Hey Leo41. Wondering if you could give an update on how the oil has been working for you? Also what brand and form are you using? Thanks!
Hey there. I am still using the oil as before. The brand is REGALABS, but I have only found it at my local health food store. I have no results or tests on it, really had gotten it as more of an experiment. Though given the outstanding results I'm not too worried about those.
I had a couple rough-ish days a week ago, but admittedly I had opened my diet up some. These days though were nothing compared to bad ones a year ago. Seemed to stabilize after 2 or so days. My concern was that like everything else I had tried (but my peppermint tea) that the oil would lose effectiveness over time, and I was worried it was. Don't think that is the case at present. I keep saying jury is still out.. give it more time, but I have gone through half a bottle nearly now over 3 months. Yeah I am curious to see how more time plays out, but I have to say this stuff works. No question I have notice more, much more than any single thing I have tried or added to my regimen. If I could use nothing else I would use this.
Overall my BM's are far better than before the CBD oil, usually 1 time early morning, and perhaps 1 time during the day (or not). The spasms aren't there. Maybe an occasional pinch or light pain, but that is all, and most of the time I feel fine in the colon. Mornings are still never smooth (or rarely), but the pain I get after my morning BM settles after about an hour lying back in bed with a heating pad on my lower stomach/left side. Upon waking (before all the above) I take my levbid on an empty stomach, and 4 drops of oil. Doing it this way I have some pain climbing back in bed. Heating pad warms up, and I get a sort of chill (shivers, not calm) for a minute after a few minutes as the tummy warms up. I fall back asleep usually. 45 mins-hr later I get up and hit the shower. Usually from here I am fine. Now... before the oil I would continue to hurt upon rising, and driving into work. Only when I could get some warm peppermint tea after arriving at work would this begin to subside. Drinking some while driving in never seemed to help.
Stool is formed better than in a year for the most part. The mucus is very little now comparatively. I still sometimes have it where the first BM is formed, then wave 2 in 2-5 mins looser, then wave 3 it's bits or worse. Though other days I will have a full, complete, amazingly normal BM and nothing more. Only over those few day of issues did I notice the stool thinning and flattening, also mucus was back with a vengence. No question my colon inflames when things go awry, and that swelling and partial cramping results in mucus, thinning, repeated BMs, looseness. We all know it, but neat to see the results and confirmation in your own body/laboratory.
Another important factor, and one I did not mention. Back 1-2 months ago I caught something that went into bronchitis. They put me light antibiotics and prednisone I was concerned, but did it, and came through fine.
Saturday I came down with the flu. The doc yesterday gave me an antibiotic shot, and steroid shot. Sent me home with predinose again, and this time Augmentin 500/125 something else mixed in. It's heavy in my chest now, and really not sure what to do. I need to not go into pneumonia, but I am worried about what these are going to do to me. I cannot tell you how much I do not want to have done 2 courses of antibiotics within 2 months with IBS. Especially when I honestly feel it was repeated antibiotic courses, and a severe bout of food poisoning that got me here. My only hope is with my diet so good, literally starving any bad bacteria, and have been... that if I have a mass clearing the bad won't repopulate as much as in years past.
I am open to any ideas here. I am not currently or recently on any probiotics as they just didn't seem to do a lot but constipate me, but I was way worse then. I will likely go with real Align (not generic) this time. Not sure if maybe I should go on that during this.
I still also have the Frankin Formula to try (for Frank here on the forum). I had meant to do this months ago, but with the sicknesses (and antibiotics) have not started them yet.