Having been seriously ill multiple times in a short period of time, I have been left with fibromyalgia. A condition that causes chronic pain all over the body and chronic fatigue, I also get nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. One of my major serious illnesses is having clotty blood, I've reached the stage where the only thing I can do to reduce my risk of clots is to loose weight. For 2 years I have been trying to loose weight with no luck, loosing a couple of pounds, but puting them back on. Of course doctors, friends, they all think I'm simply not *trying* hard enough. It also doesn't help that due to fibromyalgia and asthma, I can't exercise.
I decided to take a risk and wean off pregabalin as there is some evidence that it can make it hard to loose weight. I was on 100mg twice a day and still in a lot of pain, so this was quite a scary prospect. I reduce steadily down each week decreasing from 75mg, 50mg 25mg and then nothing. Through those four weeks I lost weight every week! Something I have failed to do for two years! I have lost a total of 8lbs in four weeks due to weaning off pregabalin, but the pain was unbelievable.
My hands and feet burned to the point it was painful to type, I couldn't cope with daylight at all, every sound was multiplied like one permanent hangover. My whole body ached like I was coming down with the flu. The chest pain was the worst though, I have scars on my heart and lungs from having 50-60 clots and chronic chest pain, it felt like I was having a heart attack 24 hours a day. I longed for bed, but it was like lying on rocks and I couldn't sleep.
Desperate I posted in various places, I was desperately upset, the pain was huge, but I was loosing weight and with it, the risk of a fatal clot was also dropping. A good friend of mine suggested CBD oil and I decided to give it a go.
CBD is cannabinoids and is a *legal* extract that is used as a treatment for many different conditions. Being skeptical, I didn't expect much, but willing to give anything a try, particularly as CBD Brothers were kind enough to give mean free sample.
I popped a drop under my tongue and waited for it to dissolve, the taste is not something enjoyable. It tastes exactly like you'd expect mown grass to taste, not pleasant at all! Soon however, it was all worth it as I felt my body relax and the pain dissolve! I have been taking a drop of CBD oil twice a day and I can honestly say it has completely replaced pregabalin. Of course I'm still in pain, I'm still fatigued,but only as much as I was on 100mg pregabalin twice a day.
I have no idea how it works, but I can honestly say it does. I'm just hoping the weight continues to come off!