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

Sure, I take these – 1) NutraLife Kosher – The Original SAMe 400 Mg – 60 Tablets; and 2) "Doctor's Best" (on Amazon).
https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Support-Enteric-Tablets/dp/B004YLAXOE/ref=sr_1_4_a_it
https://www.koshervitamins.com/NutraLife-Kosher-The-Original-SAMe-400-Mg-60-Tablets
I have no affiliation with these sites except as a customer. Sam-e you really need to get the 400 mg daily (not 200 mg) and it's not cheap but oh! so worth it. Really lifts mood !! and calms.

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@stressedmesseddepressed

I'd like to suggest some supplements to those who, like me, may have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder / generalized anxiety disorder. I, too, take 60 mg Cymbalta and it helps but isn't the whole answer. I'm going to suggest supplements / activities that help me calm down and lift my mood. I'm not a doctor, so please check with yours first but, remember, MD doctors weren't trained about nutrition and supplements in med school. But, for me, these work well and may they help you, too. Ready? I suggest HIGHLY!!! – 1) Sam-e 400 mg daily, 2) Lithium Orotate (on Amazon) just 5 – 25 mg a day (experiment – it's a different form than lithium for bipolar so no lithium effects); 3) omegabrite — omegabrite.com – A top Psychopharmacologist suggested this to me and he takes it – you can take 5 – 6 capsules of omegabrite a day and you may see miracles as I did in feeling well; 4) B Complex 100 (I suggest the tops "Solgar" brand; 5) L-methylfolate 1mg plus a day; 6) sublingual B12 (5000 mg nuggets); 7) walking; 8) sitting quietly for 5 minutes + (no tv, phone, computer). I'm not a doctor so you'd have to check in case anything conflicts with what you're taking but they're all safe, I find, and work extremely well!!! Omegabrite and Sam-e are expensive but to feel good again, isn't it worth it? Wishing us all and loved ones good health and feeling well!

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Before you begin taking these supplements make sure there is no contraindication with your antidepressants; e.g. no St.John's Wort, Melatonin and others.
Jane

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@stressedmesseddepressed

I'd like to suggest some supplements to those who, like me, may have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder / generalized anxiety disorder. I, too, take 60 mg Cymbalta and it helps but isn't the whole answer. I'm going to suggest supplements / activities that help me calm down and lift my mood. I'm not a doctor, so please check with yours first but, remember, MD doctors weren't trained about nutrition and supplements in med school. But, for me, these work well and may they help you, too. Ready? I suggest HIGHLY!!! – 1) Sam-e 400 mg daily, 2) Lithium Orotate (on Amazon) just 5 – 25 mg a day (experiment – it's a different form than lithium for bipolar so no lithium effects); 3) omegabrite — omegabrite.com – A top Psychopharmacologist suggested this to me and he takes it – you can take 5 – 6 capsules of omegabrite a day and you may see miracles as I did in feeling well; 4) B Complex 100 (I suggest the tops "Solgar" brand; 5) L-methylfolate 1mg plus a day; 6) sublingual B12 (5000 mg nuggets); 7) walking; 8) sitting quietly for 5 minutes + (no tv, phone, computer). I'm not a doctor so you'd have to check in case anything conflicts with what you're taking but they're all safe, I find, and work extremely well!!! Omegabrite and Sam-e are expensive but to feel good again, isn't it worth it? Wishing us all and loved ones good health and feeling well!

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Oh, yes, thank you; I have carefully checked all supplements for contraindications; there's no problem. I've talked to medical doctors and carefully researched all. (Not bragging but as a law school grad, I'm good at researching.) I don't touch St. John's Wort. But I get GREAT benefit from: Co Q 10, Sam-e, Omegabrite.com, Melatonin (natural – pineal gland), Lithium Orotate (about 10 mg), Ashwagandha and B100 and, because there is an issue with my MTHKR Gene mutation, I need to take the methyl form (everybody should take the methyl form only) of B12 (methycobalamin) and folate – L-methylfolate 15mg. (amazon has it). TY!

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@stressedmesseddepressed

I'd like to suggest some supplements to those who, like me, may have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder / generalized anxiety disorder. I, too, take 60 mg Cymbalta and it helps but isn't the whole answer. I'm going to suggest supplements / activities that help me calm down and lift my mood. I'm not a doctor, so please check with yours first but, remember, MD doctors weren't trained about nutrition and supplements in med school. But, for me, these work well and may they help you, too. Ready? I suggest HIGHLY!!! – 1) Sam-e 400 mg daily, 2) Lithium Orotate (on Amazon) just 5 – 25 mg a day (experiment – it's a different form than lithium for bipolar so no lithium effects); 3) omegabrite — omegabrite.com – A top Psychopharmacologist suggested this to me and he takes it – you can take 5 – 6 capsules of omegabrite a day and you may see miracles as I did in feeling well; 4) B Complex 100 (I suggest the tops "Solgar" brand; 5) L-methylfolate 1mg plus a day; 6) sublingual B12 (5000 mg nuggets); 7) walking; 8) sitting quietly for 5 minutes + (no tv, phone, computer). I'm not a doctor so you'd have to check in case anything conflicts with what you're taking but they're all safe, I find, and work extremely well!!! Omegabrite and Sam-e are expensive but to feel good again, isn't it worth it? Wishing us all and loved ones good health and feeling well!

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So should B-12 and folate be taken in addition to a multi vitamin?

