A few weeks ago, I told you all about the newest Trim Healthy Mama (affiliate link) product, Feminine Balance. Feminine Balance is a Hemp CBD Oil used to balance women’s hormones. I was very excited to try it out due to some menstrual issues I’ve been having. You can read about that here.
I placed my order and started taking the Feminine Balance on Feb 4. I had an appointment with my gynecologist that day and I asked him his stance on CBD oil and hemp products. He doesn’t feel it will help with balancing my hormones but he did say that it would definitely help with the pain and anxiety I have during my period! He said that it would be beneficial for that and that I could definitely give it a try. My bottle was actually waiting in my mailbox when I got home that day so I started it that night!
I’ve heard some folks say that they felt sleepy within minutes or that they felt an almost immediate calm. I didn’t notice any of that. I did feel a little dizzy the first few times I took it. Only for a moment or two. And I think that may have just been from the combined herbs and MCT carrier oil I wasn’t used to using. It also could have just been my nerves. Either way, I didn’t notice anything right away like some.
I do feel like it has calmed me some. Not one I actually “feel“, but it’s there. I feel like I am handling stressful situations better. I’m not biting everyone’s head off every minute of every day. In fact, I’m only having the horrible anger a day or so before I start my period. It had gotten to the point that it was a constant feeling. And that’s gone. Also, the birth control had put me into a constant state of anxiety. I was feeling like I was on the verge of a full blown panic attack and would cry at the drop of a hat every minute of every day. This was a constant feeling! After a few days of taking 1/2 dropper (.50 ml) of THM Feminine Balance twice per day, this feeling left. That constant panic.
So, it’s more of what I’m not feeling, now, versus what I am. Does that make sense?
I haven’t felt any great rush of calm or sleepiness. But the anxiety has left. And THAT is a blessing!
And, even though I’m not feeling sleepy when I take it, I am sleeping better. It’s like, I fall asleep quicker even though I’m not feeling extra sleepy, and I sleep soundly. I feel more rested when I wake up. I do notice that if I have caffeine after, say, 1 pm, I can NOT sleep that night! I don’t know if it’s making the caffeine stay in my system longer, or what. But if I have it later in the day and then use my Feminine Balance before bed, my mind races all night. So I’ve learned to have any caffeinated tea, like Oolong, earlier in the day, and then I’m fine. Ooh I’ve been making this super yummy Lemon Oolong Trimmy for breakfast and it is sooooo good! I’ll blog that recipe next week so watch for it! (subscribe by email so you don’t miss it)
What about the pain?
Ok, so Dr. said it would help with pain. And he wasn’t wrong! He started me on a higher dose of the birth control because the low dose actually made things worse. It put me on a schedule, but the bleeding was even heavier and the pain was almost unbearable. And I was already miserable before so that just wasn’t cutting it. So he wants to try a higher dose for 3 months and see if it helps. The pharmacist recommended I finish the current pack of low dose before starting the higher dose. So that meant one more miserably heavy period on the low dose. But, that let me test out the Feminine Balance before starting the higher dose birth control, so I’d know more how it was actually helping me.
I woke up the second morning of my period in agony. It was the heaviest it had ever been and the pain was excruciating. I got up and went through my wake-up routine, took my Feminine Balance and then got breakfast ready for the kids. Within minutes…. yes, MINUTES of taking the half dropper, the pain began to subside and within 15 minutes it was completely gone!
This lasted about 3 – 4 hours. The pain started coming back so I took .25 ml (1/4 dropper). Same results. The pain subsided within minutes. I didn’t have any more pain until that evening. I took my usual bedtime dose, the pain eased and I slept through the night, only waking once to go to the bathroom.
Folks, this is a huge deal for me! I usually have to take 4 Ibuprofen and then pray that it eases the cramping and pain enough to let me get some sleep. Then I wake up with horrible stomach pains and inflammation in my stomach from so much Ibuprofen. If the Feminine Balance continues to help like this with the pain, that one thing, alone, would be enough to keep me a customer for life!
I started the higher dose BC this week so we’ll see in a few weeks how my period is. All I know is I’ll continue to take the Feminine Balance each day and, hopefully, things will just get better!
I’m not a Dr. and I cannot advise you or be held accountable on products or supplements to take. ALWAYS check with your healthcare provider before trying something new!
I can say that this is a product I, myself, will be trying. And if you have been looking for a CBD oil/hemp based product, Feminine Balance may be the one for you.