Epidiolex; the 1st FDA Approved Plant Derived CBD:THC
When my Epileptologist mentioned Epidiolex to me I said absolutely not! I've heard the stories. So she mentioned brain surgery or the VNS. NOOOOO! She said it's simple, in and out. But I don't care, I'm already extremely self conscious because of my epilepsy, I don't want scars or a constant physical reminder.
I did my research on this new FDA approved CBD:THC. Skeptical or not, I need to know all the details because I'm neurotic, but most importantly so I can share it with people like me. Always be knowledgable about your conditions, because you can't trust anyone else to know more than you do. To be honest, I don't think my doctor even fully knew if Epidiolex was plant derived or made synthetically. I read more, and found that they are not only deriving it from the hemp plant, but keeping it in the tincture form. It also comes in high doses so it would be easier to afford taking 300 mg a day. (CBD is putting deep holes in my pockets, and I'm only taking 150 mg a day). Plus there is a huge possibility that my insurance will cover it since it would come from a state pharmacy, all I had to do was apply. It has been 2 weeks and I am still waiting to hear if I'm approved. My application is STILL processing. Here in Utah, even though Prop 2 was passed, there are a lot of restrictions on who can get this medicine. Even though the THC doesn't give you a "high", for some reason it's still seen as a dangerous drug. Only a handful of people here will be able to get approved, and the list of qualified conditions isn't very long. Cancer, Crohns, Epilepsy. A few more exceptions that I can't recall. But, if I can't get approved, who can? Let's not make this HOPE into a JOKE Utah.