Fibromyalgia is the second most common condition affecting your bones and muscles. Yet it’s often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Its classic symptoms are widespread muscle and joint pain and fatigue. Doctors aren’t sure what causes it, but some believe it’s a problem with how your brain and spinal cord process pain signals from your nerves. We do know certain things suggest you’re more likely to get it:
- You have another painful disease, such as arthritis, or an infection.
- You are a woman.
- You have a disorder, like anxiety or depression.
- You were physically or emotionally abused or have PTSD.
- Muscle pain, burning, twitching, or tightness
- Low pain threshold or tender points
- Trouble concentrating and remembering
- Feeling nervous, worried, or depressed
- Cannabinoids for fibromyalgia
- Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD)
- Cannabis use in patients with fibromyalgia