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Arterial nerves, the origin of much of the pain of Fibromyalgia

FIBROMYALGIA MYSTERY SOLVED - ROOT CAUSE OF PAIN FOUND

Researchers proved that Fibromyalgia pain is real, and most of the pain comes from nerves in the arteries, previously thought to be incapable of generating the numbing pain of the big F.

 

The announcement should have patients rejoicing worldwide.  The mystery of Fibromyalgia has finally, for the most part, been unraveled.  This discovery offers an explanation; why medical marijuana is effective in the treatment of many Fibromyalgia patients.  


According to some estimates, about 10 million Americans have the F disease, and this group now has hope and direction for treatment. Researchers discover that the main source of pain is generated in the blood vessels, the arteries, especially in the hands, feet and limbs of fibromyalgia sufferers.


 

FIBROMYALGIA PAIN AIN'T FICTION

 

Researchers discovered that the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients does not stem from the brain.  It turns out that that notion was simply a creation from the minds of doctors and patients.  

 

Editor's note:  This research discovery should be combined with other breakthrough research on Fibromyalgia.  The cause of the pain can be due to inflamed nerves throughout.  The inflammation causes are many.  The reduction of pain using cannabis, opiates or other forms should provide relief, but the cause should be addressed, which is the cause of inflammation, which, in most cases, comes from CHRONIC exposure to a multitude of sources


 

no more wild goose chase

 

THE WILD GOOSE CHASE COMES TO AN END

 

These findings mark the end of several decades of wild goose chasing.  Sadly, many of our  doctors blamed the condition on the patients themselves; it was all in their imagination.   The mystery of Fibromyalgia left millions of sufferers searching out relief from pain medications. Now that scientists revealed that the main source of pain stems from a most unlikely place an excess of blood vessels in the hands, legs and foot.
 

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appraises that fibromyalgia influences more than 10 million people every year in the U.S., with essentially higher event rates in ladies than in men."

 

The cannabinoids of cannabis, like the psychoactive THC and the non-psychoactive CBD have both analgesic (pain killing) and sleep-promoting effects, which help fibromyalgia patients to manage their symptoms. Many studies worldwide have found that cannabis  based medicines are effective in improving sleep disruption, joint stiffness, anxiety, physical function, pain, depression, and quality of life in individuals with fibromyalgia.
 

 

prescription deaths drop in medical marijuana states.


 

FIBROMYALGIA - CLINICAL STUDIES - MARIJUANA AND OPIATES

 

Fibromyalgia characteristically causes intense and unrelenting musculoskeletal pain.  Cannabis has proven effective in offering fibromyalgia sufferers relief, with negligible toxic side effects.

 

Fibromyalgia patients treated with cannabis were assessed over a seven-month period experienced significant pain intensity improvements, and they were able to reduce the dosage of opioid medications. In one study it was discovered that after four weeks of cannabis treatment, fibromyalgia patients had a significant reduction in both pain and anxiety whereas the placebo group saw no improvements.  

 

In another study significant reductions in pain and stiffness, and an enhancement of relaxation, an increase in somnolence,  and a better feeling of well being were reported in  fibromyalgia patients only two hours after they smoked or orally consumed cannabis.

 

"Cannabis was found to be effective in improving sleep quality in patients with fibromyalgia (Dr.'s Ware, Fitzcharles, Joseph & Shir, 2010)."


This discovery may lead to new treatments and research can now focus on a total cure.  To solve the Fibromyalgia mystery, researchers zeroed in on the skin from the hand of one patient who lacked sensory nerve fibers, and had less ability to sense pain from this source. They took skin samples from the hands from several Fibromyalgia patients.  They found an extreme excess amount of nerve fibers called arteriole-venule (AV) shunts.

Until now, scientists had thought that these nerve fibers were responsible exclusively for regulating blood flow, and did not cause the sensation of pain, however, they were mistaken in their assumptions.  These arterial nerves have been shown to create the majority of the hurt; the widespread body pain that Fibromyalgia sufferers feel.

research breakthrough - about time


 

The breakthrough might solve the perplexing question; why is it that many sufferers have very painful hands and feet, and other tender points throughout the body.  Why does cold weather and dampness aggravate their symptoms?  In addition to the widespread deep tissue pain, many Fibromyalgia patients lethargic, low energy.  Inflammation of the arterial nerves also reduces blood flow, which tells the body all is not well, and this effect can cause the brain to release biochemicals that signal the body to rest.  And in this case, rest beyond a certain point does not help at all, it is a false signal, from a dysfunctional group of nerve cells.

