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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?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

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 over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

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 over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

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 over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

We don't get the epidiolex here in Canada however, I have been taking CBD oil and have am having 20+ less seizures a month I was having up to 36 a month. I can't believe I'm going to say this but thanks to the liberals marijuana is now legal here, which has enabled me to be able to take the CBD oil. For that I'm thankful. There were nights I was having up to 6 seizures a night and now I don't have more than 2 a night. Both myself, friends, and my family are amazed at the difference the oil has had.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have not found a brand that works for me. Breeders cross high resin (high THC) cannabis types with hemp to reduce the THC to below 0.3% THC while retaining or increasing the CBD levels. Unfortunately, in this process, many of the other cannabinoids have been bred out of the high resin types. CBD is not the only beneficial cannabinoids. 'Pure CBD' has never had a notably beneficial effect on me, but full extracts have. Companies worldwide are trying to reintegrate these other cannabinoids into low THC lines. Let's hope that big pharma doesn't hamstring this process!

posted over 3 years ago
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