For some women period pain is a monthly occurring, week long dreaded experience but for others it just serious cramps for the first few days or even minor cramps. Being prepared for your monthly cycle is the first step in helping yourself monthly. We recommend keeping a personal stash of monthly period pain products. Traditionally, women have always used over the counter pain relief (ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen) with the recommended dosage (talk to your doctor before taking new medications), heat therapy (heating pads, hot water bottles or relaxing bath) and rest/relaxing. Don’t discount some of the new products coming to market for vaginal relief and support.
As the CBD industry develops more products targeted to women, they have begun to research and formulate vaginal friend options for women to help with relief and support.
Keeping CBD melts (similar to a vaginal suppository) can be kept on hand as another option. They may provide relief by directly targeting the area of discomfort. Selecting a CBD product a reputable sources is always important and please, consult with a healthcare provider before use, especially if you have health conditions or are on other medications.
Your period pain and menstrual cramps has a medical name, dysmenorrhea; characterized by monthly severe, frequent pelvic pain in the lower stomach and abdomen during menstruation. The part of the body where the had dysmenorrhea pain can be found the lower abdomen, low back pain, spreading down the legs. Primary dysmenorrhea starts within the early teen years around the time of onset of periods and it usually not related to an underlying health issue. This pain starts a day or two before the period and lasts 2 to 4 days. This can be accompanied by other “PMS” like symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fatigue.
Secondary dysmenorrhea is different than above and often associated with an underlying reproductive system issues. It tends to start later in life and worsens with age. This includes conditions like endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, pelvic inflammatory disease and more. These conditions can lead to abnormal menstrual, pain during intercourse and fertility issues. Remember, it’s important for women suffering from severe menstrual pain to talk with their doctor or healthcare professional.