How to Treat Anxiety With Cannabis Without Getting Too High
Anxiety is a part of life that pretty much everyone deals with at one time or another. For some, it’s an inconvenience that occurs when stressful circumstances arise. For others, it is a chronic state they battle on a daily basis. The good news for Missourians is that marijuana can help ease anxiety, and with the legalization of medicinal cannabis, state residents who have their medical card are experiencing natural, legal relief.
If you are someone who is hesitant about trying marijuana because you’re worried about the effects of getting high, there is good news - microdosing is a way to experience relief from anxiety without becoming impaired.
NOTE: The author of this article is not a medical professional. Some anxiety may result from a medical condition that needs treatment. Consult with a doctor if you have an anxiety disorder before adding cannabis to your treatment plan.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
Anxiety is a condition that occurs naturally when stress arises in life. It is defined as distress or uneasiness of mind, caused by fear of danger or misfortune. It’s what happens when we’re worried something is going to go wrong.
For those with anxiety disorders, this situation occurs with a frequency that can deeply affect their quality of life. The anxiety is often out of proportion with the reality of the dangers or misfortunes that might occur. These individuals often find themselves delving into worst-case scenarios. Their anxiety can be difficult to control, and may negatively affect their personal and work relationships.
According to The Mayo Clinic, symptoms of anxiety include:
Feeling nervous, restless or tense
Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
Having an increased heart rate
Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
Feeling weak or tired
Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
Having trouble sleeping
Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
Having difficulty controlling worry
Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety
What is Microdosing?
Microdosing is when you consume marijuana in smaller doses on a more regular basis so that you receive the benefits of cannabis without becoming impaired. For more info, CLICK HERE to view our handy Guide to Microdosing Medical Marijuana, which explains how microdosing works.
How can microdosing medical marijuana help with anxiety?
One of the ways medical marijuana can affect patients is by providing an overall sense of wellbeing that allows anxious thoughts to dissipate. Essentially, it can help shut off the panic switch, causing anxiety to ease so you can relax and focus on what’s really happening.
A recent study from the University of Illinois at Chicago found that low doses of THC reduced jitters and stress in patients who were given a public speaking task. This works best in low doses, making microdosing a viable option to consider, especially if your personal relationships or professional life are hindered by anxiety.
Many medical marijuana patients are also combining microdosing with CBD products, which can help in the reduction of heart rate, and muscle tension, easing the overall symptoms of anxiety.
Charlotte Palermino recently wrote about her experience microdosing cannabis for Cosmopolitan. She found her anxiety was reduced enough that she hardly looked at her phone. Most anxiety sufferers are constant phone-checkers. If you fear the worst, you need to check to see if the disaster you are fearing is at-hand.
If anxiety is getting in the way of you living your best life, maybe it’s time you gave cannabis a chance. Microdosing is the most efficient way to find the dose that works best for you, allowing you to get most out of your experience with medical marijuana.
You deserve relief from anxiety
If you are ready to ease the symptoms of anxiety by adding cannabis to your treatment routine, you’ll need a valid Missouri medical marijuana card. We’re here to help you with that. Our medical staff is ready to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. Schedule an appointment with a marijuana doctor online by CLICKING HERE, or give us a call at (877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.
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Call us at (877) 303-3117, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!
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