Top 5 strains for fibromyalgia
People suffering from fibromyalgia are only too familiar with the elusive search for effective medication for treating their pain. Three of the most widely used FDA-approved drugs for treating fibromyalgia are Savella, Lyrica, and Cymbalta although these have proven insufficient, sometimes completely useless when it comes to pain management. The funny thing is that these medications generate billions of dollars each year for big pharma.
Fibromyalgia pain is one of the most common reasons why people apply for an MMJ card. There is no doubt that the plant can provide significant relief for fibromyalgia pain while helping patients attain a better quality of life. There are many different kinds of strains out there that work for people suffering from this disease; finding one that works for you may require some trial and error. Generally speaking, strains that have both a high CBD and THC content for treating any kind of pain because it provides all the therapeutic benefits of both cannabinoids, which are equally beneficial. However, some find more relief in high THC strains while others find high CBD strains more effective.
Here’s a roundup of the most widely used strains for treating fibromyalgia pain:
- Cannatonic is a high CBD strain that is known for its potent pain-killing properties. It makes the user feel extremely relaxed and will give a good buzz that won’t last too long, so it’s an ideal strain for both daytime and nighttime use. Cannatonic is effective for uplifting moods; it is often used by fibromyalgia patients who are also suffering from depression, anxiety, and insomnia due to the condition. Cannatonic is valued in the cannabis community for its wealth of medicinal benefits – especially for fibromyalgia.
- Grape Ape may have had its claim to fame because of its distinct grape aroma, but that’s only scratching the surface. Grape Ape is a precious indica strain known for its relaxing and calming properties as well as its therapeutic effects particularly for fibromyalgia pain. Grape Ape is popularly used to address emotional instability too, including depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Because it’s a great indica expect to be lulled into a soothing sleep that will make you forget about all the pain.
- Blue Dream is one of the most popular cannabis strains out there and for good reason. This sativa-dominant strain will help you feel relaxed without giving you a couchlock, and it will also stimulate your brain. Users love it for its ability to make them feel calm yet euphoric, but more importantly it provides fast-acting pain relief without sedating you too much. Blue Dream is an excellent choice for daytime medication while addressing depression, pain, and nausea.
- Red Dragon is a great hybrid known for its uplifting effects, making it a popular choice for those suffering from depression. Red Dragon can give you a real good hit though, so make sure that you’re comfortable at home when you use this strain. This strain has a complex flavor profile that gives users the classic stoned symptoms: the giggles, the munchies, and for some, paranoia – so it’s best used by those who are experienced in maneuvering a marijuana high. Red Dragon is an excellent strain for treating pain while addressing the emotional rollercoaster that often comes with being diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
- Critical Mass is a good bedtime strain and gives an intense body high ideal for those suffering from insomnia, anxiety, and depression as a result of fibromyalgia. Critical Mass is known for its potent THC effects, but it’s also extremely efficient in combating pain and stress. Many users enjoy Critical Mass because it doesn’t sedate too much; in fact it’s even recommended for those who enjoy engaging in activities like crafts to help distract them from their pain. Despite being a potent high, Critical Mass is usually only felt for around three hours.
Each strain, whether indica or sativa, has its own unique benefits for different users. If your current strain isn’t working, try one of these and let us know what you think. It’s also possible to develop tolerance to strains after using them for a long time; some patients find that it’s more effective to change up strains regularly for fibromyalgia pain relief.