Archive for marijuana

Microglial Inhibiting Drugs – Providing Hope for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?

The microglia surround and protect the neurons in our brains and spinal cord. As the main immune defenders in the brain, they spew out an array of inflammatory and neurotoxic substances when activated. When we have a cold these substances cause the symptoms associated with ‘sickness behavior’ Read more [...]

Medical Madness: How the Feds Approved Drugs for Fibromyalgia That Don’t Work Well While Barring Access to One That Might

"Pregabalin, duloxetine, milnacipran, and amitriptyline are the current first-line prescribed agents but have had a mostly modest effect. With only a minority of patients expected to experience substantial benefit, most will discontinue therapy because of either a lack of efficacy or tolerability problems." Read more [...]

Marijuana, the Microglia and Reducing Nerve Pain

The microglia in the brain and spinal cord are getting more and more interest in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Given their roles in producing both neuropathic pain and neuroinflammation it's hard to believe they're not involved in producing the pain and fatigue in FM and ME/CFS. Neuropathic Read more [...]