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Well, have you?

I’ll keep it short and sweet tonight – we’re having a windstorm and electricity might be dodgy. Have you tried this stuff? Did it do anything for you?

I first bought some years ago when a friend swore up and down it was a miracle for her dog’s arthritis. I had a crunky old cat that I would have done anything to ease out gently, so I gritted my teeth and bought some. It didn’t seem to do anything for her and she so hated having her mouth pried open, I gave up.

I’ve recently tried again – errr…not with a cat, she’s long gone – hoping it would help my stiffening hands. I’m…not sure. I’ve seen a real improvement in my hands, but I also started a fish oil regimen at the same time. I’m an incredibly bad scientist.

The price is eye-watering. Does that mean it must be effective or people wouldn’t pay that much, or does it mean I’m an absolute mug to pay that much when I’m not even sure what it’s doing? I hate feeling like an absolute mug.

Fair’s fair…I stole the illustration from here.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 18, 2023, 7:56 pm

I hope I’m wrong but I doubt we’ll get useful answers, Stoaty. A handful of people I know have tried it for arthritis or better sleep, and a few have said it works great and a few have said it did nothing but suck up money. My conclusion to date is that results are as close to random as makes little difference, and that if I want to try it I should ask around for the leftovers from failed self-treatment.

The only (quasi)scientific thing you can do is to stop the CBD and see if your hands worsen. If they don’t, then it would be reasonable to conclude that the CBD doesn’t work for you and it’s the D/fish oil that’s helping.

How ever it works out for you, may the results be pleasantly surprising!

Comment from Carl
Time: October 18, 2023, 8:43 pm

I tried the CBD oil and gummies over a period of 6 weeks – 10mg a day for each (not at the same time) to help with insomnia. Didn’t work.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: October 18, 2023, 9:41 pm

A lot of what people think of as arthritis is really calcium deposits in their joints…I had a knee that was stiffening up on me and Boron supplements have been helping a lot…it dissolves the calcium and puts in back in your bones. It also helps to decalcify your pineal gland which gets buildup from years of fluoridated water and stuff like that, which regulates melatonin and serotonin which help you sleep.

I got this stuff, it’s working pretty good for me:


Comment from Pupster
Time: October 18, 2023, 9:49 pm

I dunno. Mrs. Pupster says it helps her shoulders and elbows, but it doesn’t seem to always work, sometimes it helps sometimes nothing. We can get the CBD with the THC now and I think that is a whole nother animal, if it numbs it numbnumdnumbs.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: October 18, 2023, 11:50 pm

Please continue with your research at the Wu-easel lab.
My hands flare up with arthritis and we take tumeric. I was unsure it worked and stopped, and restarted because it turns out it seemed to help.

Much respected friend (former U2 pilot, some sort of argument from authority there) I hadn’t seen for a while was complaining about his hands as well and I mentioned turmeric and he was already taking it and also swore it helped.

So if you think the cbd does help let us know. I tried Durnedson #3’s bottle and it did jack all for whatever miracle I was looking for at the time but it was a short term (sleep) issue, not arthritis

Pupster I’ll give the boron a shot though! Maybe it’ll help control my nuclear reactions to modern society 😁.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 18, 2023, 11:56 pm

Sorry QuasiModo – wrong attribution for the boron suggestion.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 19, 2023, 7:06 am

I tried CBD a couple times and nuthin happened. Thought it was me. I have been using glucosamine and that seems to help with my knees and hands.


Comment from technochitlin
Time: October 19, 2023, 1:05 pm

I use a CBD vape stick (because Ima Vaper) and I get a lot of relief for my hands and wrists when I do. The downside is that it gets me high- and I’m not 21 anymore and I don’t like feeling stupid. So I only use it when I’ve done the important stuff for the day and I’m ready to settle in and watch some football or hockey. YMMV.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: October 19, 2023, 3:37 pm

I’ve been taking weekly B-12 (cyanocobalamin) injections since 2014 to treat peripheral neuropathy (a parting gift from chemo-therapy treatments for cancer). I had crippling pain and weakness in my hands and feet, and my sense of taste and smell was badly damaged, too. Through the years I’ve have various doctors balk at the idea of weekly injections, so I find another doctor.

Please do your own research, but in a nutshell, B-12 nourishes the nervous system.

Comment from Jon
Time: October 19, 2023, 4:49 pm

The effects of CBD are still really early in the research process, from what I’ve heard. I don’t think it’s going to hurt you unless you’re allergic to it, but you might as well flip a coin to know if it will actually improve anything.
My experiences with ingested weed have been highly variable, too. Sometimes the results are better than others.
The CBD oils do tend to smell better than the smoked/drunk/eaten stuff though, so that’s nice. I’m hearing a lot more people complaining of pot smell than ever did about cigarettes.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 20, 2023, 6:14 pm

So…living in Florida, CBD has been available for a few years. (So has THC with a medical card but that info is reported to the Guvmint and they don’t need to know that…) So I started taking the recommended 7mg of CBD oil sublingually each day. I discovered I needed about twice that amount to bring pain relief to my lower back…but it worked for me. Sadly, a $150 bottle of CBD oil only lasted 15 days at the increased dosage needed. I also live in Michigan for several months of the year and recreational THC is legal. I discovered a brand of gummies that are 20mg of CBD and 5mg of THC. I figured eating half of the gummie would get me close to 14mg of CBD and the 2.5mg of THC wouldn’t get me so buzzed I couldn’t function…and I was right! I still don’t take it until after 6pm because I do get buzzed a little. A bag of 40 gummies costs $16.25 (that includes both Michigan 6% sales tax and the 10% ‘recreational pot tax’)! Since I cut each gummie in half my per dose cost is just 20 cents! Don’t ask me how I get them home to Florida…

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