Cannabis results | Pain Issues

Phantom Pain Following Amputation

A 69 yo man was experiencing phantom pain following amputation. Cannabis is working well to control his pain and it is also helping him to sleep better. He has been able to cut down on the number of other drugs he was taking (Gabapentin was cut from 3x per day to 2x per day) that is helping him to function better during the day. It has also improved his mood.

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

Knee Pain

A 39 yo man who was overweight was experiencing knee pain. He reports that he experienced relief from the pain and improvement in the knee joint resulting in the ability to do more physical activity. He was able to stop using Ibuprofen.

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

Back Pain

A 41 yo woman says that she “has her life back and can now do all the things she could not do before”. Her pain level is down to a zero.

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

Chronic Pain From Trauma

A 43 yo man reports that the cannabis is working well for his chronic pain and also helping him to sleep. Because he is so much more active he has lost 30 lbs. in 4 months.

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 Headaches From Surgeries

A 24 yo man suffered from chronic headaches due to hydrocephalus which required multiple surgeries on his skull. He has been on cannabis for four years and says it works better than anything else he has tried; reducing his pain and allowing him to function better day to 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

Chronic Back Pain From Trauma

A 43 yo man was experiencing chronic back pain as a result of trauma. His nerve pain was made more bearable and he was able to discontinue taking Gabapentin and Tramadol. He is very happy with the results.

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

Chronic Back Pain

A 68 yo man has experienced good pain relief using cannabis.

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 Trauma

A 37 yo man had great pain relief using cannabis and experienced improved sleep 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

Chronic Back Pain

A 36 year old man with chronic back pain has been on cannabis for one year and reports that it has worked well to reduce his pain level and improve his sleep. He has also been able to discontinue his use of Advil.


Chronic Pain Due to Osteoarthritis

A 60 yo woman was experiencing chronic pain due to osteoarthritis. After 4 months of being on cannabis she says that it is working very well. Her pain is much less intense; reducing from 10/10 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

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

A 66 year old woman with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) claims that cannabis is a miracle; she says she feels 10 years younger because her sleep is so much improved and her anxiety and pain have greatly decreased. She is now walking more. She says that other meds never helped the craziness of feeling unwell but cannabis takes it away. She tried so many other medications before but none worked.

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

Chronic Pain

A 30 yo woman with chronic pain says that the pain is now under control and she can sleep better.
It is keeping the pain under control, and allowing me to sleep better. She has been able to stop taking any other pain medications.

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

Chronic Pain

A 46 yo man with chronic pain says it is working great. No more Aleve, Advil. No more anxiety, depression; he sleeps through the night now. More activities with family. Daughter and wife are much happier. No stomach issues from taking Advil and such. Big difference. Pain down from 9/10 to 4/10.

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

Fibromyalgia/Bulging Disk

A 35 yo woman with fibromyalgia and a bulging disk says that cannabis is working good to help pain reduce from 7/10 to 2/10. Sleep has improved and she has lost 20 pounds.

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/Arm Spasm

A 55 yo man had chronic pain and spasm in arm. He no longer has muscle spasms which he says is a huge improvement. He is not using ibuprofen any more. His sleeps is better and he feels great in the morning.

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

Chronic Pain

A 40 yo woman with chronic pain says that she loves it and has reduced physical pain and her depression has improved. Only two migraines in 4 months when normally she would have had twice that many. Pain has been reduced from 9/10 to 5/10.

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? 3

Back Pain

A 32 yo woman with back pain was able to go back to work because her pain is down from 9/10 to 4/10 and is now manageable. She teaches yoga, and it was hard w/ back pain. She is so doing PT and is now able to do the exercises. Fewer flare-ups of back spasms. Able to sit in a chair and study for school, so school grades improved greatly. She is off all other pain killers.

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 Due to Trauma and Internal Derangement of Left Knee

A 45 yo male with chronic pain and knee issues says that it has taken the pain from 7/10 to 4/10 and his anxiety and stress has also been reduced.

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

Neurofibromatosis

A 30 yo woman who suffers from chronic pain from neurofibromatosis said that cannabis has made a huge difference in reducing her pain. It has helped her anxiety and her sleep 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? 2

Type 1 Diabetes/Neuropathy/Chronic Pain

A 36yo woman with Type 1 Diabetes was also experiencing neuropathy, and chronic pain Much better pain control with cannabis; 3/10 down from 8/10. No burning/numbness. Sleep much better. She describes cannabis as a game changer because she has eliminated almost all OTC medications from formerly large amounts.

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/Rheumatoid Arthritis

A 50 yo woman was on cannabis for chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis. She says it is working pretty well. It helps sleep better, reduces pain level. It helps with anxiety. Her pain is down to a 4/10 from a 7/10.

