Cmd oil is this available on the nhs


#1

following the recent publicity on CMD i would appreciate any feedback on the results
my understanding is that my specialist doctor can prescribe the oil but not the local GP
which oil is available
i am at my maximum pills so i need to look at other alternatives
recently my body pains have increased and i can not lift my legs up from the bed plus my breathing becomes difficult

the only change in medication has been salbutamol ventolin blue ( 2 puffs as required ) plus clenil 100 brown ( 2 puffs twice per day )

john


#2

Hi @John_the_baron,

Quick question, did you mean cbd oil? If so, you can purchase CBD oil in most health shops, however, I would advise you to consult with your GP or Parkinson’s nurse before you make any final decisions.

For clarification on prescribed CBD oil, you can speak to one of our advisers via our helpline on 0808 800 0303 from Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm, Saturday: 10am-2pm, or you can email [email protected].

I hope you find this useful.

Best wishes,
Reah


#3

Reah

sorry Yes I did mean CBD oil

The reason for my interest in CBD oil is because my GP and parkinson’s nurse have told me that i am at the end of the prescribed medication

Over the past 1-2 years they have always responded with the same answer ’ they can not recommend the product and would not prescribe the oil ’
i have contacted the suppliers and they have told me that they can not advertise parkinson’s and are nutrition additives” and “food supplements,” rather than actual medicines.

From my understanding the oil will not cure parkinsons but will reduce the pain and some of the symptoms

thanks john


#4

Hi @John_the_baron,

Yes, this is quite a tricky subject. Although many people with Parkinson’s have noticed the therapeutic benefits of CBD oil, GP’s cannot prescribe CBD oil as it is a supplement and you can buy it from any health store. We’ve written more information on CBD oil on our blog which you may find interesting here - https://medium.com/parkinsons-uk/the-case-for-and-against-cannabis-6c6dbd232ac5

I think you’d really benefit from speaking to one of our advisers, so do give our helpline a call when you get a chance.

Best wishes,
Reah