Over the last few weeks, there have been a lot of reports in the media regarding the recent Legalisation of Medical Cannabis in the UK. I want to be clear this isn’t going to be a post about the pro’s & cons etc of the drug itself or whether Cannabis as a whole should be legalized but more about a product I have been using for the last few months CBD Oil.
Before the recent medical legalization news, I was getting a lot of Spam Emails about CBD Oil and seeing a lot of people talking about it on Social Media so I was intrigued but also skeptical, I was born with Cerebral Palsy and yes I smoked a bit in my teens but it wasn’t for me because I just considered it a short-term solution to a long-term problem.
Over the years I have taken so many pills and tablets to try and ease my symptoms, I mean it’s not just the palsy, I had a bone infection in my left arm when I was 10 and my arm has never been right, then there is the hernia op, 2 keyhole stomach surgeries & now most recently this year Barrett’s Oesophagus. I don’t have a condition that exempts me from prescription charges so it can be quite expensive. I had looked at the possibility of CBD as maybe a cheaper alternative but still, the skepticism was there alongside with the fact that I just didn’t know where to start.
Eventually, I was persuaded as I saw a friends post on Facebook who also has a chronic illness and has had similar experiences to me so I had my starting point and also a product to start with Love CBD
I was cautious with my first purchase. I went for the 300mg Dutch CBD Oil Spray as I wanted something with a good price point. This comes in at £18.99 and has 300mg of CBD + CBDa Per 20ml bottle.
It arrived promptly and I keen to see if my I had made a good investment. it recommends 1-2 sprays under the tongue daily and leave for up to 2 minutes before swallowing. To start I decided to on 1 spray in the morning & 1 spray at night, the reason for this was although my pain is constant it’s worse at night when I’m trying to sleep.
It doesn’t taste that great but you soon get used to it, I did notice some changes after the first day though as my cramps and spasms did seem to reduce and I did sleep well, but sleep for me has always been an issue as Insomnia is an uncommon side effect of Cerebral Palsy and I just seem to been blessed and had that included – this is why I love Coffee.
I have now been taking it for about 2 months and overall my pain level has reduced and my mood has been better which I mention because unfortunately, some factors of my personal life really affect me I don’t talk about it a lot publicly anyway and that’s not because I’m trying to ignore it or don’t want to burden people with it. I just deal with in my own way but sometimes it just gets me right in the feels.
There is plenty left in the bottle still and that’s even taking into consideration that I have increased to 4 sprays daily divided up into 2 in the morning & 2 and at night.
This is something that I am glad that I tried and will purchase again with the view to go for the 500mg Bottle at £28.99
It’s not a miracle cure in any way, well not me and my ever increasing list of medical complaints but it certainly helps. I now don’t take some of my previously prescribed medicines as this is a more than worthy substitute.
Are you considering trying CBD Oil ?
What are your experinces ?