I tried CBD (cannibidiol) for my GAD (anxiety) for the first time and for the first time in decades, I feel normal.
I live in a non medical marijuana state. I was able to obtain 250 mg while traveling to Colorado of RX Releaf high CBD pediatric whole plant extract tincture.
I was a longtime pot smoker but quit 3 years ago bc it started to increase my anxiety BIG TIME for the first 3 hours, the benefits to sleep and appetite were still there but the anxiety at first became overwhelming. I continued to try it once a year with the same effect. Extreme anxiety, freaking out, slight paranoia, & just..worrying about all my problems. I thought my days of cannabis use were over.
I began to read about CBD, its positive effect for epilepsy in children, anxiety, & depression. I read about how THC is the "high" in weed & can create anxiety in some ppl. Weed has been bred for high THC on the black market but breeders are beginning to grow CBD rich plants bc of the positive medicinal properties.
I tried it today. 8 drops. It works! It's like I took a xanax except I'm not sleepy, I don't "feel" it, I don't feel high in the slightest, nothing. There is almost no THC. I feel calm, collected, organized, very clear headed. This stuff works for me! I haven't tested it over time but we'll see. I may be traveling to Colorado more until it's legal here, it almost is. A bill almost passed this year & I'm sure it will in the future. 75% of my state approves of medicinal MJ.
I encourage anyone with anxiety to try it. You do not get high & it has completely eliminated my anxiety, at least for today. It is a miracle. I'm not some big pro weed fixes everything type. This stuff is amazing! I feel hope. HOPE. I'm even smiling, Un.Be.Liev.Able. I'm not exaggerating, I've had an anxiety disorder for as long as I can remember, diagnosed by top psychiatrists. Only benzos work but they are extremely addicting & tolerance builds fast. It feels like I took 2, klonopin without the. fog, sedation.. Incredible.
Edit: please forgive me on the title, I was excited, ok? This is what's great: No smoke, no lung issues, it's NOT addictive, & I'm not stoned! I can drive. but not write, I am happy, it's insane.
Edit2: I don't want to be giving out wrong info & I just noticed, it actually has a ratio of 13:1 CBD to THC. There is in fact a miniscule amount of THC in this product.
Is CBD good for overthinking/generalised anxiety disorder?
Hi, I’m really struggling with my mental health at the moment, primarily anxiety. I overthink every single thing, mainly to do with work, and cannot rest once I am home as all I’m doing is ruminating about the day. I haven’t had a full nights sleep in a week and it’s really affecting me. I’ve never took CBD before and have looked online but I find the amount of products and measurements overwhelming – I was just wondering if anyone else who is an over thinker/ has GAD has good experiences taking cbd, if so what is the best one to buy and where from? Thanks
CBD / Anxiety – Pls share your experience!
I'm a 30 years old male diagnosed with Borderline personality disorder, general anxiety disorder and a heavy addiction (I "parked" my addiction at weed since most of my ancestors are lifelong alcoholics).
After 10 years of smoking weed daily and my last years burnout, I had a lot of time to think about my health. The reason I smoke weed is, that I suffer from stress / anxiety since I can think. Sometimes I wake up from my anxiety in the morning. It's so bad that I cant work or have a normal life anymore.
Since I'm so used to it, it didnt stop me to study at a university or found my own company. But everyone has his or her limits, so I worked my way right into a burnout. My life fell apart and I'm now trying to get it back.
My biggest hope for improving my actual quality of life is CBD.
I started yesterday with 4 drops of 5% CBD oil. The results were stunning, I almost cried out of pure joy. For the first time in years I was free of anxiety and stress. I could feel real "fun" as I was playing videogames with a friend.
Sadly, my anxiety was very intense this morning. So I took 5 drops and another 5 drops 1 hour later. I could feel a noisy sensation in my nerves and for a period of time my anxiety became even worse. 2 hours later I feel ok but not great.
It may have to do with the fact that I reduced my weed / THC intake yesterday evening.
To sum things up: I feel uncertain about CBD dosaging and THC reduction (smoking weed) at the same time and treating my anxiety in general.
I would love to hear any kind of experience with CBD / anxiety / weed from you!
Greetings from Berlin, Andre
(sorry for bad englisch, I'm always feeling dumb when coming down from THC) edit: formatting