I have a 4 year old daughter with JRA
3 years ago
I have a 4 year old daughter with JRA and am becoming frustrated with the drugs doctors have been prescribing her. Would CBD help her and what dosage for a patient this age weighing just over 30 pounds. She is currently on methotrexate and her white blood cells and red blood cells have been declining. Her liver enzymes are elevated from the NSAID's.
Answer - Doctor Sharon Olson
OMG, when the drugs start hurting our children more than the disease, we have to wonder what are we doing in our society? First, it is well documented that Vitamin D deficiency is rampant and if it goes on long enough it will manifest his multiple different diseases and then the treatment is drugs rather than correcting the problem. I do believe CBD would help your child but we're not allowed to recommended it on our site so I encourage you to obtain CBD hemp oil. We do not have any clinical trials with hemp oil but is still a good place to start while you're waiting for her vitamin D results to be returned. Please have her blood level of vitamin D checked and I will include an article on vitamin D for your review. Do not ruin her skin in the sun because that is the only skin she gets in this lifetime but you can supplement with vitamin D3. I do not have the exact doses of CBD hemp oil but you want to start her on low doses of CBD several times per day for the first week and then you could try going to twice a day doses. She likely will not get the full benefit of CBD until she has been on CBD for three weeks but she may receive some pain relief before that time. I highly encourage you to get her genetic chart done and to remove all toxins from her diet including sugar and glutamates (not gluten, but that may need to be removed also). She really needs to be away from processed food. Do either mom or dad suffer with migraines? Please, get her off all dairy because she's very likely is allergic and that can be manifested by her joints being attacked, and that includes cheese and all milk products in any of her foods. If you need additional help you can always contact me and the office has my number. The article I am sending to you about vitamin D includes adult doses, but since she is the child, her doses must be reduced to one third of the adult dose and her blood levels must be monitored. About Vitamin D, it is an essential hormone not a vitamin: Most humans are Vitamin D deficient. Our ancestors lived outside all day, they did not wear clothes or sunscreen and they did not shower daily washing the oils off their skin and they ate a lot of fish when they did catch fish. Vitamin D is necessary to take calcium from your diet and put it into the bones and the tissue where it can be utilized properly. If you do not have an adequate blood level of vitamin D you will calcify tissue that should not be calcified and you're more likely to suffer leg cramps at night. Vitamin D is necessary for the human body to function normally because in the human body it is a hormone not a vitamin and hormones are necessary to create new healthy cells. If the vitamin D blood level is low in your body, it negatively affects many systems, such as your muscles and blood pressure. With low levels of Vitamin D you may experience thyroid disease, chronic pain with muscle & joint aching, kidney stones & even calcified heart valves, high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, an increased risk of migraine headaches and even a significantly increased risk of breast cancer with a greater risk for metastatic disease and death. The laboratory ‘normal’ for Vitamin D3 is 30-100 (30ng/mL is rickets level) but for optimum health the blood level must be 55-100. Do you want to be just ‘normal’ or would you like to go for optimum? The kidney clearance function for Vitamin D must be monitored so the larger amounts of Vitamin D are not overwhelming the ability to clear any excess Vitamin D from the system and this is the level of the active form of Vitamin D. For a healthy patient with normal kidney function and vitamin D deficiency, I recommend a large dose (called a bolus) of vitamin D3, approximately 40,000 international units to be given with food one time per week plus 5000 International units of vitamin D3 per day, repeating the sequence for up to four weeks and then do a repeat blood level. For accuracy do not take your vitamin D right before the blood test and do not do the bolus the day before or the day of the blood test. You should notice a significant sense of well-being once your blood level of vitamin D3 is above 55 ng/mL but there is no benefit in going above 100 ng/mL. The blood test is a '25-hydroxy Vitamin D' or abbreviated '25-OH D' The test for kidney clearance of vitamin D is '1, 25-dihydroxy Vitamin D' The tests look almost the same but the tests are quite different in their function. Local laboratories charge up to $250 for the Vitamin D test and insurance rarely covers the test because it has to do with your health not an illness. You may obtain the same test from an online laboratory for about $45, you order the kit a local lab draws your blood for about $15 and it is shipped off to the online laboratory and the results come directly to you. Some people are born with genetic snps ( a genetic change in the base sequence of DNA= snp) and those people tend to show emotional distress, osteoporosis, diabetes and even cancer since Vitamin D deficiency may exist even while supplementing Vitamin D3. Genetic Information:
If you would like more information on your genetics and how your body handles contaminants please, order the 23andme.com/drolson test for $199.00, but by ordering under my name you should receive priority testing and a 10% discount.
The kit will be sent to your home but before you do the test, you will register the kit. Register the kit in a relative’s name (someone who has already passed on). This genetic information on you should be kept private and away from the eyes of any insurance company or attorneys & that is why I say you should register it in a dead relative’s name and date of birth but use your year of birth.
Keep in mind, Insurance companies match you with your name & date of birth so DO NOT give hem the information they need to find your results.
Once your kit is registered you may do the test & send it out.
When your results are ready, you will be notified by email that your relative’s results are in. Download all the results (under the name upper right and save all information. Then connect your relative’s information to geneticgenie.org and download the methylation analysis and detoxification panel. Those are the papers I need to see to do a reading for you.
Call & let me know your results are ready, send the methylation panel to me, and we will arrange an appointment by phone or office visit to go over the results and start improving your interface with the world by letting you know where you have problems with snps in your genetic chart.
Remember, genetics gives us an empty gun, the environmental toxicities fills your gun with bullets and it is what we do on a day to day basis that fires the gun. Let’s remove your toxins and help your genetic chart work around the snps and you will start to realize health is not about western medical drugs but true health is about your genetic chart working well.
When you text me or call, be sure to let me know how we met if you are not a regular patient of mine.
Dr Sharon Olson
You may also want to acquire Dr. Amy Yasko's book from Amazon, "Feel Good, Nutrigenomics" Dr. Amy Yasko has a tremendous amount of free information available on her website because she truly cares about people, especially children. Try to be positive with your child instead of infecting her mind with negativity and fear. The next book I'm recommending to you will help you maintain a more positive attitude. Remember, children are feeling beings, she feels your anxiety and stress and then she becomes fearful so always calm yourself so your child will have better response to getting healthier. I also recommend that you read Eckhart Tolle, "The Power Of Now" and "A New Earth" to help stay in present moment in order to resolve your stress & anxiety and this will allow her beautiful spirit shine through so together you can all begin to manifest the life of your dreams instead of a life of illness. Things may be stressful but you don't have to wear it or carry it around all the time. Always try to be mindful of how your daughter is responding and ask Drs. not to say negative things in her presence. You have a right to ask them to be respectful to your daughter. Good luck, you can do this, after all your daughter came to live with you because you will protect her.