Medical Cannabis Services Australia

Fibromyalgia

Have you been diagnosed
with Fibromyalgia?
Are you looking for an alternative
treatment option?

Medical Cannabis for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia affects about 3-5% population of Australia. While just about anyone can be affected, middle-aged and older women make up more than 50% of Fibromyalgia sufferers. Fibromyalgia symptoms typically begin in middle adulthood (ages 40–60).

If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, your doctor will probably suggest a traditional treatment that includes self-care and medications like pain relievers and antidepressants. It can ease your suffering to some extent by improving your sleep pattern and reducing the pain. 

However, remember that no treatment works for everyone and all symptoms. Sometimes alternative treatment options can work better than traditional solutions. That said, you should give a try to medical cannabis. Cannabinoids are proven to improve general health, relieve pain and minimize fibromyalgia symptoms. It could be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain and tenderness (increased sensitivity to pain) over different areas in soft tissues and muscles. It is usually accompanied by memory, fatigue, and sleep problems. The pain can occur as a result of neurochemical imbalances and is associated with the inflammatory pathways.

While the causes of this medical condition are still unclear, it’s known that symptoms may start to appear after a surgery, injury, or infection. Sometimes fibromyalgia can be triggered by stress.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

The pain is the primary symptom of this condition. Aside from affecting your mood and stress levels, it can influence your daily life and day to day activities. The pain often goes hand in hand with other symptoms like:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating and remembering
  • Sensitivity to bright lights or loud sounds
  • Sleep disorder
  • Irritability
  • Joint stiffness
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

How Medical Cannabis Can Help Manage Fibromyalgia

It is important to point out that there’s no cure for fibromyalgia. So medical marijuana can improve the quality of your life by soothing the pain. It can’t treat fibromyalgia completely. 

What Do Studies and Patients Report?

Numerous researches and studies have been conducted on how medical cannabis affects fibromyalgia patients and their symptoms. They have shown that medical cannabis can significantly reduce pain, stiffness, and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia thanks to the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of certain cannabinoids. 

Many patients with fibromyalgia have reported that cannabis has made their pain more tolerable and helped them get back into a routine. As a result, the quality of their life has improved greatly.

Medical Cannabis vs Opioids

Medical cannabis has no harmful interactions with conventional pain-relieving medications, meaning it can be combined with drugs. Unlike opioids, medical cannabis is not addictive and has no side effects such as fatigue, nausea, dizziness, and constipation. If you opt for drugs, keep in mind that your body is likely to develop a tolerance to medications after a while, so you will end up increasing the dose gradually. 

On the other hand, medical cannabis is strictly therapeutic and can help relieve fibromyalgia symptoms with low dosages. The dosage and route of administration will depend greatly on your symptoms and metabolism. Through our services, we’re committed to providing our clients with treatment options that best suit their needs.