Fibromyalgia is a debilitating disease that affects millions of Americans every year. In fact, between 3 and 6 million people are affected, and most are women. It is a mysterious condition and there was a time when he joined “hysterical women”, but today he is taken more seriously and many seek remedies or at least treatments.
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a disease characterized by severe muscle pain and vulnerable areas in the body. Affected individuals may suffer from depression, headaches, insomnia, digestive problems and fatigue, as well as many other symptoms such as muscle aches and sensitivity inexorably. For those who suffer, it can be difficult to perform daily tasks and activities, and some may even have difficulty getting out of bed. Nobody knows what causes this condition and there is no official cure, but there are certain types of drugs to treat the symptoms. These drugs are powerful with serious side effects, according to recent studies, most people find that they are ineffective in treating pain.
Comparisons with treatments currently on the market
The National Pain Foundation and the National Pain Report created an online survey to determine if cannabis for fibromyalgia was a viable form of treatment. More than 1,300 participants were interviewed to get an idea of the effectiveness of current treatments on the market compared to cannabis.
Cymbalta (duloxetine) Eli Lilly is one of the medications prescribed for fibromyalgia. Of the respondents, 60% said that this drug did not work for them. 8% said it was “very effective” and 32% said it helped a bit. 3 results were very similar prescription drugs. In the case of Lyrica (pregabalin), Pfizer, 61% said they did not work, 10% said it was “very effective” and 29% said it helped them a bit. Finally, there is Savella (Milnacipran) from Forest Laboratories, with 68 percent of those reporting not working, 10 percent saying it was “very effective” and 22 percent saying it was a bit help.
Survey Response to Cannabis Use for Fibromyalgia
While 70% of respondents said they had never tried medical marijuana, the few who had used the plant shared some interesting results in analyzing the effectiveness of cannabis for fibromyalgia. 62 percent said it was “very effective” to treat your fibromyalgia symptoms, 33 percent said it helped a little and only 5 percent said they did not help at all . These results are very encouraging as these patients have not used cannabis specifically designed for fibromyalgia and many respondents are still new to the idea of using cannabis for fibromyalgia.
Other studies include marijuana for fibromyalgia
This is not the only study in which the effectiveness of cannabis for fibromyalgia. A study from the University of Heidelberg in Germany and published in the journal Current Medical Research and Advice also gave a number of important results. 9 people with fibromyalgia received daily doses of THC 2.5 to 15 mg over a 3-month period. All subjects involved in the study reported a decrease in daily pain and electronically induced pain.
A study published in the Journal of Pain has also been helpful in clarifying the benefits of cannabis for fibromyalgia. The double-blind, placebo-controlled trial using a synthetic cannabinoid called nabilone in 40 patients with fibromyalgia. It has also been found to improve symptoms in all patients. A study conducted in 2010 at McGill University in Montreal also revealed that small amounts of nabilone were useful for improving sleep in fibromyalgia patients.
A 2011 study of researchers at the Research Institute Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, showed that cannabis for fibromyalgia is a very effective form of treatment. Not only did muscle stiffness and pain improve and relax, but all the symptoms of fibromyalgia were treated in some way by cannabis, including better sleep quality, improved mood, better mood, and more. appetite and digestion. The study revealed that no symptoms worsened after cannabis use. Mental health was significantly better for people who received cannabis than for those who did not receive cannabis. The study noted that “significant relief from pain, stiffness, relaxation, drowsiness, and perception of
Why cannabis could be useful for the treatment of fibromyalgia
There are many theories as to why cannabis treatments are effective in treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Cannabis is known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Cannabis and the two compounds THC and CBD are known to be very effective in the treatment of pain. However, there may be another factor involved. It would be the effect of cannabis on the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which makes the difference. ECS is a system designed to support the homeostasis of the body. This means that regulates mood, appetite, sleep, immunity, nervous system and more. The ECS includes the CB1 and CB2 receptors present in the text, organs and muscles. When the receptors are activated, they are able to regulate health in the body. Normally, this would be done with chemicals that are in the body, but age, illness, stress and other life factors allow the body to prevent chemicals that would otherwise produce health from the body. ECS activation receivers. THC and CBD activate CB1 and CB2 receptors, restoring body health where it’s needed.
Further studies are needed to determine more details on which compounds, strains and doses are most effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Many of the existing studies indicate various factors that affect the ability of cannabis to treat the symptoms of the disease and the more information we have on how compounds work on the soil, the better we have to find and do as much as possible effective treatment. Meanwhile, for those in states where medical marijuana lives legally, the news is more than good. Treatment is available and the symptoms of fibromyalgia no longer need to cause too much damage in a person’s life.