Cannabis Oil for RLS?

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Wealden1640
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Cannabis Oil for RLS?

Postby Wealden1640 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:28 pm

I have been reading/hearing a lot about using Cannabis Oil for RLS. Supposedly, it is now legal in all 50 states. Has anyone tried it?

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Re: Cannabis Oil for RLS?

Postby Rustsmith » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:14 pm

You will find that things that work for some of us do not always work the same for others. I have found that CBD oil works almost immediately to resolve any anxiety that is caused by my RLS but that it doesn't do anything for my movement or insomnia issues. Also, THC is very effective in treating my insomnia, but does nothing for my need to move.

However, I have also seen reports for others with mild to moderate RLS who swear by CBD oil. So, it is pretty much a situation where you have to try it to find out if it works for you or not.

However, the one thing to be careful with is the actual CBD concentration of the product that you buy. There are reports in the media that part of the mail order CBD has less strength than advertised, so it can fall into the realm of some supplements that do not deliver as advertised simply because no one is watching them.
Steve

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Wealden1640
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Re: Cannabis Oil for RLS?

Postby Wealden1640 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:39 pm

Good point...I've heard 4 Corners Cannibis is reputable, but not to take as many drops as it tells you to.
Pramipexole works great for me at night, as long as I take it on an empty stomach. But I can't take it during the day cuz it knocks me out. Just looking for something to take that will allow me to actually sit in a chair and read a book in the afternoon.


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