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
Question of the Week: CBD & Anxiety – What Are your Experiences?
We get a lot of questions about this, so let’s just do it for our QOTW! Share you experiences, good and bad, with CBD here.
This may be a silly question, but I’ve never vaped before until my buddy got me a vape and some zero-nicotine juice for it mostly as a joke, so I have to ask. You can use a regular vape for CBD if you use a separate coil/tank for it, right? Again, very little experience so I have to ask. I’ve never smoked anything except occasionally weed and maybe half a drag off a buddy’s cigarette that made me gag and fortunately broke me from ever using nicotine or tobacco, haha.
I’ve been more curious about CBD this past year as well since I seem to see it popping up everywhere.
However, I think this video showing CBD and the pros and cons of it was really insightful.
I think on the issue of using marijuana derived compounds, people often forget that while there may be great benefits to it, it is still a drug that you may develop a dependence on. Because of this there aren’t a lot of studies being funded to figure out the safety of how to deliver CBD into the body.
I’ve heard that there is the CMCR (Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research) that was developed a couple years ago and they were the ones helped push the use of CBD for epilepsy?
But thank you for this QOTW it’s really great to see the varied experiences others have had with CBD!
Works for me. I took 2 mg twice a day. Def. Try it
I have been suffering from anxiety my whole life. I have to say it is, compared to a lot of others here, not very strong. I was, except for a handful of panic attacks, always able to function. That’s why my CBD experience might be different/stronger that for many others.
The first thing I ever took against my anxiety was CBD. It worked great for me. I started with a CBD oil, a half syringe (~ 4 drops) one night, sublingually. The initial effect started about 30 minutes after I took it.
I was walking outside and the first difference I felt: For the first time in months I had the feeling I saw clearly. I was calm, I had no thoughts racing around my head, I was not pointlessly worried about anything, I had no pressure on my stomach/my chest. At the same time, I was not tired/unfocused/delayed as I have experienced with Weed, but highly focused and just generally okay (not euphoric either).
The focus was the biggest difference for me: I could look at houses, cars, people and actually recognize details, rather than just see everything as one stressful blur. Experiencing that (again) made me really happy.
I used CBD for about a week. As it’s fairly expensive, I’ve switched over to trying other natural but proven remedies, especially passion flower, which has a very similar effect on me.