So I did not want to classify this as a success story, but I did want to share what I have been having success with.
Some background: I have been struggling with Vestibular Migraines since March, and I have been put on a variety of meds. I take Migrelief/CoQ10 (vitamins) and 60mg of Cymbalta (med). I also take a decent amount of Excedrin throughout the day. This helped calm things down, but I still felt like I was in a dream a lot of the time. I called my neurologist and they decided to write me a prescription for Topomax. After reading forums on this drug, and side effects people experienced, I decided that I was going to look for other alternatives before I started taking that. (the idea was to wean me off Cymbalta, and onto Topomax.)
Here is what I did:
As of last week, - I started taking CBD pills. These have worked wonderfully for me. I actually lowered my Cymbalta dose to 30mg everyday, and I take a 35mg CBD pill in the a.m. I will also take some CBD oil when needed (maybe an extra 10/20mgs per day.) - I have been using Charlottes Web CBD plus pills. (and CW oils. This brand is very credible in the CBD space, and has been regarded as “one of the best”) I still take my daily supplements alongside this.
This has proven to be very effective for me, as I have not even taken an Excedrin in over a week.
So, if anyone has thought about CBD, and never tried it - I encourage you to give it a shot. I feel better that I was able to lower my Cymbalta dose, and I am not spending my day wondering when I can take my next Excedrin.
Feel free to ask any questions if you are interested in knowing more - but I figured I would share my experience with it. My decision to do this was based on the similarities between the illnesses topomax and CBD are known for treating (epilepsy is a big one). I figured, if a natural substance can provide similar treatment, why not try it.