Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m a self employed plasterer which I’ve been doing now for 17 years. It’s a very labour intensive job, but one I love. In my free time I like to ride mountain bikes and trial bikes. I’ll often be found in the local woods or bike parks looking for the biggest jumps I can find.
Have you tried CBD before?
I tried CBD couple of years ago, I bought the cheapest bottle I could find and followed the suppliers instructions. I first used a product from a company called simply CBD. I picked them as they were quite cheap and I was recommended by a friend. I chose an oil of theres called Green which I think was 2.5%, or 1.2mg a drop. I’d built up slowly to 8 drops a day but it was having no real improvement at all at that point. I asked the company for advice but this was always a bit contradictory.
I was told 8 drops 3x a day was a high dose and I shouldn't add more, but at the same time to add another one of their oils on top?
I was very confused and was starting to lose hope, I just wanted to give up, why waste my time and money?
After a few months I gave up on it.
It wasn’t helping my symptoms and a support group I joined wasnt to helpful so I figured what’s the point?
That put me off a little bit but I did some research and came back to give cbd oil another shot. I was also contacted by another CBD supplier who wasn't pushy with sales and great me some great advice.
I realise now that the advice I had been previous given really wasn't great, to say the least. Armed with all the new information I had been given I switched to a different oil made by a company called Bristol CBD. It’s 1000mg in a 10ml bottle and it cost me £46. The website offered a 20% discount, this was really helpful as price was really important to me, I couldn't afford to spend a huge amount and I was a little wary following the previous CBD oil.
Why did you start taking CBD?
Primarily, I started taking CBD to ease my pain.
I wanted to try and ease some symptoms of fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed with it back in 2015. I also have a pinched nerve in my neck and a herniated disc in my lower back. I struggle to fall asleep as a result of the amount of pain I'm in.