Cbd oil for acid reflux forum

Understanding CBD (Cannabidiol) for Back Pain

Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is a new and relatively understudied treatment for pain, including back pain. Studies suggest it may help relieve inflammation, which is often a factor in chronic back pain. 1

CBD is available in many forms; topical creams and gels have shown promising results for inflammation and neuropathy, which may make them a good option for back and neck pain. 2

CBD requires more research in order to prove and explain its effectiveness as well as to better understand potential side effects (especially long-term) and potential drug interactions.

What Is CBD?

CBD oil is derived from a plant called cannabis sativa. The plant has over 100 chemical compounds, called cannabinoids, that have a range of effects, including anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain relieving) qualities.

The cannabis sativa plant has two main varieties that are grown for specific purposes:

  • THC content. THC is the compound associated with the “high” feeling of marijuana use.
  • Industrial (non-drug) uses. This form of the plant contains trace amounts of THC (less than .03%) and can be used to make paper, clothing, and some building material. This variation of the cannabis plant is called hemp.

While CBD is present in both varieties, many of the CBD products available to consumers are from the hemp plant. CBD does not come with the high or psychogenic effects of marijuana.

Ways CBD Treats Back Pain

Research indicates that CBD may reduce back pain by:

  • Reducing inflammation 3
  • Combating anxiety, often associated with long-lasting or chronic back pain 4
  • Helping with sleep and improving overall state of relaxation 5

Some studies suggest that CBD can have an effect on how an individual perceives pain, but more robust research is needed. CBD is generally considered a full-body treatment, which means that it does not target back pain specifically—except in the case of topical products—but contributes to an overall feeling of relaxation and pain relief.

Advocates of CBD believe it can be used to treat a range of conditions in addition to back pain, such as anxiety-related disorders. 5

Potential Risks and Side Effects of CBD

Cannabidiol, even in high amounts, is generally safe. Side effects from CBD may include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Low blood pressure

More severe side effects, while rare, include:

  • Mental confusion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

As with other natural products, there is potential for adverse reactions when taken with other medications, especially those that come with grapefruit warnings, such as certain blood thinners. These warnings indicate that certain medications should not be taken with products containing grapefruit.

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CBD use prior to surgery

Before having surgery, all cannabis use, including CBD and marijuana, should be disclosed to the surgeon or anesthesiologist. A recent study suggests that cannabis use may have an effect on medications used to sedate patients. 6

Vapes and GERD/Acid Reflux

I did not mean to imply that simply switching to vapes would stop reflux; a change in lifestyle/diet is also crucial, sometimes along with meds. I was only commenting on the coughing aspect. The carcinogens that you are inhaling by combusting your herb make you cough even more. Seemed like a good idea to vape instead for that reason alone.

Jikaboom123
Well-Known Member
Raf007
Well-Known Member

Yes the change in life style is of great importance in that matter.

Meanwhile, if you want to continue to eat junks but want the acid reflux to stop you can try that:

Uncaria tomentosa 70 grams Ratanhia 20g
Fucus crispus 50 g Licorice 20g
Caroube 30g Agar agar 10g

Make a mix with everything.

Those 200g should last like one month, on a daily basis.

I think you should be able to find that in any herbalist’s store.

twice a day
Morning and night after diner/breakfast

take a fullspoon of the mix, put in cold water (enough for one bowl), when it’s boiling, let it boil for 5 min.
Stop the boiling.
Let it rest for 10 min.

Add sugar or prefer honey if you want, coz it takes a while to get use to the favor.

The only cons is that when the mixture cool down and after a few hours it hardens a bit, jelly style.
So you have to heat it.

For info.
I never had acid reflux on a daily basis, but like once a week, or more depending on my diet.
For me it worked as a charm, I discovered that a month ago.
Since then no acid, only when I stopped, after a big week did the reflux came back.

So I did one bowl (one fullspoon) to get back in “shape”

And since the past 3 days I am doing a test, I only add a little of the mix in a 10min infusion that I take on a daily basis, and it seems to be enough to maintain a balance.

jackstraw62
Low temp deadhead vaporist

try a changing to a alkaline diet. http://altmedicine.about.com/od/popularhealthdiets/a/alkalinediet.htm it helped me. and believe or not don’t eat big suppers. especially red meat My

Raf007
Well-Known Member

Back on this topic, for a small update.

