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Study: Medical Marijuana Improves Quality Of Life In Fibromyalgia Patients

Wednesday 18 March 2020


From The Fresh Toast:


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Study: Medical Marijuana Improves Quality Of Life In Fibromyalgia Patients

By Brendan Bures
March 16, 2020
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About half of patients reported improved quality of sleep and fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new study finds.

In the past, fibromyalgia patients turned to medical marijuana to alleviate chronic pain symptoms associated with the mysterious illness. Fibromyalgia causes general fatigue, trouble sleeping, mood issues, and widespread musculoskeletal pain in and estimated 6 to 12 million Americans who live with the disease.

No known cure exists, although several FDA-approved medications exist as well as recommendations to diet and lifestyle for fibromyalgia, which is believed to affect how the brain processes pain signals.

One previous study has shown marijuana can help reduce fibromyalgia pain while another found cannabis produces “beneficial effects” to other symptoms associated with the disease. Now, a new study out of Italy demonstrated that medical marijuana improves the efficacy of standard analgesic fibromyalgia treatments.


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