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Medical Marijuana Can Help with Fibromyalgia


Chronic pain is the number one medical condition that people use medical marijuana for. Fibromyalgia falls into the category of chronic pain which is a condition that could qualify you for medical marijuana treatment in West Virginia.


If you are suffering from chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia, you are in the right place. We can help you every step of the way to getting your medical marijuana card!


Fibromyalgia’s main symptom is chronic pain and is a condition that still many doctors do not understand. Those with fibromyalgia live with pain that has been consistent over a long period of time.


This is a condition that is difficult to treat and often leave those diagnosed feeling alienated and misunderstood. In our blog today, we will be reviewing how medical marijuana can help alleviate the chronic pain that those with fibromyalgia are facing.


The Basics of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose right away because there is no single test that can determine if a patient has the condition or not. This can be super frustrating as many times doctors do not take their pain seriously since the cause of their pain cannot be determined.


In order to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a patient has to experience widespread chronic pain for three months or more with no underlying condition. Below is a list of some symptoms that can come with a fibromyalgia diagnosis:

  • Widespread chronic pain

  • Fatigue

  • Tenderness in soft tissue such as joints, tendons and muscles

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Sensitivity to temperature, lights or sounds

  • Nausea


According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, there are five million people in the U.S. that have this condition, the majority of whom are women. This condition is not fatal but does take a heavy toll on an individual and impacts their life every single day.


Unfortunately, there also is no cure yet for fibromyalgia. Because prescription drugs often come up short, fibromyalgia patients are now looking to medical marijuana for help!


Medical Marijuana Can Help Fibromyalgia

The main reason why cannabis can help those with fibromyalgia is because it is a pain reliever. This makes it the perfect medicine for treating the main symptom of fibromyalgia.


In order to better understand how cannabis can help those with fibromyalgia, we got to look at how the endocannabinoid system (ECS) works. The ECS is a system that everyone has which is responsible for maintaining the balance within the body and helps with communicating messages. When someone has a medical condition, the ECS is thrown off balance which causes issues with pain, insomnia and more.


There are cannabinoids in marijuana that can fill in for the natural endocannabinoids in the body which helps restore back the balance to the ECS. This is how medical marijuana relieves pain. Medical marijuana is also known to help with sleep and nausea, both of which can be symptoms of fibromyalgia.


While medical marijuana is not a cure for fibromyalgia, it can significantly increase quality of life by decreasing the amount of pain, insomnia and nausea that a fibromyalgia patient feels daily.


How to Treat Specific Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Medical Marijuana Products or Strains

Here is what to look for in medical marijuana in order to treat fibromyalgia once dispensaries are open in West Virginia.


  • Chronic pain:

  • Both THC and CBD help treat chronic pain and work even better together. You can look for strains like Sour Diesel, White Widow and Blueberry which could be available once dispensaries are open.

  • Insomnia:

  • When you need help sleeping, look for indica strains. These strains have a sleepy effect which can help you fall asleep and stay asleep for longer durations. Both African Kush and Northern Lights are great for treating insomnia and pain.

  • Depression & Anxiety:

  • Finding a well balanced medical marijuana profile is best when looking to treat mental health issues as there is a fine line between marijuana helping or hurting mental health conditions. CBD is a great way to go with depression and anxiety issues as well as high-THC strains at a very low dose.


Get Your Medical Marijuana Card for Fibromyalgia Today!

We are here to help, listen and put your needs first!


Call us today at (877-303-8424 or book an appointment online to see if you qualify for a medical marijuana card in West Virginia and we can take care of the rest.


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West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!


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