Women using CBD oil for anxiety and other ailments, what's your experience been from the beginning to current regimen?
CBD oil did absolutely nothing for me. I smoke a very small amount of weed before bed, now, and that does more for me than any CBD product I tried.
Same here. I’ve almost come to the conclusion that CBD is straight placebo at this point.
For some people it doesn't work so well ingested and or without thc whose bond helps. Some people have a lower amount of enndocannabinoid receptors or those concentration is better in one area. Like one friend seems to lack receptors in ingestion of CBD and THC but smoking they get effects.
it did nothing at all
CBD oil really helps my anxiety. I always take a CBD capsule in the morning when I wake up and at night before I go to bed. It makes me feel much calmer and less tense.
same here but I am using gummies, much tastier imo:)
I found that cbd vapes help some with pain and sleep, but haven't found it super effective for anxiety. THC/CBD vapes that are low in THC (so you don't get super stoned) are better for that specifically than pure CBD for me.
I just started taking a small amount a couple weeks ago and I have noticed a small change in my anxiety. however I can't totally rule out the fact that it might be placebo, buddhist practice, or my antidepressants finally affecting the anxiety
Vaping CBD helps me with anxiety, makes me sleepy, and eases any aches/pains a bit. I just vape before bed, pretty much every night. CBD creams and things like that don't do anything for me. Vaping, smoking, or tinctures are best imo.
CBD is one of those things I recommend any anxious person to try, but I urge you to listen to your body and experiment with it as you go.
Personally I've delt with anxiety for a long time and when I started using CBD I learned that it's not a replacement for what currently works for me. I currently take a narcotic for my anxiety on an as needed basis. CBD does not replace that. What it does do for me is calm me down if I am generally having an anxious day that I don't feel requires a pill. I don't use it regularly, but it's nice to know it's there.
It helps with anti inflammation and pain. Anxiety is a little better. Mood is better.
There's some caveats. I don't buy from a random vitamin shop or whatever. I tried a little of a friend's one and it's pretty weak. There are ways to extract that are more bioavailable and would include terpenes.
I get tested stuff, with high doses (5,000mg per vial) for my everyday and for better results 1cbd:1 thc ratio for evening from a dispensary. For me the having THC and thc-A present make a difference.
Second not everyone does well or gets results right away or through digestion. It seems some people have lower endocannabinoid receptors or areas where in concentrates. Like one friend can eat CBD or the products and have no effect. Smoking they can feel an effect. It's fascinating to me how receptors work.
I tried it for costochondritis pain. I'm not sure whether it helped me sleep or that by that point I had already gotten so tired that I crashed each time I had a CBD chocolate bar. I haven't tried it for anxiety though.
I didn't feel anything at all.
It depends on how you consume it. I have been taking it for some muscle and nerve damage I've had after a car accident. It also helps me when I get super anxious
I have to ingest a lot of CBD oil to get an effect. (And keep in mind ingesting will take time 30min-1.5hr to kick in depending on how fast you metabolize it). But when it does kick in my body relaxes, and my pain is dulled.
Smoking CBD vapes give me faster physical relief and will take less than oil to get my body feeling ok.
Smoking CBD only flower gives me a nice bit if pain relief and makes me feel super relaxed. Great anxiety relief. I normally smoke this via preroll.
The best for me was taking dabs of CBD isolate/concentrate. A of hit of that and I could get up and function really well, or if I woke up at night in pain, I could take a hit and relax enough to go back to sleep.
Things to keep in mind: Dosage: start off small and slowly, then up your dosage little by little each time you try, till you find your sweet spot
How you consume CBD will affect the way it effects you.
Everyone is different and CBD may not work for everyone
Make sure you are actually getting CBD from a reputable shop, some seedy shops will just sell you regular veggie oil
It is helping my joint pain (I have severely sore knees with overextended tendons), sleep and anxiety tremendously. I've been taking it for 5 months now. I didn't notice the benefit until about 1 month in. I take about 14 drops a day when I wake up, and that seems to be the correct amount.
Hemp or other CBD derived products (such as sunflower or liken) you can get online or at a grocery store a basically snake oil. True CBD products you can get from a legal dispensary can be extremely helpful however.
CBD by itself can’t break through the CB1 receptor but THC is a big powerhouse an opens you up to allow the CBD to do its job. Having a small amount of THC with CBD is extremely beneficial (the difference from needing 1000mg to 10mg to feel an effect if any). This is known as the entourage effect. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entourage_effect
CBD is bifacial meaning in light doses it will regulate you (less inflammation, anxiety, paranoia, etc.) and in heavy doses it will cause extreme relaxation and drowsiness. Because it doesn’t cause inebriation many people don’t notice it’s effects in the same way as THC heavy products. That does not mean they don’t have an effect, it’s just more subtle.
