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Cannabis May Help Reduce Pain In Fibromyalgia Patients, Another Study Finds

Saturday 6 April 2019


From Fibromyalgia News Today:



Cannabis May Help Reduce Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients, Another Study Finds

By Marisa Wexler
April 2, 2019
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Pharmaceutical-grade cannabis may have some pain-reducing effects in fibromyalgia patients, but those results vary depending on the chemical contents of the specific plant.

The study with that finding, "An experimental randomized study on the analgesic effects of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis in chronic pain patients with fibromyalgia," was published recently in the journal Pain.

Cannabis is increasingly considered as a pain medication, particularly because it may be an alternative to opiates.

In order to test the effects of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis in patients with chronic pain caused by the fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome, investigators recruited 20 women who were experiencing chronic pain (defined as an average of at least 5 on a pain scale from 1 to 10 for most of the day).

The patients participated in the study on four separate occasions; each time, they were given a different variety of cannabis.


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