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CBD Oil

Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by PapaJoe, Aug 27, 2018.

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    CBD holds a lot of promise...but a lot of hype too since I doubt it cures everything. But here IS a big thing. Be very careful to understand how to metabolizes in the liver. (only applicable if you take it orally vs vape etc) A must Google search if you take another drugs. Because the reaction in the liver hypes up many drugs and stops others from being metabolized at all. Think grapefruit only 100x times worse. The workaround is to take it in another form. (vape, topical etc) To save you a little time here is one article... CBD-Drug Interactions: Role of Cytochrome P450
     
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  2. PapaJoe

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    Thanks for the warning!

    I've improved to the point where I'm only taking one prescription med, and sometimes I forget about the drug interactions.
     
  3. teesdale

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    Earler in this string Clare asked a question about use of the CBD oil. Is it just used to tame a current attack or can it be used a prevention method? Anyone know? Thanks.
     
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    For me, it's best used as a preventative, take a few drops in the AM. For me, if I'm on the edge of an attack, it might help or it might not. If I start to feel unsteady, I take more, and that usually wards it off.
     
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    I find this posting fascinating. I have been vertigo free for the most part since my new ENT put me back on a diuretic with a potassium supplement. It seems my potassium levels would steadily drop while taking the diuretics. Now my only vertigo attacks have occurred within a few days of receiving MRI's while monitoring an unrelated condition. I believe the contrast injected is causing the attacks. I need to get another mri and I am wondering if CBD might help stop what I fear will happen within 48 hours of the mri. My Dr. said they have no pre-med option. The typical scenario is; I go for the mri which includes a contrast injection, and within 48 hours I experience at least 3 hours of violent vertigo with all the accompanying fun and games. I also experience an additional blessing of several days of general unsteadiness and brain fog. It all fades away after 4-5 days post mri.
     
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    Very interesting. If the response to the pre-MRI injection is so predictable, I wonder what is in that contrast injection. It almost seems like you could reverse engineer it and find something useful in fighting the condition it brings on. Probably doesn't work that way though.
     
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    Intriguing... I’m on lots of supplements and meds, just starting antivirals but it’s lovely to know of all the options. I’m Canadian so it’s all legal now. Thanks for the info and the interaction article. Any Canadian especially Calgarians find a good source/store/brand?
     
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    My hubby gave me a little bottle of cbd oil for Christmas! I’ll try it and keep you posted. I’ll check out those interactions first.
     
  9. Jsnider

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    Papa Joe - you seem to be the CBD oil expert so here goes. Will you please tell me the exact type/brand you use, the cost, the dosage, and when you take it? Plus anything else I should know about. Do you take it everyday? Thank you. I'm willing to try this now. Just want to do exactly what you do. Thank you - Merry Christmas.
     
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  10. AnneT

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    My little bottle saysB&K Yyc Full Spectrum Hemp Derived CBD, 500 mg, 15 mg. I was instructed to take 1-6 drops (=1-6mg) per dose. For quick onset put it under tongue - should kick in within 15 minutes and last 4-6 hours. For less urgent use, same dose but swallow it or put it on food. Should last 6-8 hours.

    I was feeling disequilibrium and that pre-vertigo warning feeling as I worked in the kitchen, so I tried just one drop under the tongue. This afternoon my disequilibrium was maybe less, and I felt more relaxed I think.

    It looks promising to me as it might be helpful for my Menieres, migraine, fibromyalgia, bone strength, depression, and anxiety.

    I still need to research more about interactions with my other meds and supplements- antihistamines, benzodiazepines, ibuprofen. And yes I also wonder if it will be helpful to take this just as needed, or daily for awhile; and need to see how driveable I feel on what dose, or how soon after a dose. I don’t want an addiction issue with it.

    There are lots of websites so it’s a little overwhelming. I found this one useful today - CBD101: The Beginners Guide on www.medium.com
     
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    More info: this bottle of Full Spectrum CBD (hemp so should be no THC) is 500 mg of CBD in 15millilitres of oil. Cost about $50. (Calgary, Canada)
     
  12. AnneT

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    I’ve had a couple of short vertigo attacks since starting the CBD. It maybe makes me mellow, but really vivid and some scary dreams at night. Not sure it’s coincidence or not. If I read one chart, it may reduce the effectiveness of my clonazepam? I’m on so many things, many new ones, so I think I’ll take a break from it for now... though I’m very attracted to the idea of taking it!
     

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