smoking cannabis oil ....is this okay for ptsd ?

Divine

Learning
Hey I smoke a little pot most evenings to give myself a night off from PTSD, I personally smoke small amounts to relax myself if I've had a tough day or am stressed. There are studies which support MJ for PTSD. Personally it relaxes me but also makes my brain a little more tangential so I can get some more invasive thoughts than I'd get when I was sober but they don't upset me as much as I've had a smoke. Otherwise for something which works which is more anxiety based I'd suggest full spectrum CBD oil. I've been taking that a month and its amazing for my anxiety etc.
 

Mach123

MyPTSD Pro
It works for me. Anything that works for my $. Psych meds, Benzos, booze and painkillers are the alternatives and I’d rather be on pot. Sometime it comes down to the lesser evil. I go to a therapist for my PTSD and I don’t go to prescription doctors, they are quacks and pill pushers, but that’s just my opinion.
 

Freddyt

MyPTSD Pro
It works for me. Anything that works for my $. Psych meds, Benzos, booze and painkillers are the alternatives and I’d rather be on pot. Sometime it comes down to the lesser evil. I go to a therapist for my PTSD and I don’t go to prescription doctors, they are quacks and pill pushers, but that’s just my opinion.
I feel the same. We have an opioid crises going on in the world and the one thing that can get people off it and provide chemical free pain relief that you won't get addicted to is too dangerous.
 
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Cptsduk

I have been using medical cannabis for about 2 1/2 years now. Originally it was for headaches and it helped get me off codeine the third time I was addicted.
That was before I was diagnosed first with anxiety disorder then PTSD.
There are now many ways of taking cannabis and many more products available than just smoking flower. I use CBD oil daily, three times a day. I find it calming which reduces intrusive thoughts, which helps me relax and be more calm. It also helps recover when I do have stuff happen that would otherwise start the slide to hyper everything, snap moods, and that slide to the bottom of the hill with a sore neck, back and more.
THC is for sleep - or trying to get to sleep more accurately. For me its slows churn in my head, allows enough focus to be able to read or do
something that absorbs my focus. Right now I am using hashish in the evenings. I find it gives me more of a sense of well being than flower.
As for paranoia and "bad trips" I have only had one product that negatively affected me that way. Bad thoughts are a problem for most of us here but learning to change those thoughts and sort out real from imagined is a battle we all fight. If I start sliding toward bad thoughts I find something funny to read or watch until I feel happier.

It may sound strange to some but I have found the ritual around rolling and prepping cannabis to be a way to slow down, focus on one thing, and complete a task.

Sometimes completing that small simple task is a victory in my day, and I really need those small victories right now.
I was reading this and I thought I had written this and forgotten if written it because it sounded exactly like my internal monologue. Everything you have said is exactly the same for me. THC is for sleep. Focusing. I really thought I was the only person out there that believed this. I needed to see this. Thanks.
 
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