Posted 04 February 2018 - 02:04 AM
Cannabis (oil extract) improved my sleep when amitriptyline was causing nightmares right after falling asleep and wasn't helping my IBS-D that a GI said it would years ago, but didn't take until last year and stopped. Many people I've read saying they felt they had to take more and more, loosing it's efficacy. It was also extremely drying and I wanted my spit available to break down my food. I also eat an IBS-D diet/small frequent, well chewed meals and take soluble, soft, non-fermenting/no gas methylcellulose fiber to form/regulate bowel movements, buffers some spasming too. Two taken with 8 oz water before everything eaten, yes even with IBS-"D." Marketed as a laxative, but can also form stools in IBS-D. Anxiety can be caused by IBS-D, also by refluxing up and too much stomach acid. Cannabis is both anti-spasmotic and anti-inflammatory.
1/04/18: Pain's my main problem. IBS-D prone, but not with methylcellulose soluble non-gassy caplets still, 2 before anything eaten. Also, 10C water/day (Have to if taking fiber supplement and soluble foods). Frequent, small and well chewed meals. No more salads, seeds or peel, whole grains, raw vegetables STILL. Have used in the past antispasmotics, low dose tricyclic anti-depressent (for ibs and inflammation)/both VERY drying even at low amounts and disorienting, CBD oil and IBgard's encapsulated peppermint (works better than older type enteric peppermint). Have occasional inflammation in illium at end of small intestine, but it was not crohns. Activated charcoal when needed for flatulence, simethicone only works on upper stomach area for upper gas (burping) right away btw, not flatulence at end of g.i. track. Tried Kratom, good but itchy and didn't prevent a flare up from eating a wrong foods. Raising dosage didn't kick down inflammation. Now back to being certified for (legally available here) medical high CBD Cannabis/Marijuana RSO (thick oil form), more expensive. I needed more anti-inflammitory help from the THC in regular cannabis oil, instead of just CBD oil.