As the names suggest, premenstrual syndrome begins about 1-2 weeks prior to a woman’s period, whereas postmenstrual syndrome begins after the period has ended. Symptoms are quite similar, and include acne, tenderness, fatigue, bloating, irritability and mood changes. Cramps, back pain and headaches are also common symptoms of PMS.
Cannabis, being the anti-inflammatory that it is, can help with all of these symptoms. Furthermore, there are fewer side-effects than many other medications usually prescribed for PMS (e.g. ibuprofen), reducing the possibility of kidney and liver damage or overdose.
Check out the positives and negatives below and if you’d like to speak to Doctor Frank about your condition and getting a medical marijuana card, get in touch!