I’m not a medical professional! The purpose of this blog post is to share my experience and information about CBD oil. I’ve learned about it through science backed research, testimonials from other users and from my I’ve learned.
When I was in high school I was diagnosed with ADHD and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The symptoms included anxiety and depression and the doctor prescribed an antidepressant called effexor XR. The initial dosage was 37.5 mg and it was eventually raised to 300 mg. However, as time went by my symptoms worsened until 2010 when I had a nervous breakdown after experiencing a stressful life event that put my mental health over the edge. The symptoms started to change to include rapid cycling between manic and depressive moods with increased anxiety.
The side effects of effexor XR included weight gain, high blood pressure, brain fog, worsening depression and anxiety. At the same time I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea and had to be prescribed a CPAP machine. My symptoms started to improve at that point, however the next challenge was ahead of me. With the help of a medical professional the dosage of Effexor XR was gradually lowered over the course of a year, but withdrawal symptoms included brain zaps (mini seizures), worsening anxiety and depression, aches and pains and dizziness. I’m currently taking only 150 mg.
In the past two years since reducing the dosage I’ve lost 30 pounds, my blood pressure went down and brain fog improved. However, I still had bouts of uncontrollable anxiety and depression that occurred periodically. My mental health continued to improve as I began taking supplements such as probiotics, omega-3 and multivitamins.
I started taking CBD oil along with the other supplements due to recurrent episodes of anxiety and depression and it immediately had a positive effect. My first dosage came from ingesting an edible with 30mg, the second from a 150mg tincture and the third from a 250 mg topical cream. Since December my symptoms have improved and have not had an episode since. CBD oil is a product that can help many people not just to treat mental illness, but many other ailments. My experience will hopefully be an inspiration for others suffering from chronic health issues.