Before we go into why we should use CBD for fibromyalgia let’s talk a little bit more about fibromyalgia first. Twenty years ago, fibromyalgia was almost unheard of, but now it’s the most common diagnosis in American rheumatology practices affecting roughly 10 million people in the US alone. The disease is more prevalent in women, although why, nobody really knows. Nor is it clear why fibromyalgia comes on in the first place. A link between stress has been suggested, but hasn’t been proven. So on the whole the condition remains a mystery, with the medical profession rather fumbling around in the dark.
A common consensus is that fibromyalgia patients share an oversensitivity to pain, because of increased sensory processing. Now let’s see how using CBD for fiberomyalgia can help ease the pains of these patients.
The Effects When Using CBD For Fibromyalgia
As we all know that cannabidiol or CBD has been used to treat chronic pain issues for thousands of years already. Besides that, scientists have proven that it is very beneficial to use CBD for fibromyalgia. Besides many other cannabidiol health benefits, treating chronic pain with CBD is probably the most common.
You cannot get addicted to cannabidiol and your body doesn’t develop a tolerance, unlike with most regular painkillers. Fibromyalgia patients have reported the following impacts of using CBD for Fibromyalgia:
- Alleviation of pain
- Reduction of morning stiffness
- Improvement of sleep
- Anxiety reduction with CBD
- Mood improvement
Also, Fibro patients report a variety of symptoms that are often treated with CBD oil, but remember that everyone is different. Nonetheless, it is worth trying because fibromyalgia patients report that it helps greatly with chronic pain, sleep, endurance, anxiety, depression, inflammation, muscle spasms, overall mental health and well-being, mood, and more. Occasionally you will find those who say that CBD oil does nothing for them. However, it should be noted that an FDA report shows that some hemp oils only contain very little CBD while others have no cannabinoids at all. That may explain why some fibromyalgia patients say they have no response to the oil at all. In other words, quality matters and it would be helpful to check out the report to see the relevant brands when using CBD for fibromyalgia
Dosage Amounts for using CBD for Fibromyalgia
For severe cases when you need to use CBD for fibromyalgia, a dosage of 50 mg per day to start with is recommended, and increase it with 20 mg after four days if the symptoms have not (enough) reduced. Most patients report finding relief with a CBD dosage between 50 and 100 mg.
For example, start by taking 25 mg twice a day and after four days, if necessary, three times a day. This increases your dosage from 50 mg to 75 mg per day.
There is no problem with experimenting with the dosage level as it has been scientifically proven that it is impossible to overdose. Besides that, there are no CBD side effects. When choosing an oil, make sure it is a full-spectrum‘ hemp oil, meaning that besides CBD there are also other cannabinoids present, like THC etc. Also, the amount of THC, is usually chosen to be below the legal limit of 0,3% and doesn’t cause a high but contributes to the effectiveness of the oil.