In a world where medications are overly prescribed for children, many doctors tend to brush off parents’ interest in natural or holistic remedies. 

The long-term effects of many medications are unknown, yet they are widely being prescribed to children.  

If one medication causes side effects, another medicine to combat the side effects is given. 

Natural medicine is sadly unexplored, and powerful pharmaceutical drugs are too easily dispersed. 

In my opinion, this system is severely flawed. 

It has taken me several years and an abundance of research to finally reach this monumental conclusion. 

As a mom to a child with Autism, I have decided that enough is enough.

CBD oil. So controversial. So taboo. 

The mere mention of it to my child’s specialist resulted in her looking at me with confusion. 

At a recent check-up to discuss current medications, I proudly informed the physician that we had been researching CBD oil for some time, and we had recently started our son on it. 

She looked at me as if I were from another planet and asked, “What is CBD oil?” 

After picking my jaw up off of the floor, not understanding how this term was foreign to her, I explained that it was Cannabidiol, the legal, non-psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis plant.  

Once this sank in she said, “We’ll see how THAT goes.”

This conversation didn’t stop me and my husband from forging ahead. 

Increasing ADHD and Anxiety medication and adding yet another drug was not an acceptable course of action for our child. 

We were tired of the side effects that the medicines caused him and the fear of what they would potentially cause later in life.  

My son seems happier and healthier than he has in quite some time now, and I am grateful that we found CBD oil. 

We have spoken with many parents travelling this same path, and the results are quite astounding for them too. 

My child’s symptoms are being managed well naturally and he tells us that he feels better overall. 

Words can’t express how incredible it feels to see your child thriving mentally and physically.

I also have a daughter with multiple disabilities and Epilepsy. 

Her seizures are currently managed well with a low dose of prescribed anti-seizure medication. 

I would love to someday be able to take her off of the medicine and treat with CBD oil only. 

Her Neurologist was open to discussion and at some point, if things become unstable, we will further look into this for her. 

As a parent, it is genuinely refreshing when a specialist validates your worries about medications. 

It is empowering when they agree that other options do exist and they listen to the voice of the concerned parent.

I am not advising all parents to take this route, only to follow your gut. 

Ask a lot of questions, research and listen to your heart. 

What seemed like a big leap of faith for us has become a big step in the right direction.

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