Monday, November 11, 2019
report-on-fibromyalgia-patients-experience-with-cbd
By Ginevra Liptan, MD You have probably noticed that CBD is being touted as a panacea for many illnesses, including fibromyalgia. According to a recent New York Times article about CBD, “It’s hot, everywhere and yet almost nobody understands it.” While CBD can certainly help with some fibromyalgia symptoms, it is not a cure-all and…
treating-adrenal-burnout-in-fibromyalgia
By Ginevra Liptan, MD* Links may generate a commission for this site Adrenal burnout is common in fibromyalgia and can really worsen fatigue and fog. Adrenal burnout (also referred to as adrenal fatigue) stems from overworked adrenal glands. The hyperactive stress response in fibromyalgia causes the adrenal glands to work hard—all the time. The continual…
natural-treatments-for-restless-legs-syndrome
By Ginevra Liptan, MD* Links may generate a commission for this site The throbbing, pulling or creeping sensations of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) can be miserable—and affect at least one third of all women with fibromyalgia. These uncomfortable feelings and urge to move the legs are often triggered by trying to relax or sleep, making…
frequently-asked-questions-about-cbd
In this video Dr. Liptan explains the science of CBD, and its uses in the treatment of fibromyalgia. By Ginevra Liptan, MD*Links may generate a commission for this site With the launch of our new line of CBD and magnesium products, Frida Botanicals, I am getting a lot of great questions about the available research…
the-science-of-cbd-for-fibromyalgia
By Ginevra Liptan, MD* Links may generate a commission for this site CBD (cannabidiol) and THC are the two most well studied medicinal substances found in the plant commonly referred to as marijuana, but more scientifically and accurately called cannabis.  THC is most famous for its psychoactivity/altered thinking, the “high” that recreational users of cannabis…
answers-to-some-faqs-on-low-dose-naltrexone
By Ginevra Liptan, MD* Links may generate a commission for this site I was honored to speak about using low-dose naltrexone (LDN) for fibromyalgia recently at the LDN 2017 conference. Based on my clinical experience with LDN and what I learned from other speakers at the conference, here are some answers to frequently asked questions…
lessons-learned-on-opiates-and-ldn-for-fibromyalgia
By Ginevra Liptan, MD* Links may generate a commission for this site The typical recommendation has always been to only prescribe low dose naltrexone (an opiate blocker that acts in the brain to lower volume of pain, see my previous blog post for more details) for people that are taking no opiate-based pain medication. The…
build-the-ultimate-fibromyalgia-pain-toolkit-part-2
By Ginevra Liptan, MD* Links may generate a commission for this site Fibromyalgia can throw a lot of different types of pain at us—aching joints and muscles, burning nerves, trigger points, and more. We need different tools to combat each type of pain. For Pain Awareness Month, I want to help you build your own…