Medical Marijuana For Menstrual Pain/PMS
Everyone may not know what PMS actually stands for: premenstrual syndrome. Symptoms can occur one week before your period and three in four women say they experience these symptoms at some point, especially as they reach age 30-40 (when menopause will start kicking in).
Symptoms can include both mental symptoms and physical symptoms and the severity can differ. They can include:
- Back pain
- Tender breasts
- Change in sex drive
- Changes in appetite
- Low energy levels
- Depression/feelings of sadness
- Mood swings
Why Do These Symptoms Occur?
How cannabis reacts with our body is very interesting. Those low serotonin levels mentioned before? When you use medical marijuana, it will quickly be carried to the brain and reach your cell receptors. It will trigger a release of dopamine, a hormone that plays an important role in our brain and body.
So those low levels of serotonin mentioned before? They will begin to regulate, which not only positively affects your mood swings, depression, or anxiety, but it will help with those annoying, painful stomach cramps or uncomfortable back pain symptoms you experience every month. It’s a natural muscle relaxer and antidepressant.
Why Medical Marijuana Is Different Than Smoking Weed
Cannabis oil comes from different strains of the cannabis plant, including the hemp plant which doesn’t actually get you high or produce other psychological effects. Medical marijuana is known for being therapeutic whereas smoking weed can get you high, cause hallucinations, strange behavior, and increase your risk of stroke and memory loss over time. Cannabis oils are extracted from clean, dried cannabis to produce safe ingesting methods like under the tongue, in gummies or other tablets, or in oils that can be used for cooking with. The relieving effects also last longer.
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How Can Marijuana Help With My PMS?
If you’re suffering from severe PMS symptoms, you’re not alone. Four in five women complain about these symptoms, especially as they start reaching an age where it eventually turns into menopause. Medical marijuana can not only help back pain or stomach cramps, but it can significantly improve your mood swings, depression and stress. Whether you want it in the form of a capsule, to use for cooking, or drop under your tongue, we’d be happy to help you determine the best option for you.