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2020-12-04 7:49:14 PM  
I don't personally use it, but I do give my old doggo about eight drops in his evening meal. Made a huge difference, he went from slow and stiff to spry and peppy.
There is a small amount of thc in it, so I can't say with certainty that he isn't a little stoned too.
 
2020-12-04 7:49:28 PM  
I had some THC/CBD flower once.
I would say it helped my achy knee.
 
2020-12-04 8:26:21 PM  
I did until I found out that it raised the pressure in my eye. Doc said quit and I did. Funny thing, if you smoke the plant it lowers the pressure.
 
2020-12-04 8:38:35 PM  
Forgetting general pain relief...

I use CBD topicals on my arms (nerve issues in both) and unlike OTC stuff it ACTUALLY works. As in, I just wiped on something called Dragon Stick and the pain is instantly numbed. Some topicals work better than others, ths is the best I have found.
 
2020-12-04 8:44:42 PM  
I use it. It's pretty great for going to bed. I put a drop or two under the tongue.

I would recommend you make sure you get good, full spectrum stuff though. CBDistillery is expensive but pretty reliable. The stuff on Amazon is usually crap, at least last I checked.
 
2020-12-04 8:50:39 PM  
I use Lazarus Naturals CBD for my dogs, my daughter uses the human strength of it for her anxiety instead of pills. I don't bother, I've smoked since I was 16 so I'm good with what I've got. It controls a lot of medical things for me, and the older I get the more I appreciate it.
 
2020-12-04 9:03:41 PM  
Bippity Boppity Bookmark

/love me some CBD
 
2020-12-04 9:20:55 PM  
I use it for migranes.  Definitely takes the edge off them.  Helps me sleep better too.
 
2020-12-04 9:34:47 PM  
If you're gonna do it, get it from Matt Rize.

https://mattrize.com/
 
2020-12-04 9:35:04 PM  
I use Charlotte's Web CBD oil on occasion.  My local drugstore sells it (I love living in Washington State).  An eyedropperful under the tongue.  Helps me relax and sleep better.
 
2020-12-04 10:24:06 PM  

Redh8t: I don't personally use it, but I do give my old doggo about eight drops in his evening meal. Made a huge difference, he went from slow and stiff to spry and peppy.
There is a small amount of thc in it, so I can't say with certainty that he isn't a little stoned too.


Along these lines, does anyone have any experience giving it to cats?
 
2020-12-04 11:01:10 PM  
I did for anxiety. It did help at first, but the effect lessened over time. It ended up not being worth the monthly cost, especially during pandemic tight belt times. I got a better result from daily running honestly.
 
2020-12-04 11:42:44 PM  
Don't use it myself but a gal I know who lost both boobs to cancer uses it for pain and say it's the only thing that helps.
 
2020-12-05 12:13:11 AM  
I like Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm. It's a 3:1 cbd to thc ratio, works great for any muscle pain and helps with sleep too. Several of the local dispensaries carry it.
 
2020-12-05 12:28:10 AM  
I think it's complete woo-woo, but a few people I know who are super-athletes (marathon and triathletes) and they said that if you take massive amounts of it, like more than is sold commercially, it will relax your muscles and bliss you out.

I don't know how they could tell, the shape they're in. I guess they get sore and injured though.
 
2020-12-05 1:07:27 AM  
Suggest cannabis- derived CBD rather than hemp-derived
 
2020-12-05 1:08:22 AM  
Also, it helps to have a minute amount of THC to help activate the CBD. Try a 40:1 or 18:1 ratio to start.

/dispensary manager
 
2020-12-05 1:08:49 AM  

namegoeshere: I did for anxiety. It did help at first, but the effect lessened over time. It ended up not being worth the monthly cost, especially during pandemic tight belt times. I got a better result from daily running honestly.


Before you built up a tolerance, how did it make you feel? What was the overall effect on anxiety for you?

*I'm considering trying this myself, since I've got some anxiety and insomnia issues.
 
2020-12-05 1:34:21 AM  
Wife's uncle swears by Charlotte's Web (under the tongue drops) for his nerve pain in his back and general body wear from 30 years as a firefighter.  Says it's very noticeable when he goes a few days without
 
2020-12-05 2:06:17 AM  

Wendigogo: namegoeshere: I did for anxiety. It did help at first, but the effect lessened over time. It ended up not being worth the monthly cost, especially during pandemic tight belt times. I got a better result from daily running honestly.

Before you built up a tolerance, how did it make you feel? What was the overall effect on anxiety for you?

*I'm considering trying this myself, since I've got some anxiety and insomnia issues.


