The risks of using cannabis products containing THC (the chemical that gets you high) are not currently clear. That’s why clinical trials are needed before they can be used.
Cannabis bought illegally off the street, where the quality, ingredients and strength are not known, is the most dangerous form to use.
Health stores sell certain types of “pure CBD”. However, there’s no guarantee these products will be of good quality.
What about products available to buy?
They tend to only contain very small amounts of CBD, so it’s not clear what effect they would have.
Nabilone can be prescribed by a specialist to help relieve these symptoms, but only when other treatments have not helped or are not suitable.
Is medical cannabis safe?
“Pure” products that only contain CBD, such as Epidyolex, do not carry these unknown risks linked with THC.
Very few people in England are likely to get a prescription for medical cannabis.
There are risks of addiction and other side effects from prescribed medications for Fibro, have you done your research?
Although there is no cure, I have found ways to lessen the effects of fibromyalgia symptoms and pain in myself and am now meds free and only using natural pain relief and therapies to manage my illness. Enter my amazing find on the effects of CBD…”
As we regularly get questions about CBD for Fibromyalgia, we thought it was best to be able to refer these on to a first-hand account from someone who was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 10 years ago and has had great success in managing her symptoms with a few different approaches.
Although we can talk to you in-depth about whether CBD is legal, provide research on CBD, explain the differences between tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD), what ‘Hemp-Derived CBD’ means in contrast to medical cannabis/medical marijuana and how the different delivery methods work. We can’t go as far as directly talking about benefits past its ability to ‘Maintain your health’.
Hi Chisel, introduce yourself to our readers and let them know your Fibro story!
It took me over 7 years studying to find out all I could about fibro, lots of trial and error testing or trying out new foods, natural therapies, natural pain relief, exercise or other ways to help, there were a lot of fails but some wins where I could get to where I am today.
Fibro Warrior Interview
This is why I then asked them to help my support group by doing information talks at my workshops which they gladly did and in turn, we have been able to help them understand and raise awareness into what fibromyalgia is and how it affects us. That information gained from talking to my members and other sufferers of fibromyalgia has been used to tailor-make products that help those with chronic pain & fibromyalgia.
More often than not they’re researching migraines with fibromyalgia, anti-inflammatory attributes of CBD, CBD Oils for Fibromyalgia symptoms and whether it can help with pain and inflammation. Unfortunately, we’re restricted in terms of discussing any medicinal benefits of CBD as sellers in the UK, unlike the US which has different state laws, FDA approved options and wherein many states the cannabis plant is legal to grow and purchase.