A woman says she overcame severe anxiety with a Â£30 hemp oil.
Bekkii Spain, 27, had been suffering with panic attacks since 2015, when she developed a sudden fear that her throat was going to close up.
She spent two months in a psychiatric hospital as a result.
Bekkii, from Sligo, in Ireland, first came across cannabidiol – which is more commonly known as CBD – for the first time while reading a mental health blog.
According to the Daily Mail, Bekkii said after she tried the oil after starting to have a panic attack, it “stopped in seconds”.
She said: “For this natural product to stop that, I was so shocked I actually laughed.”
Bekkii explained how she went from being an outgoing person to being scared of everything in a matter of months.
She said: “I was always the girl who loved going for a coffee in town and going away for trips, or going out on the weekends with my friends.
“This was all taken from me when my anxiety started.”
Her situation escalated even more while waiting for her doctor’s appointments.
She said she had no choice but to spend two month in the psychiatric hospital as she was scared to stay alone by herself.
Bekkii was given Xanax after going to A&E, but said the tablets had a worse effect on her.
Today, Bekkii only takes CBD oil once a week or less, while sometimes she needs a dropper every day to help her through.
She said she is now positive about her future again, and described the Â£29.99 oil as a “game changer”.