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Realizing that without CBD, it's really hard to move. It feels like my brain has a weak connection with my body. With CBD it controls my pain & makes it significantly easier to move. Add a little THC, and I gain some inspiration & mental peace too. These days I need CBD just to get out of bed. #CBD

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Have you tried taking supplements for your anxiety? Any you would recommend?

<p>Have you tried taking supplements for your <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/anxiety/?label=anxiety" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce5f00553f33fe98d1b4" data-name="anxiety" title="anxiety" target="_blank">anxiety</a>? Any you would recommend?</p>
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Confused about cbd

#CBD hi I have eds and fibro. I have pain 24/7 and its hard to sleep. I'm on 200mg pregabalin in the morn and same at night. I take 150mg of sertraline in the morning for anxiety from ptsd and autism. I've been smoking cannabis for years to deal with the pain but I want to stop smoking. I would like to take cbd instead. I've been researching this but I'm getting confused. There is medical research that shows interactions between cbd and otc meds. The trouble is, the pain is too bad to come off meds before taking cbd. Also, I've probably been experiencing these reactions for years due to combining meds with cannabis but I'm not sure if reaction will be worse or different with cbd. Would it be better to try a cream and do these even work? Any advice greatly appreciated, thanks for reading.

and meds would be different or stronger.

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Thoughts on/ benefits / personal experiences on CBD oil and Marijuana for generalized epilepsy along with GAD? (Therapist recommended)

Hi I have been recently seizure free for 3 years and just a week ago I had a grand mal seizure (seizures are stress induced) and I have been considering CBD oil or marijuana for epilepsy and my anxiety disorder (I am going to discuss this with my Nurologist) just would like some thoughts/ benefits and personal experiences with it to see if it’s worth the try!
#Epilepsy #CBD #epil

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Question about CBD dosing.

I have a question about CBD dosing for fibromyalgia symptoms. First a little background:

In 2009 my family doctor suggested marijuana for fibro pain. Even though I had never smoked weed, I knew people who did. The first time I tried it, it didn't do much. I had only taken two puffs and my friend suggested that perhaps I hadn't taken enough.

Next bad day I tried again. This time I smoked more. I became completely disoriented and all I was aware of was my pain which only increased in intensity as time went on. My friend suggested sleeping it off, but the pain was too intense.

The result of this experience is that I want absolutely nothing to do with THC, even though I know it helps a lot of people. That experience was just too awful for me to want to risk anything similar again.

A number of years ago my fibro symptoms had become severe enough that I followed my therapists suggestion to try CBD oil derived from hemp (containing only negligible levels of THC). I have managed to find dosing levels that help (albeit minimally) with my anxiety and migraines, but nothing for the fibro pain thus far. Granted, the frustration associated with trying to find the right dose has had me repeatedly give up, only to try again months later.

I saw a pain specialist last week who indicated that my dosing attempts were off by an entire order of magnitude. For example, for a migraine, I take between 130-200mg CBD every four-ish hours and it just about takes off enough of the edge that I can sleep through the migraine.

The doctor indicated that for fibromyalgia he starts patients at 3g per day. (That's 15x what I've been taking!). He also wrote me a prescription for CBD oil.

The problem is, the company he referred me to provides the product, they don't confirm the doctor's dosage, so I've been waiting for him to call back and confirm.

That said, the company doesn't even sell any products that contain 3g CBD. The closest they have is an oil that sells for $180CDN and contains 2g in the entire bottle. Even the company I used to buy from maxes out with a $400CDN 5g bottle.

Add that to the fact that in all my reading/research I've never come across recommended dosages in the range he's recommending. And we were definitely talking about CBD dissolved in oil (no other variants were even discussed)!!

Naturally, with the office closed over the weekend, I'm obsessing over the dosing, even though I hope to get clarification during the week.

Does anyone here take CBD for their fibromyalgia pain? If so, do you mind sharing the dosages that work for you? Anyone taking multiple grams per day?

#Fibromyaliga #CBD

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In Nature We Trust

<p>In Nature We Trust</p>
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#CBD oil and #Migraines - have any of you tried this? What’re the pros/cons you’ve experienced?

#Migraine . Hello everyone! I’m brand new to The Mighty and am looking for insight. I’ve suffered with migraines for over 20 years. I’ve been working with a neurologist the past 3 years and have tried just about everything it seems like. Yesterday I stumbled upon The Mighty and am really hopeful to find other ideas from other people who really get what it’s like for your head to be pounding 24/7.

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I want to get more into aromatherapy, essential oils, and cbd to help with mental health

So, I want to get more into the things listed above to help with mental health, mainly anxiety. From benefits I have read, there are many things using oils can help with but I would start with for anxiety and sleeping and go from there. If anyone on here can explain their experience to me or knows of a video, article, or book about the topic for me to learn more, share it!

Another aspect is CBD. I recently bought CBD oil to be consumed by putting it under my tongue but realized it would interact poorly with my antidepressants. It has the same warning as the grapefruit where the two should not be combined. HOWEVER, I am wondering if I could still use that CBD oil I have already purchased as an aromatherapy oil without it still having the dangerous interaction aspect? If I were to smell it (either mixed with other essential oils or not) would there even be an effect and would it be safe? Same question for rubbing it on my body, like on my wrist or behind my ear to help with my rapid beard rate? My doctor won’t really talk to me about CBD oil because there is not much data on the topic so I only have the internet. I hope this made sense
and thanks in advance for any comments. Really anything you want to share even relating to the topic would be appreciated!

#MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #aromatherapy #EssentialOils #CBD

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