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Old 18-06-18, 10:21 AM   #1
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I just wondered if anyone has tried using cbd oil from Holland and Barrett as a relief from some symptoms of HD. Other half getting quite restless again and has vocal tics, I was just thinking of that young lad in the news who suffers from epilepsy who benefits hugely from it.

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Old 18-06-18, 12:22 PM   #2
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Hi Jo

There is a lot of positive info to be found relating to Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil. That’s cannabis\marijuana minus the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that causes “the highs”. Obviously, trialling Cannabidiol is an individual journey.

The subject has also been discussed here over the past 3 years. Have a look at this thread:

It can be purchased in the UK from a number of outlets as well as H&B. Have a look at these:

Billy Caldwell takes “Cannabis oil” for his epileptic seizures. In HD, seizures are mainly seen in youngsters with Juvenile HD. It does seem to have a calming, relaxing effect for all ages. However, there can be some major downsides. It was one of these that caused us to stop my son having 2 drops twice a day under his tongue. Weight loss: he just wasn’t eating to his normal capacity (5,000 calories a day) and started to lose weight quite quickly, so he stopped using it.

Billy is on a ketogenic diet - a high-fat, low-carbohydrate food plan - that helped his seizures to rapidly subside. So it’s not just the CBD oil … it’s his lifestyle too.

Although some children with epilepsy respond positively to CBD, the conditions of others, such as Billy, respond only to (currently illegal) THC-derived products.

You need to be aware that Cannabidiol from some outlets is not quite the same as others. H&B Cannabidiol could be ok but I’ve read that it is manufactured using hemp rather than cannabis. You’ve only got to google it to see that there are differences:

“Although CBD can be derived from hemp, CBD and hemp oils are made from different parts of the plant and have different purposes ...”

Just trial it and see - it obviously helps with involuntary movements and calms the body/brain.

Best wishes …

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Old 19-06-18, 10:03 AM   #3
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Hi Allan

I think it sounds like its definitely worth looking in to.

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