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Cannabidiol. It's the non-psychoactive part of marijuana. It has been shown to treat inflammation, control seizures, and a variety of other health benefits. It's 50-state legal and can be derived from marijuana as well as hemp.

 

I eat a 10mg edible nightly. I have shoulder issues from surfing and sitting at a computer all day for work and entertainment. I have pretty much eliminated the need to take Advil/Tylenol, where before I was taking them almost daily. I am convinced about the inflammation relief, and the side effects are that it makes me sleepy. I've gotten all of my coworkers except for one to stop popping Advil/Tylenol, even one of my coworkers who was going to PT for his shoulder, admitted that CBD helps him more than anything.

 

No long term side effects from constant use - or is it too early to know for certain? At 57, I too have frequent aches in my shoulder/neck.  I use Ibuprofen sporadically when it's really bad and know that constant use of this can have adverse effect on the kidneys.  I'm interested in this legal Cannabidiol but would want to know more about any long term issues.  I subscribe to the "no free lunch" axiom.  

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No long term side effects from constant use - or is it too early to know for certain? At 57, I too have frequent aches in my shoulder/neck.  I use Ibuprofen sporadically when it's really bad and know that constant use of this can have adverse effect on the kidneys.  I'm interested in this legal Cannabidiol but would want to know more about any long term issues.  I subscribe to the "no free lunch" axiom.  

 

I haven't read every scientific article on CBD use, but if you look historically at MJ consumption, the worst part about it is consuming SMOKE due to combustion. Fast-forward to today, there are many alternative ways to partake -- edibles, vapor, etc. What are the long term side effects from constantly using carrots? Maybe not the best analogy but hopefully it provokes some thoughts.

 

I'm part of the group that subscribes to believing that big pharma and the government spread false propaganda about MJ because they don't want you to know the truth. I don't like to get high, but if you offered me medication in two forms - one cooked up in a lab, vs one that grows in the ground - I'm picking the latter. There are countless stories of people benefiting from cannabis consumption from cancer patients to people who suffer from violent seizures. I saw a documentary of someone who suffered from muscle spasms / seizures so bad he basically couldn't converse with people. They give him some cannabis and he's almost 100% cured. Most importantly - he's able to COMMUNICATE. Imagine a life where your body stopped you from social interactions? I get upset when it's windy and I can't golf...

 

I'm not here to spread my personal beliefs and tell everyone they are idiots for taking advil and whatever else their doctor prescribes them. If it works for you, great! I'm all about managing your pain the best way you believe. I don't discredit the fact that medicine works -- my mom works in the ER and tells me all the time that she's seen people come back from the dead due to medicine. However, I do have issues with people who judge others for finding relief in cannabis, especially when it's unwarranted and your only argument is that it's "the devil" or your DARE officer told you it's bad. Also the fact that it is illegal on a federal level, yet you can smoke rat poison because it has a label saying it's bad for you, is silly. Also, alcohol is legal -- how many people have been harmed by that? Science has found Cannabinoid receptors exist in our bodies which cause us to react to this plant -- almost makes it seem like we were meant to interact with it? 

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I usually start every morning with 4 Advils... followed by 3 to 5 more throughout the day. I know I shouldn't, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do to get through the day.

 

I absolutely refuse to do the Mary Jane thing in any way, shape or form. I don't care if anyone else does it or likes it.... just not for me.

It's not the kidneys that is the problem with Advil in the short term, long term yes. Taking that many ibuprofen will cause stomach ulcers. If you are taking that many throughout the day, you should also take a Prilosec or Zantac, one of those that you take once a day. That will help prevent the ulcers. When I had shingles I was taking 12 ibuprofens per day. Yes 12. The doctor told me to make sure I took a Prilosec or Zantac or something like that as well. I used the Walmart brand of Prilosec. At some point you should stop taking the Advil and see a doc about something that you can take once a day to help with the pain.

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I do take Prilosec once a day. The Advil cycle is sporadic. I have gone weeks without taking any, and then it seems like I need to start the cycle again.

 

It probably stems from the way I work... which is also sporadic. I'll do months at a time at at 55 - 70 hrs. a week. Then we slow down to 40 hrs. a week for a few weeks/months and then start back with the killer hrs. again. This is all done standing on concrete for 10 - 12 hrs. a day.