 


“We previously thought that these arterial nerve endings were involved exclusively in regulating blood flow at the subconscious level (no pain capability), yet we were presented with evidences that the (arterial) blood vessel endings also contribute to our conscious sense of touch… and the pain (associated with Fibromyalgia).  This mismanaged blood flow might be the source of muscular pain and achiness, and the sense of fatigue, which is thought to come from a buildup of lactic acid which contributes to low levels of inflammation, as seen in fibromyalgia patients. This, in turn, may contribute to the hyperactivity in the brain as seen in FM.”- Dr. Delph L. Rice, Neuroscientist  - Paraphrase

 

Current treatments for Fibromyalgia have been ineffective.  The therapies include narcotic (addictive) pain medicines; anti-seizure drugs, antidepressants.  Some doctors simply prescribe more rest and exercise.  Now that the cause of Fibromyalgia has been pinpointed, patients can look to the future with hope.


 

420EvaluationsOnline:  To purchase cannabis based medicines, patches, tinctures, CBD, THC, special formulations contain cannabinoids in California, everyone must have a medical recommendation from a licensed physician - that is until 2018, when any adult may purchase cannabis under the new marijuana laws.   Thanks to the Governor and the Medical Board of California, the process to become a medical cannabis card holder can be done 100% online, in minutes.  

 

Our process is simple and patients simply answer a few required questions about their conditions and symptoms and the doctor reviews the file remotely on his tablet.  Most applications are processed the same day or even in a few minutes, depending on the volume of patients.  We also provide grower's permits and renewals all online.  Note that applicants are not required to pay until they are approved.  Documents are used in California and some places in Nevada (for tax exemption of up to 35%) at dispensaries, delivery services, cannabis clubs, cooperatives and other points of access.

 

 

FIBROMYALGIA PATIENTS NO LONGER NEED TO BE INSULTED BY IGNORANT PHYSICIANS


 

“When are they ever going to figure out that the symptoms (of Fibromyalgia) are not all in your head?  Whenever something doesn’t fit in their tiny-weeny little understanding, they belittle us, the patients and tell us we are crazy.  We have suffered through this disease since they were born.  They prescribed SSRIs for everything, and we all know this is not the answer, any more than a lobotomy or hysterectomy is.” - Understandably Frustrated Patient

 

Now patients can simply print out peer reviewed journals (see further reading section) and drop them at their doctor's office.  If they don't read the material due to a lack of time ,then they, in effect, lack the time to help their patients.  If you do this, make sure that the papers you print out are medical doctors, have a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry or come from a renowned clinic or institution.   This action often stops the average GP in his tracks and gets him thinking.  

 

The body produces its own cannabinoids, whose function is to  dial up or down, the function of many systems and bodily functions.  The cannabinoids in marijuana work by shoring up the supply, when something goes wrong in our system, for whatever reason, genetic, chemical exposure, cannabinoid blockers, diet, age, disease.  

 

Some cannabinoids tend to balance, which means that they are probably only used by the body when required when the dosage is low.  Cannabinoids are particularly effective for autoimmune and nervous disorders, which we now know is the root cause of most types of Fibromyalgia.  We know too that NMR of the brain can diagnose the condition, and that the feedback from the inflamed nerves - including the arteries signals the brain, and the patient to feel pain, pain, pain.
 

 

further reading

 

 

FURTHER READING - MARIJUANA AND FIBROMYALGIA

Patients Find Freedom From Fibromyalgia Pain With Cannabis

Treating Painful Fibromyalgia Symptoms With Cannabis

 

Bonni Goldstein, M.D. is a physician who specializes in cannabis medicine in Los Angeles, California. She specialized in Pediatric Emergency medicine for years before witnessing the amazing benefits of this treatment in an ill loved one. Since then, she has successfully treated thousands of adult and pediatric patients with cannabis. She regularly speaks about cannabis medicine at conferences and patient groups around the world. She is the owner and medical director of Canna Centers and medical advisor to Weedmaps.com. She is the author of the recently published book, Cannabis Revealed.

