Contributor: KC Scannell
If you are anything like me, your television is on – a lot. If that is the case, chances are you have come across more than your fair share of prescription drug commercials. These ads are always aimed at sufferers of this disease or that ailment, but there is one particular affliction that we tend to hear more often than others.
That, my friends, is the familiar-sounding: fibromyalgia.
Now, at first, I had no clue what this condition was. The only thing I knew was that it affected millions of people all over the world. Without getting bogged down by specifics, people who have to endure fibromyalgia have to put up with the following, unrelenting symptoms: Depression, Insomnia, Anxiety, Joint Pain, Tender Generalized Pain, Fatigue, and an overall Inability to Focus.
While I’m sure you may be able to empathize with someone who suffers from these daily occurrences, we will never be able to fully understand the severity of what it must be like living with fibromyalgia, unless we are diagnosed with it. Otherwise, the only thing we can do is try to help, and it seems as though cannabis wants to join the fight, as well.
Though there hasn’t been any finalized scientific discovery (as of yet) to officially determine how cannabis can specifically help those with fibromyalgia, there’s a multitude of obvious reasons why studies of this nature are being conducted in the first place. If you look above, and reference that list of symptoms, I am sure you can already think of a handful of marijuana strains that would help out.
And you would be right.
There are probably dozens (if not hundreds) of strains that could offer their relieving assistance. The multitude of marijuana for fibromyalgia is staggering. While the list of top-shelf cannabis for fibromyalgia is lengthy, it’s getting longer and longer each and every day. Which is why we took it upon ourselves to list some of the best marijuana for fibromyalgia sufferers.
For most of us, we don’t have to overcome an insurmountable wave of pain and discomfort every single night. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for those who have to battle with fibromyalgia symptoms on a daily basis. Most of the time, this condition doesn’t “work” with their sleeping schedules, which leads to them suffering through restless, sleepless nights full of aches, pains, and discomfort.
That is where the powerful potency of Tahoe OG comes in for the rescue. This snooze-inducing strain is the perfect way to calm your weary body and mind, in order to achieve the sleep you so desperately desire. Not only that, but there’s a serene quality to this strain. It helps you attain effortless relaxation and therapeutic alleviation without even trying. Before you know it, all of your muscles are melting away their tension, and a solid night’s sleep is waiting for you right around the corner.
Is there anything Girl Scout Cookies can’t do? In short: no.
This is one of the best overall strains on the market, and it’s been that way ever since it hit the shelves. Why is it so popular, you ask? Well, it’s just as strong, as it is tasty. When you are dealing with fibromyalgia, you are looking for a strain that’s going to pack a punch with its calming effects, without making your taste buds cringe in discomfort. Which is exactly what you get with GSC. This is, by far, one of the best strains of cannabis for fibromyalgia. It’s fast acting, long lasting, and ready to take on any and all ailments with the utmost ease and effectiveness.
While this may be the first CBD strain on this list, it is merely one of the many CBD options that would be great in this scenario. CBDs for fibromyalgia can be found at every dispensary nowadays, and it’s mainly due to their medicinal nature. In this case, there’s even a healthy amount of THC in the genetic makeup of this strain to help power the alleviating qualities of this bud to even newer heights.
Anxiety is a distant memory with this calming CBD strain. It’s also one of the more “mood-boosting” strains available. Which can come in handy. I mean, sure, we’d all want some physical relief from any lingering discomfort we may be going through, but anything that can help deal with the ongoing depression that’s caused from it, is beyond crucial – and that’s one of the main reasons why Harlequin was able to make it on this list in the first place.
This is one of those all-encompassing strains of marijuana for fibromyalgia.
Not only does it offer up a little of everything, as far as relief goes, but it does so with power, reliability, and excellence. Blueberry, and its various hybrids, are known to help consumers deal with all sorts of ailments. This perfectly blended strain can take even the most frantic, anxiety-filled brain and mellow it out into a cool, calm, collected state of mind. It can calm a dizzying, ache-filled head, and bring about some much-needed mental comfort. Also, if there are any aches, pains, or general feelings of discomfort, the euphoric wave of physical alleviation that coincides with this tasty strain, is why many consider Blueberry to be the pinnacle when it comes to cannabis for fibromyalgia sufferers.
Of course, like we alluded to previously, this is only a minor glimpse into the wide, wide world of THC (and CBD) possibilities that anyone with fibromyalgia would want to look into. Once they find a specific strain that works for them, they can do some research on it, and find out exactly what makes a particular strain more beneficial than another. But, regardless of that, people who currently suffer from fibromyalgia can rest assured that there are a plethora of cannabis-related options they could employ to deal with their symptoms.
A hard-and-fast rule when it comes to utilizing cannabis as a form of medicine is a mixture of trial-and-error and education.
One shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions – that is what budtenders are there for. There are no stupid inquiries, and the more you know about what actually helps you feel better, the more streamlined your cannabis searches will become. In fact, you may be able to locate a specific strain of marijuana for fibromyalgia symptoms and stock up on it, without missing out on that vital opportunity.
While there is still no official word from the scientific community, in regards to the specific benefits of marijuana when it comes to fibromyalgia, the cannabis community is full of floral options that are specifically designed and cultivated to help people deal with symptoms of this nature – which helps them live a more happy, pain-free life.