I have a question about CBD dosing for fibromyalgia symptoms. First a little background:
In 2009 my family doctor suggested marijuana for fibro pain. Even though I had never smoked weed, I knew people who did. The first time I tried it, it didn't do much. I had only taken two puffs and my friend suggested that perhaps I hadn't taken enough.
Next bad day I tried again. This time I smoked more. I became completely disoriented and all I was aware of was my pain which only increased in intensity as time went on. My friend suggested sleeping it off, but the pain was too intense.
The result of this experience is that I want absolutely nothing to do with THC, even though I know it helps a lot of people. That experience was just too awful for me to want to risk anything similar again.
A number of years ago my fibro symptoms had become severe enough that I followed my therapists suggestion to try CBD oil derived from hemp (containing only negligible levels of THC). I have managed to find dosing levels that help (albeit minimally) with my anxiety and migraines, but nothing for the fibro pain thus far. Granted, the frustration associated with trying to find the right dose has had me repeatedly give up, only to try again months later.
I saw a pain specialist last week who indicated that my dosing attempts were off by an entire order of magnitude. For example, for a migraine, I take between 130-200mg CBD every four-ish hours and it just about takes off enough of the edge that I can sleep through the migraine.
The doctor indicated that for fibromyalgia he starts patients at 3g per day. (That's 15x what I've been taking!). He also wrote me a prescription for CBD oil.
The problem is, the company he referred me to provides the product, they don't confirm the doctor's dosage, so I've been waiting for him to call back and confirm.
That said, the company doesn't even sell any products that contain 3g CBD. The closest they have is an oil that sells for $180CDN and contains 2g in the entire bottle. Even the company I used to buy from maxes out with a $400CDN 5g bottle.
Add that to the fact that in all my reading/research I've never come across recommended dosages in the range he's recommending. And we were definitely talking about CBD dissolved in oil (no other variants were even discussed)!!
Naturally, with the office closed over the weekend, I'm obsessing over the dosing, even though I hope to get clarification during the week.
Does anyone here take CBD for their fibromyalgia pain? If so, do you mind sharing the dosages that work for you? Anyone taking multiple grams per day?