Marijuana is very effective as a pain reliever for many pain conditions, including fibromyalgia. So why don’t more doctors recommend it?
Laboratory research and clinical trials have demonstrated unexpected, paradoxical effects when opiate blockers are combined with opiates that enhance their pain-relieving effects.
If you have fibromyalgia there is a treatment option for chronic pain you need to know about. It is called low-dose naltrexone (LDN). Here is the really amazing thing: it is not an opiate pain medication. In fact, it is exactly the opposite: an opiate blocker!
Successful management of any chronic illness requires a large component of education on self-management skills.
I worry that the current trend toward limiting the ability of doctors to prescribe opiates will promote the under-treatment and stigmatization of those in chronic pain.
More than 6,000 research studies have now illuminated the processes in the body that cause fibromyalgia, so why don’t doctors know more about managing this very common illness?