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Missfoodlove Mon 27-May-19 18:54:44

I have just purchased some CBD capsules. I have done much research and they seem almost to good to be true. From easing pain to helping insomnia.
I have a mix of menopausal symptoms and am hoping for an improvement.
Has anyone tried these?
What was your experience?

Squiffy Mon 27-May-19 19:40:01

Missfoodlove If you look on this thread “CBD Oil (Cannabidoil)” you may find some of the posts to be useful to you.

Slowcookervegan Mon 27-May-19 19:46:42

I take a capsule a day. Im much better on them regarding menopause

BradfordLass72 Tue 28-May-19 10:26:06

It's a Class B drug here and highly restricted. Even a GP cannot prescribe it.

If a Specialist decides it can benefit, you can apply to the Ministry of Health - an expensive and often futile process.

If you import it yourself from overseas, you can be fined or even jailed.

Squiffy Tue 28-May-19 13:21:39

Bradfordlass Does that also apply to cannabidoil? - the ‘trippy’ part has been removed.

Slowcookervegan Tue 28-May-19 15:45:04

You can buy cannabidoil on amazon and it doesn't say anything about restrictions as its sold as 'hemp' .

Anja Tue 28-May-19 16:31:06

I’ve tried various kinds. Didn’t do any good. It’s the latest snake oil, but that’s only my opinion.

Anja Tue 28-May-19 16:32:07

Bradford we’re not talking about banned substances.

3dognight Tue 28-May-19 18:31:36

You get it in hol--and & ba--att, two different strengths. Hubby took it for arthritis in his shoulders, but not sure if it worked. Though he did get some relief at times. He took the highest strength. Lots of folks round here give their dogs for arthritis, beleive it or not!

DillytheGardener Tue 28-May-19 23:27:15

Goodness! Is this something you can drive with and it wouldn’t show up in your system if you were pulled over? It sounds great if it does all it says it will but I didn’t touch it in the 70’s so probably a bit late now grin

janeainsworth Tue 28-May-19 23:43:55

You know what they say, Missfoodlove.
If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
And as Tim Minchin puts it, if alternative medicine worked, it wouldn’t be alternative.

Faye Wed 29-May-19 02:46:54

I have posted before about buying it for my DD. It was organic and pure cbd oil with no THC. You do anything when you see your child (including your adult child) is very ill.

If you are buying it, only buy organic and it needs to be cbd oil, not this rubbish with 2 1/2% cbd oil, it needs to be a 100% cbd oil. It’s definitely not snake oil and after a year of using it and starting to run out (it’s very expensive) the symptoms which it stopped started to come back. I have since bought her another bottle.

Since DD started using it Doctor’s can now prescribe it in Australia. DD was honest about using it and found the doctors at the hospital were very interested in it and wanted to know more information.

Now if you are talking about opioids, which are very dangerous and legal, that is snake oil. The pain management team told DD that every three to four days when taking opioids your pain increases, besides being very addictive. DD was very careful about the amount she took and weaned herself off asap after her operation. Her doctor said he was chuffed at how she took charge of getting off this very dangerous medication. He had been extremely worried and was prescribing the opioids at the surgeon’s direction.

The thing is you won’t die from taking cbd oil, you can very easily die from taking prescribed opioids.

BradfordLass72 Wed 29-May-19 05:09:52

Squiffy and Anja Yes, I know what you're talking about.

"In 2017 laws loosened around cannabis extracts . It is now legal for a doctor to prescribe pharmaceutical grade CBD oil. It is ILLEGAL to buy CBD oil and other hemp or cannabis oils online and bring it into NZ"

However, getting your doctor to prescribe it is a Mission Almost Impossible, as they argue there are plenty of alternatives approved by PHARMAC.

People in late-stage cancers may have the best chance of this!
Nor is it state funded, so there's a whopping charge even if you do get a GP to prescribe.

BradfordLass72 Wed 29-May-19 05:13:16

Sorry, correction - not a GP.

As originally stated, a GP must first refer you to a specialist (Oncologist if you have cancer) and it is they not the GP who can advocate for its use. They rarely do.

Anja Wed 05-Jun-19 15:28:22

The ones I’m talking about are sold everywhere including Holland and Barrett.

AlexxTG Tue 03-Sep-19 06:04:13

It's been a while since I've been smoking marijuana in a purpose to fight my anxiety level, cause one day I found out that you did, that CBD oil is much better and I've been even consuming cbd for traumatic brain injury, cause all my friends said they have been testing it for months. It really helped, and the result was better than I thought.

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Kate1949 Thu 06-Aug-20 09:46:13

Not me personally but We have a friend who has suffered chronic back pain for about 30 years. It has been so bad on occasions that his wife has had to call an ambulance and he has been given morphine. Someone recommended CBD capsules. It has transformed his life. He rarely gets pain now.

Kate1949 Thu 06-Aug-20 09:49:34

I think it works for some people but not all. The person I mentioned above recommended it to his father for pain but it didn't help.