CBD is becoming a popular choice day by day as an option for dealing with multiple diseases, which includes fibromyalgia as well.
As a result, in this article, we are focusing on the benefits of using CBD for fibromyalgia.
Let’s start with the disease first.
It is the second most common and long-term health condition, which affects the muscles and bones.
Fibromyalgia is such a condition, which can hard to understand, even for medical experts. As a result, treating this disease can be challenging, but some therapies, medicines, and lifestyle changes can manage its symptoms.
As we mentioned in the above line that there are options to manage the symptoms of this health condition, you may have the curiosity to know those options.
However, before moving onto this, we want to let you know the symptoms first.
People can experience the symptoms anytime, but the possibility of experiencing the signs are very high in people when they are around 45 years of age.
The common symptoms allied with this health condition are as follows:
o Fibro-fog (This is the problems with memory, as well as concentration)
o Widespread pain
o Sensitivity to heat or cold
o Improper sleep patterns
o Numbness and tingling in the feet, as well as hands
o Painful menstrual periods
o Stiffness and pain in the jaw
o Irritable bowel syndrome
Though these are the common symptoms, people may experience the following symptoms as well:
o Breathing issue
o Skin problems
o Vision problem
o Urinary and pelvic problems
Under this subheading, we’re focusing on the factors behind the occurrence of this disease. However, before describing that, we want to make you clear that even the doctors are not sure how this problem arises.
Here we are mentioning certain things, which can increase the probability of having this problem:
o If any of your blood relations have this problem, then the chances are high in you.
o This disease is more likely to happen in women than in men.
o If you’re already suffering from any other painful disorder like arthritis, then the possibilities of this condition are high in you.
o This can also arise if you suffer from depression or anxiety.
Now, after symptoms and causes, the next important thing that we are focusing on is the treatment.
This health condition has no cure. Medical practitioners may suggest medications with respect to your symptoms. Most of the time, they prescribe antidepressants, medicines that help in sleep, muscle relaxers, and pain relievers.
We are not digging deep into the prescription medicines as our subject is CBD.
Therefore, let’s start that.
CBD, which is also famous as cannabidiol, is one compound among many other compounds in the cannabis plant. Though it is one among other compounds, as per some studies, it can be worthy of handling some medical conditions, as well as the symptoms of some diseases. This includes the symptoms of fibromyalgia, as well.
Now, you may think – how it can help fibromyalgia?
If yes, then read our next subtopic.
When it comes to the usage of cannabidiol for this health problem, the studies are limited. Even researchers are not able to give a transparent view of how this cannabinoid reduces the symptoms.
Some studies state that this compound can produce pain-relieving effects. It can disturb the pathways of nerve, which send the pain signals between the body and brain.
Not only this, as per the studies, it can also produce anti-inflammatory effects. This, as a result, can lessen the swelling and heat around a disease or injury, which in turn, can lessen pain.
According to a study, people living with migraines, IBS, and fibromyalgia have experienced a significant reduction in the sensation of pain, improvement in sleep, etc.
Though these are the findings of some studies, there are other studies as well regarding CBD and fibromyalgia.
To make you obvious on the medicinal benefits of cannabidiol, let’s look into those studies too.
In the year 2015, there was a review analyzed research regarding the usage of CBD for chronic pain. Among the 11 studies, seven studies states that this compound can relieve pain.
Not only this, but there was another review also in the same year 2015. This review looked at the outcomes of 28 clinically controlled trials of medical marijuana as a treatment option for pain.
According to a 2017 study, CBD may have the potential to neutralize the hypersensitivity of cells, which are surrounding the nerves in folks living with chronic pain. This includes the people who are suffering from fibromyalgia, as well.
However, more researches are needed on this.
Now, after reading till here, it might be possible that you want to try CBD. On the other hand, in this phase, many folks may get confused about how to use this.
If you also have this confusion, then go through our next subheading.
Many CBD products are available now, which can help people to use cannabidiol according to their convenience.
Here is the list of those products:
Now, it’s up to you which product you need.
Let’s discuss another vital thing associated with several medicines.
Are you thinking - what?
If yes, then it’s none other than SIDE EFFECTS.
Some people reported certain mild side effects, which they experienced after using cannabidiol products.
Those side effects are:
o Dry mouth
However, these side effects are common for many drugs.
Moreover, as per some reports, this compound produces side effects mostly either in heavy doses or if consumed along with other medications.
In fact, studies are stating that this cannabinoid might interact with certain prescription medicines and dietary supplements.
Thus, it is always better to start with a low dose to analyze how your body reacts to this compound. Or else, seek advice from a medical expert before making use of it.
As we discussed all these things, we would like to discuss the legality as well. It’s because many are having some misunderstandings regarding the legality of this cannabinoid.
Currently, this compound is legal everywhere in the U.S., but it depends on its origin. It’s because the extraction of CBD is possible from marijuana or cannabis, as well as hemp plants.
Hemp-derived CBD is legal, whereas marijuana-derived is illegal. This is because hemp-derived cannabidiol contain less than 0.3% THC content, whereas marijuana-derived contain a high amount of THC content.
If you have read the blog thoroughly till here, then you may get awareness on CBD and the role it might play in managing fibromyalgia.
Therefore, let’s conclude this blog now.
In this blog, we did in-depth research on this topic to present complete information in front of you.
As a result, we believe that we didn’t miss even a single thing regarding this topic. However, still, if you feel like knowing more about this, then contact us.