Stigma May Restrict Open Dialogue About CBD Use With Your Doctor. But It Shouldn’t For These Key Reasons.
AmericanMarijuana.org surveyed with 1,453 CBD consumers where they found that slightly over 30% don’t let their doctors know of their CBD usage to treat pain, even when the doctors are supportive. Unfortunately, the reason behind this is – stigma. Regardless, there are a few serious reasons why you should always let your doctor know about your cannabis use and dosage. Recent research found that 97% of opioid users reduced their opioid dosage after using CBD.
It’s no surprise, then, that both the experts we asked agreed this is the top reason patients should tell their providers when they use CBD for pain.
If you are experiencing symptoms, your doctor will be able to make better decisions and informed diagnosis. With side-effects to CBD like diarrhea, fatigue, and weight fluctuations, your doctor wouldn’t be running tests to understand the cause. If you tell your doctor the symptoms, they would be able to offer better treatment keeping in mind your CBD use. Lastly, every time you speak up about your use of CBD and its effectiveness in keeping you healthy and pain-free, you are taking one step towards normalizing cannabis in a medical context.
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