• 3 months ago

    Insomnia caused by anxiety

    I have suffered from anxiety since I was in high school. My anxiety go to a point where I was afraid to fall asleep and slowly started to get less sleep over time. The worst it got was when I was sleeping 4 hours a day and going to work for 13 hours. The doctors prescribed me trazedone and ambien as they thought anti depressant and sleep medications would help. It helped some but left me with large amounts of fatigue in the mornings not being able to focus with my work. This year has been different because now I have been using cannabis oil to manage my anxiety, depression, and sleep. What I like the most about using cannabis is that I have control over how much I am ingesting and the side effects are nothing compared to what I was experiencing with prescriptions. THC and CBD have unique healing effects on my body and I take both twice a day. Micro dosing cannabis oil is more effective in my opinion as it lasts longer and I can bypass the euphoric feeling by ingesting small amounts of THC. King Harvest Wellness has been a God send to me and I am so happy I found them. Watching their youtube channel is helpful and informational. I highly recommend them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyi7LMHdd_Y

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  • 3 months ago

    RE: Insomnia caused by anxiety

    Glad you found something that helped. But be aware you still are only treating the symptom and leaving the true root issue (anxiety) unaddressed. This can lead to unhealthy dependency issues.

    For everyone else, be aware the AASM has found no evidence cannabis or any supplement for that matter including melatonin has been proven safe or effective for chronic insomnia.

    There are better ways, particularly CBT sleep training programs, which are the gold standard.

    If you suspect a medical or psychiatric issue, your best bet is to listen to your doctor.
      • 3 months ago
        Would you be saying the same thing if I was talking about Zoloft or Trazedone? These medications treat the symptoms as well yet they do not cure anxiety or depression. This medication life style can also lead to dependence or health complications. Cannabis oil is derived from marijuana and holds medicinal value for anxiety or depression. It is not constrained to these disorders as it is used in Parkinson's, Diabetes, and Cancer. It is not a miracle drug but the science behind this medical plant speaks for itself. I listen to my body. My body tells me when something is wrong. The doctor is not going to call me on a Tuesday and ask me how I am feeling. They are more interested in profits than the care for their patients. I am sure you have done your own research about cannabis oil. I follow this blog and they do a great job posting relevant articles in the medical industry with cannabis. https://cbdcommunityca.com/