Marijuana

Chelena's Marijuana History (Stopped)
Marijuana (cannabis)
As needed Jun 14, 1963 - Jan 01, 1975
1 other Daily Dec 26, 2011 - Feb 25, 2012
As needed Apr 15 - Jun 15, 2012
Stopped Did not seem to work, Expense, and Side effects too severe Jan 1, 1975
Stopped Side effects too severe Feb 25, 2012
Stopped Did not seem to work and Side effects too severe Jun 2012

Chelena's Marijuana is for…

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Stiffness/Spasticity
  • Joint pain

Chelena's side effects of Marijuana…

  • Paranoid thinking 2012
  • Anxiety and frustration 2012

Evaluations


Jun 15, 2012

Dosage
As needed
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Paranoid thinking, Anxiety and frustration, Restlessness at night, Keeps me awake sometimes)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips
The chocolate cookies from the dispensary worked the best and I only needed a tiny amount so the cookie last for a couple of weeks. Also I could carry it on the plane with me when I went on vacation. One other positive side effect was ONE night I had a wonderful time with an old friend I hadn't seen in a while and a friend she brought along. The came to my house and her friend wasn't sure he wanted to come in as he doesn't really like to socialize. I said I'm cool with him coming in and if he doesn't feel welcome or just doesn't feel right they can leave right away and I won't think the less of them nor will my feelings be hurt. He came and and they stayed until the wee hours on the morning listening to Billie Holliday and talking and laughing and coming up with fun plans to write a book or a play or a radio show. It was a really fun night and so unusual for me. There were times I got a bit paranoid and anxious and spacey but I was able to re-anchor myself and shake myself out of those uncomfortable states.
Cost
< $25 monthly

Apr 27, 2012

Dosage
As needed
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Joint pain)
  • side effects
    Mild (Paranoid thinking, Anxiety and frustration, Restlessness at night, Keeps me awake sometimes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips
I stopped taking cannabis because it seemed to stop working. But in desperation I have been taking it again for a couple of days and it has helped with less pain at night and some help with spasticity and stiffness. I have decided to just use it once in a while as part of some of the things I can turn to if I'm having a harder time than usual. I also need to go back to the "Wellness Center" and talk to them about other kinds I could try.
Cost
< $25 monthly

Feb 25, 2012

Dosage
1 other Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Joint pain)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Paranoid thinking, Anxiety and frustration, Restlessness at night, Keeps me awake sometimes)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips
Talk to weed wellness center people about your symptoms and how sensitive you might already know you are to stronger strains and their effects. Keep track of what you take, how much you take, and what effects it has the first time, the second time and so on. I found that over time the effects changed and mostly not for the better. I used a water pipe to reduce the heat in my throat. I even used ice water to cool it. One of the best kinds I found initially that helped me sleep and reduce pain I soon discovered made me depressed and I had to stop. I was only smoking a small amount before bed. I asked my 24 year old son to help me choose a bong in the head shopkkkkk
Cost
< $25 monthly

Dec 30, 2011

Dosage
1 other Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips
Took cannabis years ago for migraine pain and nausea. I take other medications to help if I get a migraine now. Recently I had a relapse with Fibromyalgia and nothing was working to alleviate the pain, stiffness, and the effect they were having on my sleep. I have found one strain so far that I take at night that is very good for exactly what I need for and it doesn't mess with my head.
Cost
$25-49 monthly

About Marijuana (Other)

Marijuana is the herbal form of cannibis. The major biologically active chemical in cannibis is (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), commonly referred to as THC. It has psychoactive and physiological effects when consumed, usually by smoking or ingestion. Read more

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