Fibromyalgia is a chronic weakening syndrome that brings about widespread pain and other symptoms. The use of medical cannabis has been associated with beneficial effects on some fibromyalgia symptoms.
“In 1999 the Institute of Medicine did a report — Marijuana and Medicine. And they said, in fact, that cannabinoids have benefit in relief of pain, increase in appetite, and relief of nausea and vomiting.”
Marijuana’s ability to reduce blood pressure and improve circulation may also aid to joint relief and improve daily motor function.
Typical Fibromyalgia Treatment
Treating fibromyalgia is a difficult process since the cause is unknown and therefore patients will need specially-tailored treatments for their specific situation.
In the case of medications, opioids are used in approximately 30% of cases, with a positive effect on pain but carry the same dangers and side effects commonly associated with them.