By Spike Bowan | December 27, 2017
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. *(MEAction.net)
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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