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Old Tue Jul 8, 2014, 02:26 PM
Alvin Alvin is offline
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MDS platelets

I am 81 yrs. with MDS for 2 yrs..
I have been getting 2 units of platelets every 9/10 days for that time, 2 months ago I started 3 drops of Cannabidiol per day.
I have now gone 35 days without the need for a platelet trans.
Cannabidiol is non hallucinogenic. Our idiotic Government will not take if off its drug designation.
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Old Tue Jul 8, 2014, 02:36 PM
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A connection between cannabidiol and platelets has been reported before, but I don't think it's been studied extensively.
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Old Tue Jul 8, 2014, 05:07 PM
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1. It is legal and can be bought on Amazon & eBay.
2. There are no studies I could find that supports platelet response.
3. I would like to ask Alvin what his platelet count was pre-ingestion and post.
4. Unfortunately it will not give you a buzz..SO if it doesn't work you can't even get high.
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Old Tue Jul 8, 2014, 06:34 PM
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Cannabidiol

I get trans. with platelets when the count gets to 8.
Since the CBD, plts. have been at a constant 9/10
Low but manageable.
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Old Tue Jul 8, 2014, 06:50 PM
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Alvin, What brand are you using? and the strength?
Thanks
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Old Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:01 PM
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update

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I am 81 yrs. with MDS for 2 yrs..
I have been getting 2 units of platelets every 9/10 days for that time, 2 months ago I started 3 drops of Cannabidiol per day.
I have now gone 35 days without the need for a platelet trans.
Cannabidiol is non hallucinogenic. Our idiotic Government will not take if off its drug designation.

Oct. 15
I have now gone 76 days before I needed two units of platelets.
My hemoglobin gained 5%. First gain in well over 2 yrs.
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Old Tue Oct 21, 2014, 12:01 PM
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Smile update

I can't seem to get this posted.
After 6 mo. taking cannabidiol my last period between platelets trans. was 76 days.
Hemoglobin about 30 days.
Alvin
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Old Tue Oct 21, 2014, 01:04 PM
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Alvin, congratulations on your situation. What is your MDS diagnosis? Are all of your blood counts improving?
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Old Fri Oct 24, 2014, 08:28 PM
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My blood counts are not improving but are staying steady for longer, therefore longer periods trans free. This a big change from 6 mo. ago.
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Old Sat Oct 25, 2014, 01:06 AM
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Most interesting. I'll do some reading on that. I hope it gets studied further for the benefit of all.
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Old Wed Oct 21, 2015, 03:49 PM
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MDS and Cannabidiol

Today is the 365th day since I have had to get a platelet tx.
I spent 2 years getting these tx every 9/10 days.
For a about 18 months I have been taking 2 rice grain sized drops of cannabidiol.
There is no scientific proof of this result but something very dramatic has happened to my condition.
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Old Wed Oct 21, 2015, 04:17 PM
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What kind of MDS diagnosis do you have? What is your blast count?
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Old Wed Oct 21, 2015, 05:00 PM
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It has been so long since I was diagnosed that I don't have that info.
I will contact my hematologist and see if I can get that info.
Alvin
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Old Wed Oct 21, 2015, 08:10 PM
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A study into the effectiveness of Cannabidiol for epilepsy in children has just been approved by the New South Wales (Australia) government. There has also been some study into its effectiveness for Alzheimers (in mice). There's also been a lot of publicity recently about the use of Cannabidiol as pain relief for terminal cancer patients. Haven't heard anything public about platelets yet...
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Old Wed Oct 21, 2015, 08:48 PM
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Alvin, is cannabidiol the only "medication" you are on? I don't think you have mentioned anything else.
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Old Thu Oct 22, 2015, 03:55 PM
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i am not on any medication except Lipitor ( cholesterol lowering ).
Nothing for my MDS.
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Old Thu Oct 22, 2015, 06:09 PM
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That is good news Alvin. Hope it continues.
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Old Thu Oct 22, 2015, 07:51 PM
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Alvin, Have you ever been on any medication for MDS?
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Old Thu Oct 22, 2015, 08:07 PM
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Never had any meds for MDS.
Did a session with EXJADE for iron chelation.
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