Haven’t had any acid reflux since I m using the recipe I posted above.
Now I drink one or two cup week when I feel I need some, and that’s about it.

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saeton
Well-Known Member

I’ve had really bad acid reflux for last five years. If I miss a day of prilosec I have bad acid in the afternoon, and even with prescriptions it is barely bearable. But when I’ve vaped in the last 24 hours, I’ve noticed no gerd pain except if I have alcohol, that can sometimes still get me going. I’m not sure if it’s placebo of starting herb recently, but my stomach has been a lot happier with me for the last 4 weeks.

One time I did vape and still had some pain, but I was ONLY in low temps i think for the whole time, but was a new strain too maybe wasn’t used to it yet

oldiebutgoodie
Apostle, Church of Vaporization

I’ve had really bad acid reflux for last five years. If I miss a day of prilosec I have bad acid in the afternoon, and even with prescriptions it is barely bearable. But when I’ve vaped in the last 24 hours, I’ve noticed no gerd pain except if I have alcohol, that can sometimes still get me going. I’m not sure if it’s placebo of starting herb recently, but my stomach has been a lot happier with me for the last 4 weeks.

One time I did vape and still had some pain, but I was ONLY in low temps i think for the whole time, but was a new strain too maybe wasn’t used to it yet

I can offer an explanation based on medical research, confirmed by my personal experience.

First, a quick caveat: What I am referring to is genuine acid reflux disease, a physiological problem. The vast majority of those with acid reflux symptoms such as severe heartburn, have such due to dietary and lifestyle issues. So I’m presuming here that this is not you.

For a substantial majority of those with genuine reflux disease, research has shown that the source of the problem is with the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) either experiencing a much higher than normal number of “transient relaxations” and/or “weak tone” in the LES. Relaxations are what happen when you swallow, the LES opens to allow food to pass into the stomach. Everyone experiences occasional relaxations, e.g., when you burp and other times they are mostly imperceptible. But when relaxations happen much more frequently, acid can escape into the esophagus. Most problematic relaxations occurs within 2 hours of eating, but for some they mostly occur at night after retiring between 10pm-4am when the body renews its store of basal stomach acid. The other cause, weak tone, means that the LES does not maintain sufficient back-pressure into the fundus, allowing acid to be pushed up.

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Sometimes the LES problem is mechanical, e.g., for those who have a hiatus hernia. But apparently the problem is most often neurological. It appears that the LES responds to impulses from the vagus nerve. There is debate over the fundamental cause for the vagus/LES malfunction. Whatever the reason, it appears that in the brain the vagus is tied to GABA, specifically the GABA-1 receptor. What the hell does any of this have to do with herb?

It has been found that certain chemicals are GABA-1 agonists and therefore influence the receptors which in turn influence the vagus. One example is the pharmaceutical Baclofen which is prescribed to control spasms caused by Muscular Dystrophy; it has been shown in multiple studies to reduce TLESR’s while increasing LES pressure. Unfortunately, it also has a rather high side-effect profile, so very few gastroenterologists will prescribe it. Another GABA-1 agonist is . . . THC. There is on-going research into isolating a GABA-1 agonist without unacceptable side-effects, and a THC derivative is in this mix.

In the meantime . . . vaporizing herb reduces TLESR’s and improves LES tone. If you reflux primarily following meals, vape a ~half-hour before eating. If you are primarily a night refluxer, vape before retiring. Keep in mind that the THC is only mitigating an underlying problem, analogous to how the Prilosec’s acid suppression only mitigates the problem. Some and even all of the dietary and lifestyle adjustments may still be required because both the GABA-1 and acid suppression treatments are not 100% effective. You’ve experienced this in that alcohol overcomes the benefit of the Prilosec and the THC – the specific reason is that alcohol relaxes the LES (as does caffeine, btw – both very bad for reflux disease).

Personally, I have both the TLESR and tone issues. Whenever I vape before eating, these problems are quite noticeably improved. I have even taken to occasionally drinking an ABV smoothie ~90 mintues (to allow for digestion) before eating, which provides the same benefit (and puts my ABV to excellent use, too). Unfortunately, I have to limit this to my evening meal. But again, I can confirm the research results – THC does substantially improve LES function. While of course I can’t say for sure, there is a distinct possibility that that is what you have experienced.