chonestown wrote:Semi-piggybacking off Kerb's update. Has anybody had any experience using edibles to treat anxiety? My father was given a diagnosis of anxiety in late July. He's been unfailingly a sweet-natured, level-headed guy but he's been plagued by erratic sleep, weak appetite and mini-bouts of negativity recently. He's self-conscious of all this and it seems to be a minor case atm, but it's clear that his brain isn't working the way it had been up to this point. He's on some meds now and I wouldn't want to introduce a new drug into the mix, but THC looks like a potential option to combat his symptoms. Feel free to add to this post or send me a PM if inclined.
I don't have any experience with THC as a form of treatment but would like to share that my dad has also developed some sort of anxiety disorder. He's started to have panic attacks while driving on the highway to the point where he is only able to drive on back roads even if it adds an hour to his trip. And seemingly for no reason (no accident, been driving fine his whole life).
He saw some screwy therapist who did EDMR therapy which only seemed to make things worse. Now he's seeing someone else, I think he's on Lexapro, and says he's doing better but still not comfortable on the highway.
It's scary in the sense that normally you would tell someone to face their fear but in this case he's potentially losing control of a two ton missile. And scary because he's my dad he's supposed to be invincible.