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I am a Mayo Clinic patient at Rochester but live in Ecuador. I had 20 years pmdd and had my complete hysterectomy august 2016 at the Women Clinic. I was symptoms free for 1 year post op. Now sleep and mood problems come back. I also am patient at rheumatology for an autoinmune condition. Now I am just on 3 meds zoloft, neuryl for sleep (like xanax), and plaquenil for the inflammation. I am on 3,5 prednisone weaning off gradually. I was expecting to help myself with cbd oil with 3% THC for inflamation, depression and sleep.it's legal at the 50 states and sell over the counter. Wondering if it will be therapeutic and if others are using it without harm.thanks

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Hi, @lorena1egas, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. That is unfortunate that the sleep and mood problems have come back.

I have merged your post with this discussion here on CBD oil for depression and anxiety, thinking that some of the members here might have some input on your question on whether people find CBD oil therapeutic for inflammation, depression and sleep, and using it without harm.

What kinds of sleep and mood problems are you experiencing?

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@lorena1egas
Hi, I’ve just started taking CBD oil, for depression, anxiety, panic. I believe it helps some still figuring out what dose I need. I also take Ativan 0.5mg usually twice a day. I do have a marijuana vape, and patches. I’ve been going through a lot these last 5 months with coming off Lyrica, my psychiatrist suggested I see a doctor to get my uthorization for the medical use of marijuana. I’m not craz6 about the vape I’ve only done it once, it scares me I don’t want to get high, I’ve never been and have no desire to do so. But they tell me one or two puffs hold for three seconds then blow out should ease the anxiety and panic. Just giving you some info I’m learning about

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@lisalucier

Hi, @lorena1egas, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. That is unfortunate that the sleep and mood problems have come back.

I have merged your post with this discussion here on CBD oil for depression and anxiety, thinking that some of the members here might have some input on your question on whether people find CBD oil therapeutic for inflammation, depression and sleep, and using it without harm.

What kinds of sleep and mood problems are you experiencing?

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I was 100% symptom free post op starting to do an active and normal life. So I started to work out for my overweight and after 3:weeks I started to feel low mood poor stress management and waking up at night. Thanks God my estradiol patches help with sleep and mood and the doc upper the zoloft to 200 mg. I still can't do strong physical activity but pilates or pool and need to take a pill to sleep. I am on 3,5:mg prednisone for still disease (in remission) but couldn't continue tapering off the prednisone (0,5) gradually then my sleep suffers. For this reasons I was exploring the idea of cbd oil,0,3% THC in order to help me with both chronic conditions chronic depression and autoinmune still disease

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@lisalucier

Hi, @lorena1egas, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. That is unfortunate that the sleep and mood problems have come back.

I have merged your post with this discussion here on CBD oil for depression and anxiety, thinking that some of the members here might have some input on your question on whether people find CBD oil therapeutic for inflammation, depression and sleep, and using it without harm.

What kinds of sleep and mood problems are you experiencing?

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It’s worth a try, you can buy it anywhere but mine is through the medical marijuana shop. I just always feel like crap anymore

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@lorena1egas

I am a Mayo Clinic patient at Rochester but live in Ecuador. I had 20 years pmdd and had my complete hysterectomy august 2016 at the Women Clinic. I was symptoms free for 1 year post op. Now sleep and mood problems come back. I also am patient at rheumatology for an autoinmune condition. Now I am just on 3 meds zoloft, neuryl for sleep (like xanax), and plaquenil for the inflammation. I am on 3,5 prednisone weaning off gradually. I was expecting to help myself with cbd oil with 3% THC for inflamation, depression and sleep.it's legal at the 50 states and sell over the counter. Wondering if it will be therapeutic and if others are using it without harm.thanks

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@lorena1egas, Hi Lorena. I have chronic pancreatitis and was given synthetic marijuana for appetite enhancement after a surgery 4 years ago, but that is no longer legal in SC and the only approved use of medical marijuana is terminal cancer pain. The reason I go into that is that it was also the only real pain relief I have ever found and I have been trying to find a legal avenue to a marijuana based product. In my research, I believe I understood that it can have .3% THC, but that is enough to allow your body to absorb the CBD oil and relieve pain, anxiety, and many other issues according to some. I am not picking apart your post, but would hate for you or anyone else to unknowingly get into legal troubles. If you find out I am wrong, please show me a link as I would love to know a higher amount was legal. Good Luck, Gary

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@lorena1egas

I am a Mayo Clinic patient at Rochester but live in Ecuador. I had 20 years pmdd and had my complete hysterectomy august 2016 at the Women Clinic. I was symptoms free for 1 year post op. Now sleep and mood problems come back. I also am patient at rheumatology for an autoinmune condition. Now I am just on 3 meds zoloft, neuryl for sleep (like xanax), and plaquenil for the inflammation. I am on 3,5 prednisone weaning off gradually. I was expecting to help myself with cbd oil with 3% THC for inflamation, depression and sleep.it's legal at the 50 states and sell over the counter. Wondering if it will be therapeutic and if others are using it without harm.thanks

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Hi, yes I made a mistake is 0,3% THC

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@cdcc

@lorena1egas
Hi, I’ve just started taking CBD oil, for depression, anxiety, panic. I believe it helps some still figuring out what dose I need. I also take Ativan 0.5mg usually twice a day. I do have a marijuana vape, and patches. I’ve been going through a lot these last 5 months with coming off Lyrica, my psychiatrist suggested I see a doctor to get my uthorization for the medical use of marijuana. I’m not craz6 about the vape I’ve only done it once, it scares me I don’t want to get high, I’ve never been and have no desire to do so. But they tell me one or two puffs hold for three seconds then blow out should ease the anxiety and panic. Just giving you some info I’m learning about

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There are many big support groups on Facebook. The biggest are cbd oil users and cbd oil users and testimonials. I bought the 0,3% THC over the counter

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