Can CBD Help Ease Discomfort During Your Menstrual Cycle? (CBD for PMS Pain)

August 13, 2018

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~ For so many women, “That Time Of The Month” can be incredibly uncomfortable.  Relentless cramps, lower back pain, and serious mood swings can make women dread their menstrual cycle. If you’re one of them, there’s something you need to know.

CBD is here!  And may be able to help.

Many have found that Cannabidiol, CBD, helps alleviate the pain and discomfort that is comes once a month.  PMS, Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, is experienced by 75% of menstruating women each month. That is EVERY 2 to 3 weeks in a woman’s life for DECADES – and the range of symptoms it encompasses is diverse, and can be debilitating.

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Dealing with Psychological and Physical Discomfort During Your Menstrual Cycle

According to PubMed Health, PMS “is a set of physical and psychological symptoms that start anywhere from a few days to two weeks before a women gets her monthly period.”

Physical symptoms of PMS and “Periods” include, but aren’t limited to; excruciating abdominal pain, breast tenderness, headaches, back pain, joint and muscle aches, water retention, sleep problems, and digestive issues. And these are just the physical symptoms.

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Mentally, periods can be emotionally exhausting.

Self-doubt, insecurity, anxiety, and depression can hit like a freight train, every month.

It’s also not uncommon for women to find it difficult to concentrate, making it feel almost impossible to make it through the day.

Then there are the mood swings, which for some ladies can make them feel that they’re losing control over their emotions and bordering a little too close to cra-cra.

How CBD Can Help During Your Monthly Cycle ~ CBD for PMS Symptoms ~

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Muscle Relaxant for Painful Period Cramps

Menstrual cramps are perhaps the most common symptom women experience during their cycle, with most experiencing them to some degree.  

For some lucky ones, the pain isn’t too bad. For others, the pain is so relentless it can become unbearable. Want to rip out your uterus once a month? You’re certainly not alone. 

Cramps occur when hormones stimulate muscle contractions within the uterus. These contractions, that are similar to labor pains, inhibit blood flow to the lining of the uterus, resulting in the pain some 90% of women experience each month.  

The key to overcoming cramps? Relax the uterine muscles. CBD does just that.

CBD, the non-psychoactive (doesn’t get you high) cannabinoid, is often used as a muscle relaxant and can do wonders to alleviate even the most severe cases of period cramps.

CBD-infused creams and salves can be applied topically and go to work quickly to ease pain. Simply apply a CBD topical to the affected area on the abdomen and you may notice your cramps begin to melt away.  Or take a CBD oil tincture for a double hit of relief.

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Ease Pain and General Discomfort

Some women, experience lower back pain like clockwork each month indicating that it is indeed Period-time.  

For others, intense headaches or breast tenderness are the sign that their monthly cycle is about to begin. This pain and discomfort can last for the entire cycle…each and every month.  

Hana Cookson now turns to CBD for hormonal migraines and PMS:

“I had been on birth control for the last 14 years of my life, so when I came off it, my hormones went haywire trying to adjust. I had never experienced migraines before and for days on end I had a constant migraine so bad I couldn’t sleep, walk, be in the light or anything. After several days, while laying in bed awake at 4 am, I remembered the Pure Hermosa CBD oil we had and thought maybe it would help. I took two droplets and laid back down. Within 10 minutes I felt this melting sensation as the pressure disappeared. It was as though someone had been squeezing my head all this time and was finally letting it go.  A few more minutes and I was able to fall asleep. I took the CBD oil for another 4 days whenever I felt a migraine coming on, until the migraines went away. I strongly suggest using CBD for anyone who suffers from hormonal headaches and migraines, I don’t know what would have worked, if I hadn’t tried the CBD oil”.

So hallelujah!…CBD is here.  

In a report examining the use of CBD for chronic pain, researchers looked at the results of several studies and clinical trials and found that “patients who were treated with cannabis or cannabinoids are more likely to experience a clinically significant reduction in pain symptoms.”  

And that is fantastic news. You can see those studies and more of the fantastic benefits for debilitating pain and health issues here.

And there are no proven negative side effects (none in the majority of cases) associated with CBD.

Taking CBD tinctures, vapes, capsules or gummies, at the first signs of PMS, and throughout the menstrual cycle can help ease the pain and general discomfort countless women experience when on their period.  

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Manage Those Mood Swings

A woman’s emotions can be all over the map during her menstrual cycle.

Do you experience depression and anxiety during your cycle? Find yourself angry one moment and crying the next? Become irritated over the smallest instances and snap at those you love? You’re not alone.

Countless women experience a wide-range of emotional ups and downs during their cycle.

CBD to the rescue.

Known to help ease depression, fight anxiety, and balance out mood, CBD can help you manage those mood swings so you can better manage your life when your menstrual cycle is making you feel like you’re falling apart.  

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Research indicates that CBD has both antidepressant and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties.

For women who experience mood swings during their menstrual cycle, CBD could help initiate a sense of calm and ease the anxiety and depression they feel.

Final Thoughts on CBD for Period Pain and Discomfort

If you’re one of countless ladies who experience physical and psychological discomfort during your period, you know just how uncomfortable a monthly cycle can truly be.

No woman wants to spend 1-2 weeks out of each and every month dealing with unnecessary distress.

If you’re a woman looking for relief, using CBD for your period could help you beat pain, mood swings, and those relentless cramps for good so you can enjoy the better aspects of that time of the month.

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