Posted Wed 1 Jan 2020 6.15pm by Moonunit
Has anyone here had any experience of taking CBD oil to help with symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.?
It's proving to be very difficult to get information that isn't from websites trying to sell the stuff!
I've been taking 2 drops of 10% oil under my tongue twice a day for a week now but there doesn't seem to be much happening with regards to my pain. I'm on some prescription dmards and pain killers but I'm looking for some extra help with my symptoms.
Anyone have any advice or experience they can share please?
Thanks in advance.
Posted Wed 1 Jan 2020 8.53pm by Mac
I would be really interested in finding out how you get on with CBD oil. I was on 20mg of MTX for years, but early last year my liver test shoot a way up 74 if I remember correctly. I had too stop the MTX for a couple of weeks till my results came down, then went back on them at 15mg but my luck ran out at the start of December liver start going up again and had too stop them.
Things are going down hill badly, and i'm waiting on an appointment to see my consultant. Like you I tried CBD oil I have been taking it about a week an a half before Christmas and it's not having any affect :(. Maybe i'm just too sore.
I'm going too stop it tomorrow, till after I see my consultant, but would be really interested to hear how you get on with it.
Hope it starts working for you, and happy new year.
Posted Sat 4 Jan 2020 5.28am by OhNo_NotAgain?
I have no idea whether or not CBD oil might or should help you.
However, I am aware of one major hurdle - what you might buy.
There has been a lot of publicity(hype?) over the past year or two about the benefits of CBD oil, and now practically every producer/retailer of vitamins and "complementary" or "alternative" therapies in the UK markets a brand of CBD oil.
The problem is that you do not know exactly how much of which particular ingredients that some of these contain. There is not even a standardised way to describe or define the concentrations.
Some apparently contain ingredients from the wrong part of the plant, and will be of no benefit. Some contain too little of the "correct" ingredient to have any effect at all- even if there is an effect to experience.
Posted Sat 4 Jan 2020 9.50am by Moonunit
Thank you both for your responses.
It's been about 2 and a half weeks now with the CBD oil. Still no discernible change with most of my symptoms but I'll continue for a while longer before giving up and trying some more powerful prescription drugs. My liver tests haven't been great for quite a while now and this is one of the reasons why I'm trying the oil rather than more and more pain killers.
I agree with the advice about the range of companies offering CBD oils etc and this was one of the reasons for my post - does anyone have any experience with them and any recommendations. I've opted for a product that has been recommended to me by a healthcare professional but am interested to hear about the experiences of other people, whether positive or negative.
Posted Tue 7 Jan 2020 0.51am by J
I can recommend the company Reakiro. I have bought from them before as I have known the owner for many years he is originally from Scotland, their head office is based in Poland but it is a global company and a few months ago they were approved for UK supply.
They were voted no. 3 in the top 25 CBD producers in Europe. The website is very informative and even gives a detailed breakdown of percentages in their products.
Just look up the Reakiro website.
I hope this helps. (and no I'm not getting a commission for recommending them).
Posted Tue 7 Jan 2020 6.52am by Moonunit
Thank you for the advice J. I appreciate it. Did you have any success using CBD?