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).

500mg, 1000mg and 2000 mg bottles

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.

Good luck!

Stay safe,

About steveandjohnnie

Award winning Chicago Broadcasters, inducted into WGN radio's Walk Of Fame. Authors of the Les Paul memoir, "A Little More Les." http://alittlemoreles.com You'll find even more about us at http://www.steveandjohnnie.com/
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5 Responses to CBD

  1. Linda Sue Johnson says:

    WTG CBD.
    You helped Johnnie ASAP!
    God put you here for our good use
    So why do some people refuse
    To accept what is good?
    I wish they could….
    Life would be better for everyone
    We’d be happier and have more fun!!!

  2. Anna Marie. Scialo says:

    Johnny, I would like to try this CBD, I have pain with my foot and left hip. I am a care giver for my husband and looking for no pain and more energy. And my husband had a stroke 3 years ago and the left side of his face as pain, fibromyalgia. How would I start doing this and would it be right for me and my husband.

    Are all doctors aware about this ? I am embarrassed to ask our doctors.
    I am so happy how it helps you. I have enjoyed listening over the years to your radio show Steve and Johnny. Good luck to you.. Thank you Anna Marie Scialo

  3. Karen Vacco says:

    Hi there! Is your CBD guy ok? Or maybe he’s super busy? I placed an order over a week ago. I got a confirmation email that said I’d be getting another email with billing directions. It hasn’t come yet. I emailed to let him know a couple of days ago and haven’t heard back. I checked my Junk mail too. I imagine that there are quite a few of us looking to order the oil that you recommended.

    I hope that all is well in your lives! I look forward to hearing you on the airwaves again soon! Karen Vacco


  4. Karen Vacco says:

    Happy anniversary!!!! You are an amazing example of what it takes to make a marriage work! Thank you so much for facilitating my getting the CBD oil! Sounds like he is busy (likely thanks to all of your referrals!) He called on Saturday and I received it on Monday (along with complimentary gummies). I am looking forward to improving my sleep! I am grateful for your help.


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