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What products would be best for fibromyalgia?


To help alleviate the pain, fatigue and mood symptoms related to fibromyalgia, most patients benefit from both THC and CBD. CBD on its own, for most fibromyalgia patients, does not provide much relief from the pain. THC is also a vital component when treating the mood symptoms and fatigue related to fibromyalgia.

Accordingly, I recommend neither pure CBD, nor even low THC containing products. Microdosing a low dose of sativa would be an effective dosing protocol for most.

The "Bliss" formula from Dosist would also be a great option. http://dosist.com/pen-bliss/ I also recommend 1:1 or 2:1 products, such as: https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-sublingual-spray https://treatwellhealth.com/products/high-cbd-tinctures/ http://kivaconfections.com/products/bars/ginger

Please consult with a physician before starting any cannabis treatment protocol.

"...showed a statistically significant (p<0.001) reduction of pain and stiffness, enhancement of relaxation, and an increase in somnolence and feeling of well being. The mental health component summary score of the SF-36 was significantly higher (p<0.05) in cannabis users than in non-users." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3080871/

"CONCLUSION: Subsequent research has confirmed that underlying endocannabinoid deficiencies indeed play a role in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and a growing list of other medical conditions." http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24977967

drkim


To help alleviate the pain, fatigue and mood symptoms related to fibromyalgia, most patients benefit from both THC and CBD. CBD on its own, for most fibromyalgia patients, does not provide much pain relief. THC is also a vital component when treating the mood symptoms and fatigue related to fibromyalgia. Accordingly, I recommend neither pure CBD, nor even low THC containing products. Microdosing a low dose of sativa would be an effective dosing protocol for most.

The "Bliss" formula from Dosist would also be a great option. http://dosist.com/pen-bliss/ I also recommend relatively balanced CBD:THC products (1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1), such as those found at: https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-sublingual-spray https://treatwellhealth.com/products/high-cbd-tinctures/ http://kivaconfections.com/products/bars/ginger

"...showed a statistically significant (p<0.001) reduction of pain and stiffness, enhancement of relaxation, and an increase in somnolence and feeling of well being. The mental health component summary score of the SF-36 was significantly higher (p<0.05) in cannabis users than in non-users." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3080871/

"CONCLUSION: Subsequent research has confirmed that underlying endocannabinoid deficiencies indeed play a role in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and a growing list of other medical conditions." http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24977967

drkim


To help alleviate the pain, fatigue and mood symptoms related to fibromyalgia, most patients benefit from both THC and CBD. Unlike musculoskeletal pain, pain due to fibromyalgia does not respond much to CBD on its own. Furthermore, THC is a vital component for the treatment of the mood symptoms and fatigue related to fibromyalgia. Accordingly, I recommend neither pure CBD, nor even low THC containing products. Instead, microdosing a low dose of sativa or sativa dominant hybrid strains would be an effective protocol for most.

The "Bliss" formula from Dosist would also be a great option. http://dosist.com/pen-bliss/ I also recommend relatively balanced CBD:THC products (1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1), such as those found at: https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-sublingual-spray https://treatwellhealth.com/products/high-cbd-tinctures/ http://kivaconfections.com/products/bars/ginger

"...showed a statistically significant (p<0.001) reduction of pain and stiffness, enhancement of relaxation, and an increase in somnolence and feeling of well being. The mental health component summary score of the SF-36 was significantly higher (p<0.05) in cannabis users than in non-users." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3080871/

"CONCLUSION: Subsequent research has confirmed that underlying endocannabinoid deficiencies indeed play a role in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and a growing list of other medical conditions." http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24977967

drkim