Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and CBD Oil

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and CBD Oil

By Spike Bowan   |   December 27, 2017

There was a time when I can remember that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), a.k.a. myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) was largely looked upon as a faux diagnosis by the Medical community.

Over the years however, Doctors and Researchers have increasingly began to accept the existence of ME/CFS and have being doing more and more research on the disease.
An estimated 15-30 million people around the world are suffering from ME; at least 1,000,000 Americans, 250,000 British people, 100,000 Australians, and 400,000 Canadians have ME. An estimated 75-85% of them are women and 80-90% of them are undiagnosed.
Chronic fatigue syndrome occurs more commonly in women. The cause of this condition is unknown, but may include environmental or genetic factors.
The main symptom is fatigue for over six months. The fatigue often worsens with activity, but doesn't improve with rest.
There is no cure or approved treatment for this condition. However, some symptoms can be treated or managed to provide relief with the aid of CBD Oil. Case in point, Tom Bethell, 15, was left so debilitated by myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, that he said he "didn't want to live any more" according to the
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"A teenager who missed eight years of school due to chronic fatigue has made an astonishing recovery after taking CBD oil, his mum says.

Tom Bethell's family say his life has been transformed since he started taking daily drops of cannabidiol or CBD, a legal form of cannabis.

He was bed-bound, no longer growing and so weak that even his eye muscles didn't function properly, leaving him with blurred vision. His Mother Sarah said: "Tom had no energy at all and was in a complete 'brain fog'.

"He would fall over 20 or 30 times a day, he was completely debilitated. His memory was poor, he couldn't even breathe properly." Doctors had prescribed the anti-depressant amitriptyline but it hadn't worked. In desperation mum-of-two Sarah, 38, offered him cannabis oil, as recommended by her own mum Wendy Thomas, who praised its remarkable effects on her Crohn's disease.

"It's completely changed his life and alleviated his symptoms. It's kickstarted his growth, he shot up 11 inches in nine months. "He's now hit puberty, he's got body hair and leg hair, he went up two shoe sizes in eight weeks. His memory is better and he can retain information."He's gone from relearning his three times tables to now being able to attempt five GCSE exams next year.

"He will probably always have ME, but the CBD is allowing him to be himself. He's a lot happier and no longer has reactive depression." (Read More)

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or ME/CFS, is a devastating multi-system disease that causes dysfunction of the neurological, immune, endocrine and energy metabolism systems.

It often follows an infection and leaves 75% of those affected unable to work and 25% homebound are bedridden. An estimated 15-30 million people worldwide have ME.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a systemic neuroimmune condition characterized by post-exertional malaise (a reduction in functioning and a severe worsening of symptoms after even minimal exertion). It causes dysregulation of  the immune, nervous, and energy metabolism systems. The effects of ME are devastating enough to leave 25% of patients housebound or bed bound. *(

As research into CBD continues, the results of CBD on those afflicted with ME/CFS are growing in number as word spreads. 

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