Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 335 262
Stiffness/spasticity 211 177
Anxious mood 209 167
Depressed mood 68 52
Fibromyalgia 43 35

Show all 255 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
9
Moderate
46
Mild
184
None
257

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cannabis

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 26
Sleepiness 18
Increased appetite 13
The munchies 11
Goofy feeling 8
Hunger 8

Show all 125 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cannabis

Dosage Patients
1 INH daily 12
1INH as needed 11
1other as needed 7
2 INH daily 6
1 g daily 5
1 other daily 5
2INH as needed 4
1 INH weekly 3
1 mg daily 3
3 INH daily 3

See all 111 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Cannabis

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 41
Expense 19
Side effects too severe 15
Did not seem to work 14
Doctor's advice 9
Personal research 4
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 74 patients who've stopped using Cannabis

Duration

Currently using Cannabis

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 50
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 47

Stopped using Cannabis

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 266
Usually 124
Sometimes 79
Never taken as prescribed 27
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 34
Somewhat hard to take 83
A little hard to take 116
Not at all hard to take 263
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 101
$100-199 93
$50-99 64
$25-49 44
< $25 69
Not specified 125

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Cannabis after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 2
Zolpidem (Ambien) 1

Patients stopped using Cannabis and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
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54 patient evaluations for Cannabis

Jun 17, 2017 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Stopped using, too hard to breath in, can't take edibles
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 7, 2017 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Only use it three times a month.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 28, 2017 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Have really dropped off using it, got a little too high a couple times and I know no one healthy has died from a marijuana overdose, but my ALS condition it could be dangerous.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 23, 2016 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Really calms you down.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 25, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I bought the cream to try to treat my Fibro pain but it was not effective. One night I was experiencing IBS pain and couldn't sleep so on a fluke I tried the cream. It gave me fairly quick relief and was able to sleep. So I tried it again. And again. It works without fail. I haven't noticed (or tracked) if it affects my other symptoms (diarrhea and constipation and I'm not sure about treating the bloating) but it sure is effective for the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 2, 2017 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for complex post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 1 helpful mark
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