Everyone has a completely different body chemistry (which will change as you age) so trying different doses and products is very very important to learn your personal needs. What works for your friend will not be guaranteed to work for you and vise versa.
It’s also important to note how you’re ingesting and it’s quality. Look for legally tested flower/buds from a reputable farm. The farm is the important part when shopping, strain second. If using edibles you need to eat something fatty with it or they won’t work. It’s the opposite of alcohol, more like vitamins. They’re binding to the fat that’s in your stomach and being absorbed by your small intestine. That’s why it can take anywhere from 30min-6hours to take effect depending on your metabolism and what you’ve eaten. Gummies especially are popular but hit or miss because you NEED to eat. Classic brownies are easier because they have the fat from butter or oil.
Look into terpene profiles as well. Terpenes are the look, smell, taste and effect of all organic material. You can think of cannabinoids like THC and CBD as the engine to your high while terpenes are the steering wheel that direct where you go. Some people have negative reactions (just like seasonal allergies) and others have great reactions and can effectively dictate they’re feelings through the plant so again it’s important to learn what works for you.
The industry is growing rapidly and there’s a lot of lame people out there just looking to make a quick buck. Do your research and try things out. Quality products yield quality results.
What CBD oil has done for me as an anxious INFJ
I'm gonna be really typical right now and apologise in advance for my wall of text! But reading posts every day on here about everyone's struggles was really getting to me, and because my anxiety feels so healed now it felt like a disservice not to at least offer my advice.
I've been contemplating making this post for the past 2 weeks as I was really concerned about the post being misinterpreted as me just flogging a product. I have no affiliation with CBD oils, I just really want to help fellow anxious INFJs out there to the absolute best of my ability by explaining how this little pot of absolute fucking wonder has changed my life recently.
My partner bought some on a whim (THC free of course). He is an INTP and also struggles with anxiety. I had never even contemplated buying it before but gave it a shot when it arrived. Its been the best decision I've made for a long time, and I'm gonna try and explain why I think it might help other INFJS:
I struggled with social phobia my entire life, to the point where it governed every single decision I made. I have now opened up to my colleagues more in the past 2 weeks than I have in the past 3 years, because those niggling thoughts and fears about looking or saying something stupid have disappeared.
Similar to point 1, I am much less private about my life. I am a super private person and it was always one of those things that I hated about myself because it made forming relationships and friendships with people extremely difficult, leading me to feeling lonely all the damn time (I know most of you will feel the same). Because CBD is an anxiety-reducing supplement it meant I no longer gave a shit about trivial little things. Now I notice people act less awkwardly around me because I'm not as intimidating or quiet as I used to be. I don't want to shame any INFJ qualities, this is simply my observation of how people approached me.
I actually want to socialise. As INFJs it sometimes feels like we are extraverts trapped in the bodies of introverts. Well I no longer feel trapped. Did I think about an old friend for the 20th time this month and instead of messaging them, convince myself that it's all a waste of time and nobody cares to speak to me anyway? Yeah, usually. Well now I think "fuck it".
I didn't realise how much anxiety I had until it was gone. This is an important one. Even on days when I feel really good, it's not a patch on how I feel when I'm free from the constraints of my anxieties. I actually can't believe that this is how non-anxious people must feel all the time. To them it's normal but to me it feels liberating.
Feeling others emotions feels a LOT less intense. I know a lot of INFJs enjoy this part of ourselves as it helps us empathise really well with others and know whats wrong with people intuitively. But my god is it fucking draining. With CBD I'm still aware of the emotions of others but it's no longer detrimental to my own energy supply. I acknowledge it and move on, I don't feel those emotions like they're my own anymore. And that is so important in reducing my daily stress levels, my god.
It's just been helping me get the hell out of my own head for a while. I think feeling trapped in our own heads is the number one thing that makes us feel lonely all the time with no respite. It's horrible to always feel alienated by our own design. I just feel so much happier. Like I'm an active participant in the world, not just an observer. I used to think about activities that make me anxious WEEKS in advance, and now I only really think about them the night before. Even then I'm like "Okay, I'm doing a thing tomorrow. Cool I guess?"
I did a weird thing where I took the MBTI test again and based my answers ONLY on how I felt over the past 2 weeks. Admittedly I did use 16 Personalities (sorry) but I still tested as INFJ. The only difference is I now scored as assertive instead of turbulent, and I really think that sums up this whole experience for me in a nutshell. The reason I took the test again is because I felt more like how I imagine ENFPs feel in every day life.
Anyway, if you're in a position where buying CBD oil is legal in your area, it is financially viable for you, and you don't have any medical conditions or prescriptions that might conflict with it (if there are any), I really hope you consider it as an option.