Firstly I want to start off confirming that I am not looking for medical advice, just people’s experiences and opinions. I do intend on speaking to my dad’s doctor when we can get an appointment. Has anyone found their doctor open to the idea of using CBD?
My father is on what I consider to be quite a cocktail of drugs and from what I have looked into they are for his blood pressure and his PD (is there a glossary thread for the acronyms someone can point me to?). I think I have convinced both my dad and mum that his medication needs a review, but I have also been looking at CBD as an option as it seems to tick a lot of boxes for what he needs help with, pain relief, sleep, anxiety/panic attacks, to name a few. The problem I have is that I have read that if a medicine says not to consume grapefruit you should also not take CBD. In contrast I have read that this is a guideline and the reactions are different for each medication with this warning and in some cases actually show no reaction.
So, the details, the medication in question is Felodipine which is apparently a calcium channel blocker. Has anyone here taken either this medication, or another medication with a NO GRAPEFRUIT warning with CBD and how did it work for you?
His current PD medications are:
Co-careldopa 25mg/100mg 4x a day
Co-careldopa 12.5mg/50mg 4x a day
Trihexyphenidyl 2mg 2x a day
Allopurinol 300mg 1 daily (reduce uric acid)
Candesartan 16mg 1 daily (blood pressure)
Candesartan 8mg 1 daily (blood pressure)
Felodipine 10mg (modified release) 1 daily (blood pressure)
Alternatively, if anyone has any suggestions on things that will alleviate his “constant dull pain all over”, as he described it, I’m all ears.
Thanks in advance