I am on a new prescription medication for migraines and FM. The pot pill. Yes, the pot without all the fun stuff. Interesting enough some recent research just came out of migraines and cannabis from the University of Colorado.
In the study 121 adults with the primary diagnosis of migraine headache were treated with medical marijuana.
The primary outcome was number of migraine headaches per month with medical marijuana use. Secondary outcomes were the type and dose of medical marijuana used, previous and adjunctive migraine therapies, and patient-reported effects. Migraine headache frequency decreased from 10.4 to 4.6 headaches per month (p
So there was a reduction in attacks. Unfortunately, this was marijuana itself and not the pill. There is a difference in what is being processed. So I will see if the pill does anything before moving on to other methods.
Rhyne and her colleagues believe that cannabis offers a natural solution to the neurological disease. Earlier studies have linked chronic migraines to deficits in a person’s endocannabinoid system — a group of receptors that regulate mood, appetite, digestion, motor coordination, development, and reproduction. This system also responds to components of marijuana known as cannabinoids.
“I believe this finding helps support further research for the endocannabinoid system and a deficiency in that system, potentially resulting in cannabis offering benefits in patients with this deficiency,” Ryne said. What does marijuana does to migraines