Necessity is the Mother of Invention
In 2017, that tired saying was a little too close to home.
Personally, our family was rolling along. Everything was fine.
Married for 15 years (happily) with two sons age 14 and 16.
Knock on wood...everything was good!
You know with a setup like that...the turn is right around the corner.
And it was.
How we stumbled onto CBD personally would lead to the creation of www.howCBDworks.net, never-ending labor of love born out of hardship.
My wife had been a rock for the 18 years that I've known her.
Around Feb of 2017, everything went haywire.
Perimenopause walloped her!
I could go on for a few pages with the details but a quick summary:
This went on for months!!!
Finally, after about 5 doctors, we started to find one who actually wanted to help her address the root cause and not just prescribe more medications.
It took a full year.
We just disappeared. Barely keeping things together.
While all this was happening...
During this whole process, my older son started to have pretty intense anxiety.
It was Freshman/Sophomore year of high school and while juggling my wife's situation, he was not doing well.
This was something I had never seen before. So intense that it would lead to depersonalization.
A constant, pressing wave of negative thoughts that was unbearable.
Of course, the doctors prescribe the usual benzo suspects...Xanax, Ativan, and Valium.
When an up and coming rapper takes the name Little Xan, I think we can say the next epidemic is here!
So...where does CBD come into play with all this?
My friend had told me about CBD almost a year prior to all of this.
I didn't pay much attention.
I had never been a user of pot and I associated the two together.
Again, until you hit a wall, you don't always think about health issues.
The doctors are either ignorant, overworked, or set in their ways.
Not all...but many.
Some of the response we got from wife's perimenopause:
On and on and on.
We had to scramble because I was losing her.
Our pantry is a killing fields of supplements, balms, and elixirs that didn't work.
The good news...we made it.
It was brutal but we made it.
CBD has been incredibly helpful for both my wife and son.
For my son's anxiety, CBD has been nothing short of transformative.
Again, we had tried everything else.
CBD was life-changing for him.
One day, he was talking about it after the fact.
As a dad, your heart breaks a little to hear that your child went through that but then you're equally grateful it's over.
When you get a gift like that, you have to act on it.
Other people suffering need to know!
A place where people who are new to the world of CBD can learn and buy with confidence.
So...for all those people still in their February of 2017 moment, just know this.
With perseverance, you will get to where my family is now.
There's a lot of suffering out there...we see it daily.
Let us know your CBD stories here! We'll add them anonymously to the site to help other people learn.
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