During our recent “radio drive-by,” at WGN we devoted a little time each day to a small business. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on them and we thought it wouldn’t be a bad thing to shine a spotlight on some of them and, hopefully, give a few of the “mom and pop” stores a little help staying in business.
On one of the shows we talked about CBD and the store I go to. After the show, our email was overflowing with requests for more information. So, we thought it might be a good idea to post something in this space to provide easy access for anyone who has questions.
So, without further ado …
I’ve been using CBD for fibromyalgia for 3 years this month. My rheumatologist recommended medical marijuana, but thought I should start by trying CBD which has no THC in it to cause a “high.” After trial and lots of error I ended up with a brand that works for me, Qi CBD. I purchase it at Qi Kratom Tea and CBD store at 624 Grove, in Evanston, IL. It is available in 500mg, 1000mg and 2000 mg bottles. It is not inexpensive so, you may want to start with the small bottle (same strength as the others).
I purchase Qi CBD from the owner, Sae, who you can call at 847-859-6064. Sae cannot advise you on anything other than the product he sells. He can’t address your medical condition specifically and, if you take other prescription drugs, I recommend googling CBD and those drugs as well as checking with your doctor before trying it. There’s an excellent piece posted by Harvard you might google. I wanted my Dad to try CBD for insomnia but, various heart meds he took were a conflict.
How much to take? I take the dropper full to the top line on the dropper and put it under my tongue for at least a full minute. You are getting it into your bloodstream quicker sublingually. I use it first thing in the morning when I’m moving like the “Tin Man” and within the hour I’m moving more freely. I also have Restless Legs so I take a dropper full in the evening. My Fitbit that monitors my sleep documented the changes for me. Pre CBD I slept in 3 or 4 1-2 hour fitful periods. Now, with the oil, I can get stretches of 4-6 hours of sleep with REM.
Many in mainstream medicine are still very unfamiliar with CBD. Even though my rheumatologist is with a well known Chicago area hospital and certainly “mainstream” she researched it. I had hernia surgery last year and I was asked for my meds list. Thankfully, CBD is it! The nurse put me on hold for a very long time to come back and say doctors feel you should stay off for a week prior to surgery. No medical reason just being cautious. It was a miserable, pain filled week. Steve picked me up at the hospital after surgery and handed me the bottle of CBD. I took a dropper full and by the time we were home my body aches were gone.
So, it truly has been a life changer for me!
If you have any other questions drop me a line and let me know if you
try it and your experience.