If you're someone who experiences moderate or severe cramping while you're menstruating, you know how challenging this monthly experience can be for you. You may need to spend time in bed and/or take medication, and the pain can leave you feeling exhausted and irritable. In your effort to find a way to deal with this discomfort, you might hear about some women having success using cannabis products. It's a good idea to do some research — including talking to women who have had this experience — and this visit your local cannabis dispensary to find a product that can help you. Here are some tips.
Try A Few Products
Cannabis users find that different products affect them differently, so it's a good idea to experiment with a few different products to help you find the right one. This might be a long-term strategy — perhaps experimenting over the next few times that you're suffering from cramps — but finding the product that works for you will dramatically improve your quality of life in the months and years ahead. For example, you might want to try different CBD and THC products in various forms — including edibles and sublingual tinctures.
Start With A Small Dosage
If you've been taking medication to deal with your menstrual cramp pain, you're likely all too familiar with the drowsiness that it can sometimes result in. Too much of a cannabis product can also make you drowsy, so it's a good idea to start with a small dosage when you have cramps and evaluate how you feel afterward. You can then increase your dosage slightly, continuing to monitor the level of your cramps. You may even want to take notes. For example, writing in your smartphone note app how a certain dosage lowered your pain from a 7/10 to a 4/10.
Complement Your Cannabis Use With Other Strategies
Many cannabis users rely on this substance as a complementary therapy, meaning that they combine it with other strategies to achieve their intended result. If you've had positive results in reducing your pain in other ways, continue implementing them. For example, you might have found that making some simple dietary changes can reduce your pain or that a long soak in a hot bath can be a relaxing and pleasant way to relieve the tight and uncomfortable muscles that you often develop as a result of tensing your body because of the pain.
For more information, reach out to a medical marijuana dispensary near you.