Adhd medication and CBD oil

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    • #168515
      Nathalie P.
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      Hey everyone,
      I started using CBD oil and take Ritalin twice a day for adhd. What experiences did you have with combining CBD oil? Could it somewhen even replace the meds?

    • #168551
      Penny Williams
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      I image you are asking this here to find out other’s experiences, but make sure you consult your prescribing doctor about this as well.

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    • #169478
      AnnaNL
      Participant

      I also combine CBD oil with my medication (dextroamphetamine), and I like the effect of it. I started using it when I was forced to change medication (my old, perfect one, isn’t allowed to be distributed anymore due to the laws in my country). The new medication made me very anxious, paranoid and unable to relax. It is the only dextroamphetamine available in my country (covered by insurance), and my doctor has advised against methylphenidate because I have depressive moods and sleeping disorders. So anyway, stuck with this awful medication, I decided to try CBD Oil. It definitely helps with the anxiety and restlessness.
      You don’t mention your reason for combining them, but if you are looking for some more peace and quiet in your mind and less anxiety, it’s definitely a good choice.
      Do remember that CBD works like a supplement, it needs to “build up” in your body a bit. If you think it doesn’t work, just keep taking it and ask yourself again in a few weeks. If you aren’t sure (because it is expensive), try not taking it for a week or so as a test. We gradually get used to the effects, so it might not be a very noticeable difference, until you stop for a while, then you can really tell whether it works. Good luck!

    • #198507
      attikusfinch
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      So, it is possible that CBD will soon become the official drug prescribed by doctors for the treatment of various diseases. There is a lot of research being done on the compatibility of this product with other drugs, but CBD is based on natural ingredients only and may need to be taken on its own. I have been using CBD oil since last year for therapeutic purposes and to calm my nerves. Now I buy marijuana flowers and smoke daily in small doses, and at the same time, I am receiving treatment in the hospital. I am undergoing rehabilitation after a heart attack and receive a daily dose of essential vitamins to maintain my health. The doctor said that there is no problem in the fact that I smoke marijuana, as vitamins only strengthen my body.

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