My name is Austin, and I am a corporate executive. I recently got a promotion to leadership and was very excited because it was one of my goals. I also have a young family who needs attention and the money I bring since my wife stays home. By the way, I think she has the harder job!
After the birth of our first child who was born four weeks early, I suddenly got anxiety. It was the type of anxiety that I used to get in grad school. It sort of comes on without notice then my stomach is all butterflies, and it never stops. I had smoked pot many times in high school but stopped once I got married. I went to the doctor, and he prescribed Klonopin but it made me so tired I had to stop. My doctor wouldn’t prescribe anything else unless I went to therapy which was a non-starter for me. I didn’t have the time and I don’t like talking to strangers about my problems. I know, I’m not saying therapy is bad, it’s just not for me. The thought sent my heart rate soaring, but really, again, that’s just me.
I was at a party and my buddy had a joint and I was very anxious about work and my baby so when he offered me some, I took a few hits and immediately I felt better! My anxiety was gone, and I wasn’t high, just felt good and happy. He said he used it all the time and since we are in a legal state my company fortunately doesn’t drug test for marijuana anymore unless they think you are “impaired”.
Long story short, I got my card and decided to use a 1:1 or a 1:2 (THC to CBD) gummy during the day to stay alert at work, then I take 10-15mg of THC in an edible at night for sleep. My sleep edible is an indica hybrid and it takes about an hour to kick in.
My anxiety is gone! I’m not sure if it’s the pot or that it’s because I achieved a work goal, or my baby is older and great now, but I know the marijuana helped. So I will continue to take medical marijuana and the best part, my wife approves! I watch the UPG podcasts now and agree that maybe marijuana is not for everyone but for many of us, it’s a miracle. I hope this helps someone.
Anxiety is awful.
Best wishes to all!
Respectfully submitted by Austin
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