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CBD and ET - helpful, or a massive con?

I’ve bought some CBD oil, to see if the hype is justified, but can’t find any information on taking it alongside my other meds - 2 x baby aspirin, and 40mg Propranolol. Have I just wasted my money 😂? Or is it ok to take with these?

I’d like to try it for its anti-inflammatory properties. Any advice would be great!

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Sorry Lucy can't help you with that question. I have bought some but so far haven't taken it!!! Really for the same reason as yourself. I'm sure some one will who has tried it will help you .

Regards Sandy

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Hi Lucy,

I have PV, I can only speak for myself and would never say for you to take it, as I'm not a doctor.

I'm on daily Aspirin and occasional propranolol, and venesections when needed.

So I took the Bull by the horns so to speak about 6 months ago, after a lot of should I/shouldn't I take it, and all I can say is..for me, it works!

I don't smoke, but I chose to vape an ultra strong CBD, and had such a positive effect on my bone aches and fatigue and sleep! So then I tried CBD oil one squirt under the tongue and so far very good!

I have left it off for a month just to see if I could feel the difference, and within a week the headaches and fatigue started up again, started taking it and within a couple of days I felt relief again.

The other thing is which I can't say is totally down to CBD but my bloods have been at a steady 'normal' level and not needed a venesection for the whole time I've been taking it. That might be totally down to previous venesections etc, but I for one don't think it's a con, I've read loads about it and I truly believe we could be looking at game changer, even the medical profession is taking it seriously now.

If your unsure ask your dr first, and read as much as you can about it.

Sorry for the long reply, but thought it might help.

Jacqui😊

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Thank you for the informed response. I too am considering taking it and will pose the question to my dr at next visit. Could you share the brand that you are on, as I would prefer to use from a recommended supplier. Thanks. Penny

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Hi Penny,

I will PM you the brand as I'm not sure we're allowed to name things on here, I think it's advertising rules.

I'd just like to add also, that when I asked my GP about CBD(about a year ago), he was non commital if I should take it or not, and said some Drs are for it and some not, but it's more because of the lack of research, but as we know that has all changed now and much more research is being done on the subject, which on the whole is quite positive.

At the time my dr said it was ultimately up to me, to be sensible, read everything I could on it and make as good informed decision that I could.

So I did and as I say for me it's working well.

Jacqui😊

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you can pass this information by private message

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Hi Maz, yes I have done so as I thought there would be some sort of advertising rules or something to abide by.

Hope the rest of my posts are ok, I know it's a little unknown territory at present, but just thought my experience could help a little.

Jacqui😊

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Hi. I’m using CBD oil & cream for head & muscle aches. Are you in the US? If so I’d appreciate knowing the brand you use. Mine is expensive. I’m trying to find out if it’s contraindicated for those of us on blood thinners. I’ve read it is & also read it isn’t. Please PM me too if you don’t mind. Thanks. Katie

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THANKS FOR THAT INFORMATION ....BUT DID IT RAISE YOUR PLATELETS....

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Your welcome and no raise as yet, I have another haem appointment in a few weeks so will see if there's any change then, but all good so far.

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Thanks Jacqui,

This is all very interesting. I’m really glad it’s working for you so far, please keep us posted on any change to your platelets, and bloods generally.

One question I have is, do you have to leave a certain amount of time between taking the aspirin and the CBD oil? I’ve read that they can counteract each other if taken less than 4 hours apart, and this is one of the main reasons that I’m hesitating trying it out.

Thanks so much,

Lucy 🙂

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Hi Lucy,

Sorry for delay in replying, I have terrible internet connection where I live.

So CBD and Aspirin... well I take CBD when I get up and when I go to bed, I take my Aspirin around tea time, I personally haven't read anything about the time thing, I've just paced it out to what suits me, I've always taken my Aspirin around tea time, and just thought CBD am and pm is were good times for me.

So far all my bloods have remained good and near 'normal', I think it's too early to say that's all down to CBD but I just know I feel better since I've been taking it, especially the fatigue.

The one thing I would say is the oil or whatever method you use to take CBD, it has to be quite a decent strength, the ones you can buy in health food shops are quite weak, and have reviews saying that CBD hasn't worked etc, from all the literature I've read (and that's quite a lot haha) you have to start with a 'decent' low dose and build to a higher one.

That was the hardest part for me to work out the dosing, but don't let that put you off, I made it more complicated than it is, because I was scared about taking it, I now take it in quite a few different forms and love it 😁, but as I've said before this is my own personal opinion, you have to research and feel ok about it yourself, as there is a bit of 'taking a deep breath and just go with it' type of attitude to have at first.

I hope that's if some help, sorry if a bit long haha!

Jacqui 😊

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Thanks so much Jacqui, and that’s not too long at all, the more info about direct experience the better as far as I’m concerned!

I have a little bottle of CBD oil from a reputable company sitting in the fridge. I tried taking it before hearing about the aspirin contraindication, so stopped and wanted to gather as much info as I could before trying it again. As aspirin is the only thing I take for my blood I’m very careful not to counteract it; I was feeling increasingly ill before I started taking it and had lots of ET side effects, so even my two daily baby aspirins are a real help.

I’d also read about starting CBD with a low dose and increasing it gradually, apparently it lingers in the system. I will try it again, starting with a very low dose, and will leave 4 hours between taking it and aspirin, just to be on the safe side.

That’s really good that it seems to be helping you! Very encouraging. I hope it continues to work for you - I think I just wanted to make sure that it’s working for me, and not against my aspirin and beta-blocker.

Thanks again so much! 😄

Lucy

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