With the uterus recreating itself, for some women, the discomfort is merely annoying. For others, menstrual cramps can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities for a few days every month. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a common condition for women during a menstrual cycle, for 90% of menstruating women in the world. PMS usually lasts 5-11 days. Most of the women suffering from PMS usually go through these things, sometimes all at once;
- Sore breasts
- Abdominal ache
- Body ache
- Abdominal bloating
- Food craving
- Sleep difficulties
- Emotional outbursts
Sadly, period pain and isn’t considered a problem in the current society. This is a problem that half of the world’s population faces for 5-11 days every month for most of their lives; however, as of now, there is no cure for PMS. The nearest treatment option is diet, drinking fluids, or taking pain medicine. If there’s something that helps with the pain, most of the women are willing to try it.
For the past few years, Cannabis has been considered a boom for seizure patients, mostly children. We have seen videos where the seizure patients are calm and collected after smoking cannabis or with few drops of CBD oils. There have also been cases of cannabis curing chronic pain (nerve pain). “Three puffs a day of cannabis helps people with chronic nerve pain, it makes them feel less pain and sleep better. About 10% to 15% of patients attending chronic pain clinics use cannabis as part of their pain control strategy,” says, Mark Ware, MD. Consumption of cannabis has been clinically proven to decrease pain by 64% and it has also helped many people experienced a decrease in anxiety and helps them sleep better.
The medicine provided by doctors during their period works by holding back the enzyme responsible for producing prostaglandins (COX-2) meaning that the medicine could potentially drop all the symptoms provoked by COX-2, which includes inflammation, contraction, and pain. On the other hand, the drugs might cause some unpleasant side effects in relation to the gastrointestinal, causing people with the digestive issue to completely avoid it. Recently scientists have discovered that Cannabidiol (CBD) also inhibits the prostaglandin-producing enzyme leading to anti-inflammation, without gastrointestinal side effects. Along with anti-inflammation CBD is also known to help your muscle as well as blood vessels to relax, helping you with cramps.
There is a huge line of cannabis products specifically for menstrual cramps out in the market. The line of products includes;
- Soak (bath salt, helps you relax)
- Rub (body balm, works like a heating pad)
- Savor (chocolate spread)
- Relax (tincture, can put little drops in the coffee)
There are also weed tampons available in the market that helps you with cramps as well. Consumption of cannabis doesn’t always have to be through smoking, you can consume cannabis in its several forms and get help from it. The simplest you can do is, boil the weed you got with some tea leaves and sugar and make a tea out of it and drink, it helps you sleep and relaxes your body, and doesn’t make you high.
Three puffs a day of cannabis helps people with chronic nerve pain, it makes them feel less pain and sleep better. About 10% to 15% of patients attending chronic pain clinics use cannabis as part of their pain control strategy
Mark Ware, M