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would you try the cannabis tampon?

A Cannabis Tampon To Tackle Period Pain: Would You Try It?

Wellbeing / posted 4 months ago / Eva Caiden

A Cannabis Tampon To Tackle Period Pain: Would You Try It?

Skinning up could soon mean something entirely different thanks to one company’s latest invention. Fiora, an intimate health and well-being company, has recently launched  ‘cannabis vaginal suppositories’ to help women deal with debilitating period cramps. 

would you try the cannabis tampon?

Would you try a cannabis tampon for period pain?

The tampons contain THC and CBD, two main active cannabinoid compounds found in marijuana. This is what makes you feel happy and relaxed when you smoke weed. According to Fiora, THC helps your nerves block out pain while CBD slows down electrical signalling to the muscles and suppresses inflammation.The cannabis-laced tampons are designed to maximise the muscle relaxing and pain relieving properties of the drug without the inducing the psychotropic ‘high’. The munchies though…

They can be inserted vaginally to relieve cramps in the womb area as well as rectally for pain in the back or hip area. The company says users begin to experience relief around 15-30 minutes after insertion. It can be used with a tampon, with the suppository inserted first.

Is the cannabis tampon safe?

The makers admit the suppositories are not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Pink Parcel resident GP, Dr Sarah Johns, is not impressed. She says, “There is no supporting medical evidence for the use of cannabis suppositories for painful periods. Cannabis tampons have not been medically tested and have no established benefits with the potential to cause significant harm.”

Cannabis tampons: the cost

The company says it is, “committing to promoting good health and well-being…by creating products that enhance natural, sensual pleasures and provide relief from discomfort and pain.” It seems relief doesn’t come cheap: a pack of four costs $44 and you have to join the Fiora collective to purchase some.

But that’s not the only potential cost. Dr Johns says, “The vaginal walls are mucous membranes and therefore the content of these products can be absorbed into the bloodstream. This means they can have effects on other parts of the body, including the brain. Painful periods can sometimes be caused by underlying conditions (such as endometriosis and fibroids) and it is not known how cannabis tampons might affect these conditions.”

If you’re suffering from painful periods, the advice is clear: see your doctor. Dr Johns advises, “The recommended drug treatments available for painful periods include non-steroidal anti-inflammatories which are a group of drugs including ibuprofen and aspirin. Mefenamic Acid is another anti-inflammatory medication which works more specifically on the chemicals which cause period pain. These medications are available over the counter but your GP can prescribe stronger anti-inflammatories (such as naproxen) if they have not been effective. The combined contraceptive pill is also a good treatment for painful and/or heavy periods as it will often make them lighter and less painful and this can be used in combination with pain relieving medications above.”

Would you give them a go? Let us know what you think in the comments.

 

 

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  1. Tracy taylor says:

    Well YES…. I would it’s a natural pain relief and im sick and tired of using endless chemicals to deal with crippling pain

  2. Georgia says:

    I wouldn’t mind trying it tbh if it works I will get more

  3. claire mackay says:

    I would try it, but i don’t think that i would pay that amount for it. I would love to review and then see if they work, then i might change my mind?

  4. Bex says:

    That’s going to far, and quite honestly you should go to your gp for help.

  5. Hazel Cook says:

    Yes yes yes I would do it I hate taking naproxen for period cramps!!

  6. lisa says:

    Yes I will I suffer really bad each month and if they prove effective I will let my two daughters use them as they also suffer

  7. Sarah hughes says:

    I would definitely give it a go, the once won’t hurt

  8. Eilidh says:

    Damn right! Chemicals are bad for us, plants are not!
    If people smoke weed for glaucoma, why wouldn’t a suppository work for periods? They’d need to take the price down a bit because a gram of weed here in £15 so people could start making their own an that could be dangerous

  9. Chantelle says:

    I would definitely try this! If it helps I’ll be getting them by the truck load

  10. sandie williams says:

    YES I WOULD

  11. Yvonne says:

    Medical cannibis is in use in growing numbers worldwide.
    There are potential side effects with the approved pain killers listed above so yes, why not try it. It will work for some and not for others the same as any drug. PP maybe try and link up with whoopiandmaya ( I saw in on FB)….not sure you can get this in the UK.
    I have no underlying conditions but I was in terrible pain every month. So hell yes I’d try it.

  12. Rosa says:

    YES PLEASE can I have some now actually (want to tear my womb from my body right now), I am willing to try anything because period pain is UNBEARABLE and interferes with my life !

  13. Lauren says:

    Yes, would definitely try them! marijuana helps me with my periods now anyway, along with mefenamic acid (miracle in a pill)

    I do agree that more research needs to be done though as this is a very sensitive area and the PH balance can easily be disturbed, however plants over man made chemicals any day!

  14. Clara says:

    I would give anything a go with the pain I suffer. Unfortunately medication doesn’t work due to allergies and hormone contraceptions aren’t useful when you are trying to conceive. Even though after 5 years it’s not happening you never give up hope. It’s a much better alternative than medical menopores

  15. eleanor clarke says:

    hell yeah….cannabis was good enough for Queen Victoria, (supposedly) and it is a natural alternative

  16. Eleni :) says:

    yes please please please! It’s the time of the month ATM and the pain is killing me!

  17. Shann says:

    I’d love to try it. I get the wosrst cramps eveerr in human history!!

  18. Alexandra says:

    Yes I will

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