Every month, my menstrual cycle creates major problems for me.
I am always at risk of intense, throbbing pain.
My belly swells up and I experience severe cramping. I’ve tried over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription medications and oral contraceptives with disappointing results. I was very unhappy about the many potential side effects. I started looking for a more natural approach. I initially headed to the dispensary with the intention of purchasing CBD tinctures, gummies or vapes. When I explained to the budtender that I was hoping to alleviate monthly cramps, lower back pain and mood swings, she suggested CBD tampons. I wasn’t aware that such a product was even available. I learned that there are actually two different types of CBD tampons. There is a product that is infused with therapeutic CBD oil and also absorbs menstrual flow. The outer layer of the tampon is coated with a combination of CBD and a carrier oil. These actual CBD tampons are nearly impossible to find. There are also vaginal CBD suppositories that are often labeled as tampons. They are made from a blend of cannabidiol extract, coconut oil and cocoa butter. The suppository dissolves to allow the CBD to pass through the vaginal wall and into the bloodstream. For me, menstrual cramps usually start one to three days prior to the start of my period. The pain radiates across my lower back and into my thighs. It can trigger headaches, difficulty sleeping, irritability, bloating and all sorts of awful symptoms. CBD works to alleviate all of them. Buying CBD tampons has significantly improved my quality of life. I am so very thankful to the budtender who recommended them to me.