Cannabis survey is the most effective treatment for fibromyalgia, surpassing all prescription medications.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that is accompanied by chronic fatigue, deep muscle pain, headaches and depression.
Although patients suffering from this disease can choose between three prescription drugs, the old friend of cannabis has synthetically eclipsed all the medicine cooked in the laboratory.
In a recent online survey by the National Pain Foundation, more than 1,300 patients with fibromyalgia participated.
The result was that cannabis was designated as the most effective treatment for symptoms.
Most patients with fibromyalgia who participated in the study said they had tried three prescription drugs, Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella, but none of these drugs was as effective in relieving their bothersome and debilitating symptoms as cannabis.
It is estimated that in the United States alone, at least 5 million people suffer from fibromyalgia to a certain extent. Nine out of ten patients with fibromyalgia are women.
Currently, there is no established cure for this disorder, and many patients struggle to maintain a quality of life,
because they suffer from constant and weak pain. The president of the National Pain Foundation, Dr. Dan Bennett, says that patients should use what he considers a “out of the box” remedy.
The figures are quite impressive: according to the survey, less than one in ten users say that Cymbalta works for them.
Three of every five patients with fibromyalgia who took Lyrica for their ailment say they did not experience any positive results with this medication. Savella is characterized as the least effective drug of the three drugs approved by the FDA, and almost seven out of ten respondents say it is useless.
On the contrary, more than 60% of the respondents say that cannabis was very effective for the relief and disappearance of symptoms.