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I've got special honey.  If I take a pea sized amount, all my aches, including my shoulder and elbow pain is subdued.  If I take more than a pea sized amount, I cannot golf, lol.

 

Once it is legal, I will be using this method all the time.  Quite inexpensive, and natural.  And non-physically addictive which is huge.

 

My great grandmother died from her arthritis medicine wrecking her liver.  I wish she had this option years ago, she may be alive still.

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I've got special honey.  If I take a pea sized amount, all my aches, including my shoulder and elbow pain is subdued.  If I take more than a pea sized amount, I cannot golf, lol.

 

Once it is legal, I will be using this method all the time.  Quite inexpensive, and natural.  And non-physically addictive which is huge.

 

My great grandmother died from her arthritis medicine wrecking her liver.  I wish she had this option years ago, she may be alive still.

Shifty,please share this magic elixir.

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I've got an L5/S1 framen narrowing that has caused me significant issues for 15 years.  12 years ago had surgery that failed because scar tissue formed to replace the bone that was trimmed that was impinging the nerves to my left leg. Had chronic pain that limited me to one or two rounds a week, looking for a place to sit after walking 50 yds, etc.  

 

Three years ago, got a neuro stimulator inserted in my back.  GREAT improvement, 90% relief.  Could walk a mile before needing to sit, could golf 3-4 times a week. One Tramadol after a round would keep the post golf pain and stiffness somewhat in check. Still was taking 6 to 8 ibuprofen a day on golf days, however.

 

Just recently, last 3 months, discovered the aforementioned CBD oil.  After trying the different versions, I have settled on a 10 mg pill once a day and high potency balm on the lower back before golf.  Serious relief!  I no longer take ibuprofen at all and have basically stopped the post round Tramadol.  I've been playing more often and walking as far as I want without any pain or need to sit down.  It's been a godsend!

 

For those with drug testing issues, I'm told the extracted CBD oil is safe and will not trigger any positive results.  For those who do not need to worry about it, the full spectrum version is a bit more effective and gives you a bit better "well being" feeling.

 

Also, for non-CBD states, I've got a tube of Hemp lotion (no CBD oil in it) and it too seems to help a lot (though not quite as much.  

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I'm a huge proponent of proper exercise (lifting, stretching, foam rolling) and a healthy diet (long-term, not this quick fix crap going around) but I've had close friends swear by the CBD stuff. Sometimes we take care of the body as best we can but every now and then we need something to help with the aches and pains. I'm not aware of any long-term studies for CBD but the short term tests seem to point towards a positive light. It's not a wonder/cure-all drug but it really helps with pain management. 

 

My mom (nearly 70) suffers from frozen shoulder and takes a shot of tequila before bed every night. I wonder if she would feel some relief from CBD instead of wasting perfectly good Cazadores tequila. 

 

If you have decent health insurance, those with significant and sustained pain in joints/muscles might want to get a physical therapy evaluation. You'd be surprised how cheap it can be and how good you'd feel after getting some recommended stretches from a professional. 

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I've got an L5/S1 framen narrowing that has caused me significant issues for 15 years.  12 years ago had surgery that failed because scar tissue formed to replace the bone that was trimmed that was impinging the nerves to my left leg. Had chronic pain that limited me to one or two rounds a week, looking for a place to sit after walking 50 yds, etc.  

 

Three years ago, got a neuro stimulator inserted in my back.  GREAT improvement, 90% relief.  Could walk a mile before needing to sit, could golf 3-4 times a week. One Tramadol after a round would keep the post golf pain and stiffness somewhat in check. Still was taking 6 to 8 ibuprofen a day on golf days, however.

 

Just recently, last 3 months, discovered the aforementioned CBD oil.  After trying the different versions, I have settled on a 10 mg pill once a day and high potency balm on the lower back before golf.  Serious relief!  I no longer take ibuprofen at all and have basically stopped the post round Tramadol.  I've been playing more often and walking as far as I want without any pain or need to sit down.  It's been a godsend!

