Cramps are a common symptom of a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle. Some women are more fortunate than others, experiencing little to no pain or bloating during this cycle. Other women, however, can experience mild to severe cramping pain just before or during their cycle starts. This pain can be debilitating in some women and, coupled with the other symptoms of PMS, may add a lot of emotional and psychical strain.
Cramps are caused by contractions of the uterus, a muscle, to the point of cutting the oxygen supply to the uterine muscle tissue, resulting in pain. This pain can occur in the abdomen, lower back, hips and even inner thighs. Some can also experience an upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea and loose stools. Symptoms of PMS include cramps, tender breasts, mood swings, irritability and depression.
Best method of ingestion for this condition:
Unknown to some, medical marijuana was widely used in the 19th Century to treat menstrual cramps and even to help reduce labor pain. Because this type of pain is closely associated with muscle spasm pain, some of the same strains can be used. Smoking is generally thought to be the best method of medical marijuana consumption for cramps, providing the most immediate effect. In this case, not only will it help with the cramps, but it will also help with possible nausea, associated pain, sleep loss due to the severity of cramps and even mood swings that are commonly associated with PMS.