We knew we had found the right dosage for them each individually when specific areas of their lifestyles began to increasingly improve.
But, we knew we had to entertain and establish a plan before he went into first grade, aside from our sanity. Because after all, our sons’ inability to control his impulses and his anger, were like that of a blender going off without its lid. We wanted to protect our son from the stigmas of children with mental disorders, as well as from bias opinions of the education system with all the technicalities. So, with great reservation, we agreed to our son taking Adderall.
– More balanced moods
– Better eating habits
– Less tantrums and quicker deescalation
We have seen such a positive change in both of our boys since we established a healthy routine of CBD oil in their daily regimen. Our oldest son, Brennden, has not been able to stop taking his Adderall just yet, because the medication helps him focus in ways I am not sure CBD oil will ever offer him. Nonetheless, we have been able to reduce his Adderall milligram use per day. CBD oil has been incredible for our family. Not only has it helped our children in many ways, but both my husband and I have been able to use CBD to reduce anxiety, stress, and pain relief. We used to struggle as a unit to find balance and peace, as well as offer support to our children through the highs and lows of these disorders. But not so much these days.
Brennden is currently taking 2 vials of the 500 mg three times a day sublingual, and Junior is taking 2 vials of the 1000 mg two times a day.
“Go slowly and try to be systematic and monitor,” Devinsky says. And because CBD is fat-soluble, give it to your child along with a food that contains fat. This will help the body absorb the CBD better and “maximize what you’re getting,” he says.
Several prescription drugs offer some help for people with autism, but they can have serious side effects. “If we can find something that doesn’t have those side effects and has a good safety profile that works, it could make a huge difference,” Trauner says. “It could allow these children to reach their potential.”
CBD for Autism
The emergence of Epidiolex has helped legitimize CBD, but using it (and other cannabinoid-based products) to manage childhood conditions remains controversial and is largely uncharted territory. Here’s what you need to know if you are thinking about using CBD for your child.
If your pediatrician can’t advise you on CBD products, check out Realm of Caring, an independent nonprofit that conducts research on cannabinoids and offers education services. (Read more on how to shop for CBD.)
What parents say: Last October, Lindsey Elliott started giving her 11-year-old son Tyler about 15 mg of a CBD oil made by a company called Elixinol to see whether it would help his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For years, Tyler’s inability to focus made it hard for him to pay attention in school and keep up with schoolwork. But after trying CBD, “Tyler has improved leaps and bounds,” Elliott says. “Both he and his teacher have noticed a big difference. Tyler feels like he can concentrate more, and he feels more part of the team because he’s not sitting there lost.”