Anxiety and Pain and CBD

From severe Anxiety and Pain treated by a narcotic and an opioid, to Lyrica and CBD Oil as my Anxiety and Pain Help, and the light Withdrawals on the way.

Anxiety – Pain – Alone


Anxiety, nausea, and pain are old enemies of mine. CBD Oil is a new and helpful part of my daily care, but it took me a long while to get here. There is hope up ahead, and I am very glad to be finally recognizing it.

For years I have heard of the benefits to people from marijuana when you have pain and nausea. Forty years ago when a favorite uncle had cancer and chemotherapy, he lost his appetite and had nausea. In time he lost weight and grew extremely weak.


So the young people in the family found him some marijuana to inhale. The rest of us never ask where the marijuana came from or who got it, we just watched our uncle eat, gain a little weight, and feel not so sick at his stomach.

Later the next fall uncle passed away, but I know they helped him be comfortable for a while.

Pain Pills  And A Narcotic For Anxiety

Since marijuana was illegal and I needed prescription medication too much to risk my right to get it by getting drug charges against me; I didn’t believe in illegal drugs, I was glad they helped him but I didn’t get involved. I learned it worked for chemotherapy’s nausea and pain.

I have a close friend who tried the cannabis plant for pain and anxiety and says it worked for him. So I started looking for a legal form of the cannabis plant. And I never found one so, after years I gave up, and since 1990, I have been taking an opioid for pain and a narcotic for anxiety by prescription.

Physicians & Psyche Medications

Leap forward to 2018 and it is a whole new year and hope with twenty-eight years behind me of being on a narcotic and an opioid. The narcotic I had been taking since April 1990 was Diazepam (Valium). At the age of sixty-seven (67), I ask my physicians to help me off of the narcotic and the opioid Oxycodone.

Hope in anxiety and pain

Due to my health, they told me they would put me in the hospital and do a medicine deprivation and narcotic and opioid withdrawal while they carefully monitored me.

I ask them what they thought of a Bipolar 1 who quickly ran too high mania being off medication for two weeks?
They told me it was a risk I would have to take but I could only do it under controlled conditions in a medical setting.

This didn’t make sense to me as I had faithfully taken my psyche medications ever since I was diagnosed at the age of thirty-nine, and still had bouts of mania that were not any fun.

Diazepam (Valium) And Withdrawals

In January 2018 I started decreasing Diazepam (Valium), and on February 25, 2018, I took my last Diazepam (Valium). After twenty-eight years of being on the narcotic for severe anxiety, I began the true withdrawal from the drug.

I don’t think there were that many physical symptoms that I was aware of because I was on so many other medications. The mental and emotional need to reach for a Diazepam under stress, or to think, “I will be alright, it is almost Diazepam time!” was not over though.

This was a battle for months. I took natural herbal supplements that were not addictive to calm my anxiety during this time.


They were Holy Basil Root, and for it’s calming strength. I managed with a five-in-one herbal supplement, Redicalm for stress and anxiety.

I had used the five individual herbs before I started taking prescription medications.

CBD Oil and Anxiety

In June 2018 I was introduced to CBD Oil and I both ordered some online and signed up to be an affiliate for and sell their products. I received my oil in the mail on July 2, 2018, and went straight into the house and took the four drops I had been advised was a proper serving size.

Immediately the knot in the pit of my stomach let go and relaxed for the first time in years, if ever. I can’t remember a time that knot wasn’t in my stomach.

Anyone who has severe anxiety knows about that knot in your stomach and the stomach troubles that will come with it. It stayed gone for hours, and when I took four drops six hours later my stomach had only begun to tighten.

I knew for sure CBD oil took care of my anxiety, so now let’s see what else it will do? The next day my stomach did not tighten, and as the CBD oil built in my system, I began to notice other things.

CBD Oil A Natural Herbal Remedy

CBD is a cannabidiol from the Cannabis Sativa Plant and it is not psychoactive so it does not cause you to ‘get high’. You take THC from the cannabis plant when you want to ‘get high’.

There are eighty cannabinoids in the cannabis plant and THC and CBD are only two of them.

We have an endocannabinoid system that interacts with the CBD in our bodies that causes an entourage effect for us that gives us great benefits.

Endocannabinoid System

This entourage effect on our endocannabinoid system is why so many states have legalized prescription marijuana for illnesses.

Now they have prepared a legal form of cannabis that is not psychoactive. You do not smoke it, you may vape it if you wish.

Very recently, a pharmaceutical company took the CBD cannabidiol and processed it. Then they added additives to it, put warning labels on it, and started testing their first prescription drug for epilepsy.

Now they want to make only prescription cannabis products legal.

The CBD Oil I started on July 2, 2018, helped me calm my feelings about Diazepam (Valium), because it took care of my anxiety. I have Ulcerative Colitis which means I have a constant problem with diarrhea.

I have a form of gastritis that has caused me so much trouble in my late fifties I had to have the opening to my stomach rebuilt.

After being on CBD oil for a week I had days without diarrhea and did not wake up in the morning in bone-searing pain. So I broke my Oxycodone in half.

CBD Oil And Oxycodone Withdrawals

Taking 1/2 Oxycodone every 6 hours instead of a whole one as I had done for years without getting full relief, I started withdrawal from an opioid.

I had read the symptoms for opioid withdrawal for years and I did not know if I could do it. Also, I did not know how I would manage the pain I was taking the pain medication for. Now with CBD oil, I had much pain relief, for I did not awake in pain.

I decided the Lyrica I took for Fibromyalgia nerve pain would be my primary medication for chronic pain. I am of the opinion, Lyrica and CBD will be the perfect combination for me!


More Oxycodone Withdrawals

I took 1/2 Oxycodone for about two weeks every 6 hours, then for a week at 1/2 Oxycodone every 12 hours for about a week. I was having a serving size of four drops of CBD oil morning and evening.

My pain stayed under control I am happy to say, so on July 23, 2018, I took my last 1/2 Oxycodone.

Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

I had two pretty good days and then the withdrawals set in for real. They were not severe. I had four days of mild flu-like symptoms with nasal problems and diarrhea.

The mild withdrawals continued with low-grade fever and chills. I also had a reaction to my medication, Risperidone and had to stop it, and so I may have been going through some withdrawals to it.

CBD Oil, Pain Rub, Skin Care Product

They were more psychological than otherwise for I had two days of depression when I did not want to write or think. I just watched television movies and did not think while time and symptoms passed and I came out on the other side.

I thank God for CBD oil for it saved me from severe withdrawals and takes care of my pain today.

Thank you for reading along with me. If you are a narcotic or opioid survivor, I would like to hear from you. Please tell me about your experience in the comment box!

Please remember! What I tell you is my story and it is for informational purposes only. I am not a medical professional and I cannot advise you about medical matters. Please consult your own health provider before stopping or starting any medication.


Janice Fox-Henley.AnxietyReliefCoach