The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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CBD, cannabinoids and ME/CFS

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by consuegra, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. consuegra

    consuegra Senior Member

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  2. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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  3. 62milestogojoe

    62milestogojoe What's a forum then?

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    Hi Consuegra
    I used CBD for 2 months in vape form in order to possibly address inflammation and sleep disorder in ME. There were no harmful effects but it was difficult to judge if there were beneficial effects (I was/am taking up to 20 tablets/supplements a day).

    Just a warning to those thinking of dipping a toe-there are lots of people after a quick buck selling products which are advertised as CBD but are not. A company producing CBD should have a certificate of purity ie. the product should have been analysed in a lab using chromatography. Check out forums/clean reviews before spending $.

    The link below will show you a certificate, it does not reflect an endorsement of the product-I haven't tried it.
    https://canabidol.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/0242905-500mg-CBD-Oil-Dropper-1.jpg
     
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    I'm looking into doing THC pills for sleep. THC has helped over prescription sleeping pills
     
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  5. 62milestogojoe

    62milestogojoe What's a forum then?

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    Yeh difficult one. CBD use was (to my surprise) legalized this year in the UK. THC use is still illegal. I have read evidence (clears throat) that the combinatory effect may be stronger.:rolleyes:
     
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    sharks Senior Member

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    Ooh nice. I'm in NYC and its decriminalized here but there are no good shops that sell good stuff.
     
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    Have you tried suppositories? I use it for my IBD they are 50 mg. I had a very good result. Highly recommend them.
     
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    @erin, I have not tried suppositories, but the capsules work fine for me.
     
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    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    @erin , where do you get supps. at 50mg?
     
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  11. 62milestogojoe

    62milestogojoe What's a forum then?

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    @leela I buy them from endoca. Very good product in my opinion. They only have them in 50 mg.
     
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    @perchance dreamer about your IBS, I've had to deal with that nightmare twice and got over it each time with experimentation using gut directed supplements, took a long time though, lots of experiments, and I'm sure some luck

    this is a link to a post I wrote about what ended up helping me to get free of IBS http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...r-months-long-constipation.48913/#post-867115

    Hope you get past that, the constant pain I had to go through with IBS might well have been worse than the CFS
    Best of luck
     
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    Didn't mention it yesterday cause I wasn't sure but I've been testing out CBD and have so far had great results. Tested it out two days ago and quickly started feeling a slight bit good which kept getting better, that goodness seemed to reach a plateu a few hours in. Yesterday I still felt good on waking and all throughout the day so because of that I didn't take any doses yesterday. Today I woke up feeling rather average so I took some and again started feeling it slightly at first and here a few hours in feel great. I'm taking a nanoparticle version, don't know if that matters, two squirts of the stuff under the tongue for 30 seconds before swallowing for sublingual absorption. It is stuff my doc recommended to me, rather expensive though at $150 a bottle
     

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