Seventy-two percent of patients with chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia were able to use CBD to reduce their use of pain medications including narcotics. This the conclusion from a University of Michigan study that reviewed records of 878 fibromyalgia patients who tried CBD as a part of their therapeutic regimen.
CBD took the place of NSAIDS in 59%, opioids in 53%, gabapentanoids in 35% and benzodiazepines in 23%. In most cases, this substitution permitted complete discontinuation of these drugs and improved sleep patterns and memory.
This is one of the first studies that shows the chronic pain of fibromyalgia may be controlled with the plant-based CBD in place of sometimes more dangerous medications.
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