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Soooooo!!! Just saw this thread resurrected, been so long I forgot I was the one who started it. Just started taking the liquid CBD, under the tongue, about 4 or so days ago, have found it's a little pricey, no great miracles, "but comma", as I like to say, I have seen my blood checks, (type 2 diabetic), hence the interest in CBD oil, as natural meds vs pharma, drop from 130 to 114!!! If this continues, I'll stay on the oil. Any reduction in this is a positive, in my opinion. T Rex
 

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I've tried the oil without THC and NO help. My job I get randomly tested so anything with THC would put me out of a job.
 

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I have mixed feelings having been around long enuf to see many medical fads come and go - anyone remember DMSO for arthritis?
They had clinics in Mexico with proponents that were as enthusiastic anyone who'd seen a faith healer - which is about where I put most things like this.
Our adopted daughter is autistic and like many she suffers from seizures. We finally got her neurologist to prescribe the "good stuff" CBD which runs several hundred a bottle.
Thieving *******s. My wife is sold but honestly I think she's just eager to embrace anything she *thinks* will help. I cannot see any difference personally - she still has seizures and takes the stuff regularly.
I have a cousin that sells the stuff and OMG listening to her is an infomercial broken record. She (to hear her tell it) gives the stuff to her hubby, her dog and her chickens (I'm not kidding) and credits the stuff as a miracle on par with the second coming. Per the chickens she claims it has reduced their broodiness.
I personally think that if you think it might help something that ails ya - find someone willing to sell you a joint and smoke a few. Go right to the source. If THC will help then that's the cheapest way I'd know - plus the dose is higher (no pun intended [well maybe ;) ]).
Disclaimer - I hardly drink, don't do drugs at all. But I do believe that God wouldn't have put it here if it didn't serve a purpose. As in everything moderation and wisdom is key.
 

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Soooooo!!! Just saw this thread resurrected, been so long I forgot I was the one who started it. Just started taking the liquid CBD, under the tongue, about 4 or so days ago, have found it's a little pricey, no great miracles, "but comma", as I like to say, I have seen my blood checks, (type 2 diabetic), hence the interest in CBD oil, as natural meds vs pharma, drop from 130 to 114!!! If this continues, I'll stay on the oil. Any reduction in this is a positive, in my opinion. T Rex
Man you can do that by skipping that biscuit at breakfast ;)
 
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I have mixed feelings having been around long enuf to see many medical fads come and go - anyone remember DMSO for arthritis?
They had clinics in Mexico with proponents that were as enthusiastic anyone who'd seen a faith healer - which is about where I put most things like this.
Our adopted daughter is autistic and like many she suffers from seizures. We finally got her neurologist to prescribe the "good stuff" CBD which runs several hundred a bottle.
Thieving *******s. My wife is sold but honestly I think she's just eager to embrace anything she *thinks* will help. I cannot see any difference personally - she still has seizures and takes the stuff regularly.
I have a cousin that sells the stuff and OMG listening to her is an infomercial broken record. She (to hear her tell it) gives the stuff to her hubby, her dog and her chickens (I'm not kidding) and credits the stuff as a miracle on par with the second coming. Per the chickens she claims it has reduced their broodiness.
I personally think that if you think it might help something that ails ya - find someone willing to sell you a joint and smoke a few. Go right to the source. If THC will help then that's the cheapest way I'd know - plus the dose is higher (no pun intended [well maybe ;) ]).
Disclaimer - I hardly drink, don't do drugs at all. But I do believe that God wouldn't have put it here if it didn't serve a purpose. As in everything moderation and wisdom is key.
It is touted as a miracle cure/herb/medicine. I don't believe it is that but from my experience with insomnia, rheumatoid arthritis and anxiety and its helpfulness with that I can no longer discount what it does for me in a relative sense. I spent 28 years as a Surgical PA and Cardiovascular tech and 2 years in the medial industry as a clinical specialist. I have my preconditioned skepticism and need for empirical data and not just anecdotal suppositions to convince me. I believe CBD is a great supplement in a proper context. It's not a panacea by any means. But rarely does RA go into remission and mine has. No more meteltrexcate for me after 15 plus years of taking it and now a rarely needed NSAID from time to time. Anxiety was tolerable before but now the edge has been taken off. The THC portion of it covers a whole nuther category of treatment that doesn't have a need for me personally but IMO is far more innocuous than alcohol and pharmaceuticals for those who use is it instead of those. The exploitations and capitalistic manipulations with anything that makes money will always be around at some level or another, though big pharma makes the CBD market look like child's play.

