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Topic: CBD/Cannibis/Benadryl for LE

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 07:33AM

QueenB44 wrote:

I honestly haven't did extensive research on this yet but does anyone have an info or used

CBD or legal Pot for LE? I know it works for MS, RA, Cancer relief and others.

Also, I've heard Benadryl will bring swelling down. Anyone have info on this or other nice "tricks"?

I really, really hate this. Its been 4 months since my surgery and traumatic enough being diagnosed with DCIS let alone having

this supposed life long curse.

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Apr 15, 2019 12:23PM Wised wrote:

I would like to know this too. Given that very little research has been done on THC/CBD, I am not sure this info is out there. I hadn't heard about the benedryl.

I am right there with you on the hating this.

Stage 3 colon cancer treated in 2015/16. Factor 13 bleeding disorder. OncotypeDX 8. Lymphedema dx 3/19. Dx 9/12/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 10/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 10/18/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/19/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Apr 15, 2019 04:30PM vlnrph wrote:

As a retired pharmacist, I cannot conceive of how Benadryl/diphenhydramine could possibly be a useful treatment.

If you are having an allergic reaction with swelling, then this antihistamine would be a reasonable choice. Since it dries things up, taking too much could cause lymph fluid to become more stagnant, the opposite of what we want.

The only benefit I can imagine is making you drowsy enough that you fall asleep and forget you have BC, LE or whatever! That is why manufacturers put it in things like Advil PM, etc.

IDC too! 🎻💊👪🐩 🇫🇮 🌹🦋 Rt MX+DIEP 4-2011; ALND 5-2011 d/t micromets; TC X 4; tamoxifen; lymphedema 9-2011; switch to letrozole 3-2014 for 1 yr; bone mets 8-2018: Zometa, rads to spine, Faslodex/Versenio Dx 3/7/2011, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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