I’m a 53 years old, Menopause symptoms are killing me my family I have tried hormone replacement for a while but I stopped it afraid for the side effects, a friend recommend trying cannabis? But I don't know where I should start help, please...

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Answer - Hans Park MD

I'm terribly sorry to hear about menopausal symptoms. Many women have used cannabis products to help deal w/ menopausal symptoms (i.e. hot flashes, night sweats, sleep difficulties). My recommendation would be, if one has sleep issues, to go for edibles that have a longer duration. I've also had women try tinctures and even vape for more immediate symptom mgmt. I like to start off with a 1:2 or 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD (if one is new to cannabis, they might want to have a higher ratio of CBD like 4:1, 10:1 etc to decrease the likelihood of potential effects from the more psycho-active THC). However, keep in mind one big advantage that HRT has over cannabis products is that HRT will decrease the risk of future osteoperosis. I hope this helps!