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CBD Oils Vs. Epidiolex

CBD Oils Vs. Epidiolex

My doctor has tried signing me up for the new Epidiolex CBD Oil. I have questions on these topics. Have any of you tried the new Epidiolex and haven't or had any seizures while taking this? What is the difference between this specific "Epidiolex" and other CBD Oils that could be offered?

posted January 6, 2019
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

CBD oil vs.Epidiolex
The answer is its purified CBD vs.purchasing CBD oil from a collective or a dispensary which is Whole Plant CBD oil.
The other big difference is the mg Epidiolex is 100mg/ML most CBD oil is not that potency.
It is usually 25 to 50mg per ML.
Epidiolex is a consistent strain & dosage.
CBD oil from a collective is usually a mix of high CBD strains and low THC.
There is no proof one is better than the other. The only difference is one can be prescribed by your doctor and your insurance may pay for it.
So far the Epidiolex has worked in controlling the seizures but it's only been 2 weeks.
Also the Epidiolex has Strawberry flavoring and Sucralose in it.
It tastes and smells awful.Because it was designed for mostly young kids to take orally.
Whole Plant CBD oil tastes like cannabis with whatever carrier oil it is in like MCT oil or olive oil.
CBD oil is very helpful in controlling seizures but a THC Vape cartridge & pen or battery will literally stop a seizure if you have enough time to start vaping and STOP the seizure.
Get a THC vape cartridge and use it when you feel a seizure coming it most likely will stop it.
The only thing about the Vape cartridge is you need to act quickly the THC needs to get in before the seizure begins

posted January 10, 2019
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

the shorten word for cbd is cannabidiol (cannabis). epidiolex is cannabis oil. its just a brand name on drs. there is another site called charlottes web hemp (www.cwhemp.com) where a really young girl named charlotte had grand mals a lot of times a day and after the cbd oil 1 kinda seizure a couple of months to a year (like the epidiolex girl did).
the only things are drs order epidiolex and cwhemp order online.
there is others one called www.koi.com (like the fish). there is no thc and pure ingredients. they are tested from a third party and sold in stores and online.
so the cbd oil vs epidiolex is the same thing. i just used the koi because its local vape store and i done my research.
as for the question... i have not tried this type because its all the same but different packaging. there is no difference between epiliolex, cwhemp, and koi.

posted January 6, 2019
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

@ByranMartin CBD is great for a lot of medicinal purposes. THC is the "high" of marijuana. CBD oils can have up to 0.03% THC in them. Some brain chemistries prefer and need more THC rather than more CBD'S. Epileptics on the other hand, are recommended more CBD'S and less THC'S. A lot of brands of CBD oils now are purified and are tested by 3rd parties. Or not. It depends on where you're getting it from. And of course on whether or not you personally trust and like the brand.

posted January 16, 2019 (edited)
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member i did my research for marijuana. cbd is the leafs of the plant. i think thc is from the flower. hemp is the whole plant. koi is purified and tested by 3rd party. and some need the extra strength. thc is known for weight loss, aids, and nausea. cbd is known seizures, any pain, some cancers, anxiety, depression, and nero illness.
for me, i dont need the thc. what i need is the cbd. i know koi has no thc in it. and i dont know about the epidiolex contains cbd and/or thc.

posted January 11, 2019
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I was just approved to take CBD oil. I had to get a medical marijuana licence, which is only valid for a year before I have to renew it. I also got the prescription I wanted. With regards to the Epidiolex unfortunately it isn't available in Canada. I've been reading everything on it and it sounds good though.

posted January 6, 2019

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