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

@gailb

@lalyfa,

I think you need to let your doctor know what is going on with you first. Then, I don't know how CBD Living Water would react with your other medications because for me it was quite benign.
Gail B
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Is CBD Living Wayer all CBD or does it have TCB (marijuana)?

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@lingram

Hi all. I am totally new to CBD oil and just now resorted to it after battling depression, anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder for most of my life. I am 34 now. I am currently taking Lithium, Lamictal, Abilify, synthroid, and Gabapentin as all of these meds were added in a desperste attempt to manage my symptoms (mainly depressive episides with anxious tendencies). What are anyone's thougts or knowledge on augmenting these meds with cbd oil and is there potential that it might help me to be able to reduce dosages or discontinue them? I have more questions, but that is all for now. Thanks for any feedback.

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@lingram I used CBD to help get off Lexapro…. I think it would be fine, but always check with your dr. if you have an ally and your doc knows what you are doing, if you run into problems it's so much easier if the already know.

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@rascal1

Is CBD Living Wayer all CBD or does it have TCB (marijuana)?

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@ray94903 Hi No not all CBD oil has THC in it. THC is the property in cannabis that causing the "high" feeling.

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@jeny4fitness

@ray94903 Hi No not all CBD oil has THC in it. THC is the property in cannabis that causing the "high" feeling.

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Right but I want CBD oil or living water without THC but trying to find a good product source.
Do you have recommendations as I have extreme anxiety and depression.
Thanks much !

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I just bought Lazarus CBD oil and it’s wirking great fir my extreme anxiety and depression

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@rascal1

Is CBD Living Wayer all CBD or does it have TCB (marijuana)?

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No, THC only if you have the medical marijuana card

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@rascal1

Right but I want CBD oil or living water without THC but trying to find a good product source.
Do you have recommendations as I have extreme anxiety and depression.
Thanks much !

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I also use Lazarus Naturals, capsules. Many many CBD oils have very trace amts of THC. >.3% is legal, but you very well may show up positive on a drug test.

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@cdcc

I just bought Lazarus CBD oil and it’s wirking great fir my extreme anxiety and depression

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Thanks much ! Did you start out with a drop or two and build up ?

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@lingram

Hi all. I am totally new to CBD oil and just now resorted to it after battling depression, anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder for most of my life. I am 34 now. I am currently taking Lithium, Lamictal, Abilify, synthroid, and Gabapentin as all of these meds were added in a desperste attempt to manage my symptoms (mainly depressive episides with anxious tendencies). What are anyone's thougts or knowledge on augmenting these meds with cbd oil and is there potential that it might help me to be able to reduce dosages or discontinue them? I have more questions, but that is all for now. Thanks for any feedback.

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Taper off any meds you choose to, just don’t go cold turkey. I just got off Ativan and Seroquel and am using CBD tincture from Lazarus which I ordered. I suffer from severe panic and extreme daily anxiety. This is helping me a great deal and I am so far just using a 1/4 dropper which I am sure I will have to increase in time. I think you should at least give it a try. You can order a small bottle as it can be costly

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@rascal1

Thanks much ! Did you start out with a drop or two and build up ?

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I started with 5mg gummies once a day for about 10 days, then did 10mg once a day for about 1 week, then jumped to 25mg capsules once a day, now up to 50mg once a day. I choose this over liquid because I have heard that some, not all, taste terrible and this is more convenient for me. But yes you start low and build up.

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@rascal1

Thanks much ! Did you start out with a drop or two and build up ?

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I started with a few drops, I also started with Charlottes Web Hem Oil and it helped. I think the Lazarus CBD oil will work better for me, at least I am hoping. I’ve been suffering with this for 7 months now since withdrawing from a Lyrica. I’m also thinking of vaping the oil as it works much faster. Good luck in your adventure I think it’s worth a try. So many prescription drugs out there that control you as I found that out coming off Lyrica

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Hi there. Do you think that coming off Lyrica is about like coming off Gabapentin? I have been as high as 3600 mg of Gabapentin, and I can't seem to get below 1600 without getting anxious and depressed with extreme insomnia. Thanks.

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@cdcc

Taper off any meds you choose to, just don’t go cold turkey. I just got off Ativan and Seroquel and am using CBD tincture from Lazarus which I ordered. I suffer from severe panic and extreme daily anxiety. This is helping me a great deal and I am so far just using a 1/4 dropper which I am sure I will have to increase in time. I think you should at least give it a try. You can order a small bottle as it can be costly

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Thank you very much !

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Well, the CBD did help. For now it is not a possibility. Back to battling harder for now. In that thought mode that trying it may not have been the thing to do. At least no nasty withdrawal physically. Kind of bummed knowing it did help. Mayhap ignorance is bliss. It wasn’t a high rather that black cloud was more of a gray. Not feeling sorry for myself nor am I in one of those seemingly intolerable funks. Relieved to know there is something that can help with no of the wretched side effects.
I think my brain was beginning to learn how not to be as depressed so I will continue on reminding my mind it can feel better either way. 🙂

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@cdcc

Taper off any meds you choose to, just don’t go cold turkey. I just got off Ativan and Seroquel and am using CBD tincture from Lazarus which I ordered. I suffer from severe panic and extreme daily anxiety. This is helping me a great deal and I am so far just using a 1/4 dropper which I am sure I will have to increase in time. I think you should at least give it a try. You can order a small bottle as it can be costly

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Did this work well for you?

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