Using Cannabis for Fibromyalgia
Did you know that fibromyalgia is one of the 18 qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment in Arkansas?
Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterized by near-constant musculoskeletal pain along with fatigue and issues with memory, sleep and mood. The most common way to treat this is by prescription medication, which can be highly addictive to patients. This is where cannabis comes in. Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, medical cannabis can be used to effectively treat the condition.
Indica strains or indica-dominant hybrids are ideal for patients who are looking to sleep soundly throughout the night. Using indica strains will help patients fight pain and sleep all in one punch!
Muscle Pain or Spasms
To effectively treat symptoms such as muscle pain, weakness and spasms, patients should consider using cannabis products with CBD in them. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory which works great in conjunction with THC to reduce swelling, tenderness and pain.
It’s easy for patients to feel down when experiencing pain and fatigue which can prohibit them from doing normal everyday activities and becoming less active. Cannabis can help! Look for products with uplifting terpenes such as limonene, which can help lift your mood and help give you the motivation to go about your day with a pain-free and positive mindset!
There are many forms of cannabis treatment that patients can utilize for managing their symptoms. Topicals such as lotions, salves and patches are great for applying throughout the daytime without giving patients any psychoactive effects or ‘high’ feeling.
Edibles can be used any time of day or night to provide relief from muscle pain or to aid in sleep. Patients can find edibles with CBD present to help with inflammation and insomnia. Consult with a budtender at your local dispensary to help you find a good fit for your routine!
If you are an Arkansan suffering from one of these 18 medical conditions you may be eligible to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products.
Click here to learn more about what Arkansas Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (844-249-8714) and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process, and set you up with an appointment.