Edibles for Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder. The pain from it can be debilitating. However, cannabis can help. Read about the benefits of edibles for fibromyalgia and the best types to use. 

Edibles for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a pain disease that affects about 2% of the US population. It affects the muscles and soft tissue in the body. Fibromyalgia causes a dull, aching pain in some people. However, in others, it creates intense pain, muscle spasms, and stiffness. This pain is amplified during flares, when pain levels can increase for days, weeks, or months. 

Fibromyalgia causes many different types of pain, including neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain can feel like burning, stabbing, or electric shocks. It’s difficult to treat with medications. Cannabis can be particularly useful for alleviating this type of pain. 

Although fibromyalgia cannot be cured, cannabis has been known to help lessen the symptoms. Edibles for fibromyalgia offer longer relief than other methods of consuming cannabis and are a great option. 

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

There are many different symptoms of fibromyalgia. The condition requires a medical diagnosis and ongoing care with a doctor. Here are the most common symptoms.

  • Pain and stiffness all over the body
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Insomnia or other sleep problems
  • Problems with thinking, concentrating, or memory (also known as “fibro fog”)
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Digestive problems 
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivities to touch, sound, and light

How Effective are Edibles for Fibromyalgia?

Cannabis has proven to be effective in treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia. A 2014 study by the Global Pain Initiative showed the following:

  • Only 8-10% of patients with fibromyalgia achieved relief with prescription drugs (Cymbalta, Lyrica, and Savella)
  • 60% of the population that had tried cannabis said it was highly effective
  • 33% of that same population said it was somewhat effective

As a result, out of 450 fibromyalgia patients, 405 said it was helpful. Additionally, 270 said it was extremely effective. (Leader Post). 

Should I Use CBD, THC, or Both?

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Edibles with CBD vs THC provide different effects.

THC is the cannabinoid that makes people feel high. Research has found that the best edibles for fibromyalgia have high levels of THC. The THC in cannabis helps alleviate several kinds of pain. Additionally, THC relieves insomnia and muscle spasms. It can also reduce the severity and frequency of migraines, and increase appetite. Furthermore, it can help relieve anxiety and depression.

CBD also reduces anxiety and depression. It can also lower pain from migraines and headaches. CBD can relieve stomach problems that are common in fibromyalgia sufferers.

For optimal results, use a 1:1 ratio of CBD. This ratio can help a variety of symptoms of fibromyalgia. In addition, using equal parts CBD to THC reduces psychoactive effects. As a result, it will make users feel less high. 

If that doesn’t produce enough relief, using pure THC products may help. 

Is Indica or Sativa Better for Fibromyalgia?

Indica strains tend to be better at relieving pain than sativa strains. They are also useful at nighttime to improve sleep. Some excellent indica strains include Purple Urkle, LA Kush Cake, and Bubba Kush. Many purple strains are beneficial for treating fibromyalgia pain.

However, if you need to be productive, there are some effective sativa strains for pain and fatigue. Some of them include Harlequin, Jack Herer, and Strawberry Diesel. 


Our knowledgeable cannabis consultants can help you choose the right edibles for fibromyalgia. JANE Dispensary has two locations, a Santa Rosa dispensary and a Cotati Dispensary. Shop edibles in our online dispensary for pickup and delivery options.


*This article is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Please consult your doctor.


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