If you’re like me, a week each month before my period I go into all sorts of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde mode. I fixate on the tiniest problems and it feels like the world is going to end. If I’m going through a tough or stressful time, the tears come on like waterfalls. Basically, my emotions are on complete haywire and it sometimes gets so bad that I don’t even realize that it’s just the monthly PMS. Not to mention the severe cramps and pain that I also have to deal with.
I know I’m not alone. Millions of women go through the same, often even worse, symptoms of PMS. The physical and emotional changes that women have to go through as a result of hormonal changes can vary from mild to intense. Thankfully, I know that I can count on weed to give me a little helping hand most especially at that time of the month.
Women should seriously consider cannabis as a natural alternative to painkillers and other medications used to make PMS more manageable. There’s a serious lack of information in this area, maybe because cannabis is still associated to bro-culture as part of the stereotypes.
Dutch Treat is an excellent hybrid to medicate if you’re PMS-ing but still need to get stuff done. This strain is effective in calming down mood swings, even for those who experience it on the intense side of the crazy scale. Users love Dutch Treat for its excellent cerebral high. It’s also a great pick-me-upper especially if you end up watching a chick flick that might have brought on the water works. Dutch Treat is also helpful with insomnia, stress, headaches, and depression.
Purple Urkle is a serious indica that has potent pain-killing properties. Because it’s so strong, it’s recommended to medicate with this strain when you’re at the comfort of your own home, especially in bed as you lay down and relax while waiting for it to hit. Few strains can provide such great cramp-killing properties as the Purple Urkle, so this one is highly recommended for you ladies who suffer from extreme cramps. Purple Urkle is also good for insomnia, depression, stress, and nausea.
Agent Orange does a fantastic job of combatting the fatigue, lethargy, and depression that accompanies PMS sufferers. It delivers a great motivating and uplifting high that will inspire you to get more done out of your day, instead of succumbing to PMS and staying in bed. Agent Orange is an excellent all-around mood enhancer which is perfect for helping women battle the blues that come once a month (or more). This strain is highly recommended for regular use to promote women’s health. Agent Orange is also beneficial for stress, depression, pain, and nausea.
Blue Dream is always a top choice for patients who need help with pain management; it’s no wonder that this one of the most popular choices for medical cannabis. Users also enjoy the cerebral hit of Blue Dream thanks to its sativa lineage, which also comes in handy for mellowing you out when you have those mood swings. This is an ideal strain for wake and bake; it will help calm your stomach before heading off to a day of work while giving you enough mental clarity to get shit done. Blue Dream is also great for headaches, stress, and insomnia.
White Widow is one of the most powerful hybrids on earth. Women appreciate the euphoric high it delivers which is much-needed when you’re feeling a little low because of PMS. White Widow lets you hit two birds with one stone: it stops depression in its tracks while helping provide potent pain relief. If you’re one of those that suffer from a lack of appetite around that time of the month, White Widow can help boost your appetite so that you’ll be motivate to eat nutritious foods to keep you going. White Widow is also great for insomnia and stress.
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