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Fibromyalgia and Medical Cannabis – How to Manage the Symptoms?

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Jack Sisson

Jack Sisson

Medical cannabis appears to offer a promising solution to those who have fibromyalgia. Cannabinoid compounds work in concert with the body’s endocannabinoid system, often relieving fibromyalgia symptoms such as chronic pain, fatigue, sleeping problems, and depression. In addition, many other symptoms, such as headaches, IBS, and joint pain, can be alleviated with medical cannabis.


At Elios Clinics, many fibromyalgia patients are hesitant to try medical cannabis due to fear of the unknown. However, it is important to understand that medical cannabis is only prescribed when conventional treatments have been exhausted or to complement existing therapies and that many providers are not adequately informed on its usage and potential benefits. We guide our patients through the process and provide detailed information on the various cannabis therapies available. Fill in this simple new patient form to get proper consultation from our medical specialists and receive your prescribed monthly medical cannabis.

There are already a number of studies that suggest the effectiveness of medical cannabis in treating fibromyalgia. These studies range from small-scale clinical studies to case reports and qualitative assessments from patients and doctors. The evidence indicates that cannabis could be viable for managing fibromyalgia symptoms.

While there is still much to learn about the potential of medical cannabis for treating fibromyalgia, we are optimistic about its potential and believe that it could become a valuable tool for providing relief to those with this chronic and painful disorder.

Medical cannabis for fibromyalgia pain

One of the primary symptoms of fibromyalgia is pain. Studies have found that patients who use medical cannabis experience a significant reduction in the intensity of pain associated with the disorder. The cannabinoids in cannabis have been found to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, specifically with the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, which modulate pain perception and the experience of pain.

By targeting these receptors, medical cannabis can provide symptom relief and significant pain reduction. In addition, certain strains of cannabis can even improve sleep, another common and disruptive symptom of fibromyalgia.

Evidence suggests that medical cannabis can be used to reduce anxiety and depression, two key problems for people with fibromyalgia. These conditions are intimately linked with the pain of fibromyalgia and can create a vicious cycle that can be difficult to break. Medical cannabis effectively treats depression and anxiety, providing an important alternative to conventional medications that often have severe side effects.

At our medical cannabis clinic, we offer our patients with fibromyalgia a comprehensive approach to care and a comprehensive range of medical cannabis options. With the right guidance and support, our team is committed to helping our patients find the right treatment option to relieve their symptoms and achieve a better quality of life.

Medical cannabis for fibromyalgia sleep problems

In addition to helping manage the pain associated with fibromyalgia, medical cannabis can also be beneficial in helping people with the disorder sleep better. Fibromyalgia is characterized by intense muscle spasms and chronic fatigue, making it difficult for sufferers to rest or enter deep sleep. Studies have found that certain cannabinoids, such as CBD and THC, can help relax muscles and reduce pain, allowing for a more restful sleep. By improving sleep, medical cannabis can reduce fibromyalgia symptoms, such as fatigue and depression.

At Elios Clinics, we are passionate about providing our patients access to all the potential treatments for fibromyalgia, including medical cannabis. We firmly believe in the potential of medical cannabis to provide relief for many different symptoms and can be a valuable addition to existing fibromyalgia treatment plans.

For anyone looking for relief from fibromyalgia, we highly recommend considering the potential benefits of medical cannabis. With the right guidance and support, this powerful plant can help you find relief and regain control of your life.

Medical cannabis for other fibromyalgia symptoms

Medical cannabis has also been found to be effective in treating a number of other key symptoms of fibromyalgia, including headaches, IBS, and joint pain. While the research is still ongoing, several studies have indicated that cannabinoids can reduce the severity of these symptoms, leading to the improved overall quality of life.

Elios Clinics is passionate about helping patients explore all their options and find the right treatment plan. With the right combination of conventional treatments and medical cannabis, it is possible to reduce fibromyalgia symptoms and enjoy a better quality of life.

If you’re struggling with fibromyalgia and interested in learning more about medical cannabis, we strongly encourage you to get in touch by filling in this new patient form.

The risks and side effects of medical cannabis

As with any medication, medical cannabis does come with certain risks and side effects. These can include nausea, glaucoma, dry mouth, dizziness, and drowsiness. It is important to bear in mind these potential risks and always follow your healthcare provider’s advice.

It is also important to note that medical cannabis is unsuitable for everyone. People with certain medical conditions such as epilepsy, heart disease, or HIV should not take medical cannabis without consulting a doctor. It is also advisable for pregnant and breastfeeding women to avoid medical cannabis.

Those looking to try medical cannabis should always discuss the potential risks and side effects with their healthcare provider and use the medication responsibly and informally.

How do you obtain medical cannabis legally in the UK

Medical cannabis has been legal in the UK since 2018, but obtaining it legally can be challenging. The only legal way to get medical cannabis is through a private prescription from a specialist doctor. These doctors must have a license to prescribe medical cannabis, and they must follow strict guidelines when it comes to prescribing the medication.

At Elios Clinics, we are happy to help our patients obtain a private prescription and get the medication legally. We understand the importance of taking all the necessary steps to ensure that cannabis is used responsibly and that patients benefit most from the medication.

If you are considering medical cannabis as a potential solution to your fibromyalgia symptoms, we encourage you to get in touch and discuss your options. With the proper guidance, medical cannabis can be an effective remedy and an excellent tool for managing fibromyalgia pain.

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Jack Sisson

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