Medical Marijuana For Chronic Fatigue
Are you or someone you know suffering from chronic fatigue? Even after having a full night’s rest, do you still feel extremely tired or weak? The causes for chronic fatigue are still unknown, as well as the effect marijuana has on lessening the symptoms, but individuals have been proving just how well medical marijuana really can improve their overall quality of life.
What Is Chronic Fatigue?
Chronic fatigue syndrome is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis that is affecting over half a million Canadians as young as 12 and up. What causes it is still unknown but your genetics, stress, trauma, the environment you’re in, and suffering from other illnesses or psychological disorders could play a huge role in triggering chronic fatigue. Women aged 40+ are also more likely to be diagnosed than men.
Chronic Fatigue Symptoms
Not only is treating chronic fatigue difficult, but so is actually diagnosing it since it has many of the same symptoms as other disorders. Your doctor will probably perform different tests to rule out other diagnoses in order to determine you do indeed have chronic fatigue syndrome.
Common symptoms can include the following:
- Fatigue, even after sleeping
- Trouble sleeping
- Extremely exhausted after exercising
- Memory loss
- Unable to concentrate
- Muscle pain and aches
- Sore throat and enlarged lymph nodes in neck
- Sensitivity to light or more blurry vision
- Mood swings or irritability
- Numbness or burning in hands or feet
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How Prescribed Medication Can Negatively Affect You
Medication can affect everyone differently, as well as medical marijuana. But when you suffer from chronic fatigue, it could trigger other symptoms over time especially depression, insomnia, and cause sexual tension, problems within your job, and other relationships. Medications can make you feel even more tired, affect your appetite, and make you feel nauseous.
How Can Medical Marijuana Help Chronic Fatigue Symptoms?
Medical marijuana is a great way to manage your symptoms because it’s a natural relaxant. When the different compounds found in cannabis interact with the serotonin receptors in your brain (which impact your body and emotional state), your serotonin levels can become more balanced. This can significantly improve your state of mind by relieving stress, headaches, and pain, help you sleep better, and improving mood swings. Medical marijuana is also known for boosting your energy, improving loss of appetite, and decreasing feelings of nausea.
Improve Your Quality Of Life
When you experience signs of chronic fatigue, it can be hard for your doctor to diagnose you because of the symptoms being so close to other disorders. After suffering from chronic fatigue for a prolonged period of time, you can start developing other symptoms like depression.
Antidepressants or other prescribed medication may not relieve your symptoms as well as medical marijuana can, especially when it comes to helping you sleep better at night and boosting your energy levels. Don’t suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome alone any longer. Book your appointment with us today to learn more about how medical marijuana can drastically improve your quality of life.