Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is characterised by widespread body pain with no specific cause such as injury or another medical condition. Other symptoms include poor sleep, headaches, and fatigue. FMS is thought to be triggered by some sort of trauma such as physical trauma, viral infection, childbirth, an operation, or an emotional event.
Medical cannabis is beneficial in supporting multiple symptoms of FMS such as chronic pain, headaches, poor sleep, and muscle stiffness. The cannabinoids found in medical cannabis can provide an analgesic effect, meaning it does not change your ability to sense your surroundings. It can also assist in reducing the amount of conventional medications a patient may need to take to support them living with FMS.
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