47 patient evaluations for Cannabis

jrasku
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jrasku
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F40y
FM:10y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 28, 2010 (Started Mar 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: With the Cessamet/nabilone it has been unnescisary to use this.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jun 1, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I recommend using a vaporizer, this way you are not burning the medicine just heating it, also baking with it is highly recommended, not only do you get the benefits of the medicine you get a nice treat also! the downfall with baking is you need to use so much more, and if you are like me, it takes so much out of you to bake it, so you need someone else to bake for you! I loved this treatment and had no choice but to stop this nonaddictive medicine to go on highly addictive medicine! all due to cost! I get the highly addictive meds paid for...makes no sense to me!!
Cost: $200+ monthly

Apr 11, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE WEIGHT GAIN! BE SURE TO HAVE HEALTHY FOOD AROUND!
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 4 helpful marks
joanne123
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joanne123
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Mar 17, 2010 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have learned how to eat it with my Yogurt, so I do not have to smoke it any more. This really helps me with my severe pain and spasicity. I really feel like my quality of life has been inproved because of this treatment. Also they are studying Marijuana to see if does slow the progression of ms.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jun 29, 2009 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: You should treat it as you would medicine. Find out the doseage that works for you. I started with one to two puffs at a time every 3-4 hours. To me it is my pain medication. It works better then any thing the doctor prescribed for me. I used to think neurontin worked well but I still had pain. I do not have pain as long as I smoke my marijuana.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
Bramblina
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Bramblina
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F30y
FM:6y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 5, 2010 (Started Dec 19, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
Inpain24/7
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Inpain24/7
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 23
Condition: 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Feb 7, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Restless feeling in legs: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stress: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 3.5 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Been surprisingly happy lately. That's not usual for me at all. I've had clinical depression since a very young age.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Clumsiness, Cognitive decline, Goofy feeling, happiness, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Sedation, Dry eyes

Nov 23, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Restless feeling in legs: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stress: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3.5 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Prefer cooking, but smoking is usually the easiest. I find that it doesn't take the pain away, but it keeps my mind from thinking about it so it doesn't bother me at all. Unexpected benefits? Regulated my digestive cycle, I work harder and longer, better sex drive, all around better health really. Helps me fall asleep too
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Clumsiness, Cognitive decline, Goofy feeling, happiness, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Sedation, Dry eyes

May 7, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Restless feeling in legs: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stress: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3.5 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Effective for pain.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Clumsiness, Cognitive decline, Goofy feeling, happiness, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Sedation, Dry eyes

  • 0 helpful marks
thesaintk7
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thesaintk7
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
35 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I have:
ADHD/ADD

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Feb 7, 2010 (Started Nov 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Headaches: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
steven8269
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steven8269
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Dec 30, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage:

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thunderdoodle
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thunderdoodle
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I have:
MS

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Dec 23, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Emotional lability: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: As I have said before, we must stick to our meds whatever they may be. I find that marijuana helps in a number of ways. It helps me to sleep, it helps my appitite, helps with depression and in general makes me happier. It is like a 4-H project High, Happy, Hungry, Horny and there is nothing wrong with any of these. I grow my own and that is a fun project....
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 3, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Emotional lability: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: This stuff really works.Too bad it is still illeagal in some states. In Nevada you can become a medical marijuana patient but there are no stores for getting it. So I grow my own. I believe that it works to relieve a number of problems I have with my MS.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
MTanya
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MTanya
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I have:
MS

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Dec 2, 2009 (Started Jan 06, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: I have chose to take an alternative approach to treating my MS. I no longer take ANY prescription pills. I only smoke medical grade marijuana. I smoke throughout the day small amounts. I have had and continue to have a great results. The way I am able to deal with my disabilities and the emotional stress that goes along with it has been dramatically enhanced. Although I still have some physical and emotional pain relating to the MS, I am able to handle it. I don't suffer from any side effects. No munchies or dry mouth :-) I feel like I can rise above the MS and live a happy life.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
QuietGuy
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QuietGuy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
64 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Dysthymia

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Aug 23, 2009 (Started May 08, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Irritable and grouchy: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Strain and dosage: educate yourself on both. For example, for an anxious depressive, the two main strains of sativa (relative upper) and indica (relative tranquilizer) are variously indicated and contraindicated. This can usually be addressed by finding the proper hybrid/blend. Trial and error to learn the minimal effective dosage helps greatly in maximizing effectiveness and minimizing habituation and adverse effects.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive decline, Clumsiness, Word fishing

Nov 10, 2008 (Started May 08, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.02 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Dosage, dosage, dosage! See how little you can ingest and still get benefit. Marijuana is known to produce tolerance at normal to high levels of steady usage, but my experience suggests that below a certain threshhold, negative tolerance kicks in and you can get the same benefit with less and less. I find the effectiveness of inhalation both best and easiest to monitor. I use a (relatively) cheap non-electronic, non-electric vaporizer which has the additional advantage of being portable and discreet. Also learn from your prescriber/dispenser/source about the different effects of sativa (exciting) vs indica (calming) strains, particularly if using for or in the presence of anxiety, depression, or both.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive decline, Clumsiness, Word fishing

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