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

@fairoaks

You have to be very careful to purchase only reliable brands of CBD, be very wary of gas station products. There is synthetic stuff out there that is bad news. Do your research and buy from a reputable source. I buy mine from an internet manufacturer who has been in business for some time, has high customer ratings and shows the lab test results.

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Or better yet, your local dispensary. I've been very happy with the brand that was recommended to me by dispensary staff in my town, CBD alive 20 CBD/1THC.

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@christine72

Or better yet, your local dispensary. I've been very happy with the brand that was recommended to me by dispensary staff in my town, CBD alive 20 CBD/1THC.

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I buy the CBD online and company was recommended by a nurse practitioner who is running a clinic primarily using CBD to treat such things as pain from cancer, mental health issues, anxiety etc. It is less expensive and I certainly would be careful of gas station products. However they only ship in California Check to make sure dispensary is reputable as well

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@stephanieann

I buy the CBD online and company was recommended by a nurse practitioner who is running a clinic primarily using CBD to treat such things as pain from cancer, mental health issues, anxiety etc. It is less expensive and I certainly would be careful of gas station products. However they only ship in California Check to make sure dispensary is reputable as well

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I am still wondering if anyone has been successful in weaning off prescribed psychiatric drugs by using CBD??

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@fairoaks

You have to be very careful to purchase only reliable brands of CBD, be very wary of gas station products. There is synthetic stuff out there that is bad news. Do your research and buy from a reputable source. I buy mine from an internet manufacturer who has been in business for some time, has high customer ratings and shows the lab test results.

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@fairoaks– Hello and welcome to Mayo Connect. I also use CBD oil for PTSD from someone local at my compassion center. They charge $100/1 oz.. I'd love to find someone that charges less but with the same high grade oil. Will you make any recommendations please?

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wife uses CBD oil and has found Charlottes Web to be good. can google it for location and mail order. Usually prices are $70-85 oz. hope that helps.

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wife gets more relaxed using CBD so doesn't get upset or tense when issues come up. Reduced over the counter meds after taking this and takes less impremimine and doesn't have to worrry about any interactions.

Also uses CBD soft gels from CVSciences Inc, Las Vegas NV and has good luck with and uses 15mg to start with. $90 for 60 day supply–one a day.

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@hodagwi– CBD oil is very calming for me also. Great information, thanks.

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@gailb

@gman007

I live in California where Marijuana is legal. The brand I use is called CBD Living Water. You may need a Marijuana prescription depending on the state you live in. You can Google the brand name and find out about it.

Gail B
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MY DEPRESSION IS EXASSERBATED BY CHRONIC PAIN .DOES THIS HELP WITH CHRONIC PAIN BY ANY CHANCE ?

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@tami3– Welcome to Mayo Connect, I'm glad that you found us. Yes, chronic pain absolutely can cause you to feel sad and depressed. I say sad because pain can really put a kibosh on experiences that you know you can't do, such as move in certain ways because you've tried them. Sometimes I feel like a pouty child when I can't do certain things because of my lung cancer.
CBD oil has been reported to help people who have pain. You need to ask your doctor because CBD oil can interfere with certain drugs. You can read all about CBD oil and pain here- It's important to read all the feedback so that you can make your own choice.

"There have been recent news stories about the potential promise of CBD and/or THC oil and fighting lung cancer, such as these news stories:
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=4506595&page=1
https://metro.co.uk/2018/03/25/could-cannabis-help-cure-lung-cancer-this-man-thinks-so-and-hes-already-spent-1-5m-on-research-7266643/

However, you'll note that both articles are quick to point out that any potential positive effects have only been studied in petri dishes or on mice in a laboratory (in vitro). This is not the same as testing and discovering positive effects in humans. So far CBD/THC is still less effective than current drugs and dosages have not been tested or proven.

Here is more information about studies done so far in vitro from the National Cancer Institute: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/cannabis-pdq#section/_7 (medical professional version)
https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/cannabis-pdq#section/_3 (patient version. See answers to questions 6 and 7)" Colleen Young

There is nothing that substantiates that CBD oil cures anything. But it does help a lot of people as you will see with all the posts.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/using-cbd-oil-to-help-withdraw-from-serapax-benzo/?pg=2#comment-263833

I hope that you feel better. Please let me how you make out. We are all here for you!

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@merpreb

@tami3– Welcome to Mayo Connect, I'm glad that you found us. Yes, chronic pain absolutely can cause you to feel sad and depressed. I say sad because pain can really put a kibosh on experiences that you know you can't do, such as move in certain ways because you've tried them. Sometimes I feel like a pouty child when I can't do certain things because of my lung cancer.
CBD oil has been reported to help people who have pain. You need to ask your doctor because CBD oil can interfere with certain drugs. You can read all about CBD oil and pain here- It's important to read all the feedback so that you can make your own choice.

