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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.
I was corrected on a different site for using the "legal" word, because of federal laws. Regardless of THC content, sellers were warned by the FDA to be careful how they advertise their products*. Also, federal law prohibits interstate sales with hefty penalties. But aside from these laws (which may never be enforced, but Jeff Sessions is currently the one who decides that), most buyers of the allegedly legal hemp-based products report they showed little to no benefit or effect, so buyers beware. Wonder what Consumer Reports would uncover if they analyzed these products?
If you want to try CBD oil, go for the medical grade. (JMHO.)
*Even hemp derived products become illegal when advertised as an ingestible medicine.
Good to hear. When I asked my husband's neurologist about trying supplements her reply was: it can't hurt because none of the medicine we have works. So try what we want because they are dying anyway. Who knows maybe people trying alternatives someday may find something that actually helps and is long lasting.
Marinol is a prescription derivative from marijuana. A lady I know ran out of options to get her husband to eat. It was a last resort as she was one that would do anything to hang onto her husband. It increased his appetite and also his cognitive functioning. He went from someone that was basically in the last stages who now could say a few words, smile and react. She was happy with the improvement. I think this last well over a year. So we never know.
Marinol is a prescription derivative from marijuana.
Day 8: fed,the dog today without being asked and remembered the amount needed of both the wet and dry food. Previously he would feed her but asked many times how to do it. He also took the garbage and recycle out to the curb without difficulty when I asked him to do it. He had needed guidance last week.
Short term memory has not improved at all. He was able to orient himself on a drive yesterday and was more interactive during our conversations. I feel like we have stepped back in time in some areas but not in all. He increases his dose tonight so it will be interesting to see if there are more changes next week.
Thanks so much for the update. I'm curious about this and will look forward to your further updates. Can you tell us what dose you started with and what dose is next? Thanks so much.
From what I could find Marinol is a man made type of cannabis. It is by script only like you said. They use it for people that get cancer treatments to keep them from getting upset stomachs.
I have copd and I use the CBD oil to help with that. Many people that have copd use it to help with depression and anxiety. It really does help I take 1500 mg. in the vape each day and I can tell a big difference. I can see why those that have alsheimers or dementia would get a lot of benefits from the CBD oil. There is a difference between CBD and hemp oil just be sure to buy the CBD oil not hemp.
I am VERY interested to know how things are going on the CBD oil. I have just begun to investigate it for my DH. I have been told to begin with 30mg twice a day. Another website told me 50mg twice a day. It's quite pricey, but I feel that anything that helps him with his anxiety would be worth a try.
Please respond and let us know how it's going.
FWIW this is not any kind of scientific study.