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      My Story: My Anxiety & CBD

      My Story: My Anxiety & CBD

      My Personal Journey with CBD
      Hi!  My name is Sarah and I am a nurse, life coach, and yoga instructor who values a more holistic approach to mental health. I have dealt with anxiety and mood swings since I was a teenager.  My family suggested that I talk to someone about my problems. In addition to talking with someone, I also enjoy using CBD. 

      Learning about CBD
      I first found out about CBD when I was in nursing school. In class, we were shown a video about patients with seizures and self destructive behaviors due to developmental delay or autism. In this video, patients were given THC and CBD nebulizer treatments and within minutes, their seizures or slapping behaviors would cease. It was also given as an alternative medicine to help patients with chronic pain and failure to thrive. This sparked my interest, and I started my own journey with CBD.

      My Experience with CBD and Anxiety
      Sometimes when I become very anxious, I feel that I lose my appetite, my will to shower or exercise, and my ability to function appropriately around other people. On these days I chose to take some CBD to help me ease the tension. I have tried long lasting 12 hour patches, CBD isolate in beverages, and even a form of CBD I can smoke via vape pen. Within a few minutes after ingesting or applying my CBD, I feel calm. It helps to elevate my mood without giving me a feeling that I am stoned or couch locked. It doesn't make me hyper or jittery the way that coffee can either, but instead it makes me lifted, like I feel right after a hug. My favorite time to take CBD is right before I do yoga or holotropic breath work, which both help to ease my anxiety, as well.

      I cannot say that using CBD alone to treat anxiety is a magical fix. I'm not a doctor, and I cannot tell you how CBD will work for you.  I have personally found that it works great for me. My personal preference is to use CBD as a tool in my tool kit along with other methods of healing and introspection.

      In my experience, anxiety can really stop you in your tracks, but it can be overcome with daily self work and an overall positive outlook.  Discovering a method that works best for you and your lifestyle is important, as well as, choosing a high-quality product that you can trust.  Ask questions, explore alternative anxiety-reducing techniques, and find the products that help you get to where you want to be!

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