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I served in the Army as an Infantryman from 2001-2005. During that time I was deployed to Iraq in 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After getting back to the states, I struggled with depression, high anxiety, insomnia, and other symptoms of PTSD. I turned to heavy drinking and hard drug use. The VA prescribed me all sorts of medicines that masked the symptoms, and made me feel like a shell of a person, that had to fake emotion, because it was hard to feel anything, good or bad. The lack of motivation caused me to gain lots of weight and almost ruined my marriage. After speaking with good friend, I tried CBD, and got off all prescription medication. My old motivation came back. I got back into gym, back to being a husband, and a father. It's been life changing. I've lost tons of weight, and my family life, work life, and friendship have never been better.
Back in january 2016 I tried something different than the abundance of pills to take care of my pain and my mental state mind. I weighed 320 pounds and was the most depressed I've ever been in my life. I had the highest paying Job I've never had and was still at rock bottom. I started substituting the pills I was taking for anxiety/depression and for daily pain in my back, neck, migraines, leg and arm pains. I have been diagnosed with the highest classification of PTSD, major depressive disorder, I had night sweats caused from active nightmares. I was taking more than 10 pills everyday. I had zero drive to be the person I knew I could be because I was in walking pill coma. I used this plant to change my life. it started with making my body feel so much better. Once my body felt better than it had in a decade it encouraged me to work on my body. I started running and enjoying challenging my body. Today I weigh under 200 pounds for the first time in almost 20 years. I've lost 120 pounds and feel better mentally and physically than I ever have. I use it to treat my daily pain and don't let it slow me down anymore. I lost my borther 6 years ago to suicide, I'm very positive he would still be here if he was taking CBD for his pain and anxiety, he was on antidepressant and a cocktail of pills. CBD took place of all my medication, I don't feel limited in life and have a new outlook on life. I'm not limited to what I can do physically because of pain and my mental drive is stronger than ever. I'm a single father of three children and have become the father I've always wanted to be.