%100 CBD hemp oil has no THC. Which means no head change at all. (You might feel physically relaxed) Some say a little THC helps "activate" the CBD. Usually high CBD flower (marijuana) will have around %5-%20 THC. It also costs more than regular pot. If you tend to get the fear, stick with hemp oil. Just be aware that some are edible, and some are topical only because they are mixed with other oils. There's also flavored water and sodas that are 15-30 mg CBD.
 
2020-12-05 5:02:53 AM  
My massage therapist uses it on me and I get a nice restful sleep
 
2020-12-05 6:39:13 AM  
I make tea with decarboxylated CBD flower. Has helped me with aches, gastrointestinal issues, and stress relief.

The oils and gummies had little to no effect on me personally but might work for others.
 
2020-12-05 8:33:14 AM  
I have a niece with epileptic seizures. Not frequent, but enough that the week long recovery forced her out of college. They tried CBD, and while it didn't prevent or lesson the seizures, it changed the recovery time from days to hours. She is back in school now.
I tried CBD oil on some of my psoriasis patches. Didn't work any better than anything else (but the coconut smell was nice).
Everyone's mileage will vary.
 
2020-12-05 8:46:41 AM  
I have a CBD balm but I only really use it when I'm outside on the trail. Helps my joints recover overnight, especially my knees and ankles however, for whatever reason it doesn't seem to really work on my wrists. But hey, if my wrists go numb from bike riding then there's no problem anymore!
 
2020-12-05 9:27:33 AM  
Another vote for cbdistillery.com.  extremely reliable stuff.

I get the 1000mg.  It helps with migraines, sleep, aches, etc disabled bullsh*t.

My dog also gets a few drops in his food because he has anxiety and OCD.  It has helped him a lot.

I say this in many CBD threads, but I'll repeat it here: One of my dogs died last December around this time.  He had a seizure out of nowhere, and was completely changed.  We were giving him time to see if any of the meds would help, or if we'd have to let him go.

We had to let him go after a week, because in that time he couldn't really relax.  None of the rx meds helped.

The O N L Y thing that helped him be calm was the CBD from the above website.  It was a miracle for him.  Obviously we weren't going to let him just exist like that, but at least he could be somewhat calm and not panting and being panicky all the time.

So after a few months of being too grief-stricken to think straight, I finally realized that I should try it on myself.

It bloody WORKS. And you don't have to take a lot to get a result (if you're taking the 1000mg) so it lasts awhile.

Their topical CBD cream has also helped my hip pain. My hips go out of joint and that nonsense hurts.  The cream is also pretty powerful, thank fark.
 
2020-12-05 9:28:46 AM  
Also subby, I'm at ultrafark, so hit me if you want to chat about it.
 
2020-12-05 11:06:54 AM  
Not much personal CBD experience, but I get vape pen for my friend going through chemo, and he said it worked great, and pretty fast. I got it as the daily special at my dispensary, free with getting my own cartridges and battery.

Advice for vape pens, is take very small draws instead of a giant toke. The vapor seems to expand, and make you cough, and those coughs are very harsh and usually go for a while. With many pens, there is a very short interval between "I think it's working" to "that was too big".

Also, I avoid inhaling directly, drawing the vapor into my mouth, letting it cool a bit, and sipping it down slowly. Small hits, but two or three of them. I really like the convenience.

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2020-12-05 11:10:29 AM  

Redh8t: I don't personally use it, but I do give my old doggo about eight drops in his evening meal. Made a huge difference, he went from slow and stiff to spry and peppy.
There is a small amount of thc in it, so I can't say with certainty that he isn't a little stoned too.


I'm convinced that CBD oil gave me a few good months that I would not have had with my dog at the end. He went from being unable to climb the stairs to being able to go on and enjoy short walks again which was such a gift.
I have no idea how well it works on people but if it's half as good as it was to my Shepherd I'd look into it for pain.
 
2020-12-05 11:13:29 AM  

Wendigogo: namegoeshere: I did for anxiety. It did help at first, but the effect lessened over time. It ended up not being worth the monthly cost, especially during pandemic tight belt times. I got a better result from daily running honestly.

Before you built up a tolerance, how did it make you feel? What was the overall effect on anxiety for you?

*I'm considering trying this myself, since I've got some anxiety and insomnia issues.


Are you able to use THC?
I did not get high for over 20 years until about half way through 2020. Getting high on a regular basis has helped me in so many ways.  I know some folks can't due to employment or other reasons but if you're able to it's perhaps worth checking out.
 
