If we talk about CBD or cannabidiol, it is an effective chemical compound which is made from cannabis. But it cannot be considered as a psychoactive byproduct of marijuana, unlike the other byproduct THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD has the property of activation of serotonin receptors in our body and that is why, it plays a key role in maintaining our bodily temperature, pain perception, inflammation reduction, etc.
Fibromyalgia is one such chronic disorder that causes people to have musculoskeletal pain along with cognitive issues and causes fatigue as well. If we talk about the cure for this disease there is certainly no option!
But what can be done to relieve the patients of the pain is to provide them with pain management techniques that keep the sheer pain in control. Thus, CBD and fibromyalgia are interlinked as CBD serves the purpose of relieving the pain caused by the same disease. Let us discuss more of its beneficial usage below
The effectiveness of CBD for lessening the fibromyalgia pain
When you focus on pain management, there are several other options that you may use as an alternative for the opioid drugs, which are addictive in nature. That’s why health experts suggest using CBD products as a better alternative for reducing pain and inflammation in case of certain diseases when taking opioid becomes a must!
Though CBD is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a regular treatment option, Researches suggest that it is very effective to treat the neuropathic pain and has success stories about the same as well!
The treatment options for fibromyalgia through the application of cannabidiol products are given as below
- Edibles- in this treatment option, the cannabis plant or the other cannabis products are cooked with edible foods and taken orally by the patients. This technique might take time to work and reduce the pain but once it starts to show the effect, it lasts for a longer period.
- In the form of vaping or smoking- well, the most effective and immediate relief of pain is done through this technique; the smoke or vape of cbd-rich cannabis is very effective in lowering the pain and the effect last for up to 3 hours.
- Oil extracts- the oil can be taken orally, can be applied externally or be placed under the mouth for getting absorbed in the mouth tissue.
- Topicals- the cbd oils can be infused in topical balms or creams to be applied to the area of pain to provide pain relief and inflammation for a certain time period.
While these are the beneficial implementation of CBD in relieving the pain caused by fibromyalgia, the side effects include
- Slowed digestion
- Dry mouth
- Low blood pressure
The bottom line
Though there are many benefits of CBD usage, not only for the pain management of fibromyalgia patients but for other disorders as well, you must still consult a doctor or health expert before using it. This will help you to void any kind of negative side effects or harmful interactions in your body of the application does not react in a positive way. Also, you must be cautious if you are already taking other medicines as there might be any reactions when the doses mix up.
And as far as treating fibromyalgia is concerned, though there are success stories of CBD products being able to treat it, you cannot really avoid the negative side effects mentioned here. So, it is always recommended that you go for traditional treatment options unless you consult a doctor for using the same!