According to the Mayo Clinic, Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.
Many people never know they have Fibromyalgia because there are no lab or imaging tests for it. Your doctor will usually have to ask about your symptoms before they can determine that it is what you have. Some of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia are pain and tender points, fatigue, sleep problems, anxiety, depression, stiffness when waking up, numbness throughout the body, headaches, IBS, urinary problems, and more.
Pain from Fibromyalgia is widespread throughout the body. This pain can be brought on by almost anything such as cold, heat, medication reactions, or just nothing at all. Fibromyalgia pain can feel different to you than it does someone else who has been diagnosed with it. The pain can be sharp or dull, throbbing or aching. You many feel a numbing or neuropathy. You will feel this pain the most in your muscles and tendons. The pain can come and go. The tender points in your body are usually checked by an exam of pushing on those areas. Those tender points will be painful to anyone with Fibromyalgia but may not to other people without it.
The pain can be deep, sharp, dull, throbbing, or aching. You feel it in your muscles, tendons, and ligaments around the joints. For some people, the pain comes and goes. It could travel throughout your body. The joints in your body can experience pain. I know how all of this feels daily.
So, what about CBD and Fibromyalgia?
CBD can be used to treat the chronic pain and inflammation. CBD is a great alternative to taking those big pharmacy pain prescription drugs. While I can say that CBD does work to help with Fibromyalgia, it isn’t approved by the FDA as a regulated treatment option. Studies have been done, a notable one in 2009, showed that CBD does relieve neuropathic pain and it can be used for treating inflammation.
How can you use CBD?
For people who already smoke, you can get vape oil. By vaping you can inhale the CBD and it can start working much faster than taking a capsule or something else. Smoking can cause respiratory problems so be careful. Do not use this method if you have asthma or other lung conditions. If you like to eat, you can get some edibles such as gummies. Gummies are not just for kids anymore. Don’t forget about topicals. There are many pain creams on the market and I have tried many. I just didn’t like them as much as the Pain Free-ze Rub or the Ultimate Deep Healing Pain Cream with Emu Oil. Both of these products work within minutes to help with inflammation and external pain. It has blessed my sciatica pain. CBD Oils can be applied topically, placed under the tongue or just taken orally. Letting them rest under your tongue for around 30 seconds. CTFO has 300mg, 500mg, 750mg, and 1500mg. I personally use the 500mg and it works just fine for me at this time.
If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, just remember that CBD oils can do more for you than narcotics. That’s a fact. I’m living proof.
If you decide to use CBD products for pain management, be sure to consult with a doctor first to help avoid harmful interactions with your current medications and treatments, along with negative side effects.