Hemp/CBD Oil Vs Xanax
Dec 9, 2019 · 3 min read
I’m not a physician just a retired RN, with some medical knowledge — so check with your physician before you change any medical routine. This is just My story.
I’ve been honest here on Medium and in my life with the fact that I was diagnosed years ago with Clinical Depression and more lately with PTSD and anxiety.
Anxiety sometimes goes hand in hand with depression, especially when the depression tells you you’re not good enough.
The Holiday Season has a l ways dropped me into the dark well of depression, so I was not surprised when I recently developed some interesting symptoms of anxiety — the same symptoms that happened when I was in the hospital for the stroke.
While trying to go to sleep one night, pain would not be an issue. But my leg and arm muscles started to twitch. I found myself moving in different directions, tossing and turning, trying to settle — unable to sleep. I remembered the Xanax given to me upon discharge from the hospital.
I slowly walked downstairs to the kitchen where our medications are stored and took half a 5 mg. tablet. About an hour later I was asleep — soundly and dreaming. The next morning, I awoke in a good mood for which my husband was grateful.
However, my brain was foggy and I was a bit off-balance. I didn’t feel like myself.
Xanax is a B enzodiazepine used for anxiety associated with depression but it can also cause dependence. I hardly take the Tramadol for pain; I certainly didn’t want to take anything like that for sleep.
I’m a stubborn old nurse who already takes 12 different medications to stay alive.
For the last few months, my daughter has had back pain — she found some relief with therapy and CBD/Hemp oil and kept telling me to try it.
Well, last night with my muscles twitching again as I tried to sleep, I made the downstairs trek to get her oil. I placed the dropper full under my tongue and went back upstairs and slipped in next to a soundly sleeping husband.
This morning I awoke because nature was calling. I’d had a good night’s sleep with no morning grogginess. I was again in a good mood (I’d dreamed of meeting Paul McCartney) and again my husband was happy.
Hemp/CBD Oil is from a variety of cannabis sativa, not the marijuana variety. It contains less than 0.3% of THC, that causes intoxication, so CBD oil will not make you high. Side Effects of dry mouth and nausea could happen. Drowsiness can also be a side effect. So I won’t take it during the day — only when I want drowsiness.
I see my medical physician next week and I will tell him my sleep issues and what is helping. Back pain has also settled down.
If you’re having anxiety issues, ask your doctor if CBD oil could help.
I’m not a physician just a retired RN, with some medical knowledge — so check with your physician before you change any medical routine. This is just My story. I’ve been honest here on Medium and in…