Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue. It is often found coexisting with other chronic pain conditions. Symptoms include: numbness or tingling in hands and feet, drowsiness/fatigue, widespread pain, moodiness, headaches, cognitive and memory difficulties.
Cannabis strains containing both THC and CBD are known to be the best pain relievers. When administered together, they work in an entourage effect to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Due to the ever-changing symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia, cannabis allows for a treatment method that can be easily altered. Method intake as well as amount can be altered daily depending on symptom manifestation and severity. There are also no dangerous side effects unlike with prescription medication. Strains containing CBD and THC are known to relieve widespread pain and headaches.
Microdosing throughout the day helps relieve pain intensity and keeps pain under control. Using strains higher in CBD or CBD oils with trace amounts of THC minimizes psychoactive effects while still providing relief from tingling and pain. For evening use, or stronger relief of pain, products higher in THC are recommended.
A combination of indica edibles as well as vaporizing will allow for a good night’s sleep, which then helps with controlling symptoms the next day. Strains that are high in the terpene linalool have a strong relaxing body effect and are well suited to combating the various bodily sensations and pains associated with fibromyalgia. Some studies have shown that daily dosing of CBD can help reduce the overall symptom package of fibromyalgia.