Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 339 265
Stiffness/spasticity 213 178
Anxious mood 210 167
Depressed mood 69 52
Fibromyalgia 43 35

Show all 258 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
186
None
259

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cannabis

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 26
Sleepiness 18
Increased appetite 13
The munchies 11
Hunger 9
Goofy feeling 8

Show all 125 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cannabis

Dosage Patients
1 INH daily 13
1INH as needed 10
1other as needed 7
2 INH daily 6
1 other daily 4
2INH as needed 4
1 g daily 3
1 mg daily 3
3 INH daily 3
2 INH twice daily 3

See all 109 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Cannabis

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 42
Expense 20
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 75 patients who've stopped using Cannabis

Duration

Currently using Cannabis

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 48
5 - 10 years 36
10 years or more 45

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 8
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 270
Usually 124
Sometimes 79
Never taken as prescribed 27
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 34
Somewhat hard to take 84
A little hard to take 117
Not at all hard to take 265
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 101
$100-199 93
$50-99 64
$25-49 44
< $25 70
Not specified 128

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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53 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

Feb 9, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 1984)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 INH Yearly
Advice & Tips: I don't drink alcohol.

  • 0 helpful marks
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