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Can CBD Oil Treat and Cure Fibromyalgia? - Facts You Need To Know

Are you someone that’s been constantly having an intense pain in your body that is so bizarre, yet so real and you may still have no idea where it's coming from and what's causing it? If so, you might have fibromyalgia.

Let's discuss what this pain disorder really is (in detail) and how CBD might help you get rid of it for good. Because obviously, you want to eliminate this annoyingly painful sensation as soon as you can, right?

We get you, so here goes:

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What is Fibromyalgia Exactly?

Fibromyalgia is a complex and painful disorder. Although it’s uncommon to have it in the first place, those that do have it know how problematic this problem really is. Here’s why:

  • Your whole body is constantly in pain (due to increased sensitivity of pain receptors).
  • You feel tired all the time, and experience extreme fatigue.
  • The pain causes your muscles to stiff, which can affect the movement of your body.
  • Due to constant feeling of pain, it is quite hard for you to be at peace and/or sleep.
  • It might also be hard for you to recall or even remember old memories.
  • You may feel chronic headaches that come and go whenever they feel like it.
  • And last, but not least; you keep having pain and bloating in your stomach i.e. IBS.

How do you treat fibromyalgia

Like all other disorders, medical science still doesn’t know how to cure fibromyalgia yet. But there are treatments that can help you alleviate the symptoms of it, which can ease your pain and suffering. The common treatments that a general physician might describe to you can be:

  • Medication (painkillers and antidepressants)
  • Counselling, talking therapies like CBT
  • Changes to lifestyle, like exercise routines or relaxation programmes

Experts found that exercise, in particular, helps tolerate the increased sensitivity to pain. You might want to try putting an exercise routine in your schedule. We’re sure you’ll be glad you did.

What is the cause of fibromyalgia?

Truth be told, medical experts are still figuring out what causes fibromyalgia (congrats, you’ve been trolled!).

One thing is for certain though... This disorder is related to abnormal levels of chemical production in your brain. It also happens to be related to the way your central nervous system works and how it carriers out ‘pain signals’ throughout your body (via spinal cord and nerves).

Experts have also theorised that some might inherit fibromyalgia from the genes of their parents.

On the other hand, behavioural psychologists believe that fibromyalgia is a condition triggered by none other than a trauma, be it physical or a mentally stressful situation.

The trauma can be:

  • An injury or infection in the past.
  • Giving birth to your child.
  • Having an operation.
  • Breaking up with your partner (we’re dead serious).
  • The death of someone you loved (no pun intended).
  • And many more that are still under research.

Now you know what kind of a little monster fibromyalgia is, what causes it and the kind of treatments that can help alleviate its torturing symptoms;

Let’s get to why you're here:

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Can CBD Actually Help Fibromyalgia Sufferers?

To be honest, we don’t know. But that is what we’re trying to figure out here.

The authorities haven’t approved CBD for fibromyalgia yet.

But it doesn’t mean that CBD doesn’t work against it or if there is no evidence that suggests the health benefits of CBD for you. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

You’ll be surprised to know that there are countless studies that have proven to show how effective CBD is against pain related to nerve damage as well as physical pain.

This is why, we strongly believe that fibromyalgia, which is actually a pain disorder is easily treatable by CBD. And we’re not the only ones who believe. There are plethora of reports on how quickly CBD can relieve pain, far more effectively than traditional painkillers available.

Another symptom that is strongly found in fibromyalgia victims is the inability to sleep properly. This is also something that CBD can help you with.

There are medical marijuana products, like CBD, that have shown promise to improve the sleep cycle and there is research that concludes how CBD can help PTSD victims to sleep like a baby.

However, while CBD sounds promising for inducing sleep, this research contradicts it ‒ which implies that CBD might actually be a wake-inducing agent. Medical experts, however, have suggested that the reason CBD is a wake-inducing agent, might be why people experience proper sleep when consuming CBD oil. This is because when you’re focused and alert in the day ‒ you’re bound to have a relaxed and sound sleep in the night. It makes sense, doesn’t it?

People who have consumed CBD for insomnia tend to agree with it. Many have suggested that taking CBD at night might not help, but taking it in the day gets you more sleepy at night for sure.

Although we know that there is a huge lack of research related to CBD and its effects on fibromyalgia, there are some studies that do relate to it.

But unfortunately most studies we’re talking about include products that are based on medical marijuana (which includes both CBD & THC) and not the ones that online contain CBD which comes from hemp plants.

So, we will skip them for now because technically, these studies are generic and cannot be hold credible since there are other compounds, beside CBD, that are found in medical marijuana.

For now, let’s discuss some of the most asked questions from our readers related to fibromyalgia and CBD.

Let’s get right into it:

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Is CBD Oil Safe To Consume?

There is no denying it. CBD is actually very safe to consume ‒ both for humans and animals.

And if you compare CBD products against current prescribed drugs for fibromyalgia (which are packed with severe side effects for long term use), CBD will seem much safer.

How will CBD affect my condition?

We don’t know for sure because we don’t personally know you. So far every reader of ours has had different experiences from CBD. Some have responded wonderfully when it comes to reducing pain while others don’t find it as noticeable as how studies suggest it should.

So in other words, to answer this question, you have to experiment with CBD yourself. We’re optimist that most of you will experience health benefits of CBD but some of you may not.

What CBD dosage is a good starting point for fibromyalgia?

This is also something that you have to find out yourself.

Everyone is different when it comes to the effects of alternative medicines. There is no set dosage. You might feel relaxed and a great deal of alleviation in the symptoms of fibromyalgia in lower dosages while others might feel the effects of CBD in larger doses.

It’s different for everybody due to multiple reasons and conditions. We recommend you to start with lower dosages first and take it from there.Give CBD at least a week or two (if you’re new to CBD) before you start increasing the dosages.

In time, you will find the right dosage that helps alleviate your symptoms like it should. When you do, stick with that dose and do not try to increase it further as it might backfire on you.

You should also always consult with your doctor before taking any self medication as it might counter some prescribed drugs that you may be consuming. If you’re pregnant or nursing a baby, we should also tell you to steer clear from CBD. We do not know how it can affect your newborn so until there is proof that it’s safe to consume for you ‒ keep yourself away from it.

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Final Verdict

CBD is a great alternative for many painkillers and antidepressants because of its organic nature and how wonderfully our body reacts to it (without any side effects).

So if you’re already treating your fibromyalgia with prescribed drugs, it is a good idea to supplement your treatment with CBD. It will not only help you to get better faster but can also allow fibromyalgia to go away permanently (considering that you’ll keep taking CBD).

However, if you’ve just recently found out about this pain disorder and want to self medicate with CBD ‒ we don’t recommend it. It is a good idea to consult with a reputed doctor first before doing this. But if you’re curious to experiment with CBD to see how it works out for you, that is your own decision. Either way, CBD might be the only substance that can “cure” fibromyalgia.

 

So what are your thoughts on CBD for fibromyalgia? Would you be willing to try it out on your own or would you want to wait until there is more scientific support to back up CBD's health claims?

If you have had success with using a CBD product we would love to hear about it in our comments section below. We also encourage you to share our article with any loved ones who may be suffering from fibromyalgia.

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