"There have been recent news stories about the potential promise of CBD and/or THC oil and fighting lung cancer, such as these news stories:
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=4506595&page=1
https://metro.co.uk/2018/03/25/could-cannabis-help-cure-lung-cancer-this-man-thinks-so-and-hes-already-spent-1-5m-on-research-7266643/

However, you'll note that both articles are quick to point out that any potential positive effects have only been studied in petri dishes or on mice in a laboratory (in vitro). This is not the same as testing and discovering positive effects in humans. So far CBD/THC is still less effective than current drugs and dosages have not been tested or proven.

Here is more information about studies done so far in vitro from the National Cancer Institute: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/cannabis-pdq#section/_7 (medical professional version)
https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/cannabis-pdq#section/_3 (patient version. See answers to questions 6 and 7)" Colleen Young

There is nothing that substantiates that CBD oil cures anything. But it does help a lot of people as you will see with all the posts.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/using-cbd-oil-to-help-withdraw-from-serapax-benzo/?pg=2#comment-263833

I hope that you feel better. Please let me how you make out. We are all here for you!

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Amazing post. Thanks

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Personally I use Sunsoil, was Green Mountain, 600 mg. It has a light peppermint taste. I hold .25 ml of tincture under my tongue for approximately 10 minutes. The CBD is absorbed sublingualy. I dose twice a day. Your dose may be lower or higher. Too much won't work just like too little won't either. A bottle costs about $32.00 delivered in 3 to 4 days. Have heard good things about Blue Bird Botanicals, Charlottes Web, Lazarus also. Lazarus has a discount program for veterans or low income qualified customers. Hope this helps.

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@fairoaks

Personally I use Sunsoil, was Green Mountain, 600 mg. It has a light peppermint taste. I hold .25 ml of tincture under my tongue for approximately 10 minutes. The CBD is absorbed sublingualy. I dose twice a day. Your dose may be lower or higher. Too much won't work just like too little won't either. A bottle costs about $32.00 delivered in 3 to 4 days. Have heard good things about Blue Bird Botanicals, Charlottes Web, Lazarus also. Lazarus has a discount program for veterans or low income qualified customers. Hope this helps.

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CBD has been used to alleviate or reduce certain types of chronic pain and anecdotally has been successful with many in reducing pain. . You could do a search on line to see the many articles on chronic pain and CBD. I would also check with your doctor to make sure that no drug interaction would occur. However, many physicians are not familiar with CBD and its many uses so many of them will just tell you to avoid it . Much more research needs to be done. This clinic run by nurse practitioner advises patients who have chronic pain and other medical issues, about the use of CBD. I do not know if they do phone consultations. They are in Northern California https://www.radiclehealthcare.com/ Hope this helps

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I have 2 rare illness and my doctors could not help me. I started taking cbd and am really feeling better. I told my doctors what I was doing and he said keep using cbd. I told him in South Dakota it is illegal and he said so is speeding. My doctor knows all about cbd.😊😊

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@helenannmarie55

I have 2 rare illness and my doctors could not help me. I started taking cbd and am really feeling better. I told my doctors what I was doing and he said keep using cbd. I told him in South Dakota it is illegal and he said so is speeding. My doctor knows all about cbd.😊😊

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While hemp-derived CBD is legal in all 50 states, 'marijuana'-derived CBD is not legal federally. … It classifies “marijuana” as any plant of the cannabis family that contains greater than 0.3% THC. Glad your doctor has a sense of humor and is tolerant.

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@fairoaks

Personally I use Sunsoil, was Green Mountain, 600 mg. It has a light peppermint taste. I hold .25 ml of tincture under my tongue for approximately 10 minutes. The CBD is absorbed sublingualy. I dose twice a day. Your dose may be lower or higher. Too much won't work just like too little won't either. A bottle costs about $32.00 delivered in 3 to 4 days. Have heard good things about Blue Bird Botanicals, Charlottes Web, Lazarus also. Lazarus has a discount program for veterans or low income qualified customers. Hope this helps.

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Do the research many companies are not putting in the ingredients they say they are. It is important to use a company that has 3rd party testing and can provide you with a chromotopy testing. Many companies are using carrier oils like almond oil so you are not getting the full spectrum . You also should check how the oil is extracted where it is grown. Many Euroeaoen countries are bringing in cbd oil and not the standards like the US. Many extractions use harsh chemicals in their process. CO 2 extraction is free of harsh chemicals. I would never look at prices when it comes to cbd oil. You get what you pay for. Buyer be aware.i hope this helps this industry is so new you have to be careful. I would also look for a company that works in an FDA approved facility. CBD is not FDA regulated but there are FDA approved facilities for processing a CBD oil.

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