CBD oil

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CBD oil

Postby Hollybelle78 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:03 am

Has anyone tried CBD oil and found that it works for them? Been on gabapentin for years and unfortunately it isn’t helping anymore.

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Re: CBD oil

Postby Rustsmith » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:24 am

The only benefit that I have found with CBD oil is that it is very effective as a treatment for RLS induced anxiety. For the rest of my symptoms, it doesn't do anything at all.

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Re: CBD oil

Postby Polar Bear » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:55 am

I tried CBD Oil for several months without success for symptoms or sleep. Second bottle is sitting at the back of a cupboard.
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Re: CBD oil

Postby legsbestill » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:15 pm

It did nothing for my rls and was VERY expensive. I think it might have helped slightly with anxiety but not enough (if at all) to justify the cost. I have read of people who got almost full relief with it however so it's probably worth trying.

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Re: CBD oil

Postby debbluebird » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:22 am

It just helps with sleep when I'm wide awake.

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Re: CBD oil

Postby QyX » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:57 am

I tried CBD oil, prescribed from my doctor in small and high doses. Initially it improved sleep quality (a bit) and boosted my overall mood and energy. However the effects did not last very long and were not that strong.

But when I later got a prescription for medical Cannabis too, small doses at night together with inhaling high potent Cannabis CBD can increase the sedative and hypnotic properties of Cannabis.

In my experience, CBD is useful but only when used together with THC.

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