However, Epidiolex has a lengthy list of side effects including, but not limited to: sleepiness, lethargy, loss of appetite, loss of sleep and diarrhea, along with the typical side effects of anti-epileptic medication like depression, suicidal thoughts and panic attacks, according to a report by the division for neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada. Furthermore, THC has the potential to be a better anticonvulsant treatment than CBD, according to a study conducted by the Division of Neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. This is because THC directly bonds to the CB1 receptors in a person’s brain, which spreads its effects throughout the central nervous system. CBD, on the other hand, goes through the bloodstream, and the body reacts to it much like any other metabolite.
The brain is filled with receptors for numerous different chemicals and substances, according to the same study. These receptors take the substance and disperse it to the entire body at a much faster rate than if one were to consume it.
Due to her developmental delays, Shelby has a hard time talking in complete sentences, and often uses hand gestures to display her emotions.
When asked about a preferred alternative treatment to Epidiolex, Wilcox said she would prefer a treatment with a higher amount of THC.