It has been one entire year since starting my journey with CBD. I am happy to say I feel better than ever. I’m constantly changing brands so I haven’t been committed to one product, however I have noticed a difference since I started using it everyday. I don’t claim any medical claims because legally we can’t. FDA hasn’t set any guidelines or rules on this yet. All I can do is give you my opinion and experiences using these products. Everyone’s body is different, you may have a different reaction than I do. As always, check with a physician before adding anything to your health regimen.
I didn’t realize I had anxiety until I quit smoking cigarettes. The chest tightness, loss of breathe, and the snappy attitude comes on very quickly and is uncontrollable. During the same time, I had some family things happening which enhanced the anxiety. I was started on a pharmaceutical, Lexapro. Over time, it stopped working and CBD was introduced to me. No one really to explain, so I went on a search for some answers. Present day, a year into my cannabis journey and I can honestly say I actually feel good. I haven’t upped my Lexapro and continue to take it with a side of cannabis (hemp-derived). I will eventually go off of the medication, but for now, it is working well.
Sleeping has also improved. I sleep usually all night now, soundly. Before, I would wake up a few times a night and not be able to go back to sleep. I get a full nights rest and do not feel tired the next day.
I have also noticed a difference in my body as a whole. My body doesn’t ache as much. I use topicals for localized inflammation. For example, I pulled something in my neck while moving. I used Deep Relief for two days and added chiropractic care. My recovery time was shorter than it would have been, if I weren’t doing these things.
I am committed to living a full, exciting life with my family. Cannabis has helped me be able to achieve this. I fully believe that adding cannabis to my daily routine has improved my way of life. I do not have to suffer though the anxiety and my family won’t either.