I know a lot of people who get diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder as they reach middle adulthood and start to understand their emotional reactions to various daily stimuli.
- Some of us struggle a little bit more with stress than others, and sometimes those reactions can be really debilitating.
When I was in college, I could have benefitted from psychotherapeutic drugs in addition to the therapy I was already receiving at the time. I didn’t think to visit a psychiatrist in addition to seeking out therapy from a licensed mental health counselor. But the more I think about it, I don’t know how well I would have performed as a student had I started taking anti-anxiety drugs or even anti-depressants. The side effects that I’ve experienced taking these drugs in the years since have been lots of sedation. I fear I would not have done as good of a job as a student with this much sedation. Even THC seems to make me somewhat tired when I consume too much of it. I like to vaporize cannabis flower products which are naturally high in THC if you get potent batches of sativa or indica strains. I decided to start supplementing my high dose THC products with CBD to not only calm the mental effects, but to also knock back on the sedating side effects of THC. CBD can be a little stimulating at lower doses, so it’s one way among many to get a more balanced effect from cannabis products. The cannabis dispensary where I purchase my cannabis products also sells CBD and hemp oil if customers want to utilize both.