Medical Marijuana for Anxiety Q&A
Are you suffering from anxiety? Are you done with the constant dread, feeling anxious, and having difficulty sleeping due to your anxiety? Book an appointment with Boca Medical Care today to talk to our doctor about medical marijuana and how it can help your anxiety. We are located at 9250 Glades Rd #110, Boca Raton, Fl 33434.
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Anxiety is your body’s response to stress. It is a feeling of fear or apprehension about what might come.
It is a normal response to feel anxious, you can feel anxious about a plethora or reasons and it can be unpleasant. Anxiety disorders are the most common form of emotional disorders and can affect anyone at any age.
Anxiety is a part of several different disorders, these include:
• Panic disorder
This disorder is where you experience recurring panic attacks at very unexpected times. Anyone with a panic disorder may live in fear of their next panic attack.
Phobia is the excessive fear of a specific situation, activity or object.
• Social anxiety disorder
This disorder brings extreme fear of being judged by others usually in social situations.
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder
This is when recurring irrational thoughts lead you to perform specific and repeated behaviors.
• Separation anxiety disorder
Separation anxiety disorder is when you become fearful of being away from home or loved ones.
• Illness anxiety disorder
This anxiety focuses on your health and was formerly known as hypochondria.
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder is also known in short as PTSD and is a form of anxiety following a traumatic event.
Anxiety may feel different depending on each person experiencing it. Their feelings can range from butterflies in your stomach to a fast-beating heart. Some may start to feel out of control, like there is a disconnect between your mind and body. Others may experience anxiety through nightmares, panic attacks, and painful thoughts or memories that they cannot control. They generally have a feeling of fear or worry, or a fear of a specific event or place.
The symptoms of anxiety disorders include:
• Increased heart rate
• Rapid breathing
• Trouble concentrating
• Difficulty falling asleep
• Nervousness, restlessness
• Feelings of panic, dread or danger
• Increased sweating
• Difficulty focusing or thinking cleary
• Digestive or gastro issues like gas, constipation or diarrhea
Not everyone’s symptoms are the same, that is why it’s important to know all the ways anxiety can present itself.
Many people including our patients have found that medical marijuana helps with their anxiety. Commonly reported benefits of medical marijuana use for anxiety include:
• Increased sense of calm
• Improved relaxation
• Better sleep
As well, our patients have reported particular symptoms of relief from:
• Social anxiety
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Flashbacks or trauma responses
• Panic disorders
• Sleep disruptions
While medical marijuana isn’t a cure for anxiety, it can help to temporarily reduce any anxiety symptoms, and help you live a happier, healthier life.
For years, doctors have consistently prescribed antidepressants and therapy sessions to their patients as a common means to help anxiety disorders. However, now thanks to the extensive research showing how medical marijuana can help with anxiety disorders, more doctors are talking to their patients about medical marijuana over addictive pills.
Yes, medical marijuana is an approved product for many patients suffering from anxiety in Florida. You can only receive medical marijuana if a qualified and licensed medical marijuana doctor approves and authorizes you to get a medical marijuana card.
Our doctor at Boca Medical Care will review your symptoms and diagnose you with anxiety disorder, after you will be approved for a medical marijuana card and you will have to follow the general steps to obtaining it through the state.
If you are suffering from anxiety and want to use medical marijuana as a means to help treat your anxiety, book an appointment today with Boca Medical Care. We are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM and conveniently located at 9250 Glades Rd #100 Boca Raton, FL 33434. We serve patients from Boca Raton FL, Deerfield Beach FL, Pompano Beach FL, Coral Springs FL, Delray Beach FL, Parkland FL, Boynton Beach FL, and Fort Lauderdale FL.