CBD FOR PAIN AND ANXIETY
I know, you know, hell we all know that sitting at the one-eyed monster (computer screen) can take a toll on one’s neck and back especially if sitting in a chair not designed to give your lumbar support. I don’t know about you but I spend anywhere from 8 to 12 hours a day slumped over my desk on the computer doing what we all do, whatever that is. 🙂
And if you got other ailments troubling you that you have picked up on this life journey the Pain can be devastating. I have lived life on the edge most of my years on this wonderful planet, not always the wisest choice I might add.
From traveling around the country at a very young age to my Military service to being in one of the most notorious motorcycle clubs on the planet. I have suffered my lumps and bumps pain and discomfort stress and anxiety I assure you.
From a Lung operation in my teens to getting shot in my 30s losing my left leg below the knee and spinal cord injury in my forties to Heart bypass surgery just a little over 3 years ago. You can only imagine the nerve damage I suffer from all these operations not to mention the phantom pain I get from the BKA ( Below the Knee Amputation).
Neuropathy alone from the spinal cord injury is enough to stress you to the point of exploding with anxiety and the sleep deprovision alone will drive you insane.
I was on Pharmaceutical Pain killers for years then I started having trouble with my kidneys mostly due to medication overload my body was enduring.
Cannabis And Endocannabinoid System (ESC)
Before cannabis was made illegal in 1937 Cannabis was largely used by major pharmaceutical companies to produce a wide range of cannabis-based medications. Fact is Cannabis has been used for thousands of years as a medication in one form or another.
Although cannabis was well known for its medicinal properties for centuries it wasn’t until 1992 of the discovery that our body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that cannabis was put back into the picture again as a viable medicine.
CBD and THC are both cannabinoids found in cannabis. However, while THC produces a “high” in the user, CBD does not. And now legal CBD-rich hemp oil is available over-the-counter in all 50 states, without a prescription.
It was discovered that the Hemp Family of plants (cannabis, marijuana) is loaded with cannabinoids that stimulate our ECS receptor sites that are found in our immune system, organs, glands, brain and play an important part of many of our physiological processes including pain, mood, memory, and appetite.
The primary purpose of this system revolves around maintaining balance in the body. Cannabinoids found in all varieties of cannabis work in harmony with the cannabinoids we naturally produce when our system is functioning properly. It is now coming to light that we may very well be “Endocannabinoid Deficient” and supplementing with CBD (Cannabidiol), may provide just what we’re missing to restore optimum health.
Two years ago I ran into an ad on my email about CBD oil and CBD gummi bears I was in disbelief that this was legal I can’t tell you how many times I kept seeing that add then on social media was viewing all these adds about CBDs so I figured what do I have to lose. So I purchased a bottle of CBD gummi bears. and I could feel the difference in my pain level. The stiffness in my hands was feeling better and didn’t hurt so bad to open and close my fingers although my nerve pain is not 100% gone while I use CBD oil and CBD gummi bears it is at a level where it is tolerable.
My advice to anyone who is suffering from anxiety or Pain, Stress or Insomnia and wants to steer away from traditional pharmaceutical pain killers and sleeping pills and want a good alternative give CBDs a try I am sure you will benefit from this more natural remedy.
CBD stands for Cannabidiol the second most active ingredient in marijuana-derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. CBD is only one component of marijuana by itself it does not cause a high.
Note: To date, there is no evidence of public health problems associated with the use of CBD oil. CBD oil and the many CBD products (and there are many) are now legal in all 50 states of the United States Of America.
THC For Neuropathy
THC on the other hand, the most abundant psychoactive cannabinoid, has proven to be an extremely effective pain reliever and is also helpful in the treatment of the depression that can often accompany chronic pain conditions like neuropathy.
I have mentioned how CBD relieved pain due to inflammation in my case Inflammation of my joints. THC, however, is my go-to for pain relief due to Neuropathy from the spinal cord injury and my amputation.
However, THC is NOT LEGAL in all 50 states and I’m sure everyone knows the law of their state. It also helps with my Nausea due to my stage 3 Kidney Disease. Also, THC gives me an appetite that you loose with this Kidney Disease.
The most important THC combined with CBD through the help of Zig Zag allows me to sleep peacefully through the night all night.
So I have to ask myself lets see Doctor prescribed medication or Marijuana. Let’s see the doctor had me on 40mg Morphine 2x a day along with 500mg Hydrocodone 3 times a day for breakthrough pain then add another 1200mg of Gabapentin to that or smoke one of Gods Green Plants that has a psychoactive cannabinoid or walk around like a zombie from all the addictive opiates the doctors want me to be on. Folks I chose the latter.
I would like to start discussing your experiences using Hemp oil, CBDs, THC or what I call the ZIG-ZAG method (smoking Marijuana) to ease your pain and other ailments and how Hemp Oil, CBDs, THC or Marijuana affects your everyday life to make things more tolerable for you. let’s have fun with this Old Pot Heads are welcome to participate. 🙂