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Thoughts on CBD

Monday, November 26, 2018

The past week has been full of ups and downs.

My anxiety got really out of hand, and ended up sparking a major argument with my fiance. This led to more anxiety. We still haven't resolved things, but are working on it... slow but sure.

My doctor prescribes me Ativan for my anxiety, but I hate taking it. It makes me fall asleep. On the one hand, if I'm asleep, I'm not losing my mind in a panic... but on the other hand, it doesn't give me the chance to figure out how to handle the underlying causes of anxiety.

After three and a half days of absolutely losing my mind to anxiety, my roommate stepped in. She had me try an oral CBD oil, and my god... it's been a miracle drug for me. All it takes is a drop or two, and I am able to calm down. This calm is so unlike the dopey state the Ativan puts me in. I'm not sleepy, and I am clear-headed. This has done so much for me.

Since I've found this way to calm down and focus, I have made so much progress. I was able to enroll myself in an intensive outpatient therapy program for the next few weeks. I've been exercising. I've been meditating. I've been writing. I've been reading a book on stress reduction.

I don't plan on using the CBD oil forever... it's just a tool I'm using while I sort my life out.
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  • PETALIA
    That's fantastic!! CBD has no side effects. Ativan is a benzodiazepine . It is often extremely hard to get off of. It's a serious drug. It does knock a person out. It sounds like the CBD oil is helping you to improve your life in all kinds of ways. The American mainstream medical industry doesn't know much about CBD, yet. Most of the studies have been done in other countries. There is a great website/nonprofit called The Realm of Caring, theroc.us. They work on support, advocacy and research around CBD. They have links to infinite studies. They have very careful dosing information. You can make free telephone appointments and get thorough consultations. I've spoken with them on three occasions getting help and advice for my mom who is wheelchair bound, has dementia, and other health problems. She is ancient and fragile. The RoC have helped me so much. CBD has helped my mom beyond any of our expectations. I am happily astounded. It is wonderful that you, too, are having positive effects from the CBD. If you can, get off the Ativan. Do get some professional advice,like from the RoC. Intensive outpatient therapy, exercising, meditating- my word-!
    378 days ago
  • JAZZYGF
    I did take ativan but october my blood pressured was so low I got off it and 2 other drugs plus another drug
    I am slowly feeling better .I agree ativan does the job but I was like a zomby

    378 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Better without meds.
    382 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I have heard of it but never tried it. Glad that it is working for you.
    382 days ago
  • NMCINTYRE1
    What is CBD oil? Sorry I don't know. Glad that you have found something that works for you. I have been wanting to try to get off my meds but have not been successful in exercising consistently for a multitude of reason.s One being that I have an issue with my right foot. I do some steady calisthenic floor exercises pretty consistently and have been tracking and modifying my diet some. This has brought me some positive results so I am hopeful. Good luck to you.
    382 days ago
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    382 days ago
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