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Cannabis Oil and atrial fib

Octopus52
Octopus52
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Has anyone on here taken Cannabis oil. I have read reports in the media that certain people have taken the recommended pharmaceutical dose that has reduced AF attacks

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I take CBD oil of a stronger strength from the Netherlands for pain relief..

It could possibly also have a beneficial effect on the heart and circulatory system .I am not aware of any contra indications and neither is my GP.

Carol.

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Tricia239
Tricia239
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I was interested to hear that. Silly question perhaps but does it work? I’m suffering widespread arthritic pain. As I understand it there is a contra indication because most AF sufferers take an anticoagulant and it seems cannabis oil also acts as an anticoagulant. Because of that I haven’t dared to try it. My daughter has, she also has arthritis, and she wasn’t convinced it was beneficial, so I would be interested to hear your experience. Best wishes, Tricia

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Tricia.I will PM later today about my thought/ experience re CBD oil..

Carol.

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Jemapo
Jemapo
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Me also hasn't affected my arrhythmia s seems much fewer since I introduced magnesium as for the cbd oil I take it and rub it in

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Hidden
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Just seen your post caromia.....are you taking any anticoagulants ?

I'm on warfarin ( self test so I can observe quickly) and recently bought 5% cbd oil from h&b to see if it would help with intermittent very painful arthritis in knee. Assistant was unable to advise suitability. Reluctant to use but gave it a go yesterday as CoCodamol not doing much. Pleased to report I felt relief very quickly. I shall ask warfarin clinic when I email my latest readings this week but would be interested to hear your opinions.

Thanks

Sandra

P.S. just realised I had best nights sleep last night for ages !

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jeanjeannie50
jeanjeannie50
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Sandra, I'always wondering whether to try cbd oil. Would you please let me know how you get on with it. Many thanks.

Jean

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Hidden
Hidden
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Will do Jean !

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Alslad1

I have been taking 4℅ CBD oil for 3 days and have had good results with pain relief and a good nights sleep. I currently take Warfain for AFib but haven't noticed any reduction in the Afib attacks but I am determined to try it for a month. I will report back with any changes to my health

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Hidden
Hidden
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Good morning Sandra,

I am not anticoagulated following stomach bleed and other morbilities.

As you will know at this present time it is illegal to grow Cannabis is England.

The type of oil sold in H&B I understand is not made from cannabis oil but Hemp seed...So although may be 5% is not on the same therapeutic range as say 4% that comes from Holland which is derived from the Cannabis plant..

Before I researched I bought from H&B but found it to be a waste of money and offered no relief from pain...

A friend sends it from Holland ..suppliers details are.

tegelen@rozmarijnenthijn.nl

+31773270864

I have moved location recently and my previous Dr.was very forward thinking and told me he hoped it wouldn't be long before it would be on prescription here in the UK for Chronic pain relief...

I havnt approached my new Dr.with this request as l thought it best if he gets to know me first!

Hope this helps..

Carol.

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Hidden
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Thank you for your reply Carol. Very helpful. I shall continue with my cbd oil, carefully....dont want to make anything worse....and see how things go.

Sandra

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Franju
Franju
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Canabidol.com is a good quality supplier and reasonably priced.

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WendyWu20

Do you have any links to the media information, or to any scientific research? My understanding is that cannabis use by smoking can actually cause heart problems...but I'm intrigued by other methods if they have been researched.

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icklebud99

I tried it and after 3 drops under my tongue I woke up in AF through the night and wont take it again in case it started the AF.

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Annekw

Hi I have Rheumatoid Disease so tried the drops under the tongue for pain relief- no difference for me!

I also have AF taking usual medication for this, didn’t affect meat all !

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jwsonoma

I was looking for something to help me sleep but that seems to be pot with THC. It helps with sleep but also gets you stoned, makes you hungry and stupid.

I found this link interesting:

hlbenefits.com/cbd-vs-thc/

It is stating THC causes rapid HR for about 3 hrs while CBD has little side effects.

I know you can buy products that have been breed to have mostly one or the other or both.

But it seems the sleep inducing fun one (THC) may be a no go for me. Anything that warns about rapid HR is off my list as I am not interested in triggering AFib.

I have read a lot about pot causing Afib but I wonder what was in it? I am going to guess a lot of THC

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etheral

I have afib that converted to nsr with dofetilide ( Tikosyn), I have been smoking cannabis along with taking thc/cbd orally for years. I do not find that this affects my heart rate or afib. I have tried pure cbd oil and did not get any positive effects in regard to sleep or pain with this. Just my personal experience, Don't know what aany controled studies show.Best wishes......

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Janith

It isn’t legal in the state of Texas ... l was just reading something about it and side effects. I wouldn’t get near the stuff. Be careful, be very careful.

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