Fibromyalgia is one of those hard-to-treat health conditions because pain relievers do not provide enough effects to end the pain. For this reason, many patients are looking for alternative therapies and cannabinoids have recently begun to spread as a popular option.
While there are still few studies on the effects of CBD for fibromyalgia, some cannabinoids, especially cannabinoids, have been shown to help relieve some of their symptoms, such as pain and muscle stiffness.
Cannabidiol is a natural substance derived from marijuana that has no psychotropic effects and no major side effects. But on the other hand, it can provide positive medicinal effects that can improve the quality of life of patients suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
If you want to read more about CBD, please refer to this article.
What is Fibromyalgia? How do you Cure it?
Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic syndrome that originates in the central nervous system. It is characterized by widespread pain and extreme sensitivity to pain. Some patients feel pain even if the stimulus should not cause it.
This is a very difficult syndrome to treat and is considered to be incurable, as the causes of it are not yet known.
Existing medications, as well as painkillers, do not provide the desired results in the treatment and relief of symptoms:
- Generalized chronic pain.
- Excessive sensitivity to pain in various areas of the body.
- Allodynia (pain before painless stimuli).
- Painful menstrual periods.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Morning stiffness.
- Numbness of hands and/or feet.
- Lack of memory and difficulty concentrating.
For this reason, patients’ interest in alternative treatments is growing. In recent years, attention has focused on one of the substances contained in the plant Cannabis sativa: Cannabidiol (CBD).
Can CBD be Good for Relieving Fibromyalgia?
Research results indicate that Cannabidiol (CBD) offers good results in pain relief, which may be helpful in reducing symptoms of conditions such as fibromyalgia.
CBD is one of the cannabinoid compounds contained in the Cannabis plant, but unlike THC, it does not have the psychotropic effects of marijuana. Cannabidiol is a substance used only for medicinal purposes and is the most widely used cannabinoid for medical purposes.
You can read all the information about the Cannabis plant and its uses in Medicinal Cannabis: All About Hemp and Therapeutic Marijuana.
The results of studies conducted with CBD indicate that it is safe for human consumption, and patients feel that it offers good results.
A survey of over 1300 patients with chronic pain found that 62% considered CBD to be very effective in relieving symptoms.
Treatment for Fibromyalgia with CBD
The efficacy of CBD treatment for fibromyalgia has not been clinically proven, however, research indicates that while it is not a cure, it appears to help fibromyalgia patients cope with symptoms.
The product commonly used is cannabidiol oil (CBD). This is an oil that is legally traded, as its use has been regulated almost everywhere in the world. However, the quality of the oil can vary, so it is important to always purchase a certified product. This ensures that the proportions of CBD are adequate, that the product is produced from regulated hemp and also ensures that it does not contain illegal levels of THC.
In addition, it must be borne in mind that the quality of the product is essential to give an opinion on whether it is effective or not. This is important, as the use of CBD has become very popular and a wide variety of CBD products can be found on the market.
Although it is not widely publicized (the big pharmacists do not produce it), the “word of mouth” of patients, their families and doctors have done its job: CBD is increasingly used for the treatment of fibromyalgia. If you have tried it, or know someone who has, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment. Fibromyalgia is not yet effectively treated and no cure has been found, so your contribution can be vital in helping someone else cope with the pain.