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Marijuana: the cure for fibromyalgia

Cannabis-derived products are the best treatments available for pain management. Dr. John Regan says, “I have worked with people and animals with chronic pain, and cannabis is the most effective treatment I have found.” Nature provides a super drug, and it’s a shame that more people can’t access it for pain relief.

The potential medicinal benefits of cannabis products are truly indispensable, especially for combating chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia. For those who are new to cannabis use for pain management. First, it is important for people to know what two chemicals in cannabis help to reduce or eliminate pain in patients.

These two compounds have different effects on the body. Second, you need to know what to expect from each of these chemicals and why some prefer one over the other.


First we need to talk about cannabidiol, also known as CBD. Patients who are looking for pain relief without the feeling of being “high” from cannabis look to CBD. Some patients also experience reduced anxiety and increased appetite using CBD, while others may not get the additional therapeutic effects. Additionally, with products like CBD oil, use may result in psychoactive effects. Secondly, it is critical to discuss THC in marijuana products.

Patients who use THC, as opposed to CBD, usually suffer from greater pain, which makes cannabis products containing THC very effective as a treatment option for patients with fibro and other chronic pain sufferers. Patients using THC may also experience many positive side effects, such as easier sleep, improved mood, and an increased appetite. Some strains of cannabis can help relieve anxiety. So it is better to seek help from a doctor who will help find the best strains of cannabis for fibromyalgia.

The benefits of ingesting marijuana for fibromyalgia sufferers

Marijuana edibles are available in myriad forms, such as chocolates, candies, lollipops, drinks, sweets, tinctures. The effects of edible marijuana products last longer and are easier to use, and it is because of these two qualities that so many chronic patients ingest THC instead of smoking it. The most important advantage over other forms of cannabis is the duration of its effect.

For  chronic  pain  patients, this can be  life-changing. Whereas smoked will provide relief for a shorter period such as an hour, and foods high in THC routinely offer pain relief for eight hours or more. More than anything, reducing the number of times people will need to seek pain relief can have a profound impact on their quality of life, making everyday life easier.

All of the products listed above, from chocolates to tinctures, offer long-term pain relief. That said, tinctures provide faster relief, which makes them an attractive choice for those with sudden pain.

Benefits given by taking THC and CBD

Cannabis edibles are available with both CBD and THC. Products containing CBD alone can last anywhere from eight to twelve hours, with some people experiencing longer or shorter periods of relief; the same goes for THC products. When deciding to use cannabis edibles containing THC, it is recommended to start with a 5 mg dose.

For all food items, it can take thirty minutes to two hours for the pain to take effect. Mother tinctures could work in as little as fifteen minutes. Once foods are digested, patients should feel pain relief for several hours. Other benefits may include:

  • An increased appetite.
  • Improved sleep.
  • A reduction in muscle cramps.
  • And an improved mood.
  • In men, cannabis can also increase libido.

The immediate relief given by inhalation

The fact that one type of medicine can provide relief for many symptoms of fibromyalgia, while enjoying few side effects, pushes fibro patients who used conventional medications, to use cannabis-based treatments. For many, the fast-acting properties of inhaled marijuana smoke overshadow the usefulness of edible products.

Professionals may recommend following cannabis treatment by inhaling a small dose of marijuana via vaporization for long-term pain reduction. The use of one type of cannabis products should in no way limit the use of others. Additionally, difficulty breathing can be one of the most difficult ailments that come with a fibro diagnosis, making edibles the most suitable or only choice.

Improved sleep quality

Perhaps one of the best “side effects” of cannabis products is their ability to help people fall asleep, another major challenge for fibromyalgia patients. Traditionally, edibles are superior to inhaled cannabis options for ensuring a full night’s sleep. In fact, a dose of marijuana about an hour before bed helps many people sleep through the night, despite the pain. Even with fibro patients for whom pain is not their central struggle, cannabis edibles can still be an active form of treatment. As a sleep aid, both CBD and THC can be equally effective.

Relief from nausea and increased appetite

As any experienced cannabis user can tell you, marijuana can cause “the munchies,” or the intense desire to gobble up food. While it’s not the most common struggle associated with fibromyalgia, some patients struggle to maintain their appetite. If maintaining a healthy diet due to lack of appetite is a concern for anyone, cannabis edibles are often an option for improving appetite and energy levels throughout the day.

When it comes to appetite enhancement, THC is superior to CBD. If your appetite is healthy, THC (not CBD) can also increase your metabolism, meaning that even if you eat more due to the munchies, there is a chance you will lose weight. In conclusion, we hope for a surplus from Italian politics and that they don’t just focus on light hemp.

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