Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue. People with fibromyalgia have “tender points” on the body. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. These points hurt when pressure is put on them. No one knows what causes fibromyalgia. Anyone can get it, but it is most common in middle-aged women.

Recent years have brought a wealth of new scientific understanding regarding how medical marijuana or cannabis can be beneficial for treating Fibromyalgia.

People with fibromyalgiamay also have other symptoms:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
  • Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called “fibro fog”)

There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but medicine can help you manage your symptoms. Getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating well may also help.

A Patient’s Guide to Using Medical Cannabis for Pain Relief

Cannabis products have exploded in popularity since the government legalized hemp-based CBD for over-the-counter use. One reason it’s so popular is because cannabis can treat pain, even severe pain in some cases, in a way that isn’t addictive like opioids.