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

@parus

Evening mentioning CBD oil would go over like a pregnant pole vaulter where I am. I finally asked the pain specialist for hydrocodone 5 mg @ 1/day and he told me to get out and walk to help with my pain. And the yes, my depression is worse because of pain. I need some help and have no idea where to turn or what to do. I do not have a history of drug abuse, my diet is rigid and I am out of ideas. It is the drug seekers that do not have pain that have caused the "so called" opiate crisis. Need to check into the medicinal CBD oil and learn more even though it is not legal in my state-that sounds funny-in my state (ha, ha, ha) mind.
Has anyone read the book, "Let's Pretend This Never Happened?" by Jenny Lawson? Anyone having a sarcastic/cynical type humor may find it entertaining. A rather off topic suggestion, but not really. There are times only comic relief keep me from staying deep within the darkness.
I did finally break camp and go get groceries and I even had difficulty getting this accomplished. Just not wanting around anyone-even myself. Lethargy and malaise. I think I need to retire my chronic self to bed. Thanks to anyone reading this. We all have mountains to climb and valleys below.

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@parus

When you "send me to the dictionary" it really is not a long trip. I simply right click on the unfamiliar word and the search engine brings up the meaning. Technology has it's values, doesn't it?

Teresa

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@stressedmesseddepressed

How much CBD oil do you take daily, please (realizing everyone is different body chemistry)? Isn't it very expensive? Thanks!

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I started to read this post again. I took the cbd oil 0.3% thc for 1 month. It helper me relax and sleep. It's finished and I live in Ecuador and want to try what I can find here. The lowest thc is 3% thc cbd oil here. I am wondering if I can get high on it just with 1 or 2 drops. I want to take it for depression and sleep.

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@lalyfa

I’ve sort of been MIA from this discussion lately as life has been hectic and I’m now helping my newly divorced son and his 4 kids get settled into their “new normal”. However, I did want to mention that I stopped using the CBD oil as it did not seem to help me. In fact, I’d say it had the opposite effect on me. While taking it (just 1 drop) I was much more “weepy”. It also made me feel “weird” which I didn’t like. I am now trying the Sam-E supplement but haven’t really noticed much help with that either. I’m still struggling with the thought of going back on anti-depressants but keep fighting it. However, it makes me more sad watching my husband “walk on eggshells” around me and checking my mood when he comes home. Guess there’s just no easy answer!

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Hi @liz223, just wondering if you can explain better the "fire extinguisher ". I am on zoloft

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Hi, I haven't written for a while. I've been on cbd oil hempworx and Lazarus for 1 month. At this point I a using 30 drops and is helping with sleep and inflammation. I want to lower the zoloft but waiting to see better results. I finished my first cbd oil high spectrum tincture bottle. I want to try the cbd oil that is available in my country Ecuador. The only problem is that they sell with 3% thc (the lowest) mostly to cancer patients. I am worried about any "high" feeling I can get on it and how many drops to use for depression. Is 3% thc too much? Thanks

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@stressedmesseddepressed

How much CBD oil do you take daily, please (realizing everyone is different body chemistry)? Isn't it very expensive? Thanks!

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@lorena1egas

I'm other sure about the 3% information. I recommend that you get a dropper that is marked with. 25, .50, .75, and 1.0 ml doses. Then start with .25 mL only, hold under your tongue for 15 seconds. It may take 2 hours before you feel any effects. Then based on how you feel, take more or less until you have the relaxation you are seeking. There isn't much information out there about dosages, so you just have to experiment until you find what works for you. Start small so you don't get overwhelmed. You can't really overdose, but I have felt anxiety when I got too high once–that wasn't pleasant. Best of luck with this. Please follow up and let us know how it's working for you. Also, keep in mind that I'm not a medical professional, so I'm offering you my experience only.

Gail
Volunteer Mentor

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Hi Lorena, I am on a very mild anxiety med that I take each day, but my doctor has given me a prescription for Alprazolam to take when I become too filled with anxiety because it causes my blood pressure to go very high. He jokingly said I should use it only as a "fire extinguisher". Working so far. 🙂

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@stressedmesseddepressed

How much CBD oil do you take daily, please (realizing everyone is different body chemistry)? Isn't it very expensive? Thanks!

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Thanks for your answer. I am afraid because the over the counter cbd oil in USA is with just 0,3% thc. It's the only one I have tried aND lover it. 3% thc is already medical marihuana and is used more for cancer patients at my country Ecuador. I am scared because of its psychoactive properties

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@liz223

Hi Lorena, I am on a very mild anxiety med that I take each day, but my doctor has given me a prescription for Alprazolam to take when I become too filled with anxiety because it causes my blood pressure to go very high. He jokingly said I should use it only as a "fire extinguisher". Working so far. 🙂

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I thought you were on an antidepressant

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@stressedmesseddepressed

How much CBD oil do you take daily, please (realizing everyone is different body chemistry)? Isn't it very expensive? Thanks!

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@lorena1egas

I use the 3% medical Marijuana that I recommended you take .25 ml dropper of. Try that dose. If you feel too much of a high, then take less. That amount works for me with very little psychoactive result. Don't be afraid of it, you can't overdose and it won't hurt you. Just try it when you are at home and are in a place where you feel safe.

Gail
Volunteer Mentor

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@stressedmesseddepressed

How much CBD oil do you take daily, please (realizing everyone is different body chemistry)? Isn't it very expensive? Thanks!

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Thanks so much Gail. I'll follow your recommendations. I was afraid of the psycoactive effects of the thc. I wI'll post results.

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@stressedmesseddepressed

Glad you're off that stuff and sorry to hear about the hell of cold turkey on that stuff. I've had a taste of that horror missing doses of a benzo, clonazepam, and now tapering slowly over 5 months. The other things – weed psychological addiction, sugar, caffeine, gonna white knuckle the weed as I'm out soon and saving to take the bar exam. I'm going to try using CBD oil as I heard it's effective at reducing anxiety, lifting mood, and so on. Thank you for sharing and wishing you, too, and us all, good health and peace. Will ask my pharmacist about expected withdrawal. Thank you!

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Have you tried CBD oil yet and if you have how are you doing on it? I have purchased it and will start on it tomorrow. I am tapering off a Benzo (Serax). I am tapering low and slow and am under the guidance of my Psychiatrist who also is with me on trying the CBD.

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I have been using cbd oil for anxiety for 2 years and i want to say that its the best thing that has happened with me in years.
https://allcbdoilbenefits.com/best-cbd-oil-anxiety-reviews/

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