I don’t consider myself having PTSD; I just get sort of edgy with loud booms and popsâ€¦ Most of the time I am totally fine! The worst days of the year are Fourth of June and New Years Day, everyone blasts off fireworks and scares the pants off of me.
My dog and I both go into a panic when it starts happening.
I start dripping with sweat, breathing hard and getting nervous. I have tried a lot of things that have helped, but not fixed our issues. I used to wear noise canceling headphones and just lock myself in a single room that I sound proofed. It was horrible for those two days! Now I rely on medical cannabis for it. I am a lot better when I am a bit high and mellowed out. It is a combination of THC and CBD. The combo works fantastic for keeping myself and others less anxious and nervous, however what is fantastic is that our state offers both medical and recreational cannabis. I have a medical weed card that I use for our cannabis. I option our prescription up and then all of us take some dog CBD treats for our pup. That way the two of us can be mellowed out. I would know excruciating if I was high as a kite and totally relaxed but our dog was freaking out. Now the two of us celebrate those days with a long run, a good dinner and then all of us get high on our CBD products. I wish people would be more aware of veterans and critters while all of us were in those holidays and not burst fireworks; But nobody seems to care.