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I’ve Been Taking CBD Oil For My Hair Pulling Anxiety
I decided about a month ago I wanted to try CBD oil but it took me awhile to find a brand that I wanted to take.
I had been reading so many good things about CBD oil but I was also reading that you have to make sure you get the right kind.
Dozens of studies have found evidence that the compound can treat a variety of mental health related disorders.
I received mine in the mail and I want to keep you all updated on how it’s going. 👇👇
A Couple Things Before I Go On…
Because these questions keep getting asked, I’m going to cover this first.
No, It’s Not Street Drugs!
👉 CBD oil does NOT get you high.
There’s nothing about CBD oil that gets you “high” because there’s no THC in it.
👉 CBD oil is LEGAL in all 50 states.
I know there has been a lot of misconception about the legality of CBD, but it’s totally legal.
It’s sad when CBD oil is demonized by people like there’s some sort of “reefer madness” going on.
I have anxiety and depression and while, yes, Jesus is the answer to our problems, I also believe that He can use “natural” means to deliver relief.
The mental health stigma is so bad around Christians sometimes that we’re afraid to even say anything and look weak.
CBD is better for my mental health than Prozac or Effexor, I’ve been on both, and trust me, it’s a lot different and BETTER taking CBD.
So if the thought of something derived from Hemp (that is legal in all 50 states) bothers you, this article isn’t for you.
Why CBD for Trichotillomania?
CBD comes up a lot in the support groups I’m in and it’s been on my radar awhile.
CBD has been known to reduce anxiety which is something a lot of us with trichotillomania experience.
I didn’t expect it to take away my trichotillomania but I have high hopes that it can treat areas that affect my hair pulling.
I did some research online and talked to a few friends in the natural health niche and decided to give it a try.
I feel I need help with my anxiety and insomnia because both my anxiety and my insomnia are major triggers for me.
Buying CBD Oil
There’s so many places that claim to have CBD oil but you have to be careful you don’t purchase bunk oil.
The cannabidoil you find in grocery stores and in some online stores are made with hemp seed oil only, which can contain only trace amounts of CBD they do not have the whole plant extract.
I bought mine from a reputable distributor that is providing FULL-SPECTRUM pure CBD oil.
CBD Oil Ingredients
Pressed hemp seed oil, CBD rich whole plant extract.
There are only two ingredients in the one I purchased (I didn’t get any flavoring).
There are flavored CBD oils, some with peppermint, but peppermint is a natural stimulant and I do not want to be stimulated.
The brand I purchased offered a 30-day money back guarantee if I didn’t like it, win/win!
How Much CBD To Take?
I have been hanging out in groups on Facebook for the brand that I take and that’s where I read different dosage information.
It can be confusing but the important thing is to just start off slow.
Give your body time to adjust.
A couple drops a couple times a day and increase the dosage as necessary.
Taking CBD Oil
I purchased the 500mg dosage.
There’s a 750 mg dosage too, but since I’m starting out, I went with the lower amount.
The CBD drops come in a tincture and they are placed under the tongue and swallowed.
- Leave it under your tongue for 2 minutes.
- There are a lot of veins under the tongue so it will absorb faster into your bloodstream using this method.
The first day I took 1/4 of the dropper full in the afternoon and a 1/4 dropper full in the evening.
I didn’t really count out drops.🤷 oops.
It was way too much. Do NOT do that!
My suggestion to you is take your drops in the mirror so you can count them.
That’s what I do now so I can see them coming out of the dropper.
My CBD Dosage for Hair Pulling Anxiety
I had to keep tweaking my dosage at first to get to my sweet spot and so will you.
In the morning I start out with 5-7 drops (I do this right when I wake up)
In the afternoon I will do another 5-7 drops
In the evening I will do another 5-7 drops (I do this around 7 or 8pm)
It really just depends on my mood.
If I feel super anxious and irritable, I take the full 7 drops!
If I feel alright, I take the 5 drops.
This has pretty much been my routine and I’m pretty comfortable at that CBD dosage right now.
Your body is going to tell you what is right for you.
I’m not a doctor, I’m a blogger but I think the information helps if you’re going to try CBD for hair pulling anxiety.
What Does CBD Oil Feel Like?
Legit question since it doesn’t get you high, what does it feel like, right?
