Fibromyalgia is a multi-symptom and multi-system disease with widespread chronic pain that can change location. People living with Fibromyalgia experience fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive symptoms, including brain fog and depressed mood.
Like chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, the cause of fibromyalgia is still poorly understood. It involves neuro-immune dysregulation, and many now consider it to be a form of autoimmune disease. With any illness which has multiple factors and symptoms, any treatment must be likewise holistic.
Sadly for people living with fibromyalgia, conventional drugs are often ineffective and can be difficult to tolerate. However, newer therapies, including medical cannabis when used in combination with a RM approach, offer hope and are shown to improve people’s quality of life significantly.