53 patient evaluations for Cannabis

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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

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

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

Jun 15, 2012 (Started Jun 14, 1963)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for joint pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Keeps me awake sometimes, restlessness at night, anxiety and frustration, paranoid thinking)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
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 (Started Jun 14, 1963)

  • 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 (Keeps me awake sometimes, restlessness at night, anxiety and frustration, paranoid thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
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 (Started Jun 14, 1963)

  • 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 (Keeps me awake sometimes, restlessness at night, anxiety and frustration, paranoid thinking)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
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 (Started Jun 14, 1963)

  • 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
Dosage: 1 other Daily
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

  • 3 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

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

Mar 8, 2011 (Started Feb 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (cognitive impairment)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Weekly
Advice & Tips: Cannabis has many use, and therefore it is difficult to list everything it is used for.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: cognitive impairment

  • 2 helpful marks

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

Feb 17, 2012 (Started Oct 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (intoxicated feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Cannabis helps for my worst pain. The drawbacks are that I can't drive or be the "responsible adult" in the house when I take it (or at least, I won't!) so I'm usually limited to using it late at night. But when the pain is so bad it makes me cry and keeps me awake, it calms it down some and lets me sleep.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
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