A few months ago I started on CBD oil to help treat chronic insomnia, anxiety, but mostly chronic pain issues that I’ve been dealing with for many years. I’ve had some unexpected results that are greatly improving my life.
The Chronic pain situation is mildly improved, if I’m being honest, but with some of the other ways that CBD is helping me I have decided to stay on it. I am taking 750 mg full spectrum CBD oil, cinnamon flavored, 10 drops morning and 10 drops night. You can order the same thing I am using: here.
Here are a few of the outstanding results that I am seeing now that I have been on this for 5 weeks.
- Greatly improved sleep. I fall asleep better, sleep more soundly, and wake up feeling more refreshed. (This is a small miracle, in and of itself!)
- Decreased picking. I have dermatillomania which is a chronic skin picking disorder related to OCD. I was flabbergasted when I started CBD oil and the first thing I noticed about it was that I completely stopped picking! I have only had a few impulses to pick and this is miraculous. As this is a compulsive behavior, I’m quite shocked to see such positive results with CBD.
- I feel more calm. Some days I actually feel too chill, if that’s a thing. This is the reason that I am taking half a dose. (Regular dose is 20 drops, twice daily)
- And my favorite result of all is that I am able to concentrate and therefore am falling back in love with reading books.
Reading has always been my escape.
I grew up in a family of 7 people in a small 2-bedroom house. Being a terribly shy introverted child meant that I took every opportunity I could to have time to myself. And this usually meant stealing away with a book.
I learned very early on that my parents appreciated reading and didn’t seem to mind this activity. It was kind of like doing nothing — but really I wasn’t doing nothing I was investing in my mind, right? (Most of the time I was reading Stephen King and Dean Koontz so I’m not really sure they would have approved the subject matter had they known exactly what I was reading.)
When reading becomes difficult
As I got older if it came increasingly difficult for me to concentrate on reading books. By the time my kids were in grade school and I started college I realize that reading anything at all was a challenge. I read my college textbooks with a pen and a highlighter and had to be making notes somewhere in order to retain any kind of focus.
Now in my forties and with a healthy collection of unread books on the bookshelf, I’m now taking this CBD oil treatment — and suddenly I’m reading every day again!
As I read, I am absorbing the material in a way that I haven’t been able to do since I was a child. You can imagine my excitement over this! I never stopped loving books or collecting books or planning to read books — only I’d get started and have to repeat the same paragraph over and over. Eventually I would put the book down frustrated having read only one or two pages at a time.
To have something precious to you be dwindled to this sad state is dehumanizing. It makes you question your intelligence. Your ability as a human being.
But, this past Saturday I read half of a novel in one day!
I’m not sure this article will appeal to the masses but I just wanted to put this information out there. I think it’s important for people that are researching CBD oil and what it can and cannot do for them that they have as much information as possible when making that decision.
It took a long time for me to finally get over the hump of the cost of CBD oil (the link I provided above is the most economical and well-recommended brand that I found — I interviewed many friends and acquaintances before settling on a brand) and to decide that I really had nothing to lose at this point.
My life had become stagnant and sedentary and I just was not living to my full potential.
I’m grateful for the positive changes that CBD oil is bringing to my life. While it is wonderful to get a good night sleep — there is something very special about propping my feet up again, leaning back in my chair, and absorbing a book with the curiosity and hunger of a child.