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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: www.thenationalpainfoundation.org
  • 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.

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

Main Document

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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