’t antidepressants!
thehodge Thanks, ill take a look at that article.

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Afternooninthepark Wed 27-Feb-19 16:42:29

whisky that’s interesting, I’ve not come across that, will have a google.

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Beaverhausen Wed 27-Feb-19 16:46:28

Oh yes myself and my fips cat are on cbd.

I get hers from simply cbd they have a support group on Facebook called simply cbd users support group. Simply cbd is derived from hemp.

And I also get cbd from cbd brothers which has also helped her and me. Me perimenopause and her fips. The cbd is derived from cannabis. They have a support group on Facebook, the link is on their website.

Afternooninthepark Wed 27-Feb-19 17:04:17

Thanks beaver, is the CBD helping you and your cat? Would you recommend it? I’ve had a look on both the CBD brothers (local to me) and Simply CBD websites.

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superstar63 Wed 27-Feb-19 18:43:17

Is there a specific CBD oil for insomnia? I have tried capsules but they didnt help and the company could not by law tell me which would be the best one for insomnia and I do not do Facebook.

Any positive or negative stories welcome?

Iflyaway Wed 27-Feb-19 18:59:44

Why do you perceive your GP to be unhelpful? Why do you think CBD will help you more than the antidepressants your doctor has recommended?

Perhaps because Big Pharma prefers you to take antidepressants?

The bottom line is - CBD is natural healing. Big Pharma is not.

Please educate yourself OP before making a choice.

Big pharma is good with immunisations. I would never go to the Tropics without what I need.

I would also never listen to the anti-vaccine types. You only need to see people with polio etc. in Africa.

Beaverhausen Wed 27-Feb-19 19:17:59

@Afternooninthepark it definitely helps, has helped me immensely. I predominantly use simply cbd and have just started trying cbd brothers but the reviews about them have been good. But simply cbd is my go to.

If you join their user group on Facebook they will be able to direct you as to what they think would be good for you.

But my moods are better, I am sleeping better, I just feel better and happier. And my cat hardly has any seizures.

But it is not an immediate result it takes up to 2 weeks for the cbd to start working.

Afternooninthepark Wed 27-Feb-19 19:22:53

superstar I think most CBD oil is good for insomnia.
Ifly I just feel doctors are nothing more than pharmaceutical agents these days, my gp isn’t interested in finding the cause of my issues, he just wants to treat the symptoms and that, usually, in my experience comes in the form of an antidepressant prescription!

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zenasfuck Wed 27-Feb-19 21:21:00

Cbd can and does work wonders but it isn't for everyone

You do need good quality cbd and at a fairly decent strength, one will full spectrum terpines will be the best

DaisyDreaming Wed 27-Feb-19 21:22:26

It didn’t help me, some people have been helped by it but I’m peeved with the way it’s portrayed as a complete cure all

GodolphianArabian Wed 27-Feb-19 21:39:29

Have you looked at changing your diet? I'm convinced that cutting sugar has helped me with anxiety. I know that for some people it helps ibs. I think if you look at some of the research into our microbiome and the role it probably plays in health you'll find it worth trying.

superstar63 Wed 27-Feb-19 22:38:49

I havent actually tried the oil, just the capsules which did nothing but there are so many different types of oil it is hard (and expensive) to know which is best for insomnia.

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Wed 27-Feb-19 22:52:49

I have another question: would CBD cause me to fail a drugs test? As an HGV driver, a failed drugs test means immediate dismissal without showing a prescription (which is why I carry my tramadol box at all times). Even with a prescription, if the firm believe you're impaired they can sack for lying about your fitness to drive. We have declare our fitness daily, because very big killing machines.

Beaverhausen Thu 28-Feb-19 10:38:30

Can I just day please be so careful where you buy your cbd from, all of a sudden vape shops are selling cbd and cbd shops are popping up

Do your research and please do note it is not an instant solution it has to get into your system which could take up to 2 weeks.

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cannycat20 Fri 29-Mar-19 17:32:58

I make a lot of my own ointments and oil blends (not qualified as an aromatherapist although I've done lots of courses over the years, so I only blend for self, family and very close friends who understand the risk); recently I tried hemp oil as a base and it is really lovely. I have used some other unusual base oils recently as well, like borage and mustard seed, which I've found lovely for inflammation (with the usual caveats about checking for allergies etc before you use them) The supplier I like is called Biopurus and they do a really wide range. Just about all of them are organic and many are cold-pressed.

Prequelle Fri 29-Mar-19 17:35:17

CBD doesn't 'heal' does it? It's symptom control.

TeddyIsaHe Fri 29-Mar-19 17:35:57

I use a sativa blend from CBD Brothers and it has made a huge difference. I use a couple of drops of the blue formulation (built up gradually as it is strong) and within a few days my mood had lifted and my psoriatic arthritis, whilst not cured, was better than it had been in months.

If you email them they will send you out some samples so you can see what works best for you.

Peghi Fri 29-Mar-19 17:39:06

The bottom line is - CBD is natural healing. Big Pharma is not.

hmm you do know nothing is that simple? CBD oil is now a money making business like "big pharma". Its "healing" properties are invariably overstated.

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