Current 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.

Ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease and PTSD

48 yo woman certified 1 year ago. Cannabis helped with getting off steroids used for Crohn’s. For the first time in 2 years she is stable and solid. It helps anxiety, reduced the amount of Ativan needed in the daytime. Meds: off Oxycodone, much less Ativan, off Steroids.

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? 2

Crohn’s disease

44 yo woman certified 4 years ago. Cannabis is working well. Improved sleep. Reduced abdominal pain and arthritis pain. Reduced anxiety. It slows down the gut, reduces diarrhea.

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? 2

Chronic pain from IBS

49 yo man certified 3 years ago. Improved IBS, helps calm spasms of the colon. Reduced pain to 2/10 from 8/10.

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

Crohn’s disease

NA, 46 yo woman certified 2 years ago. Cannabis is working well. It’s the best she has felt in 10 yrs. Crohn’s is now under control.

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

28 yo man certified 1 year ago. 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

Lymphocytic colitis

37 yo woman certified 1 year ago. Cannabis is working very well. She says
“It’s crazy; I can’t believe how well it works!”

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

Abdominal pains due to IBS and hiatal hernia

32 yo man certified 1 year ago. Cannabis is working great. His quality of life has been much improved.: Less pain, better appetite. He needs less supplements and antacids, and has reduced Pantoprasole from twice a day to once a day.

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

PTSD, Crohn’s disease

KS, 32 yo woman certified 1 year ago. Cannabis is working very well. It helps sleep, panic attacks, reduces Crohn’s flair ups.

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

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

Nausea and vomiting due to collagenous gastritis

38 yo man certified four years ago.Cannabis is a big help. It helps w/ nausea. Also for neck stiffness/soreness

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

Anxiety and Irritable bowel disease causing chronic abdominal pain

34 yo woman, certified three years ago.She tells us that cannabis is working really well. She now uses much less Xanax due to reduced anxiety, less panic attacks. It does not cause abdominal problems. Her pain is down from a 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 SIDEEffECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Blepharospasm

39 yo man certified four months ago. His stress is reduced and his spasms are relieved to a degree; he doesn’t focus and obsess about it anymore. Very pleased w/ results. Not clenched up to fight the spasm

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 6
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDEEffECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 2

Crohn’s disease

68 yo man certified four years ago says that he has experienced amazing results. His Diarrhea (originally 18x/day) has been resolved. Feels 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 SIDEEffECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 0

Colitis, indeterminate

35 yo woman certified one year ago tells us that cannabis works well. Flare ups not lasting as long, much more manageable. Still some cramping, bleeding from fissure w/ flare up, but much less. Missing less work. She has discontinued her immunosuppressant.

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

Crohn’s disease for over 40 years with nausea

63 yo man certified four months ago.Cannabis is working very well. It helps nausea quite a bit.

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

Sleep apnea, back pain, IBS, Anxiety

61 yo man certified one year ago.Patient has experienced dramatic improvement. Pain and nausea reduced. Sleeping better than ever. Anxiety reduced.

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

Chronic pain due to IBS

32 yo man certified one year ago. Cannabis is working very well. Pain is easily reduced by vaping. It also helps anxiety, and helps him to relax. Pain down to 3/10 from 8/10 and nausea is reduced as well.

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

Ulcerative colitis

40 yo woman certified two years ago.Cannabis is working very well. She says that it helps pain management much better than any other meds. No sideEffects for her. Appetite improved. Reduced diarrhea and improved overall colitis symptoms.

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

MS LL

39 yo woman certified one year ago.Cannabis is working well. The pain of spasm is at a minimum. Optic neuritis is almost resolved. Anxiety relieved. Her medication has been reduced by half.

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