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

@stephanieann

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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Cbd derived from hemp is not legal in all 50 states. It is federally approved through the 2018 farm bill but each state can do what they want. The State of SD law has cbd on the controlled substance list. The 2019 SD legislation held an emergency meeting and so far both house and senate approved to take it off the list. Our governor wants to table everything until next year so who knows what will happen in South Dakota. It is illegal in Nebraska, I think North Dakota, and maybe Iowa.

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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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@fairoaks– Good morning. Why do you hold the tincture under your tongue for 10 minutes? How can you not swallow for that long? I've been told anywhere from 30 seconds to 90. Do you hold your tongue up or is you tongue down?

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Did some research and there was a study done that said 5 to 15 minutes gave the best absorbency rate. CBD isn't cheap and I wanted the maximum amount from the product. Think it makes sense to leave it longer. I keep my tongue down, it takes a little practice but now I can even swallow without moving my tongue. It seems funny but it works. I'm very lucky a small dose is effective for me. I have read for pain relief a much higher dose is needed.

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Regarding administration of CBD under the tongue/sublingually- I have heard different opinions on this . Some say that it will provide for faster absorption similar when someone takes Nitroglycerin under the tongue. Others have said it doesn't matter. I tell my son with autism to hold it for 10 seconds. I do not see any downside to holding it under the tongue Regarding cost of CBD, some CBD dispensaries have a program for low income, need to ask

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@stephaniemarie – how has CBD changed your son's epilepsy?

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@stephanieann

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

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no i havent beut i would discuss with your medical professionals which ones are contraindiactive and would interfere with CBD OIL or would the Cbd interfere with the medication

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Hopefully your Dr will discuss CBD with you. Some health care providers refuse since it can be a grey area legally. I am fortunate that my Dr agreed that it may be something to try since I wanted to avoid Wellbutrin. We tried 3 SSRIs and they made me extremely ill.

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I have taken CBD for anxiety and depression and I found that it helped me a lot. After a few weeks, and after speaking with my doctor I decided to work my way off of my prescription (lexapro) because I didn't like the side effects that came with it. The biggest problem that I found with CBD available is if you live in a state without recreational or medical marijuana you've got do some homework to make sure you're buying a good product. My home medical supply company, Aeroflow, actually started carrying some CBD products (aeroflownaturals.com) and I've had some good results from going through them!

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Like you,I saw many saying it helped them,some saying it was a miracle drug,so I tried it and put 1/4 dropper under my tounge and within minutes my conditioned got worse,not better! Now I still wonder if I bought the wrong oil as there are so,so many out there! I bought the oil made from the plant,not from the seeds( hemp oil) as from what I read that was the true CBD oil.. Also I am now afraid to try another,plus it's expensive to waste ! If others find one that helps I might just try again as I am desperate to find anything that may help.

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@lisalucier

@aarniek – sorry to hear about the huge increase in your muscle tension so that you could not get out of your chair. How are you doing now with the head pressure and muscle issues?

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Horrible,how can something ,whatever it is,cause muscle tension so strong that one can barely move as something has to go into the muscles to cause them to contract and you would think your body would eventually run out of whatever chemical it is! 6 years like this is beyond belief and under several neurologists too. I would go to the Mayo Clinic if I thought,they could do anything but I was told there is no help anywhere,so I continue to suffer !

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There are oils with synthetic CBD and THC that are bad news. Basically google "bath salts", one of them has Diamond in it's name. Maybe there are good diamonds but this has put people in the hospital. Some people are very sensitive to THC and need a product with none. Too high a dose won't give results. It's not as easy as "take two tablets twice a day " aspirin.

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The good CBD is from the seeds my wife said since she is the one that researched it and is using it. Her brand is CV Sciences, Las Vegas telephone 855-758-7223 and she got it at the Community Pharmacy in Maryland. It is $89.99 for 60 softgels at the 15mg dose. Hope it helps.

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@aarniek

Horrible,how can something ,whatever it is,cause muscle tension so strong that one can barely move as something has to go into the muscles to cause them to contract and you would think your body would eventually run out of whatever chemical it is! 6 years like this is beyond belief and under several neurologists too. I would go to the Mayo Clinic if I thought,they could do anything but I was told there is no help anywhere,so I continue to suffer !

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Mayo Clinic is the real deal.

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I have found yoga stretches, outdoor exercise, omega3/Bvitamins/vitC, soothing music, humor and a spiritual practice to help me. Taking charge of our ailments is important in my opinion. And just the appreciation that human life is riddled with craziness which we have no control, except to limit our access to the craziness. Uncle Henry sociopath, avoid him. Cousin Paul a drunk, avoid him. Neighbor a control freak, be polite and minimize contact. Choose what is best for your overall well being.

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Hello. I tried CBD oil for the first time tonight, containing no more than 0.3% THC. I took 25mg dose via tincture under my tongue about one hour before bed time. Four hours later and I am wide awake with anxiety and insomnia. The reason I took the CBD oil was to help me with my existing anxiety and insomnia problem. However, it seems to have the opposite effect on me.

Has anyone else had this problem with CBD causing anxiety or not working? I am not taking any prescription medications. I sometimes take 3mg of melatonin before bed, which I did not take tonight.

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