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CBD for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Neck Pain from Fibromyalgia, Credit: Stock Photography

Summary:

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition with over 3 million cases being reported in the US each year. It causes chronic pain, fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. With no cure, the goal that all patients share is management. While WebMD recommends “medication, exercise, managing your stress, and healthy habits” many patients are considering alternative treatments like CBD.

TheraJoy was designed for topical application, providing the ideal delivery mechanism for those afflicted with fibromyalgia.

CBD for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Elbow Pain from Fibromyalgia, Credit: Stock Photography
Elbow Pain from Fibromyalgia, Credit: Stock Photography

When it comes to fibromyalgia, people either know what it is or they don’t. If know what it is, then it’s very likely you have the condition, if you don’t, then your knowledge may just be limited to what you hear in passing on a television commercial pushing the latest and greatest pharmaceutical.

So what is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, one that can last years or even an entire lifetime; it’s also a condition that affects a staggering number of people, over 3 million cases are reported each year in the US alone. To put that into perspective, that is more people than the entire population of Chicago, the third largest city in the United States. The condition is often accompanied by fatigue and altered sleep, memory, and mood. The silver lining here, is that fibromyalgia can be managed.

According to WebMD, it should be “simple” enough:

There’s no cure. But a combination of medication, exercise, managing your stress, and healthy habits may ease your symptoms enough that you can live a normal, active life.

What Is Fibromyalgia?

For many patients, while helpful, these solutions only go so far. That’s why there has been interest in alternative treatments such as CBD.

Ever since the story of Charlotte Figi took the world by storm, the medical benefits of Cannabis and Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) products have become a major attraction under the spotlight of Global media, the medical and scientific industries and global citizens alike.

CBD Oil for Fibromyalgia & Endocannabinoid System Deficiency

Could CBD be an effective treatment? To evaluate, I think it’s important to understand fibromyalgia at a deeper level. The Mayo Clinic can provide you with a wealth of information on the subject, but this excerpt is of particular interest.

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.

Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.

Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.

Fibromyalgia

The following is a first hand account from Sarah Pollard, a Scottish woman living with fibromyalgia in Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway.

I’ve always been a very physical person, having worked on farms all my life. I’d work seven days a week in all weathers and do everything from lambing and logging to looking after bullocks. I used to suffer bouts of fatigue, and there was a suggestion that I had ME [myalgic encephalopathy, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome], but I always managed to work full-time. I could cope if I slept for 10 hours each night, so I always made sure I went to bed early.

At 29, when I became pregnant with my first son Tom, I was worried about how I would cope. But during all three of my pregnancies I felt fantastic, with loads of energy. I managed to look after all the children with ease when they were young. I counted my blessings that I’d recovered from whatever had made me so tired in the past.

But then, in 2011, it came back. It began quite gradually – one day I would be OK but the next I’d be exhausted. Everything became an effort. It was like wading through a muddy field – my legs felt as heavy as lead and I’d shuffle rather than walk. Then my knees began to ache. It was tremendously painful, as though there wasn’t enough elasticity in my joints. I’d lie in bed wondering what was happening to me.

Even the simplest things, like driving my children to school, became a massive chore as just holding the steering wheel made my arms ache. Then I began to get a sensation as though hot oil was burning through all my veins. It happened every night and stopped me sleeping. At the same time, every joint in my body was sore. Whichever position I lay in, I felt awful pressure and discomfort. I tried painkillers but they never really took the edge off.

Fibromyalgia sufferer: ‘I can’t escape the pain’

We already know there is a growing body of research supporting the claim that CBD is an effective and all-natural way to treat pain, and it has also been shown to be effective tool in managing sleep disorders. If you add in it’s calming effects, you can start to realize why fibromyalgia patients everywhere looking to CBD.

In view of the fact that CBD features all of these possibilities (actually probabilities) for providing relief [edit] in the event that someone suffers from severe fibromyalgia, does it not make sense that such a patient should at least give CBD the opportunity to show its worth as a treatment for their condition?

CBD for Fibromyalgia & Endocannabinoid System Deficiency

If you are one of the 3,000,000 plus people suffering from fibromyalgia then don’t you owe it to yourself to try CBD and see the benefits first hand? TheraJoy Organic Massage Oil and Salve offers 99% pure CBD derived from medical grade organic hemp, which offers exact dosage levels of CBD and is also certified non-GMO sourced from Switzerland.

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