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

Author: The National Pain Foundation : Contact: www.thenationalpainfoundation.org

Published: 2014-04-21 : (Rev. 2016-01-04)

Synopsis and Key Points:

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 Digest

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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