Thursday, 30 May 2019

CBD Oil For Anxiety

CBD Oil For Anxiety

Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is a compound found in cannabis known as a cannabinoid. CBD oil is simply an oil that contains the cannabinoid CBD. The CBD is extracted from a cannabis plant (usually hemp, which is cannabis with very low levels of THC). It is then combined with a carrier oil. This carrier oil helps to efficiently deliver the CBD to your bloodstream.

There is a lot of buzz about the amazing effects of CBD oil on the human body. People are taking this wonderful oil for all kinds of ailments. According to Wikipedia: Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract. In 2018, clinical research on cannabidiol included preliminary studies of anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain.

I have lifelong social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. I also currently struggle with c-ptsd and depression. I have tried numerous anti-depressant medications. None of which helped me in the least. All they did was cause my insomnia and depession to magnify nevermind the plethora of other unwanted side effects that I am still dealing with months after quitting the medication. I am managing to keep my head above the water by doing EFT tapping (eft stands for emotional freedom tecnique), walking long distances most days, meditation and listening to subliminals. But I just need a little more motivation and drive, something that will cause my anxiety to calm down enough for me to think clearly without having all the nasty side effects. 

You see, two of the major symptoms of depression and c-ptsd are brain fog and fatigue. If you have ever wondered why anyone with depression cannot get out of bed, this is why. This is something I always struggle to get people to understand. But alas, I do and have been trying to combat this over the last few months. I have gone from sleeping all day to getting out of bed at whatever time, having a shower, brushing teeth, eating something, and trying to do a bit of cleaning and something productive. Some days I really cannot do anything purely because I just don't have the energy to do so but i do still get out of bed and do the basics. That is a huge accomplishment for someone with depression who isn't getting any help or hasn't much of a support system. 

What Can CBD Oil Be Used For?

  • Pain relief
  • Improve insomnia
  • Stress relief
  • Reduces nausia and vomiting
  • Combats tumor and cancer cells
  • Combats anxiety and depression disorders
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces seizure activity
  • Combats neurodegenerative disorders
  • Combats Social anxiety
  • Treats psoriasis
  • Kills or slows bacteria growth
  • Reduces blood sugar levels
  • Treats psychosis (anti-psychotic)
  • Supresses muscle spasms
  • Reduces withdrawel symptoms
  • Promotes healthy skin

How To Take CBD Oil?

The oil comes with a dropper for accurate dosage. Some people when they buy CBD oil don't really know the dosage and how much to take and they just put the dropper in their mouth and squeeze until it's empty or just large amounts. They then have adverse effects because they have taken too much on the first few tries.  Looking in the mirror when you apply CBD oil will make sure you give yourself the correct dose because you can see what you are doing. When the instructions say drops, they mean tiny small drops. Most of the time you won't even need to squeeze the dropper. The liquid should drop naturally. So, my recommendation is to start with two small drops under the tongue three times a day. You can stick with that dose if you are on 1000mg - 1500mg. If you are on 300mg - 800mg you can increase the dosage daily until you find the right dosage that works for you. Once the oil is under your tongue, let it sit there for 30 - 60 seconds then swallow. This allows the CBD to enter your bloodstream quicker. 

Will CBD Make Me High?

No, CBD oil will not make you high. I know that many people who have anxiety disorders are reluctant to try CBD oil because they are scared they will get high. The THC levels in CBD oil are minute traces and are not enough to make you high or experience any of the weird side effects you would get if you smoked cannabis.  If a CBD oil does contain THC, it will be less than 0.3%, as stated by law.  
The beautiful plant!

I decided that since there is so much hype about this wonderful herb and it's medicinal properties I might as well try it, afterall, I have nothing to lose. I did my research and went with the UK's largest and most popular CBD manufacturer. There CBD is certified full spectrum CBD oil. I ordered the highest dose that they had which is the 1200mg. Unfortunately it only comes in a 10ml bottle but according to their site if I take 6-9 drops per day it can last a month. The day before my CBD oil arrived I had a horrible full blown panic attack which lasted about two hours. This is a very long time to experience this amount of internal terror. It was extremely terrifying because at first I didn't know it was a panic attack you see, because I have not had one in over 9 years! The next day when my oil arrived I immediately took two drops under the tongue. Not even a minute later and I felt an overall sense of calm and I was able to feel very relaxed without feeling tired if that makes sense. My intrusive anxious thoughts dissipated, I wasn't obsessingly worrying about silly little things and I was able to think clearly. I might be blowing my own horn here but OMG!!!! I honestly did not think that I would notice a difference on the very first day of taking this wonderful oil. But I did and honestly I am so happy to have bought it. So YES, CBD most certainly does work in reducing anxiety and it's symptoms. I think it will take a couple of weeks before my social anxiety and depression feel alot better but I am confident that this is going to happen. Patience is key when you are waiting for any kind of treatment to work. My generalized anxiety is giving me a big fuck you because this miracle oil has showed it the door. And if that can happen then the rest is soon to follow. I do sometimes see people saying that after a few days they are still struggling. Social anxiety disorder and depression are very deep rooted so you need to give this lovely oil time to work its magic. You should start to notice a difference within two weeks and even if they are small, just remember that Rome wasn't built in a day and don't give up! 

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