Cannabis Helped My Endometriosis

About 1 in 10 women suffer from endometriosis, a condition which includes symptoms of pain during sex, long, heavy and painful menstrual periods, and infertility. Characterized by uterine tissue growing outside the uterus on the ovaries, pelvis, intestine, or even lungs, endometriosis can cause scar tissue and even organs attaching to each other. There is no cure for this disease, diagnosis can take up to a decade, and many women are denied pain management.

Sadly, many women with endometriosis avoid sex because it can cause crippling pelvic pain for up to a week. Many patients often break up with their partner because it’s just too hard to deal with them wanting sex when it hurts them.

I suffer from severe endometriosis, with enough daily pain even on medication to skip my periods that I landed in the ER almost weekly. Sadly this disease took me from a “let’s do it everywhere and every way” twice-a-day sex lover to a “please don’t torture me with your penis I’m only doing this because I love you” once-a-weeker.

Finally, there may be a solution to painful sex as well as a way to manage endometriosis. It’s our good friend cannabis. Many women with endometriosis report marijuana use reduces the pain during and after sex. Smoke it, use it topically on your pelvis, back, or even girl parts (use Foria for that), or eat it, and you and your partner will be happy. It’s helped me.

Want to know more about how to use marijuana for endometriosis and how the endocannabinoid system is disrupted by endometriosis? Read my article on Endometriosis and Cannabis by the Endocannabinoid Deficiency Foundation.

Dr. Michele Ross

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