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

@mariajean03

I have anger outbursts all the time also and extremely overwhelmed by little changes. I'm on meds for depression and OCD but why all the outbursts? It's like I can't control them. Does anyone have advice? Maria.

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@mariajean03 It sounds like having these anger outbursts are really frustrating to you. Have you done any writing or journaling, to see what the root of them might be? If you haven't yet, please let the dr know, who prescribed your meds for depression and OCD. It is important they know there might be a negative interaction that they can help you with.

Thinking about those outbursts, have you pinpointed down what each situation may have in common? Is it in a crowd? When a certain type person is around? Certain sounds or spaces? All this might be helpful to discover, and if you are doing any form of therapy, it might be uncovering some hidden things to work on.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@mariajean03 It sounds like having these anger outbursts are really frustrating to you. Have you done any writing or journaling, to see what the root of them might be? If you haven't yet, please let the dr know, who prescribed your meds for depression and OCD. It is important they know there might be a negative interaction that they can help you with.

Thinking about those outbursts, have you pinpointed down what each situation may have in common? Is it in a crowd? When a certain type person is around? Certain sounds or spaces? All this might be helpful to discover, and if you are doing any form of therapy, it might be uncovering some hidden things to work on.
Ginger

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Good luck. Could be meds, hidden anger, etc.

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@bravesurvivor

Hello, I also was on an anti depressant for 18 yrs. and stopped taking it (unfortunately)way to fast. I have tryed many other drugs since and have had no success. It's been 4 months since I took my last anti depressant and feel bad most days especially in the morning. I am looking at cbd oil and would love to hear from you about your antidepressant free life and how long it took you before you started to feel better and how the oil is going for you, and do you have a specific brand that you like?

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@bravesurvivor Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. 18 years is a long time to take an antidepressant and going off the medication too fast has resulted in your feeling bad most days. You are looking for people that have been in your position and have used CBD oil successfully.

May I ask why you went off of your antidepressant quickly and what your provider has to say about your feeling bad most days?

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@mommaof4

Hi
It definitely was the hardest road I ever had to travel. I hope you still find cbd to work for you. I do know that the more you take it the better you feel it just didn’t work for me. Just remember that it will take quite a few weeks to bind to your body, but don’t give up. You are strong and can get through it. It’s always when you feel like giving up where you need to tell yourself it’s all worth it. Take care and like I said any time you want to chat I’m here.

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@mommaof4 You had some very support words for others and it sounds like these words come from hard earned experience.

I wanted to check in. How are you doing?

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@erikas

@mommaof4 You had some very support words for others and it sounds like these words come from hard earned experience.

I wanted to check in. How are you doing?

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Hi Erika yes they do come from some very tough times. I’m glad to be able to help people with what I know has worked for me and will continue to do so as long as the help is wanted or needed. Thanks for checking in I appreciate it more then you know. Take care stay safe and happy holidays.

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@mariajean03

I have anger outbursts all the time also and extremely overwhelmed by little changes. I'm on meds for depression and OCD but why all the outbursts? It's like I can't control them. Does anyone have advice? Maria.

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I have no advice even though I have these outbursts. I have been told these are caused by PTSD. I do know these outbursts are more frequent and severe when I find myself in situations that caused the PTSD. So this is input and not advice.

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@parus

I have no advice even though I have these outbursts. I have been told these are caused by PTSD. I do know these outbursts are more frequent and severe when I find myself in situations that caused the PTSD. So this is input and not advice.

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@parus Your insight is very valuable. Thank you for sharing that with all of us! I am curious. When you have an outburst, even though you have been told it is a result of PTSD, are you able to remind yourself of that, and feel better? How do you handle your emotions and reactions that come to the foreground?
Ginger

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@gingerw I don't handle them in a healthy manner as I end up becoming destructive by destroying my own things as this does not harm others. I shatter and tear things then clean up the mess which helps me focus and calm back down. I know it may sound crazy but it works until the next blow-up. Found out today I need to go for another bladder biopsy and the hoops one navigates for this threw me into an outburst. The doctor won't do the biopsy under a local. the last sedation ended up with necrosis of my uvula. Not sure I can handle sedation with this fear dangling over me. He thinks it is scar tissue but wants to make sure. I think they are desperate for income.
Went off the original question. The surgery isn't scheduled until January 18. Have to go through a drive up swab thing at the pharmacy 2 days before. Overload for now.

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@parus

@gingerw I don't handle them in a healthy manner as I end up becoming destructive by destroying my own things as this does not harm others. I shatter and tear things then clean up the mess which helps me focus and calm back down. I know it may sound crazy but it works until the next blow-up. Found out today I need to go for another bladder biopsy and the hoops one navigates for this threw me into an outburst. The doctor won't do the biopsy under a local. the last sedation ended up with necrosis of my uvula. Not sure I can handle sedation with this fear dangling over me. He thinks it is scar tissue but wants to make sure. I think they are desperate for income.
Went off the original question. The surgery isn't scheduled until January 18. Have to go through a drive up swab thing at the pharmacy 2 days before. Overload for now.

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Hello @parus,

I'm so sorry to hear of the upcoming surgery. I can understand that this is as you say, "overload for now."

Do you have any tools to deal with this sense of overload? I'm thinking of things like writing about your feelings and the original experience that brought about your PTSD.

Not meaning to be giving advice, just some thoughts.

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@parus

@gingerw I don't handle them in a healthy manner as I end up becoming destructive by destroying my own things as this does not harm others. I shatter and tear things then clean up the mess which helps me focus and calm back down. I know it may sound crazy but it works until the next blow-up. Found out today I need to go for another bladder biopsy and the hoops one navigates for this threw me into an outburst. The doctor won't do the biopsy under a local. the last sedation ended up with necrosis of my uvula. Not sure I can handle sedation with this fear dangling over me. He thinks it is scar tissue but wants to make sure. I think they are desperate for income.
Went off the original question. The surgery isn't scheduled until January 18. Have to go through a drive up swab thing at the pharmacy 2 days before. Overload for now.

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@parus It sounds like you are destroying things instead of harming others. Safety of self and others is first. Right now how are you doing with feeling you can keep yourself safe and others safe around you?

What you are describing maybe intense emotional dysregulation.

Have you every heard of DBT or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy? DBT helps build emotional regulation from the ground up, meets often for both group and one-on-one, and many programs offer crisis calls 24/7 (or certain day hours) in the beginning. These programs are online due to COVID-19.

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