Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes the patient to experience long-lasting pain all over the body. A chronic condition, fibromyalgia also causes tenderness in the muscles, joints, and tendons. Many patients also experience symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, stiffness upon waking, headaches, and numbness in the extremities. Many patients also experience periods of depression and anxiety.
Marijuana may help fibromyalgia patients reduce the pain caused by the condition. For some patients, marijuana may also be beneficial for dealing with the depression and anxiety.