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Experience of CBD for anxiety?

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Lottie_H

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I have heard a lot about CBD and how it can help manage anxiety. I have recently bought some for my brother (he has PTSD) but we don't talk much about feelings and I don't feel comfortable talking to him about my own experiences. It seems to be helping him a little, but I am wondering if it would be any good for me?

I have health anxiety and part of this is a fear of allergic reactions. So for example I can be eating something and I will suddenly panic that the sensations I am feeling in my mouth are a sign of an allergic reaction (for example, a tingling or burning from spicy food). Has anyone else used CBD to manage their anxiety and can explain the actual feelings and sensations this causes? I am keen to try it but don't want to go into full meltdown!!!!

For reference, this is the one I have...
 
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i've taken cbd for my social anxiety, my anxiety in groups, maybe it's helped maybe a placebo would help i don't know, i suspect old fashioned dope would help in the long term old fashioned dope is dangerous
 
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took cbd oil yesterday to handle group now depressed maybe come down off it
 
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It gets a lot of hype but no real evidence. For now, it’s mostly based on personal experiences or manipulative marketing in my opinion.
 
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one thing it's expensive if used regularly and i'm on low benefits with a chance they may be cut further, as one women put it about psychiatric meds you've got an unlimited supply
 
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I found CBD helpful for my moods and other stuff, but not noticeably for my anxiety. Everyone's experience is different, though. The problem with CBD is it may very well work, but the effective doses are usually high and therefore, very very expensive. Though, I don't know how well the capsules work.. All I know is that tinctures and vaping are most effective.