I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about five years ago. I had been suffering with aches and pains throughout my body for years. There wasn’t a single doctor who could find a reason for those aches and pains, and most of them treated me like it was all in my head. The fact that I would have achy joints and muscle pain all day long, seemed to be normal to the doctor I was seeing. Finally, my regular doctor was gone when I had an appointment. I had to see an alternative doctor, and she asked if I had ever been told that it could be fibromyalgia. I had never heard of fibromyalgia as she explained to me that it was a condition that affected your muscles and joints and caused mild to severe pain. She told me that there really wasn’t much she could give me to help with the fibromyalgia, but it may behoove me to try medical marijuana. I had never even considered trying marijuana so the idea of using it for medical purposes was foreign to me. Considering I didn’t go a day without the pain, I was willing to try the medical marijuana. She told me what I had to do to obtain my medical card, and I followed all the instructions. Within two weeks after using marijuana, I woke up one morning and realized I was practically without pain. The little bit of pain that I still had, was minor and able to deal with. If it hadn’t been for the new doctor, my fibromyalgia would still be there and making my life difficult to handle. Thanks to the doctor and medical marijuana, I am living a normal life again.