CBD and Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is becoming a more widely known disorder, the understanding of which is growing across global populations. An estimated 2% - 4% of the population are known to suffer from the illness, most of whom are women (Winfried Häuser, Mary-Ann Fitzcharles
Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2018 Mar).
An increasing number of these people are looking towards alternative therapies for the treatment of Fibro, CBD and well-being not least because first-line medications have been reported to have limited efficacy.
As related symptoms of Fibro include poor sleep quality, exhaustion, widespread pain, and cognitive difficulties sometimes referred to as ‘brain fog it is perhaps unsurprising that many publications have arisen singing the praises of quality CBD products.
In fact, for Fibro sufferers specifically, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the case for CBD being able to alleviate pain, inflammation, support healthy sleep and also improve mood. (Dr. Ginevra Liptan, The Fibromanual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Guide For You.
Those who have been using CBD products for the treatment of Fibro have even reported that they have cut down on their use of painkillers such as opioids. It is reported that 500,000 Britons have been using opioid painkillers for the last 3 years, costing the NHS upwards of 100m per year. Such figures are hard to ignore and surely worth investigating much further for Fibromyalgia sufferers.
The Times recently reported in Sept 2020 that Police Chiefs are backing the use of a new ‘ Cannabis Card’ that will provide legal access to medical-grade cannabis for millions of people with some serious health conditions such as depression, arthritis, MS, and cancer.
Again surely this is a firm acknowledgment of the very real impact CBD can have for people with some serious health conditions, and that it is becoming more widely accepted in mainstream society. Hopefully, Fibro sufferers can be included in this group.
In 2018 the case of Carly Barton was pretty ground-breaking for Fibro sufferers as she became the first person with Fibromyalgia to receive a prescription for medical cannabis. At the time treatment was incredibly expensive with around 3 months of treatment demanding a bill of around £2500. Gladly, with the launch of specialist cannabis clinics across the UK, treatments are slowly becoming more affordable but as the process of obtaining a prescription is far from straightforward it is not surprising that more and more people are turning to quality CBD Products for the management of the disorder.
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It is worth noting here that medical-grade cannabis has to be prescribed by a specialist hospital doctor and is a licensed product which typically is a pure CBD product with very little or no THC present. Most commonly, they are currently prescribed for some forms of epilepsy in adults and children, MS, and the treatment of side effects such as nausea from chemotherapy.
It is still not currently common to be prescribed medical-grade cannabis / CBD for Fibromyalgia. It is therefore understandable that there has been a big increase in the buying of CBD products online and in-store by Fibro sufferers.
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