Fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis. Still, it is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Its characteristics include widespread muscle and joint pain and fatigue, as well as other symptoms. This characteristic pain may be accompanied by fatigue, headaches, and difficulty with sleep, anxiety, and depression.
Some potential causes include: allergies to chemicals or foods, viruses, hormonal problems, poor digestion, candidiasis, spinal misalignments, stress, or neurotransmitter deficiency.
Ten years later, a new study confirmed Russo’s discussion, that imbalances in the endocannabinoid system play a role in fibromyalgia, IBS, and chronic migraine. While clinical trials and more research will be able to say for sure just how effective cannabis-based medicines can be in treating fibromyalgia, there are a few significant ways cannabis can help relieve symptoms:
Of the more than 390 survey participants who had used cannabis, compared to FDA-approved pharmaceuticals, far more people reported cannabis as being effective:
Contrast these results to FDA-approved medications:
People with fibromyalgia may be able to find hope in medical cannabis. Researchers like Dr. Russo are working feverishly to further connect illnesses like fibromyalgia to endocannabinoid deficiencies. In the meantime, there are many different ways to experiment with getting the most out of your medical cannabis by simply contacting our MCSA team for guidance below.