Fibromyalgia, also called Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), is a medical condition that affects human muscles and soft tissues. This long-term medical condition causes pain all over the body. Some of fibromyalgia symptoms include muscle pain, sleep problems, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome (a condition causing bloating and stomach pain). It also cause pain on tender and trigger points. Most of fibromyalgia symptoms is relieved by stress management and lifestyle changes.
There is no current cure for fibromyalgia. There are, however, therapies available to help relieve fibromyalgia symptoms. Medications, talking therapies and lifestyles changes are employed either alone or in combination to manage FMS patients.
Cannabis is one of the most useful treatment choices for fibromyalgia patients. Cannabis is used to treat symptoms of FMS such as pain, fatigue, depression, restless leg syndrome, and anxiety
Here are 5 of the top cannabis strains used to relieve fibromyalgia.
#1: Blue Dream
Blue Dream contains the terpene Mycerene and CBG, a type of cannabinoid. These components are known exhibit increased levels of relaxing effect to patients. They are also known to manage insomnia and reduce inflammation.
Harlequin has high components of cannabinoids. These cannabinoids help in curbing psychiactive THC side effects.
Cannatonic has high CBD content. It exhibits mild psychoactive symptoms because of the dominating presence of CBD. Canonic is very effective in managing pain, muscle spasms, and anxiety.
#4: Critical Mass
Critical Mass has a dominant indica component. It has tingling effect throughout the body, causing relaxation from stress and pain. Critical Mass may have a higher CBD content too which is preferred especially in the management of pain. This strain is certainly a choice in treating insomnia, muscle spasms and depression.
#5: Tahoe OG
Tahoe OG is the most useful strain for fibromyalgia attacks at night. This strain has a tranquilizing and dreamy effect. Its indica content aids in promoting relaxation.
Fibromyalgia and its symptoms are difficult conditions to live with. There are however a number of therapy available that can at least relieve its devastating symptoms and promote a better living condition.