Menopause & PMS

  • Menopause
  • Perimenopause
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

  • For the more severe Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PDD), please see separate article on Depression & Mood Disorders.

    Menopause is a normal life event that all women experience as they age. Together, menopause and perimenopause (the transition period leading up to it) form a distinct transitional life phase with its own particular health challenges. In medical terms, the word “menopause” refers to the last menstrual period a woman ever has. In popular language though, the term describes any of the changes a woman goes through, either just before or after she stops menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive years. Symptoms include irregular periods, vaginal dryness, hot flushes, chills, night sweats, sleep problems, mood swings, weight gain and slowed metabolism.

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of physical, psychological emotional and mood disturbances that occur after a woman’s ovulation. It normally ends with the onset of menstrual flow but can last for several days after. It is thought that PMS may be caused by hormonal changes (fluctuations in oestrogen and progesterone) that occur during the menstrual cycle. The most common symptoms are irritability, depression, crying, oversensitivity and mood swings (alternating sadness and anger).


    • CBD Oil
    • THC Oil
    • CBN Oil

    Please contact us to begin your medical cannabis journey with specific dosing advice. As each person’s biochemistry, tolerance level and condition at hand are entirely unique, any advice that we give needs to be considerate and appropriate.

    Our clients have consistently chosen MCDSA-endorsed cannabis oil over conventional medicines that have let them down. We only advocate highly-concentrated medical-grade products, derived from marijuana plant flowers, which are far superior to over-the-counter, hemp-derived supplements.

    Visit our Product Guide for more information about each recommended product and further insight into the various cannabinoids that we recommend for treatment. Cannabis Oil explains everything you need to know about sourcing a high-quality product in South Africa.

    Our Knowledge Centre provides a world of information and is a fantastic starting point for educating yourself on all things medical cannabis.


    Always speak to your doctor when considering cannabis as a treatment aid. Take great care to safely store products and not expose children or pets unintentionally.

    THC products are psychoactive, causing one to become “high”. These are to be used with special caution in children, pets and persons prone to anxiety or stress. Depending on the unique situation, it may be appropriate to substitute THC with non-psychoactive THCA. CBN and 1:1 oils may also cause mild psychoactive effects.

    However, if products are used correctly, it may be possible to avoid the psychoactive effect entirely. Should you feel uncomfortable or have any questions at any time, our trained team of staff are on standby to attend to your concerns.


    The information on this page applies to cannabis products endorsed by MCDSA only. Any information, advice or recommendations depicted on this page, relating to the usage of products, or medical conditions or symptoms, is subject to’s disclaimer.


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