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Question: How can CBD help prevent and treat migraines? Can I use CBD with Petadolex and other migraine medications safely?
Answer: I'm going to get a little nerdy on you and really dive into the specific scientific details as to how CBD help with migraines. So one of the theories is that cannabinoids, and chemicals like CBD and THC impact serotonin levels. So it's been suggested that migraine headaches may be due to low serotonin levels and research shows that cannabinoids prevent serotonin levels from dropping really low and ultimately preventing migraines.
In terms of the second part of your question which is “can you use CBD with Petadolex and other migraine medications safely?” So first of all what is Petadolex? Petadolex is butterbur, which is an herb supplement used for pain, stomach ulcers, upset stomach, migraines, and headaches. Now I haven't specifically had patients who've combined the use of Petadolex with CBD products. However, I have had patients use other herbal medications with CBD products without experiencing any adverse drug to drug interactions. When it comes to other migraine medications, some of the most commonly prescribed medications for migraines include triptans ergotamines and even opioids. Additionally, I have had patients take CBD products with these classes of medications without experiencing any adverse drug to drug interactions.
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