CBD oil and depression/anxiety

Posted by lalyfa @lalyfa, Feb 24, 2018

I am curious to know if anyone has had success with CBD or Hemp oil helping with depression/anxiety? I’ve been reading a lot about it and am curious.
I’ve been reading about this and am very interested but would like thoughts/opinions from anyone who has actually tried it or knows someone who has. TIA

Thank you,
Laura

You are correct that the medical marijuana and CBD with THC can worsen anxiety and depression. My med nurse explained that all to me. The oil doesn’t do that to me, but I don’t like smoking the marijuana it makes me cough really bad

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I have been administering CBD 20:1 tincture for my 31 yr old son who has autism and a great deal of anxiety for the past 5 months So far it has helped him a great deal; according to his staff and observations I have made . I weaned him off 2 drugs prescribed by his psychiatrist Guanficine and clonipin. in the past 5 months. I an now trying to wean him off an atypical antipsychotic. I am tapering very slowly/ I did not like the idea of polypharmacy ( he was on 5 medications) to control anxiety and aggression, irritability . Generally he has seemed much happier, calmer, more focused in the past 5 months which did not happen when he was on the 5 "prescribed" medications. I recently consulted with a nurse practitioner who specializes in medical cannabis to assist me with dosing, type of CBD and weaning him off psych meds if possible. I am taking data on his moods, indicators of stress , behaviors etc to assist me and his physician to determine if when we can lower the dose of the pharmaceuticals. . Finding the right brand and dose can be difficult . Nurse practitioner told me it is better to look at the amt of milligrams of CBD in the oil vs just the ratio. He takes the tincture sblingually under the tongue although it can certainly be added to food. It can take anywhere from about 30 minutes to an hour to see the difference in his mood , generally calmer, less irritable and perseverative . I understand if you want a faster acting effect you can vape it but I have not tried that with him. Hope this is helpful.

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Which CBD oil do you use? And is it with THC?

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@stephanieann

I have been administering CBD 20:1 tincture for my 31 yr old son who has autism and a great deal of anxiety for the past 5 months So far it has helped him a great deal; according to his staff and observations I have made . I weaned him off 2 drugs prescribed by his psychiatrist Guanficine and clonipin. in the past 5 months. I an now trying to wean him off an atypical antipsychotic. I am tapering very slowly/ I did not like the idea of polypharmacy ( he was on 5 medications) to control anxiety and aggression, irritability . Generally he has seemed much happier, calmer, more focused in the past 5 months which did not happen when he was on the 5 "prescribed" medications. I recently consulted with a nurse practitioner who specializes in medical cannabis to assist me with dosing, type of CBD and weaning him off psych meds if possible. I am taking data on his moods, indicators of stress , behaviors etc to assist me and his physician to determine if when we can lower the dose of the pharmaceuticals. . Finding the right brand and dose can be difficult . Nurse practitioner told me it is better to look at the amt of milligrams of CBD in the oil vs just the ratio. He takes the tincture sblingually under the tongue although it can certainly be added to food. It can take anywhere from about 30 minutes to an hour to see the difference in his mood , generally calmer, less irritable and perseverative . I understand if you want a faster acting effect you can vape it but I have not tried that with him. Hope this is helpful.

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When shopping CBD oils, the most important thing is to determine the actual CBD content in each dose. Using a product made from isolate guarantees a 99.9% plus purity. Insist on seeing a Certificate of Analysis. Check out the Isospectra website as there is a lot of information.

