Mother Shares Story of Son’s Miraculous Cure After Taking CBD

November 21, 2019 16:00:00

Cannabidiol is without a doubt the breakout star among medicines this decade, if not the century. The cannabis extract is a darling of the medicine, sports, and the health and wellness communities, with potent and versatile medicinal properties that make it effective against a wide range of diseases. A lot of people use it for pain and anxiety relief, but anecdotally, CBD has worked against high blood pressure, improved sleep and reduced seizures in people with epilepsy. In June 2018, the FDA approved a CBD-based medication to help manage seizures in rare forms of childhood epilepsy.

Recently the UK National Health Service (NHS) approved the use of two CBD-based drugs for use in the United Kingdom, Epidiolex and Sativex. Sativex is a mouth spray used to treat multiple sclerosis-related muscle stiffness and spasms. Epidyolex, on the other hand, was approved for use by children with two rare and hard to manage forms of epilepsy, Dravet syndrome, and Lennox Gastaut syndrome. Geraldine Woodman is one of the people who were greatly affected by this news.

The 43-year-old mum has an 8-year-old son, Eddie. He was born two weeks premature, and he had a bleed on his brain. Despite this, he developed normally, but when he was nine months old, he suffered a seizure and upon hospitalization, he was diagnosed with infantile spasms, an aggressive form of epilepsy. “Ever since that day, they kept giving him medication to knock him out because every time he’d open his eyes he’d have a seizure,” she says.

“Within 20 seconds of him waking up, you would see him have a cluster of seizures for around an hour.” He was taking 60mg of drugs a day by the time he was 6, leaving him ‘zonked out’ and staring into space. The side effects weren’t pretty, and even more drugs were prescribed to address them. He lost most of his eyesight (he could only see lights) and most of the time he was in a zombie-like vegetative state. Desperate for a better alternative for her son, she went against her doctor’s advice and tried CBD oil.

She says his symptoms have drastically reduced since then, and he “has the sparkle back in his eyes.” According to Geraldine, he giggles, loves swimming and squeals with delight when pushed on a swing. Previously, he would have barely flinched. “We can see it when we look in his eyes, they have that sparkle back. Now he makes a lot of noise, he’s a big talker, he’s calm in class, he does swimming and music.” His pharmaceutical intake has gradually reduced to just 1mg.

“It’s not a cure but it is giving him an alternative so he can have some quality of life instead of being on a pharmaceutical rollercoaster where he can’t function.”

One would be driven to imagine that such stories as the one of this little boy are what keep CBD companies like The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) and Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) working hard to formulate even better products so that more people in need can find some relief from their conditions.

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