Cannabis induced anxiety-Explained
by Liam a.k.a TheCbdMonkey
What is anxiety / A panic attack?
A panic attack is a type of fear response. It is essentially your mind exaggerating a state of danger, stress or excitement which can lead to symptoms such as a racing heart, nausea and irrational thoughts. All this alongside being high can create a very scary scenario that can scar you forever. Anxiety and panic attacks can come on suddenly, for a multitude of reasons and sadly its becoming more and more common for cannabis consumers.
Why does this happen when I use cannabis?
It has been proven that there is a direct link between long term cannabis use and experiencing a panic attack. This is because over time cannabis can lower your Gamma aminobutyric acid a.k.a GABA which is a naturally occurring amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter in your brain. This among many other factors are all key parts to why your body cannot take thc anymore.
What can I do?
Firstly, find your perfect strain. Most of the time people get on well with Indica strains as they tend to be a lot less of a “head high”. However, terpenes can play a huge part in how cannabis affects us so its worth doing some research into terpenes. Secondly, add cbd to your diet. Cbd is a great way to bring balance to the nervous system and is a naturally occurring cannabinoid, it has been known to create high levels of relaxation both mentally and physically.
There are many forms of cbd, personally my most effective application is via cbd rich hemp flowers. They taste, look and smell like cannabis but are low in thc and high in cbd. Another great method I recommend is cbd oils which I use daily and cbd extracts such as isolates and wax, however there are a multitude of cbd products on the market. click here to go to my reviews page.