Fibromyalgia and Marijuana
Fibromyalgia, which literally translates as pain in the fibrous tissues of the body, is a disorder of the musculoskeletal system causing pain and fatigue; the cause remains unknown. Question most patients who suffer with this condition about their symptoms and they will tell you that they ache everywhere; that it feels like they have overdone a gym session or overworked their muscles in some way. Twitching and a burning sensation in the muscles is also often reported. Fibromyalgia is predominately a female disorder but it is one that affects people in all age groups.
Fibromyalgia was officially recognised as a medical condition when it was classified by the American College of Rheumatology in 1990. The publication of diagnostic criteria saw an avalanche of reported cases and subsequent studies show the prevalence of fibromyalgia in the general population to be between 1.3% and 7.3%.
Extreme and widespread painChronic headacheJaw painFatigueSleep disturbanceJoint stiffnessDifficulty swallowingBowl and bladder abnormalitiesNumbness and tingling
Because fibromyalgia is a syndrome – that is a condition with a whole variety of symptoms – it is very difficult to be specific about the best strains to use. However, the marijuana strain that seems to receive more plaudits than any other when used to treat this condition is Sour Diesel, a sativa dominant cross of Mexican Sativa with Chemo.