Can Cannabis Help Me with Relief from Fibromyalgia?

Medical Marijuana Doctor Issuing Recommendations for Patients Near Tampa, St. Petersburg and All of Florida

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Woman at her desk holding her forehead in her hands because she feels a headacheLiving with fibromyalgia means living with pain, all the time. It may be difficult to sleep, difficult to exercise, and difficult to feel well if you live with this condition. Perhaps you've experienced mixed success with medications and are curious about marijuana for pain relief. The experienced, caring doctors at our practice will help you decide if marijuana in Florida will provide the relief you need and deserve.

Relief from Fibromyalgia Symptoms

This disorder is common and causes pain all over your body. Researchers believe it is related to brain activity that amplifies how you perceive pain. Symptoms include:

  • Joint pain
  • Full-body aching
  • Points of tenderness and pain
  • Muscle fatigue
  • General fatigue
  • Depression
  • Back, neck, shoulder and hip aches
  • Chronic headaches
  • Impaired concentration and focus

Although fibromyalgia is common, a lot of people don't understand it. You may feel like your disorder is misunderstood by loved ones, friends, co-workers and family, which can be isolating. As a result, you may be experiencing depression and anxiety. All of these things – the primary symptoms and the related effects – make it difficult to concentrate at a job, to make new friends, to be present with family and to live your life to the fullest. For some people, we have seen that marijuana products provide relief. It may be best to use marijuana in combination with your usual medication; we will consult you about the specifics during your evaluation.

Marijuana and Fibromyalgia Pain

Living with this disorder is frustrating for many reasons, including that there's no cure. Marijuana has long been associated with pain relief, and now that medical marijuana laws exist in Florida, it may be the right way to cope with your symptoms.

The first step is to find out if you're eligible for an MMJ card, which is what our doctors do. We meet with you during an assessment and consultation to let you know if you qualify according to state regulation. If you do, you'll be entered into the state database and issued an ID card.

At AMRX, we don't leave you hanging after you've been entered into the state's registry. We make sure you know where to go, what to purchase and how to use it. We follow up with you to make sure it's working, and adjust recommendations as needed.

For example, we'll help you decide how to use marijuana, which may be:

  • Smoking: effects manifest almost immediately
  • Vaping: also offers near-immediate effects, but at a lower heat point that's easier on your lungs
  • Topicals: provides pain relief at specific points on your body without the high

The doctors at AMRX work with you to develop an effective treatment plan that works for you as an individual. When it comes to marijuana, pain relief prescriptions are not one size fits all. We consider the specific symptoms bothering you and which strains may be best. Once you've had the chance to try out the product from the dispensary, we can help you adjust the strain, product or dosage if you aren't quite getting the experience you want. If you don't want to feel high from using marijuana, we'll help you choose a CBD product that provides relief without the euphoria. Some patients prefer the euphoric high, in which case we'll help you choose a THC-containing strain that works.

Arrange Your Evaluation in the Tampa Area Today

Please call Access Marijuana RX in St. Petersburg to arrange a consultation: 727-209-5470. We have seen just how frustrating it is to live with constant pain and the relief that our patients have experienced. We look forward to discussing your options for medical marijuana in Florida.