LET’S HELP PREVENT CHEMOTHERAPY INDUCED NEUROPATHY WITH CBD/CANNABIDIOL

On October 1, 2015, I wrote a blog suggesting we consider using Cannabidiol when administering neuro-toxic chemotherapy or for that matter, any neurotoxic drug. The goal, of course, is to take advantage of the neuro protective effects of CBD. As I mentioned a couple of months ago, there are very decent responses to neuropathic pain with CBD:THC extracts.

I recently saw a patient with Breast Cancer who had recently started Taxol. She was beginning to experience some tingling. At this point I recommended she take a CBD:THC extract in addition to the Taxol. Within a few weeks, despite ongoing Taxol administration, the neuropathic pain was markedly decreased. At the same time, we can safely assume she would have become worse.

Here are two articles that suggest this line of reasoning is reasonable and a trial should be setup.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21737705

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969077/

Author
Allan Frankel, MD Dr Allan Frankel is one of the few physicians in the US who truly understands Cannabis as a medicine. All treatments suggested have been well studied. Every patient seen by Dr Frankel is given a personally created Treatment Plan created with the patient's specific issues defined. Plant medicine requires "tuning" of the dosing. Dr Frankel works with his patients thru a messaging portal. The use of this portal, allows quick and simple follow up contact with Dr Frankel. Patients are not charged for these messages, as this is how Dr Frankel has learned what he has learned. Follow up appointments in person or by phone/video are also available when needed

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