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Marijuana Strain For Fibromyalgia?

I Just want to ask if someone here knows the right marijuana strain to use when it come with fibromyalgia?

I've been suffering with back pain for almost 3 months now and can't sleep properly at night. I already have a prescription meds but I refrain on using them coz it only take the pain for a minute or so and back again. Then one of my friends gave me a joint to try if it makes me feel better and it does! I try asking him what it is but he has no idea also. So I started doing my own research about medical marijuana and strains that would be effective against pain and came across this blueberry
I'm not sure if that's the strain that I've tried but it has the highest pain management effect. Cbd and thc are all new to me. I also read that drinking it as tea or as a muffin/cake is an option, but is relief effects the same? Why can't they simply make pills out of marijuana - or maybe there are that I am not aware of. If it's true, then I would very much appreciate any ideas and advice on what strain is good and how to use it medically. Thanks in advance to those who'll answer.


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    hello rhea 22 !
    gentle reminder ...there are no medical professionals on discussion forums.
    members may speak to what has helped them, but for doctor ordering it, he should be able to best explain.

    i do know that it does come in pill, as my friend with ms uses it at times.
    search may be helpful to you, as there are many discussions re marijuana ...upper right on page.
    you may be led to current or older discussions. you may be led to medical side.
    the main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on, also.

    please click on link for helpful information!

    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
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  • ArizonaAArizona ArizonaPosts: 202
    Rhea - I was on the Alternative Treatment board here and searching for info on CBD ointments for pain relief and while hunting around the internet I came across some giant marijuana forums and one section of a forum I saw was devoted to the subject of your thread, mar strains for pain relief.  I'm not allowed to post links on here but if you search like I did you'll come upon it too.  So far, though, I don't know about a good cbd ointment.  I have been experimenting with CBD oil vaping, though, as you'll see if you go the above named board.  I do use other ointments, especially a mixture of lidocaine ointment and DMSO.  That helps some.
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,562
    There is a synthetic marijuana pill, most THC.  Its available via prescription at pharmacies - called  Marinol

    It was first introduced in 1986 as a anti-nauseate for chemotherapy patients.  By 1993 it was approved for nausea and appetite loss for AIDS sufferers.  It is FDA approved.

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • @dilauro I had no idea about the synthetic marijuana pill. I have been thinking about getting my marijuana card for my fibromyalgia but I'm really scared. I'm scared that the marijuana would make things worse and set of everything and then I'll be in the middle of storm flare. Also if that is the route you can't go to a PMD because a lot of them don't allow you to do smoke marijuana and go to them not to mention the monthly urine tests that they give you. Have you ever tried it yourself? 

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  • BitzicatBBitzicat PhoenixPosts: 74

    I have fibromyalgia and recently had a spine fusion.  I have had my card for over a year and can't tell you how many different things I have tried.  Since it is painful for me (non-smoker) to smoke or "vape", I am currently on a tincture of CBD oil with very low THC.  The problem that I see is that each grower will have a different strain and next time you buy,  it will be different again.  Right now I have to figure out how much to take and after 4 weeks of different dosages........nothing.  CBD needs some THC to be effective; but you know what happens with too much THC.  I have tried to connect with others with fibromyalgia/fusion/marijuana,  but there is not much info unless you want to be non-functional.

  • I know someone that has tried Marinol and she said it felt very weird and doesn't work nearly as well as the raw marijuana plant.  That's because the plant has hundreds of different chemicals which all synergize together and provide better relief. 

  • Do you live in a state where medical marijuana is legal? If so that is great but keep in mind that using medical mj may cause your doctor to terminate his/her relationship with you. Using pot to medical purposes can be the start of a slide down a very slippery slope. That said, the synthetic version of pot known as marinol is #1 very expensive and #2 it really doesn't give any type of pain relief other than helping with nausea you may/may not have. The internet is your friend, search for medical marijuana strains that help fibromyalgia and you will get page upon page of results. Suggest you go to a local dispensary if your locale has them and have an open conversation with the folks there. Honestly you will probably get the best relief from products that you eat such as cookies, candy bars, etc.  There are 100s of really incredible products available and everyone tends to react differently to them. The typical product costs $20 to $25 and will last 4 to 5 days especially if you don't have a tolerance built up.  Be careful and start with a small amount as it can take up to perhaps 2 hours to notice the effects. Personally, I have been using both thc and cbd products for years and swear by them. Feel free to contact me for info as I'd be happy to help.  Good luck and I hope you find marijuana to be the Godsend that I and many others find it to be.

  • dcoffinddcoffin Posts: 3
    edited 03/14/2018 - 1:31 PM

    I started using  medical marijuana when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It was hard to figure out even what to use but I found a caregiver, which is what the person is called that makes/grows your marijuana for you  that makes it into capsules. His brother had stage for lymphoma and was sent home with 6 mos to live. He had enough capsules for five months and when he went back to the doctor he was cancer free. I chose this route instead of doing chemo and radiation. One of the benefits of it is it does help with fibromyalgia pain. I don’t know what strain he uses but he does use this city of us drain he had enough capsules for five months and when he went back to the doctor he was cancer free. I chose this route instead of doing chemo and radiation. One of the benefits of it is it does help with my fibromyalgia pain. I don’t know what strain he uses but he does use this city of use the Indica strains although I don’t know specifically which. 

    Edited by Liz, Spine-health Moderator To remove a link which is not permitted

  • Hmmm hits from the bong.I smoked weed for 17 years due too very early starts at work i would wake feeling sound and pain free.weed is ok for a while but can cause loads of tar build up in your lungs if smoked which will then aggrevate your spinal condition keep coughing all the time haaaa.long term weed use also causes too many mental problems to list personally i started to slur my words and feel a bit punch drunk so quit at 34 lol

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