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

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Greetings from Mayo Connect on behalf of our group which exists to provide support and share experiences. How long have you been suffering from depression and anxiety? What have you been using to mitigate the symptoms? May you be safe and protected. Chris

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I used Effexor years ago with limited success, but the side effects were such that I just did not like how I felt…I was not as depressed but the side effects made it impossible for me to do my job at the time ( I rode horses for a living, and being "foggy" was NOT safe for myself nor the horses I rode for owners and in shows)…. I weaned off of it per Dr. instructions. I went on Wellbutrin last year to try and deal with depression again, but was sick every single day I was on it so weaned off it as prescribed as well. Right now my issue is insomnia related to depression, something I have battled MOST of my adult life. I do NOT want to go back on any antidepressants so instead am going to try some CBD products to try and cope with that part of my life. I am on blood pressure meds but my current group of doctors are not "fans" of CBD anything. At a minute and half away from 69, I am at a point I really do not care what the medical profession wants me to take for depression and will take my chances. Life is gonna go on whether I like it or not but if I do not start getting some regular sleep, my depression will be unbearable.


I am 72 and she just turned 77 yesterday. she has had depression and CBD working well in taking the edge off and not impacting her COPD meds or blood thinners. I take it from time to time for bladder/colon spasms and works ok for me. get a good grade CBD not a gas station special. been taking it for past 3 years.


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We had a ranch in New Mexico several years ago. When I would have a manic attack, I would do things like this license plate door on a adobe workshop.



Yes, I use a lower dose CBD oil, no THC. It does seem to help with daily anxiety. I feel happier and sleep well. It has no ill effects so can't hurt to try. I like the gummies. Some of the oils taste bad.


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I am taking CBD oil and find good results. I use it in the morning for anxiety and at night for anxiety and sleep aid. It does not make you feel cloudy or drowsy at all. It just keeps things on an equilibrium so that you are better able to cope. I was not taking it daily, but being isolated has increased my anxiety levels ten-fold, and I have been using it daily. In Canada, you can get the CBD oil with 'marijuana', but I get just the CBD oil. No reason other than I am apprehensive getting the other. I am told the combo works very well for those who take it. Gives them a bit of a high, but nothing like just plain MJ. I would recommend CBD oil for anyone suffering with anxiety.
I was on anti-depressants for 25 years and weaned off them completely Dec 25/19. Anxiety went through the roof, and I got the CBD oil on the advice of my son. It has really helped me. I don't want to go on anti-depressants ever again. Getting off was extremely hard


I have been using CBD oil. I started when I weaned off anti-depressant (valinofaxin) – last pill was December 25/19. Now with the Covid19 crisis and being in isolation, it is the deal breaker. I find with the anxiety my heart flutters when it is bad. The CBD oil seems to calm that down, as well as keeps the tears at bay. I take it in the morning and before I go to bed. use more at night to help with sleep. I use the spray – I just tried the dropper kind and I do not like it at all. The flavour and the oily consistency just set me back. The spray has no flavour and is not oily. I see some people use the water, and I would like to try but have not seen it here. Live in Canada.

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