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Kimmiepooh

711d

Can anyone give me any advice about CBD? I heard it helps with anxiety. I've never tried it. How does it make you feel? And does it really help like others says it does?

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    • Elizalo

      710d

      CBD is most effective when there’s a small amount of THC. If you can get a medical card, most dispensaries have a 20:1 high CBD, low THC option or something similar. Some dispensaries only have pure CBD which I found to be less effective for me. I will say you need to take it consistently for 1-2 weeks for it to build in your system and be truly effective. Many try for a few days and quit prematurely because they think it’s not working. I have PTSD with anxiety and it does help me a lot. I also worked on a lot of other tools with my therapist.

    • Elizalo

      710d

      CBD is most effective when there’s a small amount of THC. If you can get a medical card, most dispensaries have a 20:1 high CBD, low THC option or something similar. Some dispensaries only have pure CBD which I found to be less effective for me. I will say you need to take it consistently for 1-2 weeks for it to build in your system and be truly effective. Many try for a few days and quit prematurely because they think it’s not working. I have PTSD with anxiety and it does help me a lot. I also worked on a lot of other tools with my therapist.

    • Leelee47

      710d

      I've used hemp oil for two years now..not cbd..its helped with minor pain, anxiety, pms and big increase in energy...no known side effects for me.

    • Kimmiepooh

      711d

      Thank you y'all! I think I'm gonna try it soon. With the anxiety I have, I'm willing to try almost anything.

      • wise

        711d

        @Kimmiepooh I had the most success with edibles, esp CBD pops. using straight oil always made me super nauseous, idk if it was the texture or if I just dosed too fast, but the slow, steady dosing was a lot more effective for me

    • wise

      711d

      It works better for chronic/general anxiety than for acute anxiety, but it works well enough for me and usually just helps me sleep (which goes a LONG way when you have anxiety lol)

    • AnxiousLady

      711d

      I used it for a few years before finally getting on Lexapro. I agree with what others say that it can help with day to day anxiety and I found success with it for the majority. Just don’t expect it to be a miracle cure. I’m happy I got on meds finally and learning coping mechanisms to deal with it. I do every once in awhile take cbd on my bad days. As for how it can help you fell it just makes you feel a little more relaxed - some people do get a little sleepy but there is zero high feeling like you’d feel with weed. I do suggest tho if you decide to try it to make sure you use it at least once a day so you can get used to it too even if it’s in smaller doses

      • Ena_Silvoc

        711d

        @AnxiousLady Yes! Smaller doses is better to start for sure. I was new to CBD and took 20mg and it made me fall asleep real quick. It's better to start with a smaller amount just to get the feel for it then increasing the amount to where it feels most helpful. I also usually just take it on really bad days just to ease my nerves. That way I don't really build a tolerance.

    • jaesun

      711d

      i use it for pain and it also helped a lot with my anxiety. i take around 50-150 mg to feel its effects. i dont really feel much, aside from feeling like “wow this is what being ‘normal’ is like” lol. thc works better for me tho but i dont do it as often

    • Crowley24

      711d

      Do lots of research first but it can be very helpful. Not as well with panic attacks but I've found it very helpful

    • willownie

      711d

      I tried it before getting my medical card for weed. It's ok. For day to day anxiety it helps, but it didn't do anything for me at least with panic attacks.

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