Endometriosis is a painful condition that causes tissues similar to the uterine lining to grow outside of the uterus.
Endometriosis can cause extreme pain during menstrual cycles and infertility.
I have been suffering from endometriosis for over fifteen years even though I did not get a formal diagnosis until a few years ago. It took me being hospitalized twice for extreme pain and a three hour surgery to finally get diagnosed. After my diagnosis, my doctor and I talked about pain treatments for this awful condition. I have been using prescription pain killers during my period for years to be able to function. My doctor suggested medical marijuana as a potential treatment for my debilitating pain. The only issue with this, is that endometriosis causes infertility. I told my doctor that I wanted to get pregnant, so she advised against medical marijuana as a treatment while I was trying to conceive. Now that I have a baby, I am pumping which is keeping endometriosis symptoms at bay. When I stop pumping and the extreme pain comes back, I am willing to try medical marijuana for my pain. I do not like to smoke, so I think I would rather use cannabis candy, cannabis gummies, cannabis drinks, or a cannabis brownie. Medical marijuana is not safe for breast milk so I will not use it at this time, but when my baby no longer needs breast milk I will try it. Luckily my doctor told me all of the steps I need to take when the time comes and I need to obtain a prescription for medical marijuana. I hope that other women suffering from endometriosis are aware that medical marijuana can be an alternative treatment .