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The 2018 Fibromyalgia Year In Review: The Good News And The Bad News – From This Year's Headlines

Thursday 27 December 2018


From National Pain Report:


Ginevra Liptan, MD
Ginevra Liptan, MD

The 2018 Fibromyalgia Year in Review: The Good News and the Bad News – From this Year’s Headlines

By Ginevra Liptan, MD
December 22, 2018
Copyright 2018 National Pain Report.

CBD (cannabidiol) is everywhere

You can get CBD at the health food store or in your coffee drink now, and everyone is curious about it. Recent New York Times had this to say about CBD “It’s hot, everywhere and yet almost nobody understands it.”

What is behind the CBD explosion? Access has greatly increased to changing legal status over the past few years and CBD has found huge visibility thanks to social media. And finally, there is a real need for alternative pain management options as diminished access to opioid medications forcing patients to seek solutions “outside the box”.

The bad news:

  • The CBD industry is unregulated and can be hard for consumers to know the quality and purity of CBD products, meaning it really is not very “medical” yet.
  • Vastly inadequate current state of research means we only have limited information on effectiveness, dosages, side effects and potential medication interactions.

The good news:

  • CBD has great potential as a treatment for many different conditions including anxiety, PTSD and chronic pain.
  • Patients can easily access this relatively low risk treatment for pain.

Opioids are OUT


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