Those who suffer from fibromyalgia likely already know there is no known “cure” for the infliction. Traditional medical resources say the best way to treat it is with the use of antidepressants, anti-seizure medicines, pain relievers, and muscle relaxants. Many find the chemical soup of standard medication options a frustrating experience, so they are turning to alternative treatments like CBD oil for relief from this painful affliction.
Fibromyalgia remains a mystery to much of the medical community, but promising benefits have been shown among small studies and users of CBD oils. CBDoobie has many clients who use our oils for relief of their symptoms. Read on to learn more about CBD oil and its benefits.
What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?
CBD is one of two of the most prominent compounds found in the cannabis plant; aka marijuana. CBD doesn’t have the psychedelic properties that other compounds in the plant are most known for. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved CBD for medical use although it has been approved to use with epilepsy.
What Does the Research Say about CBD?
Studies are just beginning to understand the way CBD oil helps those with fibromyalgia. It appears that CBD blocks pain neuropathways in the brain helping the body get relief. The impact doesn’t have the same result on everyone and studies are trying to discover why that is.
CBD Oil Benefits
- Reduced Pain. Since pain tends to be associated with inflammation of the nerve(s) in fibromyalgia, CBD is shown to have a positive impact by reducing swelling and heat. Pain receptors are redirected almost confusing the brain and how it processes pain. While CBD isn’t known for eliminating fibromyalgia pain, it’s been reported by users to make it much more bearable.
- Better Sleep. Fibromyalgia sufferers often report not getting enough sleep or that their sleep is disrupted by pain regularly. Sleep and Fibromyalgia is a two-fold problem, one cannot get pain recovery without sleep nor sleep with a fibro flare-up. A lack of sleep exacerbates the pain of fibromyalgia and CBD oil is known to help calm the body so better sleep quality can be achieved.
- Less Fatigue. Day time fatigue is one of the most common complaints by those who have fibromyalgia. Suffers can wake up in the morning feeling decent only to find themselves exhausted after just an hour. This is also experienced as low energy, feeling like the weight of the body is too much to move, such as an arm or leg. CBD oil users report less fatigue and have more extended periods of higher energy performance.
- More Good Days. Fibro sufferers know about the good days vs. the bad days. The ratio seems to always land in the lousy category, with sufferers complaining they might only get in one or two productive days a week. Those who have tried CBD oil say they have more good days where they actually feel like they are progressing with a better quality of life.
Buy CBD oil from CBDoobie in various sizes and potencies. Take a look at our products page for more on those. Have questions? Drop us a note online and let us answer those. We love our new clients and all their questions, so don’t be shy.