Pain and anxiety are like kissing cousins, and having to manage the two are almost as frustrating as trying to nail Jell-o to a wall.

I have had so many doctors tell me that managing anxiety is the key to pain management, but it wasn't until CBD products became legal to purchase in Texas that I truly bought into the idea.

The reason why my brain couldn't wrap around the concept of 'reduced anxiety equals reduced stress' is because many of the medicines that had been prescribed to me in order to manage pain also increased my anxiety while making me feel "happy."

It wasn't until I finally put my foot down and decided not to take everything that was being prescribed or recommended for pain. Turns out that most of what I was consuming was also working against my body because it was making my brain more sensitive to pain once the medicine would wear off.

So what is someone with chronic aches and pains to do to avoid submitting to taking things that ultimately do harm to the body? CBD is the answer.

Prior to the legalization of CBD products in Texas, I had several doctors tell me how unfortunate it was that I lived in the state which prevented me from consuming a much more natural product for managing pain and anxiety. But not anymore.

Now that it's legal, I have doctors admitting that CBD is one of the safest and most effective ways to reduce pain and anxiety. That's huge to someone like me who doesn't have the time nor capacity to experiment with different prescriptions.

Instead, I have subscribed to science and learned all about the wonderful benefits of consuming CBD in a variety of forms, from body creams to coffee, my world has been transformed thanks to the ability I now have to manage the disastrous duo, pain and anxiety.

I wanted to share this with you because I know all too well about the stigma surrounding cannabis and was somewhat reluctant in telling anyone I was trying these products because of the possible reaction, but the benefit far outweighs the perceived judgment I feel from sharing the secret to how I'm managing to stay productive while not being slowed down by my brain and body.

If you would like to try some of the new CBD products on the market, I would recommend visiting CBD Plus USA (305 Frankford Ave., Suite 200).

The store is much more like a boutique coffee shop than a "head shop," which is why I don't feel like I have to hide when I walk into the store. There's no shame in the CBD game, and CBD Plus USA makes it so much easier on my anxiety with the pros who can educate you about CBD and the available products on the market.

If you're looking for an alternative to the expensive and often times unhealthy coffee choices available, I'd recommend visiting CBD Plus USA to try what I drink. I use the caffeinated version in the morning, and enjoy a cup of CBD decaf coffee while I soak in the tub before bedtime. I sleep like a baby and don't wake up with the stiffness that normally triggers the anxiety, which only leads to an awful day of trudging through the day.

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