While this forum is considerably old, I'm hoping not to create more clutter by starting a new thread.
I have chronic pain from what has been diagnosed as fibromyalgia and I also have psoriasis. I have had a lot of difficulty finding information about topicals and their side effects. I'm looking for pain relief without the high or short term memory issues. Can anyone give me some good information on topical oil/salves/creams or point me in the direction of where to find this? I'd love to be able to find something that might be safe for use during pregnancy as nothing out there for fibro or psoriasis is really safe at all.
Everyone's mileage varies due to their individual biochemistry and interactions with medications and supplements.
there are a number of FM patients here, and probably many with psoriasis as well...
Aside from the topical stuff (which hasn't worked on me so far, but I'm ABBY normal), look into high CBD strains...
you'll still have some psychoactive properties, but more will be going to deal with inflammation, etc.
recent research on FM shows that it actually AMPLIFIES the signal in pain pathways, so I'm not sure topical
will address this... you want something systemic and that requires either vaporizing or edibles.
Are you taking Omega 3's?