What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia can be classified as a medical condition that characterizes by chronic widespread pain. Heightened response to pressure is another common symptom of this painful condition which affects more and more people around the world. Restless leg syndrome, fatigue, numbness and tingling in the limbs are all symptoms of fibromyalgia as well, which is commonly associated with anxiety and depression.
In most cases, doctors prescribe various drugs to treat the symptoms. As there’s no cure for the condition, the treatment is usually long-term. Not many people about taking drugs their whole life, which is why fibromyalgia sufferers are looking for natural alternatives to manage the symptoms. This is where medical marijuana comes in.
Medical Marijuana – the Key to Treating Fibromyalgia?
Several studies have shown that medical marijuana may be the key to treating a variety of conditions including fibromyalgia. Cannabis can relieve pain and inflammation and has been known to also prevent seizures. In one study, it proved more effective in treatment of chronic pain than any other drug which gives fibromyalgia patients a lot of hope.
Due to this, many fibromyalgia patients today prefer taking medical marijuana to antidepressants, acetaminophen and other types of drugs. Additionally, medical marijuana has been made much simpler to administer thanks to the new cannabis patches which work similarly to nicotine patches. One company has even gone further by inventing marijuana chewing gum which has the same effects.
The unique product was developed by MedChewRX, a company that specializes in marijuana-based drugs. Since smoking harms the lungs, the cannabis chewing gums are a much safe and more effective option that can stop the chronic pain in your body. Additionally, they will also help you relax and have a protective and neurostimulatory effects on your mind, making them more acceptable than smoking marijuana or using CBD oil.
According to professor John Zajicek who’s in charge of the chewing gum trials, there’s still time before the new product is widely accepted. The side-effects are still not correctly understood, so there’s still a long way to go before the marijuana chewing gum is deemed safe and effective.
At the moment, fibromyalgia patients have CBD hemp oil at their disposal which comes in many forms. Smoking marijuana helps as well, but due to its psychoactive compounds, it isn’t an ideal solution. Marijuana-infused edibles are available as well and they’re much more potent than smoking marijuana.
In the future, experts expect more clinical trials for the MedChewRX chewing gum that could prove its efficiency in the treatment of fibromyalgia. The drug could become the key to treating chronic pain before we know it, which is what fibromyalgia sufferers have been hoping for a long time.