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by 420insight on February 28, 2015
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Can medical marijuana help fibromyalgia patients by reducing fibromyalgia pain and symptoms? According to many people with fibromyalgia, the answer is a resounding, “Yes.” Scientific studies have shown that THC may help to decrease chronic pain in patients with fibromyalgia. In addition, most fibromyalgia patients who have tried medicinal marijuana for symptoms including pain, depression, and insomnia report that medical marijuana is effective and has few side effects.

Why Medical Marijuana Can Help to Treat Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome which is characterized by diffuse muscle and joint pain. Fibromyalgia may also be referred to as Fibromyositis or Fibrositis. In addition to the chronic pain common to most or all Fibromyalgia patients, Fibromyalgia symptoms may include insomnia, depression, skin conditions, hypoglycemia, a loss of mental acuity, fatigue, gentiurinary complications, and more. Many of these symptoms can be reduced or alleviated by using medical marijuana as prescribed by an experienced medical marijuana doctor.

Medical marijuana for Fibromyalgia patients works well due to the natural pain relieving properties of THC and other cannabinoids found in cannabis. A 2006 study found that THC, a primary substance found in medical marijuana, reduced both chronic pain and experimentally reduced pain by at least 50 percent in all patients who completed the THC therapy trial. In addition, clinical trials found that Nabilone, a synthetic medical marijuana pill, reduced pain and anxiety significantly in Fibromyalgia patients.

While Nabilone is an option for people with Fibromyalgia who live in states where medical marijuana is not yet legal, patients in states with legal medical marijuana may well find medicinal marijuana to be more cost-effective than Nabilone, as well as more effective in relieving Fibromyalgia symptoms. Medical marijuana is also all-natural and usually distributed by locally owned small businesses, rather than pharmaceutical corporations.

Is Medical Marijuana for Fibromyalgia the Right Choice for You?

If you’re interested in using medical marijuana to treat your Fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms, your first step should be to find a medical marijuana doctor and schedule a consultation. If you anticipate that your doctor may be opposed to medicinal marijuana use for Fibromyalgia patients, come prepared with relevant information. Print this page and take it with you!

Once your doctor has recommended medical marijuana for you, you’ll need to find a legal, licensed distributor and medical marijuana caregiver. If your doctor is a medical marijuana specialist, he or she may be able to recommend medical marijuana distributors and/or caregivers for you. Acquiring medical marijuana can be a legal challenge depending upon your state’s medical marijuana laws. Be sure to choose a provider who is knowledgeable and experienced regarding state, city, and county laws governing the cultivation, transportation, and sale of medical marijuana.


 Disclaimer: This text is for informative purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice from a physician. Always consult your doctor before making any decision on the treatment of a medical condition.

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    October 16, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Second paragraph in the section about how marijuana can help Fibromyalgia patients, there is a mistake. You say that it induced pain by 50% in patients instead of saying it “reduced” pain in patients. I just thought that should be brought to your attention.

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    March 16, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Entering year #12 – Symptom-free from Fibromyalgia using cannabis derived oil blend.
    Details in request.

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    March 2, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Thank you Rob. Appreciate your feedback and knowledge. We should talk sometime soon. Please email me your contact info: – best, Roma

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    Rob Kutch
    February 28, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    The fact remains that beneficial effects are fully realized with the safer vaporization of the cannabis flowers. This gives the full compliment of hundreds of different components of cannabis. There are over 60 plus known ingredients that are beneficial of the more than 400 compounds found in marijuana.

    There is a big problem with the pharmaceutical companies coming in and designing similar molecules to mimic cannabis’s medicinal chest of nutrients. Big Pharma’s goal is to patent a chemical. Therefore they become the exclusive manufacturer with the ability to charge the highest price possible.

    Looking into the past with a pharmaceutical compound called dronabinol (trade name Marinol) which is a synthetic gel capsule filled with synthetic THC. Used for nausea and vomiting due to the deleterious effects of chemotherapy. In addition, also prescribed to treat weight loss of diseases such as AIDS. This synthetic compound not only gives more side effects but also is not as effective as taking in the whole dried flowers.

    Search for my articles on cannabis/marijuana:

    See the search box on the upper right hand portion of the main page.

    Thank you.

    Rob Kutch

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