For several years, I lived with the symptoms of menopause.
I experienced extreme insomnia, where I’d lay in bed for hours with no hope of sleep.
If I somehow managed to fall asleep, I’d wake up in an hour or so and start the process over. Every morning, I was exhausted and struggled to get up and head to work. Along with my sleep issues, I dealt with hot flashes, migraine headaches and cramps in my calves. I was unwilling to take pharmaceuticals that might lead to harmful long-term side-effects. I kept expecting the symptoms to go away. My older sister suggested that I get my medical marijuana card. I assumed the process would be extremely time-consuming, difficult and expensive. I was pleasantly surprised. I googled and found a nearby doctor that assists patients with qualifying for their MMJ card. I showed up for the appointment, explained my symptoms and got the recommendation of the doctor. Everything else was handled entirely online. It cost me a couple hundred dollars but I got approved and had my card very quickly. With the card, I had access to any of the local cannabis dispensaries. On the initial visit, I sat down with a budtender for a consultation. I learned about the different strains, consumption methods, cannabinoids and terpenes. The budtender provided recommendations that proved effective. I now use cannabis vapes to treat my symptoms of menopause. I focus on those strains that are higher in CBD than THC and typically purchase disposable vape pens. With the push of a button, I inhale and get fast-acting relief.