Cannabis May Be Best Treatment For Fibromyalgia, Survey Finds
Published on 4/21/14
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According to a new survey done by the National Pain Foundation, it suggests medical marijuana may top currently available pharmaceuticals for treating fibromyalgia. In an online survey that was conducted, NPF asked more than 1,300 patients with the chronic pain disorder to rate the effectiveness of treatments that they’ve tried. Mmj was compared to the only three drugs approved by the FDA for fibromyalgia: Savella, Lyrica and Cymbalta.
For each of the three drugs, over 60% of patients reported that it “does not help at all.”
On the other hand, 62% of patients who tried medical marijuana found it to be “very effective.” Another 33% said it “helps a little,” and only 5% felt that using cannabis for fibromyalgia “does not help at all.”