Cannabis results | CROHN’S / IBS

NOTE: Only these inflammatory bowel diseases are currently qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in Minnesota: Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis or any other types of Colitis. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) by itself is not currently a qualifying condition by itself. Patients can be certified if they suffer abdominal pain as one of their symptoms.

Chronic Pain From Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A 32 yo man suffered from irritable bowel syndrome that caused chronic pain and has found that medical cannabis is working well for his pain and has helped his stomach settle so he can eat normally again.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Ulcerative Colitis

A 44 yo man suffering from ulcerative colitis has fewer stomach pains and a better appetite on cannabis. He also is sleeping much better. He was able to cut down on the drugs he was prescribed as a result.


Chronic Pain From Ulcerative Colitis and Trauma

A 35 yo man who had chronic pain from trauma and ulcerative colitis reports that cannabis is working very well to greatly reduce his pain and to decrease the number of flare-ups. He also has reduced neck pain and improved sleep. He has been able to stop taking the other pain medications he was previously prescribed.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 1

Crohn’s Disease/PTSD

A 31 yo woman suffering from both Crohn’s Disease and PTSD has reduced panic attacks and is now able to sleep through the night. She feels better during the day and her Crohn’s disease went into remission.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Crohn’s Diseases

A 30 yo man with Crohn’s disease complicated by multiple abdominal surgeries says that his post-surgical pains and abdominal pains have greatly reduced. The inflammation has decreased and he no longer has blood in his stool. He is now off all other narcotics.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 6
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A 27 yo man with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) was in a lot of abdominal pain. He says that it is working pretty good to take the pain away and that his pain is not as intense (from 7/10 to 2/10); more relaxed. He sleeps much better.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Crohn’s Disease

A 60 yo man with Crohn’s disease says it is working very well. He now has no anxiety and sleeps well. His stools are improved and he has no more cramping and diarrhea.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Neck Pain from Injury/Crohn’s disease

A 57 yo woman had neck pain from an injury and Crohn’s disease. She says that her stool is now formed once a day and she has no bloating or stomach pain. Her neck and back pain has been reduced as well.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Gastroparesis of Unknown Etiology

A 34 yo woman who experienced gastroparesis of unknown etiology. Pre-cannabis she was vomiting daily and unable to work. She experienced severe abdominal pain and would vomit blood. She had difficulty eating and had lost a great deal of weight. One year after taking cannabis she says it is working very well. She no longer has to take trips to the Emergency Room and is back working and got married. When she had a recent surgery she was able to avoid pain drugs. Her weight is stabilized and she can eat what she wants now. Her pain has reduced from 9/10 to 3/10. If her symptoms return, cannabis helps within 15 – 20 seconds.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Spasm of sphincter of Oddi

39 yo woman with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction with spasm for many years, managed previously on large amounts of hydrocodone. She has been on cannabis for 1 year. Cannabis is very effective. Not much pain anymore, no vomiting, able to eat foods that caused reactions in past. Pain has gone from a 10/10 to a 0/10. She was able to cut way down on hydrocodone.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Chronic pain from irritable bowel syndrome

31 yo woman had good results from cannabis. It really helped with the cramps and the pain reduced from 8/10 to 2/10. However, she could not afford it and stopped using. At this time the pains are pretty bad and she wants to restart it again.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Ulcerative colitis

27 yo man on cannabis for 4 months. Cannabis is working well. It helps sleep, relieves pain and anxiety. It helps the gut. No more blood in stool. No diarrhea.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 2

Ulcerative colitis

57 yo man on cannabis for a year. Cannabis is working very well. No flare-ups of colitis. Also on a biologic. He was able to stop taking tramadol.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Irritable bowel syndrome and migraine

44 yo woman on cannabis for 4 months. It is working pretty well on a daily dose. It helps IBS and also reduces the frequency of symptoms. Quick acting form helps in an episode. When it comes to her migraines it helps her sleep through the migraine. She is more relaxed. Not as much relief of pain so far. Referred for NUCCA chiropractic.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Anxiety and Irritable bowel disease causing chronic abdominal pain

34 yo woman says that cannabis is working very well to reduce anxiety. She is experiencing fewer panic attics with no abdominal issues. She has been able to cut way down on her Xanax. Pain has been reduced from 9/10 to 2/10.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Chronic abdominal pain after chemo for lymphoma in childhood

31` yo man says that cannabis works great for him night and day. His stomach is much much better; he says he can’t even explain how wonderful it is for him. His pain has been reduced from 8/10 to 1/10 and he is off all other stomach drugs.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Crohn’s disease

68 yo man has had mazing results on cannabis. His diarrhea (originally 18x/day) has resolved. He feels like he has been “cured” from his Crohn’s.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 7
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Colitis, indeterminate

35 yo woman says that cannabis works well. Flare ups not lasting as long, much more manageable. She still has some cramping and bleeding from fissure with flare up, but much less. She is missing much less work. She is off Azathioprine now which is an immunosuppressant.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 6
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0