 

Vicki began reading about cannabis as a natural option to treat her pain and came to my office to learn more. She has found that THC-rich medicine taken in small doses (one to two puffs) smoked in a joint two or three times a day eases her pain and insomnia. It also alleviates the anxiety that is so often associated with these medical conditions. Vicki states that she’s a responsible user and knows what affects her mind and body. She does not drive after she smokes and, while she reports sometimes feeling euphoria, she most often feels relaxed and is able to sleep.....

 

FIBROMYALGIA & MEDICAL MARIJUANA

 

“I have patients with a range of pain syndromes who have failed all their other treatments and for whom Herbal Cannabis has been the only reasonable option that they have that controls their symptoms,” - Dr. Ware.

 

Fibromyalgia is a disorder where nerves amplify and exaggerate sensations of pain.  Sufferers hurt at the slightest touch.  Researchers debate the cause of Fibromyalgia, with physical and mental stress, environmental and genetic causes being the prime suspects.


 

Fibromyalgia patient testimonials


 

PATIENT COMMENTARY - CANNABIS AND FIBROMYALGIA PAIN PATCH

 

Dr.Greenthumb Garden & Lab We can happily supply plenty of flowers,oil or trim to any company or patients, who need materials to produce their meds. We believe that cannabis is the future and it can provide people with a better quality of life. Kaiser Big Pharma already knows this. The problem is that healthcare is a business like any other and there's no money to be made if everyone is healthy. They stay in business by making sure we're never truly healthy

Sharon Smith I feel there is absolutely no reason for this to be illegal. marijuana works on several things which you've all heard before. I say Legalize It to the whole country and let people be.

Kate Huddleston - Galipeau Hope that when shops are allowed to sell recreational cannabis here in Massachusetts that they sell those too.(2018 hopefully ).

Danny Pierce This is so much needed. The drug company would lose millions though. They will be the hold up. Just pisses you off knowing the drug is just in reach, but you can not get it.

Marco Heredia Just take a few pills and their side effect will keep u putting $$$$ in doctors banks account.... they want to keep us very sick says no 2 pills n live healthy life with weed..

Karen Stodola Riley Virginia Stodola this is the beginning fibro studies i was telling you about. . it will be interesting to watch if this becomes a method to relieve some of that fibro pain.

Alice Michelle Pharma combines charge me $750
All of a sudden for lidocaine patches because I don't have high blood pressure despite debilitating pain issues. These would be awesome

Robert W Palmer They want a foot in the door in Canada so the PM said ramp up the arrests . Then when we make it legal you will only be able to buy it through Corporate hands

William Wagner I think big pharmaceuticals caught on many years ago to the value of Marijuana. What they haven't been able to do is profit from it being a free natural plant. That is where the government comes into the picture. One the government figures out how to make it legal for them.they will give them the license .

Dustin Bruce This is a sign that pharma has caught on. Now that the stigma is dying and it won't hurt their bottom line, they will want it rescheduled to class 2. Have medical marijuana shut down and make it available via prescription.

Donna Oldham Wish it was legal where I live. Have fibro, small fiber neuropathy, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and scoliosis.

Angela Sheely Uren Because you know giving people morphine extended release tablets with short acting pain pills like percocet in addition. To their fentanyl patches is the far better way to go.....if you want to kill your LIVER along the way!!

Susie Ross Big Pharma already knows that's why it is illegal. Too many politicians are getting the palms greased !!!

I can't believe that cannabis was not legal 40 years ago.guess it would put a lot of big pharma out of business. It just wrong for so many reasons.think about how many lives could have been saved.I lost my son to heroin,p.I get really upset whe...See More

Freddy Schaefer Big pharma needs to stay out of the cannabis issue totally. They have already screwed up their shot making cures and failed miserably.

Shay Triplett I don't want big pharma to catch on, they'll get their greedy grubby hands on it and make it so it's addictive and has side effects that need more medications. Big pharma can fuck right off

Marie Madonia Look father....i really wish u could/would take bud as a pain killer...i know it will help u so much with not only your pain but ur depression and anxiety..ptsd Mario
Cindy Williams Love this...doc just took me off Lyrica...due to it lowering my bp...has dropped so low a few times...that I feel out..still have a goose egg on my forehead...last time it happened..my bp was about 84-56 ..not good

Cathie Tonkin Oh I so want this!!!! Just one day without pain????, could it be possible????

