Did you know Queen Victoria used cannabis for her menstrual pain? Cannabis may help women at different stages of their lives ranging from menstruation to menopause. Here's how you can incorporate medical cannabis into your lifestyle to meet your specific wellness needs.
Period Pain / Cramps
If you experience pain during menstruation, you may want to supplement with THC on the first day of your period. Edibles / oils offer long lasting relief for about 6 to 8 hours. Transdermal patches can be placed on the lower abdomen to potentially help alleviate painful cramps. THC infused vaginal suppositories or tampons may also be used for cramps.
Tip: infuse your morning coffee or tea with cannabis oil to start the day.
In one study conducted in Australia, women with surgically confirmed endometriosis reported high levels of pain reduction while seeing the most improvement in areas of sleep, nausea & vomiting.
Migraines / Mood Swings / PMS
Medical cannabis might also help with migraines & PMS related mood swings. One study found that 94% of participants experienced migraine symptom relief within a two hour time frame through cannabis use.
Some women experience menopause through side effects such as night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia & mood changes.
Hot Flashes / Night Sweats
For hot flashes, THC can help lower your body temperature. Tinctures work quickly under the tongue in around 15-20 mins, & last for two to four hours. If you're looking for fast acting relief, smoking / vaping cannabis is also an option.
As with any medication, reactions may differ from person to person. You may have to first test out different products to find out what works with your body best. Talk to one of our state-certified doctors at Marijuana Doctor before using cannabis to manage your symptoms.
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