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No help for people with CBD Prescription

I live in Ga., My son lives in East Tx. My son is now 44 years old. As a kid he was diagnosed with Petit Mal absence seizures. Three years ago he started having Grand Mal seizures. I think he's been on every known med. So I helped him pay for a neurologist visit, she prescribed him CBD three months ago. But he is waiting for Social Security to approve him,
he has no money to pay for it, has no insurance and I'm on disability myself. I must have called everyone in Tx., to help him pay for his prescription. Nobody will help. Everybody just keeps passing the buck and he's having seizures weekly. He is currently taking 20/ mg of Vimpat. The side effects really bother him and it don't work. Any suggestions cause I'm worried out if my mind. Medicaid will not help.

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That should read he's taking

That should read he's taking 200 mg a day of Vimpat sorry.

I'm sorry your son is

I'm sorry your son is suffering. I too take vimpat for my seizures and it makes me feel very ill. I also take cannabis it helps a lot. By CBD prescription I'm guessing you mean epidiolex or synthetic cbd? For the price of one month of CBD in a bottle you can pay for a medical marijuana card and be able to buy real cbd at a dispensary for much less.  Not only is it cheaper there is some science explaining why cbd made in a lab isn't as effective as something extracted from the plant.  https://www.projectcbd.org/science/terpenes-and-entourage-effect Plus, this May Texas just made getting medical marijuana a little easier: https://www.wikileaf.com/thestash/medical-cannabis-is-becoming-more-acce... I wish you and your son the best, feel free to ask me anything

Hi Worriedoutofmymind, Thanks

Hi Worriedoutofmymind, Thanks so much for posting, we understand this can be a very frustrating and expensive process. For more information regarding our patient assistance programs please visit, https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/247-helpline/patient-assistance ,  or contact the Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-332-1000, contactus@efa.org. For information regarding insurance appeals please visit,  www.patientadvocate.orgAdditionally your local Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy.com/localsupport  ,can assist in connecting you to resources, support groups, events, and programs in your community.Your son may want to consider with his neurologist having a device that can help track his seizures, by visiting,  https://www.dannydid.org/  and by keeping a seizure diary https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/epilepsy-foundation-my-seizure-... ,as another self-management tool. These tools may be helpful in identifying & tracking seizures, other symptoms, managing medication & other therapies, recognizing triggers and health events that may affect seizures and wellness, which he can share with his doctor.  For more information regarding seizure medications & side effects please visit, https://www.epilepsy.com/medications/lacosamide  ,  https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/seizure-an...  &  https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/other-trea... a caretaker, https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/parents-and-caregivers  ,it’s just as important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself as well.  https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/Caregivers%20facts... Wellness Institute,  https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/our-programs/wellness-institute provides tools and strategies to better assist your loved one and support you in your important role.

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