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@stephanieann

I have been administering CBD 20:1 tincture for my 31 yr old son who has autism and a great deal of anxiety for the past 5 months So far it has helped him a great deal; according to his staff and observations I have made . I weaned him off 2 drugs prescribed by his psychiatrist Guanficine and clonipin. in the past 5 months. I an now trying to wean him off an atypical antipsychotic. I am tapering very slowly/ I did not like the idea of polypharmacy ( he was on 5 medications) to control anxiety and aggression, irritability . Generally he has seemed much happier, calmer, more focused in the past 5 months which did not happen when he was on the 5 "prescribed" medications. I recently consulted with a nurse practitioner who specializes in medical cannabis to assist me with dosing, type of CBD and weaning him off psych meds if possible. I am taking data on his moods, indicators of stress , behaviors etc to assist me and his physician to determine if when we can lower the dose of the pharmaceuticals. . Finding the right brand and dose can be difficult . Nurse practitioner told me it is better to look at the amt of milligrams of CBD in the oil vs just the ratio. He takes the tincture sblingually under the tongue although it can certainly be added to food. It can take anywhere from about 30 minutes to an hour to see the difference in his mood , generally calmer, less irritable and perseverative . I understand if you want a faster acting effect you can vape it but I have not tried that with him. Hope this is helpful.

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Hi I ve been using successfully hempworx 750 mg twice a day during 4 months with total success for my symptoms: brain fog, mood liability, anxiety, sleep and energy. It resulted fantastic(20 drows am 20 drows pm). But last month I received a bad batch then just with 1 drop I wa feeling anxiety and upper in the dose feeling panic attacks so they switch me the bottle and u began again from the beginning started with the lower dose 5 drops and then go up 1 drop more each 3 days. After 2 weeks I always see results while on 10 drops. From that I've been uppring the dose to 12 or 15 drops and it's scary because I experiment the opposite: ANXIETY Many of the users of hempworx don't believe me. I've already paid for a package of 4 new bottles and they are on their way. I appreciate any suggestion from users and if there's somebody trained in this topics at this page. For now (this morning ) I didn't took the whole 12 drops but 5 drops (the initial dpse) but really need some guidance. And suggestion Thanls

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I have been taking the hemp/CBD nearly 4 months and don’t need as much. Was improving some in mood and for some reason my thyroid went hyper. Doubtful the hemp had anything to do with it as this has been going on for over 5 years. They dropped the dose by 60 mg. Now I am a mess all over again and very discouraged. Seeing a specialist was of no help. I guess the pcp decided to start at square one. Do they have any idea what this does to the patient?? 2 weeks on 30 mg. and I am a mess. Go for blood work and hope I can keep my tongue in check.
So sluggish a snail would appear as a Triple Crown Winner. I only go to the lab and it is not their fault-nor is it mine. Stuff just happens. Discouraged is my word for now. I will share though 😁

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@charlie312

When shopping CBD oils, the most important thing is to determine the actual CBD content in each dose. Using a product made from isolate guarantees a 99.9% plus purity. Insist on seeing a Certificate of Analysis. Check out the Isospectra website as there is a lot of information.

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Do you think isolates work better than cbd oil with trace amounts (,3% thc) ? Which cbd brand have you found put it works the best for your son? Keep on learning about this sometimes the hard way….thanks

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Hi, My son was taking treatwell 20:1 cbd to THC. Inotherwords about 10mg CBD and 1 mg THC so he would not get high. Unfortunately treatwell went out of business. I just saw a gerontology nurse practitioner who specializes in using CBD with her patients including those with psychiatric conditions and autism. We are switching brands so I will let this discussion group know how it goes with the new one she suggested. It is mail order only but less expensive which is good because I do not know of any insurance companies that will cover the cost. . Currently using temporarily Sweet Jane CBD 20:1 but I am not sure it is as effective. From lectures I have attended the product can vary a bit sometimes since it is made from a plant and not a pharmaceutical process

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@stephanieann

Hi, My son was taking treatwell 20:1 cbd to THC. Inotherwords about 10mg CBD and 1 mg THC so he would not get high. Unfortunately treatwell went out of business. I just saw a gerontology nurse practitioner who specializes in using CBD with her patients including those with psychiatric conditions and autism. We are switching brands so I will let this discussion group know how it goes with the new one she suggested. It is mail order only but less expensive which is good because I do not know of any insurance companies that will cover the cost. . Currently using temporarily Sweet Jane CBD 20:1 but I am not sure it is as effective. From lectures I have attended the product can vary a bit sometimes since it is made from a plant and not a pharmaceutical process

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Has anyone tried compounded medications for localized pain? It takes a compounding pharmacist (PharmD) and doctors prescription. There are only two accredited compounding pharmacies in Minnesota – Mayo Clinic Rochester and Lake Elmo Pharmacy – http://www.lakeelmopharmacy.com/pain-management-2.html. If there are any available in your state or area it might be an alternative treatment for CBD with THC.

