53 patient evaluations for Cannabis

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Mar 4, 2011 (Started Mar 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 Weekly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Mar 2, 2011 (Started Mar 13, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Has helped my OCD and some health related issues from my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (I had several infections, which left me in a weakened state, I have visible infections, but nobody has given me a CFS diagnosis)
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 30, 2010 (Started Dec 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bulbar symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I tried it after reading others' evaluations. I would suggest trying it. I'm never alone, never drive or do anything else. Dosage is awkward to determine.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea

  • 3 helpful marks

Oct 21, 2010 (Started May 08, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I prefer taking it in brownie form--the slow onset of the high seems to lead to less munchies--but it means using maybe 5 times more pot than I would if I was smoking it. That's the main reason I've been growing my own, but it's definitely cheaper and I know exactly how it's been grown. I've also bought a vaporizer to use in those times when I don't have enough around to cook with. It's called a Hot Box, it cost about $125, and I'm pretty happy with it so far.

  • 2 helpful marks

Sep 10, 2010 (Started Oct 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Has lifted me out of several periods of anxiety and depression by helping me look at situations from different angles. Has also helped control the pain caused by my ovarian cysts, and the mood problems caused by the cyst's effects on my hormones. it also raises my focus and preoccupation in hobbies, which also motivates me out of depressive moods. Helps with the ADD. Only side effects? Increased hunger and eventual sleepiness.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 16, 2010 (Started Feb 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Advice & Tips: THC is available in numerous forms making it easy for any patient to use. Edibles are sometimes unreliable. THC capsules vary in strength. Smoking with a vaporizor is fast acting and you are able to adjust the amount that you use according to how you feel. THC helps with excessive saliva, cramping, pain, mental well being. It may cause drowsiness and a couch potato feeling. The side effects depend on the type of marijuana and the amount you ingest.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jun 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 3 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 1967)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: knocked the edge off the negativity of the day

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 1, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE WEIGHT GAIN! BE SURE TO HAVE HEALTHY FOOD AROUND!
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 5 helpful marks

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
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