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Medical Marijuana Rated Much More Effective in Treating Fibromyalgia Symptoms Than Drugs

  • Published: 2014-04-21 (Revised/Updated 2016-01-04) : Author: The National Pain Foundation : Contact:
  • Synopsis: Survey of people with fibromyalgia revealed those who used marijuana to treat symptoms find it significantly more effective than the 3 drugs approved by the FDA to treat the disorder.

Main Document

"Nothing but medical marijuana has made the greatest dent in the pain and mental problems."

The three drugs approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia are Cymbalta (Duloxetine); Lyrica (Pregabalin); and Savella (Milnacipran).

How Cymbalta Performs for Fibromyalgia Sufferers (N=960)

How Lyrica Performs for Fibromyalgia Sufferers (N=860)

How Savella Performs for Fibromyalgia Sufferers (N=387)

How Marijuana Performs for Fibromyalgia Sufferers (N=379)

Comments from survey respondents regarding the use of marijuana to treat Fibromyalgia:

About The Survey:

The National Pain Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that is addressing the critical public health challenges attributed to pain on a global basis.

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