Thank you for checking into this often misunderstood and confusing medical condition with me at Cannabis Animus. Since so many of our members and customers are trying to cope with fibromyalgia, I’m happy to provide some more information on the subject and hopefully pave a path for some of you and your loved ones to follow if you are ready to try what we all feel is critically important to treatment.
Following are the topics I will be covering and questions I will try to answer without a deep and lengthy dive into the subject:
What is Fibromyalgia?
What are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
CBD Oil and Fibromyalgia
CBD Effects on Fibromyalgia
CBD and The Endocannabinoid System
What is Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency?
Current Research on CBD
Best Form of CBD for Fibromyalgia
CBD Dosage for Fibromyalgia
Only a few decades ago, fibromyalgia was rarely discussed. Now it affects between 5 – 10 million people in the U.S., and it is said to have become among the primary rheumatoid diseases diagnosed by physicians today.
According to WebMD, fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that has become the 2nd most common condition creating pain in our muscles and bones as well as increased fatigue. No one knows why it affects women more, nor how it is triggered in the first place. Some health professionals feel that the brain is misinterpreting peripheral nervous system signals and thereby causing its symptoms.
Current research and studies using conventional prescription drugs delivers fewer answers still. Pharmacologists keep chasing it while the answer is already here.
My research on the subject reveals that due to the rather subjective symptoms (as opposed to clinically tested) described by patients, it has historically been questioned by physicians themselves. Apparently, it was commonly determined that fibromyalgia may not be a ‘real’ condition. Descriptions of patients using the symptoms as a reason to seek prescription medications for pain and/or anxiety and depression were noted.
Today, scientists and researchers are getting closer to understanding fibromyalgia. Clearly, the more doctors that begin accepting this diagnosis, the closer we will get to treating this terrible condition more effectively.
In the meantime, CBD (cannabidiol) has become a focal point for a more natural/non-drug treatment showing increasing anecdotal evidence of success.
Fibromyalgia symptoms are generally characterized by increased over-sensitivity to pain. Even the surface of the skin can become painful to the touch. Areas of heightened sensitivity and pain are referred to as trigger points or tender points. Common areas of sensitivity and pain include back of the head, shoulders, chest, elbows, hips, and knees.
A combination of lifestyle and genetic factors may be involved in causation, but that covers most anything. It has been found that people who suffer from fibro symptoms may also be experiencing any one of the following.
It seems to be a never-ending cycle of symptoms with yet to be understood causations. It is believed that it can be brought on by a number of stimuli:
Migraine & Headaches