2020-12-05 11:21:23 AM  
Bookmark.
Thanks for the tips and websites!
(Not subby)
 
2020-12-05 12:09:07 PM  
This is not exactly on-topic, but I'm amazed that nobody has made the connection: I have PTSD, so long term, I"m anxious, depressed, on edge, have paranoid thoughts, can't deal with things, can't deal with people, blah blah........it varies, and I never know what is suddenly going to be unbearable.

So it sucks, but a few years ago, I was put on some blood pressure medication (probably the PTSD contributed to it) and they gave me adrenaline blockers (propananol, I think. Generic). There's several different kinds of BP meds, and when I heard about those, I asked for them. They changed my personality--everything got tuned down. I don't freak out at random things as much, I can take care of things better, and well, I'm even more of an asshole, because I don't give a fark about anything, and I'm old anyway, so who cares? I'm not doing anything that matters.

Long story, etc: If you need blood pressure medication and have anxiety issues, propananol might be the way to go. I hated them at first---I thought all of my emotions had died and I was dead inside. But then I realized that things were not as hard, I didn't think that someone had stolen my car every day, that the tires were flat, the battery was dead, and my son was in an accident driving down icy roads. I can make phone calls (yes, it's an issue), I can decide to do something and not think that my car is going to blow up before I get there. I don't think that I'm going to be fired every day when I go to work (I think, god knows about this place--I might do it on purpose).

Just amazing, if you have that particular combination of symptoms. I have never seen this mentioned anywhere in connection with treating PTSD or anxiety. The doctor seems shocked when I mentioned it--but it made perfect sense to me, and it worked.

So just FYI.
/Your doctor probably will not give this to you for this.
 
2020-12-05 12:14:49 PM  

Wendigogo: namegoeshere: I did for anxiety. It did help at first, but the effect lessened over time. It ended up not being worth the monthly cost, especially during pandemic tight belt times. I got a better result from daily running honestly.

Before you built up a tolerance, how did it make you feel? What was the overall effect on anxiety for you?

*I'm considering trying this myself, since I've got some anxiety and insomnia issues.


It makes it easier to calm down.

I could write a lot more about it, but in the end the effect was it made it easier to calm down.  Instead of going from one anxiety producing thought to the next I could just exist, breathe, and have my heart calm down.  It didn't get rid of anxiety completely.  It just turned everything down from 11 to like 3.

For pain it's like taking 2 aleve.  Except there are no discernable negative side effects.  I didn't have to worry about my stomach being damaged.

At some point I just stopped buying it and taking it.  No real reason.  I just didn't feel like taking it.  I'd do it again if I ever felt the need to.  I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
 
2020-12-05 12:57:01 PM  

omg bbq: Wendigogo: namegoeshere: I did for anxiety. It did help at first, but the effect lessened over time. It ended up not being worth the monthly cost, especially during pandemic tight belt times. I got a better result from daily running honestly.

Before you built up a tolerance, how did it make you feel? What was the overall effect on anxiety for you?

*I'm considering trying this myself, since I've got some anxiety and insomnia issues.

Are you able to use THC?
I did not get high for over 20 years until about half way through 2020. Getting high on a regular basis has helped me in so many ways.  I know some folks can't due to employment or other reasons but if you're able to it's perhaps worth checking out.


No, I don't think I can handle THC well. I just freak out too easy and my SO probably wouldn't appreciate me being high around our newborn.
I did start using CBD oil last night. It's from CBDPure. Last night I was able to settle down without as much difficulty. I've been dealing with a lot of post partum anxiety at night, can't turn my mind off. Envisioning terrible things happening, home invasions, and other ridiculousness.

I plan on talking to someone about it as well. I just wanted to try something that wasn't going to eff with my head like the typical anti-anxiety meds docs seem to dispense nowadays like candy.

Thank you for your recommendation though. If the CBD doesn't work, I may reconsider THC.
 
2020-12-05 12:59:39 PM  

RussianPotato: Wendigogo: namegoeshere: I did for anxiety. It did help at first, but the effect lessened over time. It ended up not being worth the monthly cost, especially during pandemic tight belt times. I got a better result from daily running honestly.

Before you built up a tolerance, how did it make you feel? What was the overall effect on anxiety for you?

*I'm considering trying this myself, since I've got some anxiety and insomnia issues.

It makes it easier to calm down.

I could write a lot more about it, but in the end the effect was it made it easier to calm down.  Instead of going from one anxiety producing thought to the next I could just exist, breathe, and have my heart calm down.  It didn't get rid of anxiety completely.  It just turned everything down from 11 to like 3.

For pain it's like taking 2 aleve.  Except there are no discernable negative side effects.  I didn't have to worry about my stomach being damaged.

