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Cbd Oil With Older Patients..

Cbd Oil With Older Patients..

My dad is currently taking vimpat (300 mg daily) and topamax (200 mg, recently 300mg daily) for his epilepsy. The topamax is severely lowering his sodium and he has been hospitalized twice in the past two years because of it. It has been an ongoing issue and the doctors are just starting to regulate it. Besides that it's causing more issues in the form of memory loss, etc... I just was curious if anyone has tried CBD oil as an older patient? I've been in many heated arguments with… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I am 43 and used Charlotte's Web cbd oil in Illinois for a year along with vimpat and keppra. It did help a little, but it did not stop them. I ended up on a third med, Aptiom, and that has stopped nearly ALL seizures with vimpat and Keppra. You can legally buy cbd oil from any state. I would suggest researching a good brand like Charlotte's Web to have shipped instead of buying any other online. It is legal. Just know it is expensive. Like seizure drugs what works for some does not work for others. I have noticed cbd oil seems to work for pain better than seizures.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

CBD stops the seizures and THC does not. Good luck!

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

That is very helpful. Thank you!

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

His neurologist won't agree to him using cbd oi because it is not FDA approved. To get the right type contact a Legal Marijuana Dispensary. There are different strengths of this. the neurologists there will know the best for him. Don't waste/time money on on-line offers- some don't even contain the prime ingredient THC. Good luck.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

What state do you live in? Each state has laws to follow. And from research I think every state is letting epilepsy patients use the oil but must follow their rules. And yes his neurologist will be upset because he is not a licensed mj doctor. Pretty sure no matter what facts you have the neurologist will argue with you. But if you ask an MD doctor who is also licensed in helping others get a medical card he would be more helpful. Or if you lived in a legalized mj state. Cbd oil is known to help epilepsy patients with no side effects. You can just google your state and mj laws and follow your states laws and go from there. Best of luck.

posted over 2 years ago
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