It feels like…
The absence of anxiousness
The absence of stress
The absence of nerves
The absence of irritability
The absence of sleeplessness
The absence of restlessness
The absence of fogginess
The absence of pain
The absence of blah
There is no real identifiable point that things happen with CBD, there is just the “absense of” after you take it.
You realize at some point you slept better, weren’t stressed and didn’t panic in a crowd. You realize you didn’t fidget, toss, turn and all your thoughts came out more clear and focused.
It’s kinda hard to explain but it’s as though a “chill” has come over me.
I talk more about this in the “pros” listed below.
How Long Does CBD Oil Take To Work?
It works pretty fast, I would say within 10-15 minutes.
(you need pure, potent oil if you want it to work fast, watch out for crap with fillers)
Right after you’re done gagging over the awful taste of it, you start to feel like your anxiety is leaving you.
There are peppermint oils, but peppermint is a natural stimulant and it’s not good for people with high anxiety like myself.
👉 Reduces Anxiety
This was probably the most definitive effect from the CBD oil.
My chill factor went from 0 to 10 pretty quick after taking it, especially the first day, whoa.
👉 Makes Me Feel Happy 😀
The best part about the CBD is with the anxiety factor being gone, I actually feel happy.
I feel like a normal mom should feel.
I still have to deal with the realities of life but they seem better in light of the anxiety being gone.
👉 Helps Me Sleep
This alone would make me buy the CBD oil over and over again. 🙌
I sleep like a freaking rock and I’ve been able to get off melatonin as a result.
I still wake up to pee, but not as much and I easily go back to sleep.
My sleep has been a battle for years!
Exhaustion has always made my hair pulling and my anxiety so much worse.
I’ve reduced sugar intake and done things to get my sleep better and although it would help, I was still a crappy sleeper.
Unless you have had battled insomnia first hand, it’s hard to explain it but I’ve waited years to sleep like this.
CBD for the win! 🌿🙌🏆
Tastes Like Shit 💩😫
By no means is the taste pleasant to me, I don’t like it.
I always keep a big glass of water with me when I take CBD because it’s nasty and causes dry mouth.
Dry mouth instantly kicks in the second I taste the CBD oil.
It does go away, but you need a lot of water, A LOT.
Loss Of Appetite
There’s definitely no “munchies” with this stuff.
I experience a loss of appetite when I take it, it’s not that I can’t eat, I just don’t desire food.
I think I’ve lost a little weight.
No Difference In Urges
My anxiety is lower.
I sleep better.
I definitely pull less as a result of those things but I can’t say CBD took away the urge to pull.
CBD helps a lot with my trichotillomania triggers which results in less pulling.
I still take NAC and that helps me a lot with the urges and CBD helps me with the triggers and together I feel like they are a real power house in my trich toolbox.
What About CBD Detox Symptoms?
Some people experience a detoxification from CBD – I never did.
I was without appetite but never ill or sick in any form.
To avoid nasty detox symptoms, it’s important to drink a lot of water and make sure you’re buying pure, organic, non-gmo, full spectrum CBD.
I would also take note of what else you’re putting in your body, I do this by writing things down in my trichotillomania therapy journal.
What To Pair With CBD
Lots of Water 💧💧
You’ve got to drink a lot of water when taking CBD because it detoxifies the liver naturally and you want to flush that crap out of your system.
It also makes you really thirsty, I experience dry mouth when I take it.
There’s really not a whole lot that I have to pair with the CBD oil other than drinking a lot of water.
CBD Has Helped Me So Much!
I feel like a fog has been lifted and I’m really liking it.
The sleep is incredible, I would have bought it for that reason alone.
The fact that it takes away my anxiousness and makes me more relaxed and happy is a HUGE bonus.
It’s not super cheap but it isn’t outrageously expensive either – I paid $69 for the 500 mg bottle and it’s been totally worth the relief.
I’ll update the page later if change dosage amounts, experience any more side effects or find anything worth mentioning!
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Did You Miss Something?
- I’ve Been Taking CBD Oil For My Hair Pulling Anxiety
- No, It’s Not Street Drugs!
- Why CBD for Trichotillomania?
- Buying CBD Oil
- CBD Oil Ingredients
- How Much CBD To Take?
- Taking CBD Oil
- My CBD Dosage for Hair Pulling Anxiety
- What Does CBD Oil Feel Like?
- How Long Does CBD Oil Take To Work?
- What To Pair With CBD
- CBD Has Helped Me So Much!