I don't think this is a passing fancy, though only time will tell. JMHOYMMV
 

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I've never tried it.
My Dad is dying of a quite aggressive form of cancer and he's
taking it. I can't tell if it's helping him or not.
I have two blown dicks in my lower back, 3 fused vertebra
in my neck, and I also have a frontoral lobe head ingury and suffer
with seizures.
I looked it up and found mixed reviews but I'm open to it.
I can't tell if it wold help me or not.
I take a LOT of medication every day and at times I'm in
quite a bit of pain.
 

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CBD oil is legal in all 50 states it is patented and owned by the Govt. As is almost all forms of Cannabinoids? THC and the like.
The first TRUE studies on cannabis will be forth coming soon as the first country to legalize pot Ecuador so that opened the door for some research on the drug that is not boxed in like here. Here under the Nixon admin. the only testing/research allowed is to prove negative effects.
Yet the main case was it was almost stamped legal by the SCOTUS in the 90's but the cases that were going to see it legalized at least for medical purposes were dropped and a arrangement was made with almost 100 people who were going to appeal their convictions before the SCOTUS were granted special licenses to be able to possess and consume marijuana. The best part it had to be provided to them FREE by the GOVERNMENT.
 

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There have been a number of TV documentary programs made which investigated the use of Cannabidiol in Israel. They started researching as long ago as the 1960s. You might even find some of it on YouTube. During the research they found specific receptor sites within the human brain for those Cannadibiols. A natural "drug" that fits perfectly into the human system - made for purpose, you might say. The early research was "tolerated" by the authorities, but not entirely "lawful". The researchers eventually prevailed.
It is now a regularly prescribed medication, and is often sought out by, sometimes, desperately ill people who receive no help at all from "big pharma", other than to become an ongoing medical experiment.
Children with severe epilepsy who have their lives transformed by a substance that the "regular" medical practitioners shun. Why? Because they claim that, either there is insufficient evidence to show its efficacy, or that what evidence there is is not backed up by clinical trials. Tell that to the likes of Professor Raphael Mechoulam and his colleagues.

It might also be a bit revealing to say that more than 50 U.S. companies are doing cannabis research in Israel, and in 2016 they invested more than $125 million in Israeli cannabis operations. There's got to be something in it. Could it be the $$$$$ ??

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I sincerely hope that it does help some folks! I know that I bought 2 of the $75 Full Spectrum CBD vials with the dropper dispenser. The wife & I tried the 3-4 drop under the tongue deal for 2 months, then decided we weren't benefiting any. Perhaps it takes more, or maybe it takes longer to start working, but her fibromyalgia and my chronic leg/back pains never ceased or even lightened up (that we could tell). I have heard that the real McCoy helps fibro patients, but I get randomly drug tested & the wife is afraid she'll see pink elephants.:elefant: (heck, that's what we were hoping for in the 70's!) :biggrin:

I may try it again in the future, if the price levels off some, but $75 buck and ounce is quite high for my budget!

I'll keep watching this thread to see what else the membership has to say about it.
 
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I sincerely hope that it does help some folks! I know that I bought 2 of the $75 Full Spectrum CBD vials with the dropper dispenser. The wife & I tried the 3-4 drop under the tongue deal for 2 months, then decided we weren't benefiting any. Perhaps it takes more, or maybe it takes longer to start working, but her fibromyalgia and my chronic leg/back pains never ceased or even lightened up (that we could tell). I have heard that the real McCoy helps fibro patients, but I get randomly drug tested & the wife is afraid she'll see pink elephants.:elefant: (heck, that's what we were hoping for in the 70's!) :biggrin:

I may try it again in the future, if the price levels off some, but $75 buck and ounce is quite high for my budget!

I'll keep watching this thread to see what else the membership has to say about it.
The prices, quality and effective dosages are all across the board. I don't do the oil but take a 35mg capsule of the Charlottes Web, which is a real good high quality producer of it. If you are interested the LMT that I get mine from sells it to me at a few dollars over her cost. PM me if you are interested in giving it a try, the MSRP online is not quite double the actual cost to providers like herself. I have not found the oils to be as time released and much shorter acting than the capsules.
 
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