Fibromyalgia


What is Fibromyalgia and the symptoms?

Fibromyalgia is the second most common condition affecting your bones and muscles. Rather than hurting in a specific area, the pain and stiffness could be throughout your body. Its classic symptoms are widespread muscle and joint pain and fatigue.

Common symptoms also include:

- Muscle pain, burning, twitching, or tightness
- Low pain threshold or tender points
- Draining fatigue
- Trouble concentrating and remembering, called "fibro fog"
- Insomnia or not sleeping well
- Feeling nervous, worried, or depressed

Studies have shown that plant based endocannabinoid medicines can potentially improve Fibromyalgia symptoms. Fibromyalgia sufferers seek relief from pain and stiffness. Endocannabinoid medicines have anti-inflammatory properties[1]. An endocannabinoid study Fibromyalgia from 2018 showed that all of the participants found improvement in symptoms from plant based medicine use[2]. More than half ceased taking other synthetic medications. Another fibromyalgia study[3] concluded that approximately 86% of patients reported mild to strong relief of pain from the use of medical cannabis.

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7023045/

[2] https://www.hindawi.com/journals/prt/2018/7829427/ [3] https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0018440

Are you suffering from Fibromyalgia or its symptoms? BOOK a consultation with one of our doctors now and explore plant based and endocannabinoid measures.