We don’t always know where life will bring us, in fact, we can plan as much as we like and suddenly things go a bit pear-shaped. For millions of people, though, small things become very, very big things. Minor stressors (relative) can set off a chain reaction causing anxiety and depression to take over their day, week, month, and more.
And, the thing is, although it is more widely accepted that there are many people who suffer from some type of anxiety, it is still isn’t really known how to help manage it. You are sort of left on your own to work out what works for you and what doesn’t.
The internet doesn’t always work either. You can get lucky and happen upon some information that makes a huge difference, like slowing your breathing, finding the space in your home that you like best, not pushing yourself and now the green stuff.
Yeah, it is more common now to find CBD as an ingredient in many things from cupcakes to face creams. CBD varies in strength and has the THC cooked or extracted out of it. Meaning you get to enjoy the calming effects without anything else. Those in chronic pain have been enjoying using cannabis in some form years. Both just as a CBD and the plant itself.
Many people still mistakenly assume that cannabis is bad for you, that it is a gateway drug, and that it is only available from that dodgy dealer down the road. Actually, you can find knowledgeable websites who will sell a range of CBD goods and talk about the benefits of cannabis in everyday life. Greencamp is one of those such sites.
No one is going to tell you if you should or shouldn’t take CBD but if you are struggling with any of the following on a regular basis – then what do you have to lose?
- Migraines – many people who suffer from migraines take a does when they first feel the pain creeping in, and then through the day. It won’t cure them, but it can relieve much of the pain.
- Lupus – Lupus sufferers often find that cannabis both in smoking form and CBD oils, can ease the pain they feel in their joints and improve how they sleep.
- MS – the severe pain that comes from MS can be unbearable, CBD and cannabis can take the edge off that and help that person relax
- Insomnia – if you have trouble sleeping, and many people do, but to the point, you can barely function the next day, then consider adding CBD oils into your warm drink before bed, or baking with cannabis and having a little cupcake before you attempt to sleep.
Let’s Talk Anxiety
Anxiety can be crippling. It can make you believe that you can’t leave the house, you can’t move, everyone around you doesn’t understand you and so many more painful things. Anxiety makes you believe that you are also stupid, stupid for feeling this way, you know better, you are weak though, you can’t do anything – and you are in fight or flight mode for hours or days. It’s a hard thing to go through. Medication doesn’t always work, and sufferers of Anxiety are now looking for other ways to help. In most cases the sufferer will become more and more ‘wound up,’ finding it hard to breathe, then panic sets in, then anxiety on top. Eventually, it is crippling.
So imagine having something that is purely designed to relax your brain and body. Setting whatever preconceived notions you have aside and allow yourself to be relaxed. Of course, there are stories of people who have become more anxious after smoking cannabis – but there are strains that are grown specifically to help with anxiety.
In general, you will be looking for a strain of cannabis with a high CBD level, or you will start with a low dose of CBD oil. If you find that after your first few uses of the oil, you feel no effects at all, you might need to up your dosage. Both cannabis and CBD oil is easy to use – you can add them into food and drinks. Although some people do have a little digestive trouble with the first few uses!
I want to talk about what took me to try this in the first place. I have had high functioning depression for years. And with that comes medication and a need to perform even more. Unlike some sufferers of depression who can’t get out of bed, I can’t stop. The medication levels got raised month by month because both myself and my doctor know that depression and my personality make for an awful combination. A side effect from the medication was anxiety. To levels that just weren’t acceptable in my mind – which was funny because it was my mind doing it. I decided, and true to my nature, I had to take control of the situation and find something that would work for me. After a lot of research, I found people having success with CBD and cannabis, and at this point, I have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by trying it. So I did. I’ve been adding oils to my coffee for months now and haven’t had a single anxiety attack, in fact, I don’t recall ever being this happy and relaxed in my life. Of course, I will always have depression, but for me, CBD has given me peace – in more ways than one.