Cannabidoil (CBD OIL); My Personal Discovery towards Wellness

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As many of you may already know, last year I decided to stop taking antidepressant medications after two (+) years of unsuccessful results.  In that two (+) years of trying at least 20 different combinations of drugs it further complicated matters as my immune system became weakened and in turn created so many additional problems.  When my husband and I approached my Psychiatrist at the time about our decision to stop my medications in order to give my body a much needed rest, he was not a willing participant however he agreed and began the difficult task of weaning me off all the drugs I was taking.

The process of weaning off many of these drugs can be a very slow and very painful one, but the damage they were causing my body was unfathomable in comparison.  Many of the physical symptoms that manifested over the two (+) years began to disappear as the detox took place.  What this meant for me was no more weekly or monthly visits to Rheumatologists, Dermatologists, Cardiologists, Gastroenterologists and a variety of other specialists.  What this also meant for me was the uncertainty of “now what”?   My Psychiatrist did urge me to try one more medication which ended in the same unfortunate result as all the prior attempts, including ECT and Ketamine during some of my hospital admissions.

Although I was no longer dealing with many of the physical issues anymore I was back to square one which led me to begin abusing my body in other ways to try and mask my depression and anxiety.  Over the past year (+) I have spent a great deal of time researching other methods of recovery by reading one self-help book after another, trying medical marijuana and several other non-traditional techniques which led me to the discovery of CBD oil.

CBD which stands for Cannabidioil is a cannabis compound that is said to have a significant amount of medical benefits, without leaving you feeling “stoned” or change your state of mind and is being used as an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant and antipsychotic remedy.  Researchers say that we are all born with cannabinoid receptors which are “located throughout the body and are part of the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in a variety of physiological and central nervous system processes including appetite, pain sensation, mood, immune function, sleep, bone development and memory.”

CBD is quickly becoming a household name.  It is a welcomed source of pain management for people trying to avoid taking harmful and sometimes deadly opiates; it has also been known to manage epileptic seizures; and is being used more and more as a therapeutic approach to Cancer, Lupus, Autism, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, MS, along with Heart / Liver & Kidney Diseases.  Besides these amazing benefits CBD is also said to relieve inflammation in the body, digestive issues, fibromyalgia, nausea, migraines, skin conditions like psoriasis and acne, and many mental health conditions from OCD, ADD/ADHD, psychosis, bi-polar, depression & anxiety.

Recently I came upon a company in the States that was marketing CBD oil along with a number of other products, many of which contain CBD.  I reached out to several individuals in the company and began researching the products, their affects, its legality and then read probably hundreds of testimonies.  In the end, it was the testimonies that left me in tears and an even larger desire to try it for myself.  As I have mentioned recently, my resources have run thin and I have been told time and time again that I have treatment resistant depression, so I figured why not?

My husband also encouraged me to give it a try after he too spent a great deal of time researching the oil as well as the company itself.  It took about a week for the bottle of oil to arrive and that night I eagerly started taking it.  I was told to start with the 500 mg bottle (I ordered the peppermint flavor), taking 5 drops under my tongue in the morning and 5 drops before bed.  After a few days I began to increase it until I reached a therapeutic dose.  I have now been taking it for a month and decided that was more than enough time to give a fair assessment.  When I wake up in the morning feeling anxious, within minutes of taking my dose my heart palpitations subside and my nausea dissipates.  I have never had this happen to me before with any other medication I have tried, not even when I have abused a recommended dose given by doctors.  I am still taking it twice a day and take it more often when facing adversity or any type of social situation.  I ordered a second bottle last week and I am awaiting its arrival along with a spray to help with sleep.  I have increased it to the 750 mg bottle this time in hopes that it will begin to take control of my depression as well.

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Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

13 thoughts on “Cannabidoil (CBD OIL); My Personal Discovery towards Wellness”

  1. This is very interesting because I have heard of this and there’s a lot of controversy surrounding it’s use. There was a story about a little girls parents who gave it to her after endless doctor appointments leading to nothing. She had a brain tumor and was suffering from pain and seizures. I haven’t followed up, but it was working for her. However, she was on extremely high doses. If it works for you I think that’s great. You have to do what’s best for you.

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    1. There was a report a few years ago on CNN about a little girl who suffered like 1000 seizures a day and they moved to Colorado I think so she could have access at the time to cbd and she went from 1000 to like once a week

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      1. That’s probably the one I was reading about and it was on TV as well. I must admit, I was in shock at how well it worked! I still walked away not sure if I would do it, but it was definitely educational.

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  2. Very interesting this. Thank you for sharing your story 🙂 I’ve not been having much luck with medications over the past few years and this is something I’ve had my eye on. Be interesting to know how you have found it in the medium/longer term

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  3. Hello. I’ve been out of circulation for awhile. Very interesting. I, too, have heard good things about this natural treatment. It is time for me to learn more about it. I have been one to just stop taking meds over and over. My excellent psychiatrist has been patient with me, but I am now four hours away from her after my move. I will follow your progress with interest.

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  4. Hello! CBD oil has helped me GREATLY! I’ve suffered from chronic muscle/nerve pain for over 6 years. CBD was the first thing to actually bring me true relief. It can be pricey, but I really can’t put a pricetag on actually feeling healthy again. I recommend the brand MEDTERRA. They are free of GMOs and pesticides, and grown in the USA! They’re also 3rd party lab tested; guaranteed to have no contaminants. If you’re interested, you can view my affiliate link here: http://medterracbd.com?aff=13 and use my discount code MOONBEAM on the payments screen at check out for 10% off. Happy healing. ❤ I really recommend it.

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