It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Epilepsy Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 4
coyotecrone HB User
weed

has anyone read up on the use of cannabis for seizures? It seems there are good results from some strains of medical marijuana especially ones that have a low THC and high CBD. I have read children with Asperger's are responding well to form of drops they are receiving, even ones with catastrophic seizures.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 09:50 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St Cloud, MN
Posts: 1,232
Travis from MN HB UserTravis from MN HB UserTravis from MN HB User
Re: weed

I was researching into that about 10 years ago. Les Grinspoons old book is a great place to start. There was a more recent book I want to say he co-wrote with case studies in it.

I never went down this road because my state never legalized it. However, your post sounds correct for the strain of plant. You want the CBD content for treating seizures. If administered orally in a food, or tea, it lasts longer in the body than if smoked. If the patient needs it immediately, based on what I read, then a few inhalations may do the trick.

--Travis

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-03-2013, 10:19 AM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 4
coyotecrone HB User
Re: weed

Quote:
Originally Posted by Travis from MN View Post
I was researching into that about 10 years ago. Les Grinspoons old book is a great place to start. There was a more recent book I want to say he co-wrote with case studies in it.

I never went down this road because my state never legalized it. However, your post sounds correct for the strain of plant. You want the CBD content for treating seizures. If administered orally in a food, or tea, it lasts longer in the body than if smoked. If the patient needs it immediately, based on what I read, then a few inhalations may do the trick.

--Travis
Hey Travis, I am an old hippie, retired registered nurse, and am active in the movement. My source is a Pediatric nurse practitioner who worked with a collective of parents with these special children. She also recommends a book called Marijuana: Gateway to health. More science and still some anecdotal material. I am so glad that there is now science to examine the medicinal properties of the whole plant and not just look at how high you get. In fact it is showing the ratio of CBD to THC is very important. the higher the CBD the more it mitigates the THC for reducing the high. It can still have high THC but it needs the higher CBD.
I was diagnosed with seizures based on an EEg when I was 15 - 50 years ago. I never had a grand mal, but had night time spasms and would space out under stress or lack of sleep. All of this is based on two or three EEGs.
before I was an adult. I do have PTSD and fibromyalgia. I get depressed and that seems to be getting worse. The only meds I take are a low dose BP med, and stuff for reflux. I do use medibles (edible pot) mostly for sleep and sometimes for body pains.
Sorry you live where it isn't available to you. Hopefully that will change soon. There are just too many good reasons to use this plant, food, fiber and medicine are just the beginning.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



030free (19), 92261 (11), Positive Cynic (9), Travis from MN (7), Nicole K (6), heyloe (5), cardshark (4), neurowreck (3), webartethan (2), Looking4aAnswer (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1007), Apollo123 (906), Titchou (851), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:12 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!