No adverse effects so far I can speak of.
I’ve left it two weeks because frankly I’ve been ill, I’ve been unwell and I’m pretty certain it’s been due to unemployment.
It’s the most horrifying thing having an illness that is triggered by emotional upset and every second of it feels completely fraudulent because I do have a tendency to belittle my own emotional response to things.
I can’t say whether this would have been better or worse without the CBD but I can tell you that my anxiety levels have been within a tolerable range.
Again, I advise people not to experiment on themselves – I was approaching desperation and despite having the feeling I’m not going to survive into my thirties I like to plan long-term. I don’t want a stroke, I don’t want diabetes, I don’t want an underactive thyroid.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to constructively put forward some ideas for a new Mental Health Taskforce (via Rethink Mental Illness) and I did take a little more than I usually do.
These Rethink days have been challenging recently – the vast amount of impassioned people struggling to get their points accross can often leave me a mess, and I find it so difficult to interact with people.
Not so yesterday, even to the point I felt like a fake being there. It was so easy for me compared to previous events.
I’m going to continue taking CBD because while it hasn’t done anything for my voices, being able to step outside the cage of anxiety I’m so used to is nothing short of a miracle.
I am also going to broach the subject with my psychiatrist this week, so I’ll post the feedback on that too.