I'm back, doing better, working on emotional dysregulation

LisaBlanca

New Here
I joined this forum back in 2016 when the big traumas happened. I don't even remember joining the forum. Brain fog much?

Overall, I have received a good deal of therapy and I am doing much better than 5 years ago! Emotional dysregulation and shame are areas I am working on now. I have been crying a lot and way to easy (especially when in a doc or professional's office and they ask how I am doing - psychologically. Also cry very easily with my husband, like I am wearing my heart on my sleeve.

I recently started taking medical cannabis (oil drops) at the recommendation of my primary doc and Psychiatrist. I am microdosing a very small amount of THC and I don't feel high at all (I don't want to), but I feel more "EVEN" and calm and level and light-spirited. Big change in just a few days and now it's been over a month. So, that's good. I know it's hard for people to find "what works" especially with cannabis, so I feel fortunate. My psychiatrist is also Board-certified in Addiction Medicine, and he's known me since 2017. He said cannabis isn't addiction. It can be habit-forming, but not addiction like other substances. he's been pushing this with me for a while and I'm glad I tried. I tried back in 2017 but was still so activated, it didn't seem to help.

I read a medical study about THC and the Amygdala and the Hippocampus and that pushed me over to trying again and spending the money (it's quite expensive).

I am also weaning off sleep medication (my choice) and that is going well.

PTSD is a journey and, looking back, I see how much progress I have made through hard work (really, the trauma I have is complex - even going back to childhood). Just wanted to check back in with the group.
 

Freddyt

MyPTSD Pro
He said cannabis isn't addiction. It can be habit-forming, but not addiction like other substances. he's been pushing this with me for a while and I'm glad I tried. I tried back in 2017 but was still so activated, it didn't seem to help.

I read a medical study about THC and the Amygdala and the Hippocampus and that pushed me over to trying again and spending the money (it's quite expensive).

I am also weaning off sleep medication (my choice) and that is going well.
Sounds great @LisaBlanca. I moved to cannabis as well after being heavily addicted to other prescription meds. Having weaned myself off those meds previously I fully expected the usual sh*t storm that goes with but - it was much easier.

Are you using just THC or CBD as well?
 
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