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In California, marijuana is now legal. I imagine if in Minnesota cbd/THC is legal they could be ordered by mail order. Doubt that compounding pharmacies are making up CBD and THC but maybe?

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@stephanieann

In California, marijuana is now legal. I imagine if in Minnesota cbd/THC is legal they could be ordered by mail order. Doubt that compounding pharmacies are making up CBD and THC but maybe?

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LeafLine Labs in Minnesota has it if you have a prescription and are on the state's chronic pain registry.

Becoming a patient in Minnesota:
https://leaflinelabs.com/become-a-patient/

Medications:
https://leaflinelabs.com/our-medication/

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@johnbishop I have not heard of a chronic pain registry. Is this a national thing or vary from state to state. You are always a source of information so if you have a site for me I can find out. When it comes to scouring the web I have the attention span of a gnat resulting in the desire to hurl my pc through the patio window-it is still under warranty…grin.
I have found the CBD does help my anxiety which then helps my pain. For so many of us this is crippling. I still feel I am tainted in some way because I have anxiety on so many levels. I cannot just "will" it out of me.

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@parus

@johnbishop I have not heard of a chronic pain registry. Is this a national thing or vary from state to state. You are always a source of information so if you have a site for me I can find out. When it comes to scouring the web I have the attention span of a gnat resulting in the desire to hurl my pc through the patio window-it is still under warranty…grin.
I have found the CBD does help my anxiety which then helps my pain. For so many of us this is crippling. I still feel I am tainted in some way because I have anxiety on so many levels. I cannot just "will" it out of me.

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Hi @parus, the chronic pain registry for Minnesota is due to the cannabis, etc. not being legal in the state. Some legislators and doctors worked on a program to allow patients with chronic pain get medical cannabis products for treatment. I'm not sure all states have a program where it is not already legal. Here's the Minnesota site with all the info:
http://www.health.state.mn.us/topics/cannabis/
John

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@parus

@johnbishop I have not heard of a chronic pain registry. Is this a national thing or vary from state to state. You are always a source of information so if you have a site for me I can find out. When it comes to scouring the web I have the attention span of a gnat resulting in the desire to hurl my pc through the patio window-it is still under warranty…grin.
I have found the CBD does help my anxiety which then helps my pain. For so many of us this is crippling. I still feel I am tainted in some way because I have anxiety on so many levels. I cannot just "will" it out of me.

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Oh my, you sound like me with the anxiety. I do use the CBD oil w/so THC. I find the one with THC works well only using a small amount. I usually use the one w/o thc. I need something before I leave the house because I get so anxious when I’m away from home. This all started with with drawing from Lyrica, and I have been told it can take up to two years before you feel yourself again. I am hoping for your benefit you find something that works well for you. Sending my best yo you

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@cdcc

Oh my, you sound like me with the anxiety. I do use the CBD oil w/so THC. I find the one with THC works well only using a small amount. I usually use the one w/o thc. I need something before I leave the house because I get so anxious when I’m away from home. This all started with with drawing from Lyrica, and I have been told it can take up to two years before you feel yourself again. I am hoping for your benefit you find something that works well for you. Sending my best yo you

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Hi, I'm using cbd oil not for chronic pain but for my 2 surgical menopause symptoms : bad sleep and mood liability. I don't know where to find reliable information so I just ask other women with my symptons and they seem to relay on hempworx. I tried 5 brands an hempworx helped me with: brain fog, mood liability, anxiety and quality sleep that in turn gave me resilience into my daily tasks dealing with stressors in general. I still feel there's no place to go when needing extra help and guidance about cbd in general and specific for this symptoms and neurological wellbeing in general. Hoping to fin some neutral, technical information from some practitioner that has experience with patients and can be trustful.

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