 

For those with drug testing issues, I'm told the extracted CBD oil is safe and will not trigger any positive results.  For those who do not need to worry about it, the full spectrum version is a bit more effective and gives you a bit better "well being" feeling.

 

Also, for non-CBD states, I've got a tube of Hemp lotion (no CBD oil in it) and it too seems to help a lot (though not quite as much.

 

 

can you tell me of this "high potency balm"?

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I'm a huge proponent of proper exercise (lifting, stretching, foam rolling) and a healthy diet (long-term, not this quick fix crap going around) but I've had close friends swear by the CBD stuff. Sometimes we take care of the body as best we can but every now and then we need something to help with the aches and pains. I'm not aware of any long-term studies for CBD but the short term tests seem to point towards a positive light. It's not a wonder/cure-all drug but it really helps with pain management. 

 

My mom (nearly 70) suffers from frozen shoulder and takes a shot of tequila before bed every night. I wonder if she would feel some relief from CBD instead of wasting perfectly good Cazadores tequila. 

 

If you have decent health insurance, those with significant and sustained pain in joints/muscles might want to get a physical therapy evaluation. You'd be surprised how cheap it can be and how good you'd feel after getting some recommended stretches from a professional.

 

 

I have been physically active my whole life. Hockey,soccer,karate, track and field, jogging, volleyball,weightlifting,and now golf.

 

For me,I believe that the body has become worn out and at my age,due to a lifelong being pysically active have taken its toll on the body.

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can you tell me of this "high potency balm"?

The CBD Store person just said it was "equine strength" and use in moderation.  

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can you tell me of this "high potency balm"?

A store here has a CBD Deep Tissue & Joint Gel called Flow by Fairwinds that "high potency" and works well.  It has a consistency of a dilute honey.

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Have any of you tried an HGH supplementation? There's a new product out there that within 3 to 6 months of regular use will aid with sleep, focus, stamina, strength, etc. I'm not talking about the body building stuff. I'm experimenting with it myself and am already seeing benefits. I can really see this helping serious golfers over age 35 with their recovery and overall performance.

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Have any of you tried an HGH supplementation? There's a new product out there that within 3 to 6 months of regular use will aid with sleep, focus, stamina, strength, etc. I'm not talking about the body building stuff. I'm experimenting with it myself and am already seeing benefits. I can really see this helping serious golfers over age 35 with their recovery and overall performance.

 thanks dhh.

what is HGH?

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The cbd sounded awesome until I actually tried it. I have always had severe reactions to any drug and this was no exception. Got it from a very reputable chain of cbd specialists, so it was very high quality. Took it and within an hour, I was shaky, exhausted, and hyper all at the same time. Went to bed. Got up the next day and shot over 50 on the first nine I played, still feeling as I just described. Then it wrote off and I shot 2 over on the back. So cbd is a no go for me. 

I'd love to try the yoga thing. Anybody have a recommendation for free materials for a golf regimen?

You don't need a golf specific yoga. Since most golfers have high disposable income relative to the average, most things marketed towards us is overpriced. You would be better to figure out what areas of your body need the most mobility work or get sore/tight (Hips or T Spine and shoulders are big ones for golf) and search YouTube or Google for videos that focus on that area. 

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6 hours ago, Riverboat said:

The cbd sounded awesome until I actually tried it. I have always had severe reactions to any drug and this was no exception. Got it from a very reputable chain of cbd specialists, so it was very high quality. Took it and within an hour, I was shaky, exhausted, and hyper all at the same time. Went to bed. Got up the next day and shot over 50 on the first nine I played, still feeling as I just described. Then it wrote off and I shot 2 over on the back. So cbd is a no go for me. 

I'd love to try the yoga thing. Anybody have a recommendation for free materials for a golf regimen?

I had a milder version of that trying CBD for golf.  I think the problem was I took too much.  I had tried the smallest dose of a full spectrum tincture and felt pretty much nothing so I doubled that (still relatively small) dose and felt horrible and played horrible lol.  CBD doesn't really seem to help my sleep, aches or anything in my limited experimentation.

I've found Turmeric and related supplements to help a lot with my 55 year old aches.  Regular exercise and stretching is also vital for me.  I stop either the supplements or exercise for 2 weeks or more and my body is NOT happy.  

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