Patti Thorpe I want the oil for COPD but it's not available according to this Rick Simmons Oil guy.

 

Belinda Westerlund The whole world needs to be on the cannabis indica extract to combat all the crap our government allows in our country....

Holly Reilly I would love to try this..where can u get it?

Diane Webber Conboy Need this! Tired of mess, topical stuff that doesn't work. CIPN sucks????

Christine Hooten Greg had fibromyalgia and he took Lyrica for it and I don't think it helped at all.

Ken Ratkosky You have to look to Ohio. Big Pharm is hijacking medicinal marijuana use

Randy Eskew So much better and safer than a fentanyl patch which is easily abused by addicts.


Christine Warren They know and that is why they fight so hard against it. If they had a patent on it they would be producing it themselves.

Heidi Hilgenberg When they can lock tight a way to make it only accessible through them.

Melinda Jane
Melinda Jane This would help me sooo much with my chronic nerve pain. No wonder it's illegal.

 

Kim Taylor-Cummins I've been making these for years. Dr didn't think it would work. Proved it does.

Gary Whitehead If it was good enough for the President we the people should have the same choice !

Karen Zeuner Swartz I would love to try these. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have been using

 

Nadine Reid Illegal here. Would like to try for my fibromyalgia and nerve pain
 

Scott Stone Big pharmaceutical companies will only support cannabis if they can fill their accounts with cash.

Carolyn Barcomb You need this Cathy. I guess ya should move to a state where it's legal

Janet Karppa People with MS could greatly improve their quality of life with this!!

Anthony Rice need this....wish Indiana would go legal????

Xiomara Suarez Miele I wish I could buy. I am suffering from PD and fibromyalgia.


James D Benton They have patents on this already, what are you talking about lol

Chris Levings I need something like this right now. Can't sleep but sick

Cynthia Landa-Craft 2 weeks prescription of Lyrica- $370 NOT even my whole month I have too split the cost every 2 weeks. It helps somewhat BUT I also take 90 mg of Cymbalta. I still have a lot if pain widespread. I also have Urticarial Vasculitis & a Type 2 Diabetic. This is what gives me an appetite & sometimes not even this helps

Aaron Lunsford Let's hope the mother fuckers don't. So the real american can reap the fucking benefits of commercial growth and get out of their poverty. FUCK YOU PHARMA!!!!

Lonny Todd They will catch on and enjoy another windfall profit at our expense

James Fletcher Are they legal in Texas? Where can I get them? The fibromyalgia, arthritis, and gout, are about to do me in.

Joan Collins I could really use one of these patches for my nerves pain.

Frances Hill I have a son and granddaughter who need this but they live in Texas.

Barbara Cunningham No money in it for drug companies if we had something that worked with Damn few side effects.

Penny Alger Would rather do one of these versus morphine and pain pills

Cynthia Madore They know it's bound to happen but they have plenty of money to keep paying those low life Lobbyists!

 

@INTiDYN
It is very real. These are critical findings for anyone searching for answers.
Clues as to the possible origin/etiology of the disorder.

Johnny Privitera
I experienced bleach poisoning in both hands which caused a lot of pain. I eventually developed FM. Makes me wonder

Judith Hall
I am a seventy nine year-old lady. My FM appeared at the age of seventy four, with zero hope of a cure from the hospital, I decided to look further for an alternative treatment.  A friend of mine told me about Health Herbal Clinic in Johannesburg who sells herbal treatments for diseases including FM, I contacted the herbal clinic on their website and purchased their fibromyalgia herbal remedy. I received the herbal remedy byL courier in 8 days and I immediately commenced usage as prescribed, i used the herbal remedy for about 5 weeks.  My condition has vastly improved, all my symptoms including Chronic muscle pain, Abdominal pain, nausea, I am fibromyalgia free! You can contact the Health Herbal Clinic via their email or visit www healthherbalclinic weebly com .... Fibromyalgia is not a death sentence, there is a cure!



 

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