CBD and Chronic Pain

Posted by Administrator on 10/7/2015
I have chronic pain.  Specifically, I have a swollen disk in my spine that directly causes me pain and pinches a nerve that also causes me pain and a burning sensation in places on my body.  CBD and Chronic Pain for me, go hand in hand.

I get up in the morning and, as I swing my legs around so my feet can touch the floor, the pain begins.  I stand up and make my way to the door, slowly straightening my spine.  Walking down the hall towards the kitchen, I begin to notice the pain just above my knee and I reach down to rub it and notice the numb feeling on the skin.  I can't really feel this area externally since the nerve that serves that area is pinched.  But, what I do feel internally is a general sense of pain and occasionally an extreme burning sensation at this point.  Its because of this and the pain in my spine I take cbd for chronic pain.  (CBD is short for cannabidiol which is found in hemp).

Most days, this is exactly how my day begins.  The only differences are how my day progresses.  I normally, while my morning tea steeps, take my daily dose of CBD and by the time I've had my tea and am ready to shower, I can head back down the hall towards the shower and do not feel the same pain radiating from my spine, nor the pain nor burning in my leg.  The numbness never goes away, but I can deal with that.  Its the pain that causes me issues.  In addition to the disappearance of the hurt and burning, I generally feel as if my joints are more lubricated and I'm able to move more freely throughout the day.

Does any of this sound like you and your morning?  Many people answer yes.  But, whether they've tried CBD or not is the only variation of the story.  Now, honestly, we cannot report that cannabidiol will help you with your chronic pain (the FDA does not allow this) and, quite honestly, it does not help everyone.  But, I speak with a lot of our customers each day and I hear firsthand reports how people, young and old are able to get through their day with CBD and chronic pain.

Chronic pain is not some made up condition that the big pharmaceutical companies have conjured up to sell more of their pills.  Many people all around the world suffer from it.  And, it doesn't necessarily refer only to the type of pain I've described.  For some, it can be arthritis.  For others, it can be an old injury that acts up whenever the winter cold fronts start lining up to come through.  Regardless the source of the pain, the end result still seems to be affected by CBD just the same.

So, if you have any experience with chronic pain and CBD, or even just have questions about all this, feel free to use the comments section below and if we can help you with information, we will.  If we cannot, perhaps our online community can offer up some advice or guidance on your topic.

