Perimenopause relief: Cannabis
Cannabis can help relieve menopause issues and symptoms.
Disclaimer: I am only sharing my own personal experiences with cannabis and the information shared is for educational and informational purposes only. Whatever you do with the information shared in this article is solely your own responsibility and choice.
Cannabis has helped my perimenopause issues more than anything else.
So many women are suffering needlessly with issues that cannabis can help relieve.
I’m 48, and began to experience the first symptoms of perimenopause when I was around 42 I think it was, and in the beginning I didn’t know what was happening with me.
So many women don’t know what’s going on with all the changes (especially younger women), and those who do have the awareness that it has to do with hormonal changes, they often feel powerless in terms of how to deal with the issues and symptoms.
When I was doing my research I discovered that many women live with the belief that they just have to endure the suffering through these years, which can span to up to 20 years!
Yes, perimenopause can start as early as in your mid-thirties, and span all the way up to your 60’s and in some cases beyond that age too, so yeah, this is a pretty big deal that I just can’t be quiet about.
Women need to know about the healing properties of cannabis.
When my issues began I did a lot of research into what was going on with me and how I could relieve myself from the symptoms that I was experiencing.
I did a lot of things and some of it really helped, such as quitting alcohol, reducing my caffeine intake (quitting is best though), and I also tried all sorts of vitamins and supplements and experimented with fasting as well.
Fasting was amazing, a miracle cure really. It stopped all the night sweats and hot flashes altogether, but it wasn’t a sustainable way for me to live as it made the perimenopausal insomnia even worse.
I eventually also stopped taking vitamins and supplements too, and that helped a lot (I don’t take anything anymore, and I feel better than ever.)
But of all the things I tried and experimented with, cannabis came out as the number one help for me, and after I’ve done a lot of research and experimenting with it, it became obvious to me that I need to share this information.
When your health is compromised or challenged, you do whatever you can to help heal yourself, and every woman (and person) should have the right to use cannabis if it helps them.
Women’s health is not a priority in research.
Not many dollars are put into helping and educating women when it comes to the menopause years.
I didn’t know much about it all, how about you? Do you feel you got the education and awareness that you needed, or did The Change take you by surprise as it did with me?
Sure, you can do Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), which is a treatment that replaces hormones that are at a lower level in your menopause years, but it was and is not something I would want to do myself because of the risks involved.
That’s why I started to look for other things that could help me.
Cannabis has been used for thousands of years as a medicine and there’s a reason for that!
Our body wants to be in balance.
The endocannabinoid system is the largest neurotransmitter receptor system in our body, and this receptor system controls almost all of the other systems in our body.
Its job is to keep and bring everything back into balance; it’s always reaching towards homeostasis.
But just like other systems in our body change (like the hormonal system) and no longer signals as well as it used to as we get older and come into The Change, so does the endocannabinoid system.
In the menopause years the endocannabinoid system becomes under-active, and what cannabis can do (and does), is that it helps keep it running properly.
Cannabis can help the endocannabinoid system ‘work’, and I experienced an immediate and instant relief from hot flashes and night sweats when I tried it, it really helped me.
The cannabinoids in cannabis can stimulate the endocannabinoid system to relieve menopausal symptoms, but not only that, it can help with many other different issues people are struggling with as well.
For example, it can literally kill tumors and cancer, which is just incredible!
Other conditions that studies have shown are improved by cannabis are for example diabetes, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, migraines, multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson disease, rheumatoid arthritis, it reduces inflammation and chronic pain, helps PTSD, and much more.
Cannabis is an ancient medicinal plant and it’s pretty incredible what it can treat and even cure/heal completely.
It’s obviously not for everybody, but it has incredible healing powers, and for that reason, and because of all the stigma around it, I decided that I need to share this information so that people can become aware of it.
Cannabis clearly has medicinal value and it can help with many different issues people are struggling with so it needs to get way more positive recognition for what it is doing in people’s lives and how it’s helping them.
My intention with sharing this is to empower other women because it has really helped me in miraculous ways.
I know that so many women are suffering, thinking that they just have to accept having hot flashes etc and that there is not much you can do about it.
I’m happy to share more (the subject is exciting for me), so if you have any questions at all (or want to share your own experiences with cannabis), then please feel very welcome to share below in the comments section, or use Ask Maria and I’ll write more about it if that is something that interests you.
The menopause years should be an empowering time for women – and I know it can be!
I’m always open to share and talk more about these things so please feel very welcome to start a conversation/ask questions/share experiences and thoughts in the comments section below.
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