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CBD: My experience as an Introvert, HSP & Migraineur + why I use it regularly

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I first started to use CBD Oil about around 5 months ago. After debating about taking it for a little while, I managed to build up the courage to give it a go for the first time. Yes, I was a little bit concerned at the beginning, to be honest. I’ve been hearing so many different things about CBD online that made me a little bit unsure about it, nonetheless, I decided that I need to try it to see if it’s something for me.

It didn’t take long for me to start doing my research, and by the end of the month, I ordered my first ever bottle of CBD mouth oil online. And honestly, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

How does CBD work?

The body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a major role in your body’s central nervous system. The endocannabinoid system is comprised of cannabinoid receptors called CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors co-ordinate several functions in your body like, for example, mood, appetite, emotion, pain. What does CBD does to this system?

CBD impacts the activity of both of the endocannabinoid receptors in the ECS. By stimulating these receptors, it helps to reduce (chronic) pain and inflammations in the body. It can also positively affect your emotions by reducing stress and lifting up your over-all mood. >> Click here to read more about this process.

Which CBD Oil brand do I use?

Source: CBD Kosmetikum Purefy Landing Page

I use the CBD mouth oils by Purefy. This german brand produces organic and high-quality CBD mouth oils which they package and ship absolutely eco-friendly.

My personal favorite? 10% CBD mouth oil

USE CODE “INTROVERT15” to get 15% off your purchase! 

>> Visit the shop here: https://cbdkosmetikum.purefy.de <<

(Shipping to Germany & Austria only)

What has changed since I started to take CBD oil as an introvert and HSP?

It still feels insane to me how much I benefit d from taking CBD in the past months! Not only as a migraineur but particularly also as a highly sensitive introvert who is naturally prone to experiencing high amounts of nervousness as well as anxiety!

Anxiety & Stress:

First of all, taking CBD oil has helped me a lot in dealing with every kind of stress in my normal daily life. More so, since I’ve been regularly stepping outside of my comfort zone since starting my social media presencein the beginning of 2020.

You can probably imagine how difficult this can be for an anxious introvert like myself! And yes, it was just a matter of time until I started to struggle with both physical and psychological symptoms resulting from the stressful situations I was putting myself in…

Luckily, CBD oil has helped me a lot with getting a hold on the symptons and making them nearly completely dissapear. It helps me calm down my nerves, feel less anxious about a situation and grounds me like nothing else can. Especially, whenever my nervousness and anxiety starts to overwhelm me in acute situations, CBD in combination with breathing exercise really works wonders for me.

It’s no secret, that today I don’t hesiate with using my trusted CBD mouth oils whenever I’m in any type of stressful and anxiety-inducing situation. 🙂

Socializing:

Yes, even social situations are a lot easier for me as an introvert when I take a few drops of CBD before engaging with other people – mostly people I’m unfamiliar with or I’m not very close to!

Taking a few drops of CBD beforehand helps me to enjoy these types of social situations a lot more and also helps me to feel a lot more comfortable in my skin when I meet i.e. someone new. I also experience to feel less quickly socially drained when I take CBD before putting myself in rather unfamiliar social situations, which is a huge plus for me as an anxious introvert. 

Of course, it doesn’t magically turn me into an extrovert, but it does help enjoy socializing a little more – which I think is amazing!

How about my migraine attacks?

I’ve been a migraineur since I was little (I had my first attack when I was 7) and I can have around 2-5 migraine attacks per month. My migraine attacks last for about 4-6 hours and usually come with very intense pain on either the right or left side. They are often accompanied by other symptoms like nausea, visual disturbances, numbness in my hands, and extreme sensitivity to lights and noises.

One attack usually knocks me out for a whole day, sometimes even longer. I can experience the side-effects of it even two days after. The good news is that since I started to use CBD, I’m a lot less afraid of having a migraine attack!

Taking a few drops of CBD takes away 99% of all of my pain during a migraine attack. This makes it a lot easier for me to endure it and sometimes even go about my day while still having an active migraine.

This makes CBD the only remedy that is capable of reducing my pain to an absolute minimum & I’m so grateful to have it whenever I need it!

How often and when do I take CBD?

  1. When I plan to leave the house to go somewhere busy or crowded, meet people I’m unfamilair with or plan to put myself in any other type of anxiety-inducing situation: 5 drops of CBD mouth oil with 10% CBD.

When I have a migraine attack, depending on the pain level:

  • 5 drops of 10% CBD mouth oil at the beginning of the attack
  • 5 more drops when the pain doesn’t go away

Maximum: 15 drops! (Rarely ever happens)

>> Is CBD dangerous?

Consuming CBD is not dangerous at all. It’s not addictive, it doesn’t cause hallucinations or makes you high. If you are unsure about taking CBD, I recommend to talk to a doctor before taking it.

>> How can CBD help you as an introvert?

  • Reduce anxiety and nervousness (i.e. holding presentations)
  • Soothes stress (i.e. in crowded places)
  • Helps you to feel more comfortable in social situations

More positive effects:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-acne
  • reduces pain (headaches, chronic pain, migraine)

Depending on the reasons why you choose to take CBD for, the amount of CBD you need to experience a positive effect can vary. I use 10% as it works best for me to get rid of intense pain and help me with anxitey. But even a lower percentage of CBD like 5% can be enough for your specific purpose. I recommend starting small if it’s your first time using any type of CBD product.


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1 Comment

  1. denyseferguson says

    I love hearing about your experience with CBD, I am starting my own journey now!

    Like

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