Does CBD oil Help with Bipolar?
August 11, 2017 1:44am CST
I have a family member with Bipolar, and when he gets stressed at times this caused a bipolar episode. I keep being told by different people that I need to order the CBD oil, however, I have been afraid to because I did not want it to react badly with the other medicine and make things worse. When I researched this online, there are two different views on this. Some say that it helps and others say that it does not. I just am not sure what to do.
4 people like this
• United States
My friend (practically brother) has bipolar disorder and he uses CBD oil while taking medicine. He lived with us for two months and I could see the differences from when he would and would not use it. It helped him a lot, but it is also different for everyone. If anything, I would talk to a specialist, see what they say...keep in mind that they might look down on it because it takes away from THEIR medicine but if you want a specialist that has ALL interest in the patient, I believe you should try before taking any action. Talk to your family member about it, and see what THEY want to do...if you or him see ANY bad reactions just don't do it again. There aren't any side effects as far as I've seen so there's not much you're putting at risk. All in all, see what a specialist says and see what your family member would like to do. It never hurt to try, and I wish you both the best of luck on your journey. Please update whenever you guys figure it all out! P.S. Please keep in mind that medicine might not work if he's new to taking it. It normally takes trying 2 or 3 different kinds to see what works and it takes 2 weeks for it to settle into your system. It's a long journey on the road to better health but it's worth it.
• Oxford, England
With any psychiatric medication it really depends on how I interact with the person so you can't really say that one course of medicine will fit every single person with the same condition because all have our brains are slightly different. If it doesn't seem to do any harm then I think it would be worth trying as you just never know. It's a bit like some people say St John's wort is good for depression but for some people it doesn't seem to have any effect at all and others will really recommend it.