At some point I just stopped buying it and taking it.  No real reason.  I just didn't feel like taking it.  I'd do it again if I ever felt the need to.  I'd do it again in a heartbeat.


Thank you for this! It gives me some hope that this is manageable and it will pass.


/subby
 
2020-12-05 1:36:40 PM  
I've found THC is simply more effective though I know a couple folks who are into the CBD, so maybe it just depends on the person.

I've found vaping THC to be really effective in that you can micro-dose (i.e., control your hit from very low to high). It's also clean and doesn't smell as strong as bud (I refuse to use the term "flower).
 
2020-12-05 1:50:05 PM  
I use 2500mg/30ml full spectrum.  I have a worn out right hip and knee and it does help with the pain.

It's even better when I combine it with my homemade brownies.
 
2020-12-05 2:51:35 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: I've found vaping THC to be really effective in that you can micro-dose (i.e., control your hit from very low to high). It's also clean and doesn't smell as strong as bud (I refuse to use the term "flower).


well fine then, sourpuss.

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2020-12-05 3:13:57 PM  
Thanks to all for sharing your experiences and recommendations. I knew I could count on some fellow Farkers for help and I'm really grateful. Thank you!
 
2020-12-05 3:49:48 PM  

Redh8t: I don't personally use it, but I do give my old doggo about eight drops in his evening meal. Made a huge difference, he went from slow and stiff to spry and peppy.
There is a small amount of thc in it, so I can't say with certainty that he isn't a little stoned too.


THC isn't good for pets.
 
2020-12-05 3:51:03 PM  

Naido: Redh8t: I don't personally use it, but I do give my old doggo about eight drops in his evening meal. Made a huge difference, he went from slow and stiff to spry and peppy.
There is a small amount of thc in it, so I can't say with certainty that he isn't a little stoned too.

Along these lines, does anyone have any experience giving it to cats?


Ask your vet. Find one that's open to it. They'll caution you of the risks (mostly that it's not regulated) but also provide the name of the more reputable ones.
 
2020-12-05 3:56:25 PM  
I use the CBD tincture from JustCBD, 1,500 mg/30 ml. Some before bed to sleep and some in the morning to help with anxiety. It's been very helpful.
 
2020-12-05 4:20:51 PM  

You Die!: I use the CBD tincture from JustCBD, 1,500 mg/30 ml. Some before bed to sleep and some in the morning to help with anxiety. It's been very helpful.


Is the tincture the kind that has an alcohol base? I've seen tinctures and oils, and then I've seen oil tinctures, which is a little confusing.
The oil I have is also 1000mg and it recommends a half eyedropper twice a day. I'm glad it's helping you and so many others, and even their pets. It's a shame it's taken so long to become widely available without a Rx.
 
2020-12-05 5:11:16 PM  
If you can't handle having plain oil in your mouth, a pure CBD gummy works just as well. I use it for period pain, and it works well enough so I don't need other painkillers most of the time.

/of course on the new BC I'm getting worse-than-usual cramps, so now I have to actually involve a pain specialist...
//it's at the point where doctors are getting confused because opiates are a bad idea and they don't know what else to prescribe. CBD knocked it out before, but now I have to take two or three gummies per day, and that's unusual.
 
2020-12-05 6:58:44 PM  

It'sMorphin'Time: If you can't handle having plain oil in your mouth, a pure CBD gummy works just as well. I use it for period pain, and it works well enough so I don't need other painkillers most of the time.

/of course on the new BC I'm getting worse-than-usual cramps, so now I have to actually involve a pain specialist...
//it's at the point where doctors are getting confused because opiates are a bad idea and they don't know what else to prescribe. CBD knocked it out before, but now I have to take two or three gummies per day, and that's unusual.


Knowing that some CBD oils could be pretty bitter, I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to take this (CBDPure oil). It's just an earthy-grassy kind of smell and flavor.

From what everyone is saying, I can see where this could be fantastic for period cramps. Is it possible to build up a tolerance where more is needed?

No doubt bad cramps can make life miserable. I really hope they're able to help you find something that works for the pain.
 
2020-12-05 7:56:44 PM  

You Die!: Redh8t: I don't personally use it, but I do give my old doggo about eight drops in his evening meal. Made a huge difference, he went from slow and stiff to spry and peppy.
There is a small amount of thc in it, so I can't say with certainty that he isn't a little stoned too.

THC isn't good for pets.


I agree, animals shouldn't be given significant doses of THC.
By small amount, I meant 0.7mg of THC per 1.0ml of CBD.
He receives eIght drops a night which equates to 0.2ml. I'm sure he'll be fine. Pardon me for not being clearer.
 
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