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Marijuana/Cannabis and Epilepsy

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Hi Everyone, I have started using and making my own versions of CBD and THC oils, Teas and lip balms. (It works better for me if there is some THC in...plain CBD🤏 just makes it sound politically, socially and medically correct, for asses who dont live with this) Firstly because it's way to expensive in the shops and secondly because it's fun. Now it took a while to get all the measurements right...and there were some HIGHs and Lows...lols...But...I kid you not...whoever says weed doesn't work for Epilepsy doesn't know what they are talking about. Its gotten to the point after a year I dont take most of my day time meds, and am functioning awesomely. I still have seizures when I'm stressed, but am doing great! The anxiety is practically zero!

Good luck if you're going to try it!

(Tell your Dr to measure your progress)

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Please remember to discuss any changes in your treatment with your doctor before implementing. It is also important to note that CBD/THC oil not commercially prepared does not necessarily have a standardised content.

I'm really happy that Marijuana has helped you fight your epilepsy, but you need to be careful. I'm really happy that Marijuana has helped you fight your epilepsy, but you need to be careful. Although I also use high quality cannabis which I order every month from, there are things that need to be taken into consideration. Marijuana or cannabis in general has a number of side effects depending on how it is used. For example, if smoked, the negative effect of smoking on a person’s lungs and heart also apply to marijuana. It is important to know that even though marijuana is a plant, it is broken down in a person’s liver like many medicines. People mistakenly believe that marijuana is completely safe because it is a plant or oil from a plant. However, medication interactions can occur.

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