Study Shows CBD Could be Highly Effective in Treating Fibromyalgia
An estimated 5 million people in the USA suffer from Fibromyalgia, a disease characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleep problems, with no known cure. If you’re one of them, I have good news for you. A 2014 survey conducted by the National Pain Foundation found that compared to three FDA approved drugs, cannabinoids such as CBD turned out to be the most effective treatment for patients suffering from fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia results in a wide variety of symptoms, some of them potentially life-threatening. WebMD classifies Fibromyalgia as
“a chronic condition that characteristically causes pain all over the body, including muscle and joint pain, and fatigue as well as other symptoms. Fibromyalgia can lead to depression and social isolation.“
Survey respondents were asked to rate the effectiveness of CBD as well as three FDA approved drugs that are prescribed to Fibromyalgia patients – Cymbalta, Lyrica and Savella. Cymbalta was labeled ‘Very effective’ in treating their symptoms by only 8% of respondents. A full 60% of respondents claimed the drug ‘Does not help at all.’ Lyrica users reported slightly better results with one in ten claiming the drug is ‘Very effective’. However, 61% still claimed that Lyrica ‘Does not help at all.’ Of Savella users, again, one in ten claimed the drug was effective, while more than two-thirds claimed that it ‘Does not help at all.’
Now, the results for CBD: An incredible 95% of respondents claimed that CBD is “Very effective” or “Slightly effective” in treating their symptoms!
In the survey, nearly half of respondents reported that their physician was not knowledgeable about the disorder while more than a third felt that their physician did not take their Fibromyalgia seriously. These results make the disease a prime candidate for alternative and natural therapies such as treatment with CBD.
When looking for a CBD product for your fibromyalgia, Diamond CBD vape pens are probably one of the best options due to their convenience, high bioavailability, and fast acting results. Although not as fast-acting, Diamond CBD oils and CBD edibles are also very convenient choices.