Can medical cannabis help your Fibromyalgia?

In small scale studies, prescription cannabinoids have been shown to reduce pain, improve function and help the effects of anxiety, with an additional benefit of sleep improvement.

“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.”

Cannabis’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. The source and intensity of the pain is often different for each person and can also be accompanied by fatigue, sleep issues, concentration problems, and gastrointestinal problems.

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. Many of our own patients have found benefits using medical cannabis to manage certain symptoms of fibromyalgia. You can learn more here about finding relief with medical cannabis from our educational video series “Medical Cannabis & Fibromyalgia”.

Apollo’s healthcare practitioners will work one-on-one with you to see how medical cannabis can best help improve your quality of life. We have seen countless patients who suffer from Fibromyalgia and look forward to helping you too!

Find out if medical cannabis is right for you.