Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition which is characterized by a whole host of different symptoms. The severity of these symptoms will vary from person to person, but it can be expected that the sufferer will experience:
- Joint pain
- Reduced mood and anxiety
- Tenderness and generalized pain
- Problems Sleeping
- Difficulty in focussing
While there hasn’t been a great deal of research into cannabis helping treat symptoms of fibromyalgia, there have been studies that have made use of synthesized THC, which have shown promise. This is coupled with the anecdotal evidence, which is plentiful.
There are many different strains that you can use, but here are two strains that we think you will have most success from using. We would recommend trying many other CBD strains too, as each person will experience different effects from using these strains.
Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid that many fibromyalgia patients have found success with. There is plenty of therapeutic potential in this rather tasty berry-flavored strain, because Blue Dream has high concentrations of terpene myrcene, as well as CBG. These cannabinoids are proven to relax the user, reduce inflammation and fight insomnia. When we tried this strain, we experienced an elevation in mood, which makes you forget about the symptoms that you are experiencing because of this condition.
For many, Blue Dream has become the only go-to strain for everyday pain associated with Fibromyalgia. It is especially effective at targeting muscle spasm pain. The sativa effects of euphoria are a nice addition to the pain relief, and there is no increase in anxiety. It is possible to use this strain during the day, as it won’t make you feel groggy and lethargic.
For those of us who are a little sensitive to the powerful effects of THC, using Harlequin could be a good idea. This strain has a high concentration of CBD, which can offset the psychoactive effect of the THC. This means you can go about your day without feeling “high” or feeling euphoric, which may reduce your productivity for the day.
When we tested this strain, it only took us three puffs to feel pain relief, so it is particularly fast acting. My mood also increased, in part due to the elimination of the pain. I have quite severe back pain associated with a slipped disc, so to feel pain free is quite unusual!
For more advice on what strain to choose, why not ask your local dispensary who can offer advice on strains that may work for your own specific needs. You can track down your nearest location by visiting this link – https://cannabis.net/find/dispensary.