Here’s How CBD Feels Like For First-Time Users
I didn’t know about CBD until I experienced mild anxiety due to a stiff work environment. I would experience palpitations and back pain because of long hours working in front of a computer doing all sorts of financial analysis and encoding.
I set up an appointment with my doctor, and I was told, “Michelle, you have anxiety. You have to pause and take some medications.” That’s when I realized I needed to take a break. Yes, I knew then that I needed some vacation, so I took a one-week leave upon my doctor’s recommendation.
How I Came to Know CBD
I knew I had to find a good way to relieve my stress and anxiety because I could not just take a leave anytime. I had to face life’s challenges. It’s a good thing I attended a pastoral gathering held in our church and met Lisa, who introduced me to CBD. We were asked to share life stories, and I opened to them about my career life and the situation I was going through at that time.
Lisa shared her own experience about the horrible back pain she had and recovered through the help of CBD. She recommended taking CBD 50 mg twice a day to treat my anxiety. She assured me that CBD is non-psychoactive unlike THC, another cannabinoid present in cannabis. However, they belong to the same family.
My Hesitations and Concerns
I was really hesitant to take CBD because I had the wrong beliefs. I thought CBD would cause cerebral “high” and would make me giggle or lose my focus and sanity.
I know I was too overly exaggerated. But that’s the truth.
What if I overdose? What are the side effects? Is it clinically proven? There were many questions running through my mind.
I was not really proactive asking Lisa about my doubts and concerns. I was afraid of myself because I can be too over-reactive. I kept everything to myself and decided to do my own research.
Doing My Own CBD Research
I started doing my own research about CBD. Here are the amazing details about CBD I found online! This site, for which i am guest posting now has helped me a ton!! I have talked a lot with Aaron, and he offered me to write here. Yes, i am pretty happy that i am sharing my experience here:
CBD is actually cannabidiol, a naturally occurring cannabinoid or compound found in hemp and marijuana. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol or THC which is a psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects or “high.” There are no known side effects and no chance of getting overdosed with CBD.
CBD is legal in some US states and many countries worldwide. There are many cannabinoid receptors in our body, most especially on the digestive tract and the skin. Our endocannabinoid system is responsible for neuroprotection, immune response, stress relief, and a site for the regulation of the general state of balance in the body that impacts sleep, pain, mood, and appetite. Thus, CBD helps people who are in pain and anxiety and those with insomnia, nausea, and vomiting.
CBD is generally safe, and there are no fatalities reported due to overdosage. There was a study in 1980, involving 15 patients and 8 volunteers who took CBD daily. All of them tolerated CBD safely without any signs of toxicity detected upon examination. The chronic administration of CBD even on higher doses is proven safe and tolerable.
I was happy about my new discovery. I found articles online even explaining the other benefits of CBD and how it differs from other cannabinoids found in cannabis.
My research convinced me that I should throw my worries and doubts away.
Sharing My First Dosage Experience
As Lisa recommended and backed up by my findings through research, I started my first dosage of CBD 50 mg twice a day. I took it once in the morning before breakfast and before bedtime. I took it sublingually (under the tongue). On the first week taking CBD, I managed to work without taking any pain medication as I used to in the past to counteract lower back pain. My anxiety level became negligible as I continued to take CBD oil every morning and before bedtime without fail.
On the second week, the benefits of CBD really stood out and impressed me. My anxiety had literally disappeared.
Now, I feel more relaxed to face my work tasks and even have better sleep. My lower back pain also was extinguished. I became more confident in presenting my ideas and suggestions in our meetings. I manage to exercise at least 20 to 30 minutes a day, so I feel healthy and fit.
How it was for me?
My life really changed because of the healing benefits of CBD. I couldn’t express enough the happiness and appreciation I have for this God-given gift. Truly, I believe that we can find genuine healing through nature. The hemp and cannabis plants do wonder humans have never imagined.
Now, I am happy to say that CBD is part of my daily routine. It’s my wonder drug! I am a stronger woman now, willing to face any trials that life will give me. I thanked Lisa when I saw her at another church gathering six months after. She was also very happy for me, and we became really good friends.
Gaining a New Friend and a New Life
Lisa and I have constant communication through our social media accounts, and sometimes, we would have a good conversation over the phone. She lives in another state so we barely meet, only in major church gatherings. She is a housewife with a beautiful 5-year-old daughter she cares the most. We always share our own life’s experiences and everyday struggle like other friendship relationships out there.
Indeed, I can say that I have found a new friend and also a new life because of CBD. It does not only help me address my body pains and anxiety but also my general well-being. I feel like a better version of myself and a more empowered woman. I am sharing my experience because I also want other people to know that there is hope for our medical problems through these amazing herbs and plants.