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Treatments for anxiety inc CBD oil



New member
Aug 3, 2018
Hi all,

I suffer from anxiety and sometimes depression. It started years ago when I got divorced and then more recently when I lost contact with my kids.

I am still 'functional' i.e i go to work and can socialise (with help of alcohol usually). The anxiety is always there though - I worry alot about the future. Sometimes depression is there - I think about the past and mistakes I have made.

I have had therapy several times in the past and it helped massively with the very elevated levels of depression and anxiety. I have now exhausted the benefits of this, as I am left with what is best desribed as a constant level of apathy.

Recently I went on date. It was great, and I felt a surge of motivation. I cleaned and tidied my house, I stocked the cupboards. I felt ok, and normal. I haven't felt like this in a long time. It didn't work out though, so Im back to the low level feeling of apathy that I have.

I don't know why I am able to motivate myself for others but not myself. My self esteem is low and therapy hasn't helped to improve it. I still worry about what my personality is like to others, my faults, the way I look, all the time. I haven't been able to get rid of this.

So what options do I have - how do I treat this low but constant level of apathy and low self esteem?

I have been taking St John's Wort tables and I think they help - its hard to tell. I tried full blown SSSIs from the GP but they made me very nauseus, this was a few years ago though when things were much worse. What about CBD oil, I have read some internet reviews which suggest it helps but its quite expensive.

I clearly need to find something to restore my motivation for life, and improve my self esteem and my ability to do things for myself, but I don't know what or how. I feel highly dependant on others, eg I long to do things but to have company. Ive always been shy too - so I guess this is me looking for almost a parental figure to accompany me to help me feel safe. I want to get through this and learn to be more self motivating.



Well-known member
Dec 26, 2015
indeed in the last paragraph you have answered your dilema. when we get such chronic mental health we have to find a way somehow through it and that takes motivation oh and sick to the back teeth of being in the mire.

regarding the oil its only a sticking plaster over the core issues. but yeah if it helps for now. but i would recommend chatting to the doc about this first. just because its a herbal thingie bob dont mean that you cant have side effects. i learnt the very hard way


New member
May 3, 2019
hello @supercanary

i also had some bad experiences with cbd oil because most of them arent bio an also use chemicals that can lead to side effects...i tried some different ones over the years and found one that works the best for me, its a bio cbd oil from switzerland from vapor spirit. it doesnt use any chemicals so i didnt experience any side effects. at first i thought it was expensive but i gave it a try anyways and it turned out i needed less than i needed with other brands, so its actually the same price. i use 12% but i might change to 17% soon. i think the best thing you can do is try some out because different kinds work for different people differently. it makes you feel relaxed and calm. i find it to best take it before going to bed because i have difficulties falling asleep and also sleeping through the night if i dont take cbd. i also take it if im stressed out during the day or cant concentrate cause i think too much. i found it to be helpful after a day of exersising cause it helps muscles to heel faster. i hope i was able to help in some way. :)
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