53 patient evaluations for Cannabis

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Mar 5, 2010 (Started Dec 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Aug 25, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness after eating)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Everything is working better. I feel better with out this treatment.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 7, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry eyes, dry mouth, clumsiness, sedation, loopy feeling, happiness, cognitive decline)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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, happiness, dry mouth, sedation, dry eyes, loopy feeling

Nov 23, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry eyes, dry mouth, clumsiness, sedation, loopy feeling, happiness, cognitive decline)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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, happiness, dry mouth, sedation, dry eyes, loopy feeling

May 7, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry eyes, dry mouth, clumsiness, sedation, loopy feeling, cognitive decline)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.5 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Effective for pain.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: clumsiness, cognitive decline, happiness, dry mouth, sedation, dry eyes, loopy feeling

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 7, 2010 (Started Nov 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (psychosis disorder)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 23, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for emotional lability)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

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

  • 2 helpful marks

Dec 2, 2009 (Started Jan 06, 2009)

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

Aug 23, 2009 (Started May 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (word fishing, clumsiness, cognitive decline)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (word fishing, clumsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 13, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Cannabis sativa is far and away the best for controlling spasticity. Free the weed. Man makes booze, God makes pot, God is perfect, man is not.)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I say read Henry David Thoreau's " On Civil Disobedience" and make up your mind to thumb your nose at the New Prohibition. I've smoked pot off and on since 1970 with no ill effects. Lots of laughter and music though. Don't be afraid of the DEA and don't believe the lies you've been told regarding the killer weed. It is far less harmful than alcohol!! Our government needs to wake up and do the right thing.

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 4, 2009 (Started Jun 14, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: dont go over board
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

May 29, 2009 (Started Apr 20, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea and vomiting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Legalize It!
Cost: $200+ monthly

Mar 25, 2009 (Started Apr 20, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea and vomiting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Yes this is a illegal narcotic, but lets get real. When you are very physically ill & have the choice to take several pills to maybe alleviate the situation or smoke a joint & not only find relief physically but also mentally. This should definitly be used in moderation based on your own physical symptoms. If only medicinal Marijuana was mainstreamed in the medical community we wouldn't have to worry about where we're getting it from....Can't help with that but this treatment is truly something I believe in, all politics aside.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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