10.27.2017

How I Combat Menstrual Pain with CBD Oil

 

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For the past 500 years (it seems like), I’ve been searching for products to help with my terrible periods. I’d tried everything – progesterone cream, progesterone oil, copaiba, frankincense, basically everything else Young Living makes for pain, and birth control pills. The only thing that helped was the year that I was on Yaz in college. Unfortunately, it messed with my eyesight, which is a sign that it can eventually cause heart problems. My doctor had me stop taking it and told me she wouldn’t feel comfortable prescribing me any birth control pill without extensive heart tests. I decided the potential long-term effects weren’t worth it and accepted my fate of monthly doom.

The way I’ve dealt with my pain since then has been to pop mass quantities of Midol, relax on a heating pad, and slowly die in the bathroom. I’ll spare you the details, but it’s always been really painful and inconvenient. I was convinced I had endometriosis because the pain was so intense in high school that sometimes my mom would have to come find me in the school bathroom and take me home. That wasn’t it though according to my doctor, and I still have no idea why I can get so sick.

“Popping dollies” (as my husband nicknamed it) was my way of life. While they can take forever to really kick in, they worked better than anything else I’d tried. It always bothered me knowing how terrible taking that many Midols on a monthly basis is, but I didn’t have another choice – so I thought.

A few months ago, my mom gave me a sample of Prime My Body Nano-Enhanced Hemp Oil. I just happened to be back home in Tulsa when I was on my period and decided I try it out when I felt the pain coming on. At 4 a.m., I woke up with a dull ache in my low back and stomach – the first sign that things are about to get ratchet. I put a few pumps of the hemp oil on my back and stomach and it kicked in in less than 10 minutes. I passed back out without even needing my heating pad, which never happens. Turns out, the product is actually meant to be taken by mouth, but I had no idea so I used it as a pain gel. I felt it starting to wear off later that afternoon, so I put on a little bit more and it worked again. After that, I was in the clear (my periods are usually only horrible for one day). I didn’t have to take any Midol for my entire period! It was the first period I’d had since middle school that wasn’t a big deal.

Considering I’ve tried so many things, I thought the hemp oil might have been a fluke. The next month, it seemed like it was. I applied it the same way I did the first time and even did a few pumps by mouth. I ended up having to take Midol. While I did experience some relief with the hemp oil, it wasn’t the amazing result like the first month. I was very discouraged, but my mom convinced me to start taking two pumps daily to really get it into my system. Thankfully, this has been the key! Taking it as it was designed – as a daily nutritional supplement – is just what I needed. The relief it provides is now something I can count on. While I do still experience some pain, it’s nothing that an extra few pumps of hemp oil or some Young Living pain cream can’t kick.

Anyone who has pain during their period (or any sort of constant pain) knows how much it can interfere with your life. I’ve lost track of how many days I’ve had to miss class or take sick days at work because I can’t move. Or how many times I’ve planned out vacations to where I’m not on my period. It can really get in the way of being a normal human. I feel like I have my life back.

Is CBD oil legal?

There’s still some debate about this, but technically CBD as a natural constituent of hemp oil is legal in all 50 states due to industrial hemp laws. As long as hemp extracts contain less than 0.3% THC, hemp oil containing CBD can be legally sold as a dietary supplement. I’m sure one could argue the case for it being legal or illegal either way since there are always legal loopholes with everything (welcome to America), but c’est la vie. I’m no legal expert, however, Robert Hoban (Colorado cannabis attorney and adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver) said the following about the December 14, 2016 ruling by the DEA:

This action is beyond the DEA’s authority. The DEA can only carry out the law, they cannot create it. Here, they’re purporting to create an entirely new category called ‘marijuana extracts,’ and by doing so wrest control over all cannabinoids. They want to call all cannabinoids illegal, but they don’t have the authority to do that.

Does it get you high?

Ew, not at all. To each their own, but being high has never been appealing to me. Now I can get the same healing benefits without being out of it…or smelling like the inside of a trash can.

According to the Ministry of Hemp,

The main difference between the two is in its chemical composition, specifically in THC. THC is the chemical responsible for marijuana’s psychological effects. An average batch of marijuana contains anywhere from 5-20% THC content. Some premium marijuana can have up to 25-30% THC. Hemp, on the other hand, has a max THC level of 0.3%, essentially making it impossible to feel any psychoactive effect or get a “high”. Hemp also has CBD content that acts as THC’s antagonist, essentially making the minimal amount of THC useless.

Is this a multi-level marketing thing?

Yes. I know, I know…if you’re over how many different MLM things are out there, I totally get it. There are a ton! Some of them suck and some of them don’t. This one doesn’t suck. As with most MLM companies, you don’t have to become a distributor if you don’t want to. Their sample sizes (2 ounces) are also huge compared to most companies, which gives you plenty of time to decide if you like it!

How is Prime My Body Hemp Oil different?

CBD oil is hot in the streets right now. My husband and I saw CBD oil products all over the place when we were on vacation in Eureka Springs this week. With Prime My Body, the delivery system is the difference. It’s a liposomal delivery system that improves bioavailability. To be honest, I don’t have a full understanding of what that means, but our family doctor says it’s impressive. All I know is it works so I don’t really care how it does it.

What other problems can it help with?

By now, we’ve pretty much all seen stories about the positive effects of marijuana and hemp. Hemp/CBD has been shown to help a wide-range of problems such as arthritis, diabetes, MS, chronic pain, nausea, PTSD, and more. My mom’s fiancé has back and knee problems and even had major back surgery earlier this year. With the hemp oil, he doesn’t need to take Percocet anymore. That’s how well it works!

Do you still recommend Young Living?

Of course! I’ll always love, buy, and recommend Young Living. They have so many useful products that I couldn’t live without. The only area they really lack in is hemp oil. While their pain products help me in other areas (knee pain, neck pain, etc.), nothing they make can stand up to my periods on their own  (no, not even copaiba, which has similar properties to marijuana). To me, both companies  go hand-in-hand. Both have the goal of providing people with high quality organic products in order to take back their health.

For more info, feel free to leave a comment or email me at kbyeeeblog@gmail.com!

Disclaimer: This product is not intended to nor does it claim to treat, prevent, heal, or cure any illness or disorder. 

 

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Comments

  1. Missa Denton says:

    Hello Kylee, I was wondering if I could share your testimony? I have several friends that battle with horrible menstrual pain.
    Thank You
    Missa Denton

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