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CBD oil trial
Another online group I belong to, the guy gave THC to his wife for behavior problems which it did seem to help. It also is used to increase appetite. CBD is legal in all 50 states since it does not include THC which is the one that can make you high. A neighbor uses the CBD for her fibromyalgia pain.
Keep us up to date on how things go.
My DH never seemed to benefit from the standard Alzheimer’s meds and the side effects were unpleasant. Now that my DH is in the final stages, the medications that he takes reduce anxiety and help him sleep. I believe that CBD oil would help him (with fewer side effects) but we don’t live in a state where it’s legal, and he’s lives in MC. Interestingly, our dog developed epilepsy and her seizures were frequent and intense. A friend (who lives in a neighboring state where MJ is legal) gave me some CBD tincture (high CBD, very low THC) to try on my dog. I was skeptical but her seizures have dramatically abated.
Regarding the post about it being legal in every state isn’t true in my experience. Also, CBD oil derived from marijuana (as compared to hemp) with at least some THC is the gold standard because of the “entourage effect.”
I hope the CBD oil provides relief to your husband l. If it was an option for my DH, I wouldn’t hesitate to try it - anything to ease the journey is welcome.
It did not seem to make alot of difference for him, so after a month of trial I discontinued it. (He was in stage 5-6 at that point of this journey.
Felt it was definately worth a try. Keep us posted.
If the THC content is less than .3% then it is legal. It may not be sold in all states, but you can order it online. hemp, cannabis, marijuana (slang term)… they’re from the exact same plant species – Cannabis sativa. If it has a higher content than .3% then it is classified as from hemp. Over .3% THC then marijuana. It is confusing but as more people find the benefits of CBD it will become more clear.
In the beginning of our Alz journey, we tried CBD oil. It was pure CBD oil mixed with about 1% of THC. I was told you need a little THC to make the CBD more effective. I can remember very well the results.
He vaped for awhile and really enjoyed it. He has Parkinsons with Lewy Body also so it really helped the shaking. He also has AZ.
After he smoked, he was very calm and not shaking which was great for him. He could actually drink coffee without spilling it. But,, in my opinion, it did nothing for the Alz.
He vaped for as long as he could. What I mean by that is, after awhile he wasn't capable of vaping. He forgot how. I would put the vaporizer to his lips and he couldn't remember how to inhale. so that was the end of that.
We didn't have much luck with the edibles. He isn't agitated or aggressive so when he would take even a small amount it would just knock him out. We discontinued.
If he could still vape, I would be giving it to him. It did nothing to stop the ALZ from progressing.