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13 Comments

Eliot Harris
Date: 10/18/2015
How one consumes it is truly a personal thing. When taking CBD in the form of drops or capsules or such, its easy to just take it once or twice a day and be done. When vaping, its a little tricker because how big of a drag you take will be different than the size of a drag someone else takes. With that being said, the dosing chart gives a good indicator of sort of where to start out. And, the atomizer holds 25mg of CBD. So, if you need, say 25mg per day, you'd need to use the whole atomizer. If you need only 10mg, then, you'd only use about 40% of the atomizer. When vaping, though, most people just vape it a number of times in the morning, then return to the their normal vaping thru the day, returning to the CBD vaping again at the end of the day. But, again, its really more of a personal thing. If you find any difficulty in getting the amount you need with vaping, the drops or capsules might be an easier choice for you. Please know we truly wish you well with you fibro. We hear all the horror stories you guys go through and I cannot pretend to imagine the hell.
Julie
Date: 10/18/2015
When you say "take my daily dose" how do you consume CBD? If Ihave severe Fibromyalgia, with all the joys that entails, Anxiety, pain, IBS, insomnia (it is currently 3:35am). I recieved my vaporizer (atomizer?) in the mail today. How often would it be reccommended to use it? Is it an off and on thing, is it only once or twice a day? I have read all the dosing, and the numbers make my head spin. I don't want to give up on something if I should have just used it more often or less often...
EH
Date: 10/21/2015
The FDA prevents us from saying too much. Most of the research has to be done on your own. But, what info are you looking for and perhaps I can direct you. Also, there's a great Fibromyalgia Facebook Community at: https://www.facebook.com/fibroawarenesspage?fref=ts and a CBD & Fibromyalgia Facebook Community at: https://www.facebook.com/fibrocbd?fref=ts
Rose Anne
Date: 10/21/2015
How do I get more information about this. I suffer from Fibromyalgia and my usage of tramadol is steadily increasing.
Deborah
Date: 11/20/2015
I have chronic pain, fibromyalgia, neorothaty, and now sjogrens disease anxiety disorder severely depressed. Bypolar.asthma copd high blood pressure. I have bulging disk deteriating disk in my neck and lower back.my pain management dr is a moron.the more pain I'm in the less pain meds he gives me.I've been on norco 7.5s since 2012 started out at 120 now I get 60.I hurt so bad.most days I can barely walk.do you think cbd might help me.I need help.
EH
Date: 2/8/2016
Sherry, we are not permitted to say if CBD will help any particular condition. What we can say is that there are many people with many different conditions who take CBD regularly for such conditions and are happy with their results. Sorry to be so non committal, but we have to be. Bottom line, the only way to know if you will be happy with CBD is to try it. Please read our page about how much to take, as how much one takes seems to determine how happy people are with CBD. You can find that page here: http://www.highlandpharms.com/how-much-cbd-should-i-take-dose
Sherry
Date: 2/8/2016
I got Gillian Burria Sysndrom back in June 2012, i was pairaylize from my shoulders down i was in the hospital for a month, off work for 5 months in therapy for 4 months it's where it kills the sleeve to your nurve's plus on top of that now I have RLS Restless leg syndrome,I'm on trimadol, but it's not working like it use to ,I've been on alot of pills which I don't like taking pills, I'm all ways in pain ,I have the tingling in my hands and feet,I have alot of pain in my legs,I was wondering if CPD would work for me
EH
Date: 3/16/2016
Emily, I'm guessing you have seen the page on our site about how much CBD one might need. In case you haven't, tho, here it is: http://www.highlandpharms.com/how-much-cbd-should-i-take-dose Our regular formula drops (250mg per bottle) provides approx 1/2mg of CBD per drop. And, our CBD MAX (1250mg per bottle) provides approx 2.5mg of CBD per drop. So, knowing this info and combining it with the info on the page above, you should be able to determine how many drops you would need to take. Hope that helps!
Emily Phillips-Knapp
Date: 3/16/2016
i'm ordering the drops to try for neuropathies. how do i know how many drops to use?
EH
Date: 4/17/2016
First, I'm sorry to hear of your issues. Unfortunately, I hear all too often of this. Second, there's no real answer as to which one is best; just different. Vaping typically gets the compounds into the body quicker, but its not easy to measure and determine how much you're getting. Drops are typically slower to get into the system, but at least they can be measured and you can begin determining what does/does not work for you. If you try vaping, simply vape as needed. If you try drops, please use the info on this page ( http://www.highlandpharms.com/how-much-cbd-should-i-take-dose ) and take an appropriate amount. Note: if you use the 250mg formula of drops, each drop has approx 1/2mg of CBD. if you use the 1250mg of drops, each drop has approx 2.5mg of CBD. We wish you all the best!
Lauri
Date: 4/17/2016
Hi there I have a question. I have severe chronic pain from a variety of conditions as well as migraines. I realize you are not allowed to say whether or not it may help my conditions,. My question is which would be better to start with vape oil or drops
EH
Date: 8/4/2016
Nanci, everyone is different in terms of their body processes things. Typical times, though, would be 30-60 minutes, but the effect would get greater after several days. If you need any more info, please submit an online contact form. And, for anyone reading this, also, the best way to get quickest replies is by submitting an online contact form with your question so we can get them routed to the proper person. Of course, double check our FAQ page first and most of the common questions are answered there. Have a GREAT Day!
Nanci
Date: 8/4/2016
I would like to try the capsules to start as a first time user for chronic pain, FM, migraines, stomach problems but mainly disabling pain. How long does it take for these types of capsules to enter the system and feel the effects? I'd like to purchase soon as all my drugs are failing me and I'm dying over here, so a quick reply would be great. Thanks!

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