"I have severe anxiety, it is to the point where I can’t even cope with daily life. It’s been this way for many many years now. Would this be a good route to go down and what would help the most? any suggestions or ideas? "
I have severe migraines ,Nerve damage hit by a car. I am in a wheelchair and need pain relief and help me sleep.
I hear you; living with severe anxiety is very, very taxing.
The best possible thing that cannabis offers for anxiety is CBD. CBD helps with anxiety by balancing our brain’s reaction to stress without psychoactive effects. Most people find that CBD is relaxing, but some feel that it is energizing, so it’s best to start with a low dose of CBD, and slowly increase it until you find a dose that works for you.
Some people do better if they include some THC from an Indica strain, and small doses can make a big difference. Many anxiety patients take CBD during the day, and then include a little Indica THC at night to help with sleep.
There are many ways to get your CBD and THC. Smoking or vaping work very quickly, but the effect lasts only a few hours. Edibles last much longer, but it can be difficult to control the dosage. The Capsule Cooperative carries a tested 10mg CBD capsule that would be a good starting place for you, as well as a capsule with 5mg CBD and 5mg THC that could be helpful at night. We have 7 capsule sample sizes, so you can try a few different dosages without breaking your bank.
As a person with anxiety, it’s very important to avoid Sativa strains of cannabis. Sativas are energizing for most, but if you are already anxious they can send you through the roof.
Because everyone has a different response to cannabis, it may take you a few tries to find something that will work well for you. Don’t get discouraged; there are so many forms of cannabis to choose from, as well as methods of delivery, you can try a lot of different kinds until something works. Just remember to start small, and avoid Sativas.