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Fibromyalgia is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that causes widespread pain and tenderness that may come and go. Fibromyalgia (FM) affects people physically, mentally and socially. It occurs in people of all ages, including children. The literal translation of the word fibromyalgia is pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. But Fibromyalgia is much more than pain and presents with many other symptoms that vary from person to person.
Healthcare providers diagnose fibromyalgia based on a combination of relevant symptoms, or how the person feels, including fatigue, tenderness, functionality, and overall well-being. Lab tests may be needed to rule out or diagnose co-existing conditions (i.e., lupus, thyroid hormone resistance, rheumatoid arthritis).
Symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary in intensity. Fatigue, sleep disturbances (sleep apnoea and/or waking up unrefreshed), cognitive difficulties (memory problems or thinking clearly), and stiffness are the most prevalent symptoms reported. Additional common symptoms may include depression or anxiety, migraines, tension headaches, pelvic pain, irritable or overactive bladder, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). Stress often worsens the related problems and symptoms.
Fibromyalgia symptoms are often poorly controlled by traditional pain medications, and patients frequently report using medical cannabis to treat their symptoms. Medical cannabis, cannabis oil, is often a last resort for many fibromyalgia patients and it alleviates a host of symptoms associated with the disease, including pain, insomnia, fatigue, restless leg syndrome, depression and anxiety, according to medical research. Medical cannabis treatments includinging cannabis oil, have far fewer side effects than traditional western medications, like painkillers which are both addictive and stop working after time.
Medical marijuana is an effective painkiller. It taps into a system of cannabinoid receptors throughout the body’s nervous system. Unlike many conventional pain treatments cannabinoids, the miracle cannabinoids including THC, THCA and CBD that are responsible for the medical efficacy of medical marijuana oil; are able to modulate pain.
Fibromyalgia is best treated with a combination of THC and CBD Oil, a 1-to-1 strain is ideal as is or THCA. Tinctures are ideal for micro-dosing throughout the day. Please refer to the suggested FM treatment guideline.