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PTSD + CBD = A LIFE

PTSD + CBD = A LIFE

Emma Knox

     You’re probably sick of reading articles about PTSD from people who don’t get it. Sometimes, they try to understand you, or even have the gall to pretend they do (which likely drives you mad). Other times, they avoid personal remarks altogether and skip straight to the facts… because they think you’re fragile and should be tiptoed around. You’re stronger than most people can imagine being, and possibly smarter too, so I’m not going to step off anything. I don’t understand you. I don’t know if I’ll ever feel the way you feel and honestly, that’s a good thing. But I understand your daughters.

     My dad fought in the Vietnam War, decades before I was even a wisp of a person, and in the past few years, has told me about his experience. His life as a soldier and his life after. His life now. He still grapples with PTSD, my dad, and sometimes I cry just thinking about it. Thinking about his pain. I know what it’s like to love someone with PTSD unconditionally, so I know how to listen to you. And I’d like to. But the hard truth is: I can’t. I’m behind a screen, maybe on the other side of the world, and we don’t know how to contact each other. So I’ll do what I can from here. I’ll tell you all I know.

     I know you’re not broken. I know there is no magic fix for what you’re feeling and that it may never go away. I know that scares you. And I know, above all else, that you deserve a life worth living. A life with love, laughter, and safety.

     You can’t be “fixed” with medication. It isn’t Alice’s cake or drink from Wonderland… and you know there’s no “fix” anyway. Yes, therapy can help, but long-term? Visiting a therapist weekly for sixty years will get exhausting, trying, and you’ll end up changing therapists as they retire, move, change insurances… so it’s not much of a “solution” either. And you can have all the support and love in the world, but other people’s hands only go so far- your hands are what really matter in your everyday life. You want something simple, something you can take every day until your life gets easier (if it does), something without negative effects or pain or B.S. I think CBD is your guy (Hell, my dad loves it).

     CBD can improve your everyday life with PTSD by:

  1. Reducing anxiety, depression, hypervigilance, etc.
  2. Improving sleep
  3. Reducing nightmares, flashbacks, fear
  4. Improving focus, concentration, social interaction, etc.
  5. Preventing substance abuse and other physical symptoms

     If you take CBD every day, your life can improve drastically. It won’t be a “fix” or a chore- it’ll be a part of your daily routine, like breakfast. Take a CBD gummy. Moisturize with one of our topicals. It’s a simple helping hand we can give you that will make a difference in managing your symptoms. In managing your life. One PTSD + CBD study shows 91% experienced a decrease in their PTSD symptoms after taking CBD for eight weeks. Another study shows 86% continued taking CBD after four weeks of testing. It’s not a risk. It’s not a leap. It’s a step in the right direction. CBD can make your life a little easier, a little calmer, and all the better. Look into NobleCanni.

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Emma Knox

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