Jeff is a 59 year old gentleman with a 10 year history of fibromyalgia which was diagnosed following several investigations. Since then, he has been prescribed various antidepressants, tranquillizers and painkillers including Lyrica, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, co-proxamol, paroxetine, Pragiola, Carbemazepine, Amitriptline, Clonazepam, diazepam, codeine and Mianserin. He was switched from one type of medication to another but his symptoms were not relieved and he was getting a lot of side effects from the medication. When he tried Sativex in 2011, he got good relief of symptoms with no side effects. However he could not continue taking this product as this was only available in UK.
The patient stopped his tablets one year ago when he found that he was not getting relief from his symptoms. During this last year, he would occasionally obtain some cannabis flowers from the black market and consume these to get some relief.
He was now tried Pedanios 20/1 and was using it in a vaporizer at high temperatures of 195degrees Celsius taking 0.5-0.75g twice daily. He has found that this dose has given him the best relief so far from his symptoms of fibromyalgia including pain, insomnia, anxiety and irritability. However, he feels that he would benefit from a higher dose of 2g daily in divided doses as his symptoms were not optimally relieved with 8-12 hourly dosing.
The patient did not report any side effects with Pedanios 20/1 except for increased appetite.