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The Menstrual Cycle and Weed

Marijuana is becoming one of the new “go to” holistic medication for cancer, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, stress, depression, epilepsy, crohn’s, parkinson’s,  PTSD , lupus, arthritis and other ailments. Now it seems women are using it for Cramps as a result of thier menstrual cycle.

Recently I began vaping with a CBD (Cannabidiol is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract ) additive for my cramps. The first few times I vaped I was certain I was high. I wasn’t, but I was sure I was. What I determined is I was calm. I was happy and I was thinking clearly.

My issue is, I struggle with emotional distress as a result of PMS and I get cramps as a result of my cycle. I’ve been  using a CBD oral spray from CBD for life for my emotions. Of all the things I have tried over the years the CBD for Life oral spray has worked best. I’ve stopped having irrational thoughts during that time of the month.

CBD does not get you high so it may be a poor choice for recreational users but if you are looking for something that will work,  with less risk, I suggest CBD. My favorite products are from CBD Drip and CBD for life.

The question still remains, can marijuana help you during your cycle?

Personally, it’s helped me.

  Dr Spiros Theocharous wrote:  Marijuana use could also indirectly cause ovarian related issues due to the fact that, as mentioned above, it can cause one’s appetite for high calorie foods to increase. This then results in weight gain and possibly even obesity which has been linked to the condition polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is as a result of obesity leading to glucose intolerance or diabetes and this condition then affects ovulation negatively.

The fact that marijuana can affect ovulation in a woman then means that menstruation is also affected. The result here is that one’s menstruation can end up becoming irregular. Menstruation may even stop and it would be advisable to make sure that one consults with their primary care physician to rule out any other issues, as well as excluding a pregnancy, to be sure that the reason behind the altered menstrual cycle is due to the use of marijuana.

In the same study that found that marijuana can affect ovulation and menstruation, it was noted that chronic use of this drug didn’t have the same effect on the menstrual cycle as did casual use of marijuana. The reason behind this may be that the bodies of chronic users of marijuana have built up a tolerance to the drug, and it therefore doesn’t affect the reproductive hormones in the same way as it did initially.

The process doesn’t seem to be a permanent problem and it can be reversed. It would therefore be highly advisable to stop using marijuana if there are any irregularities with your menstruation or you are struggling to become pregnant.

( Read full entry at Can Marijuana Affect Your Menstrual Cycle?)

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