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My anxiety is off the scale at the moment, I have resisted medication for a long time and still want to avoid psychiatric dirty drugs but am willing to consider something more natural like CBD, possibly. The question is, is it really effective and if so what's the therapeutic dose? It could get expensive so I don't want to waste my money on an ineffective dosage level.

Also, I want something to take the edge of my anxiety but not that's going to tranquilise me or cloud my mind.
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My anxiety is off the scale at the moment, I have resisted medication for a long time and still want to avoid psychiatric dirty drugs but am willing to consider something more natural like CBD, possibly. The question is, is it really effective and if so what's the therapeutic dose? It could get expensive so I don't want to waste my money on an ineffective dosage level.



Also, I want something to take the edge of my anxiety but not that's going to tranquilise me or cloud my mind.
I found that it worked, but not consistently. It also seemed ineffective against high levels of anxiety & panic attacks. It can't hurt to try it because it seems different for everyone.
I took a good organic brand. The bottle was 1000mg and I took 1 dropper full 2x per day... Sometimes more if needed.
The theory behind it makes a lot of sense, so I decided to go that route before trying any prescriptions.
Another product that I take regularly is called RelaxMax by a company called Xymogen. It actually has a noticeable calming effect & can be taken as often as needed.
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Thanks - problem is it's very expensive so I think it can hurt to try it if I get something that costs a lot but is the wrong dose and purity also seems important (ie no THC) - also it doesn't help that Amazon doesn't allow companies to sell CBD so they use euphemisms which makes buying much less safe

I looked up RelaxMax but impossible to buy in the UK it seems (also the website doesn't state the ingredients which is a nono)
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Hmmm, would you consider the recommendation of a psychiatrist or is that out of the question? I think it better to be getting a substance that it's content is certified and a constant. Personally, I think medicinal would be the way to go; and, as it would be prescription would be cheaper for you too.
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Thanks - problem is it's very expensive so I think it can hurt to try it if I get something that costs a lot but is the wrong dose and purity also seems important (ie no THC) - also it doesn't help that Amazon doesn't allow companies to sell CBD so they use euphemisms which makes buying much less safe



I looked up RelaxMax but impossible to buy in the UK it seems (also the website doesn't state the ingredients which is a nono)
Here's a photo of the brand of CBD I have been taking. They have their own website that you can order from. On the Xymogen products, I had to get an access code from my Dr. in order to be able to access the products and purchase them. I have a PDF of the ingredients as well as detailed description on how the RelaxMax works. I'm happy to send that to you if you wanted further reading & to share it with your Dr.CBD for GAD?
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One other thing is that all my "experiments" before actually surrendering to prescription meds was discussed with both my med Dr and Psychologist as I was doing it. There were some things I learned like CBD had to be taken at least 4 hrs apart from my thyroid meds or they could negatively interact.... Things like that. I'd suggest talking to the Dr for reasons like that.
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Hmmm, would you consider the recommendation of a psychiatrist or is that out of the question? I think it better to be getting a substance that it's content is certified and a constant. Personally, I think medicinal would be the way to go; and, as it would be prescription would be cheaper for you too.
My psychiatrist has already recommended SSRIs which is a bad suggestion, they make me more anxious.
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OK according to this there is evidence of effect but they are talking about really high doses -up to 600mg (which would cost a fortune at current prices)

CBD oil and anxiety treatment
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My anxiety is off the scale at the moment, I have resisted medication for a long time and still want to avoid psychiatric dirty drugs but am willing to consider something more natural like CBD, possibly. The question is, is it really effective and if so what's the therapeutic dose? It could get expensive so I don't want to waste my money on an ineffective dosage level.

Also, I want something to take the edge of my anxiety but not that's going to tranquilise me or cloud my mind.
Iím kind of in the same boat. I tried various meds years ago & for the most part it was a disaster. Only one thing (a short-acting prn med) worked for me. I took it on & off for years with very consistent results, but lately (hormone changes?) it just doesnít work the same. Yesterday a half dose knocked me out for hours. I havenít needed anything for years, but now I do, so am checking out CBD. Iíve tried it for pain & find that results vary depending on what form itís in. I would expect results at a much lower dose than what you mentioned. Everyone is different though & I tend to be kind of sensitive to meds. Iíve tried smoking it (helped w mood), eating those little chocolate hearts (I think 13 or 15mg- helped a lot w migraine, but when I tried it for mood it seemed to make me a tiny bit nervous), and eating part of the gummy worms(each worm =100 mg- I took abt 18 mg). The gummies didnít make me nervous, but took longer to work for pain and the effects didnít last as long. Though I took them for sciatica, which is a different kind of pain. Too bad, as they were cheaper.
I havenít done enough consistently equivalent experiments to know how it will work for me but I plan to experiment a bit more. Someone bought me a bottle of the oil but I havenít tried it yet...
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Let me try a different approach - this seems fairly affordable although I have no idea how long such a tiny bottle would last

Hemp Lab 10% Hemp Oil Drops | 1000mg Full Spectrum Hemp Oil 10ml | Manufactured to the Highest GMP Standards (1000mg): Amazon.co.uk: Beauty

is that a reasonable dose for me to see some benefits from?
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