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

Chronic Back Pain

A 58 y/o female was experiencing chronic back pain. Her mobility has increased since use of cannabis. She feels less irritable and angry. Sleep, anxiety and pain are all improved. She says she couldn’t function without it. On cannabis her pain reduced to 0/10.

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 Neck Pain

A 56 yo man with chronic neck pain has improved sleep and now does not need pain medications. His pain has been reduced from 7/10 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? 1

Chronic pain due to trauma

31 yo woman on cannabis. After four months her neck and back pain improved and her muscle spasms have dramatically reduced. Her anxiety has improved as well. She reports that her previous pain level of 8/10 has gone down to a 3/10.

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

Chronic neck pain due to trauma playing football

40 yo man. After one year the cannabis helps a lot, especially at night with both pain and sleep. Before cannabis his pain level was 5/10. That has been reduced to 1/10 and he has discontinued his other pain medications.

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 back pain

39 yo man on cannabis says that it is working to help pain and sleep. Before cannabis pain level was 10/10 and now it is 6/10.

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

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 headaches and pituitary tumor

36 yo woman with chronic headaches and incidental finding of pituitary tumor by MRI, asymptomatic.
Her pain has been dramatically reduced. Neuropathy reduced in intensity and has improved with cannabis and botox combination. Able to stop amitriptyline and flexeril. Patient also reports that a repeat MRI no longer shows a pituitary tumor.

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 due to trauma

63 yo man, on cannabis for 1 year. Cannabis is working real well. It helps pain taking it from a 10/10 to a 6/10.

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

Post-procedural pain

57 yo woman with nerve pain following surgery and radiation for breast cancer 2 years ago. On cannabis for 4 months. It helps her to be able to use her right arm, which was difficult before due to nerve injury in surgery for breast cancer and radiation in 2018. Her pain is down to a 3/10 where it was previously an 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

Chronic pain due to fibromyalgia

39 yo woman on cannabis for 3 years. Reduced pain; down to 1/10 and less anxiety. Improved sleep. She is doing well. Graduated as nurse practitioner and is now working in the health care field. She attributes the ability to work in large part to cannabis

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 of fibromyalgia

39 yo man. On cannabis for 3 years. Patient states medical cannabis is working well for him with no negative side effects. It helps with his anxiety and IBS as well. His pain level is down to a 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

Microscopic colitis

37yo woman on cannabis for 4 months. She says that she can’t believe how well it works. But she says that she believes that cannabis is a band aid because her symptoms come right back when she stops using it.

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

Sciatica, chronic pain

64 yo man on cannabis for 4 months. His sleep is much improved, due to sciatica pain being much less at night. Pain is down from 6/10 to 2/10. He was able to stop taking gabapentin and ibuprofen. Overall much more relaxed. Can walk 3 miles a day now; he had never been able to do long walks before cannabis due to pain.

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 due to trauma

40 yo man with history of multiple injuries, on cannabis for 4 months. He reports that cannabis is working great. It helps him sleep through the night, and the reduced pain from a 7/10 to 3/10 is not waking him up. During day he can use the vape as needed. He is completely off ibuprofen.

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

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (chronic pain)

47 yo man on cannabis for over a year. Patient reports that Cannabis provides a big difference; pain goes from 8/10 to 2/10, enough that he can sleep.

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 back pain

57 yo woman on cannabis for a year. Cannabis works well. It helps pain and sleep. Pain has been reduced from a 10/10 to 5/10 and patient was able to stop oxytocin.

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

41 yo man with chronic pain after giving a part of his liver to a relative. Since then he has been having abdominal pain. The transplant doctor wanted to prescribe narcotics for the pain but patient doesn’t want to go through that route. Patient reports that cannabis is working well and he has been able to stop using oxycodone. His pain is a 2/10 down from 7/10 previous to cannabis.

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

Chronic pain from ankylosing spondylitis

39 yo man on cannabis for 2 years, as well as a biologic. Cannabis is working great to take his pain level down to a 1/10.

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? 2

Post-surgical pain

68 yo man with pain after surgery to remove tumor on back. Patient has been on cannabis for 4 months. It is working well. It helps back pain, relieved his tremors, and helps his anxiety. Improved ability to cope. Cannabis also helps reduce his stress. Pain has gone from 5/10 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 back pain

57 yo man on cannabis for 1 year. He has been able to discontinue all narcotics and finds that his back pain is much better and that he is now able to do daily walks. He says that cannabis works better than any drugs or injections. His pain is down from a 9/10 to a 1/10.

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 back pain and spasm

38 yo man on cannabis for a year. Cannabis has helped lessen the back flare ups and he heals much faster.

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 of fibromyalgia

61 yo woman on cannabis for 4 months. She says that cannabis is working well and that her anxiety is way down.
Her pain reduction requires higher doses, along with some supplemental CBD. She uses it topically on sore joints and that works very well. Her pain is down to 1/10 from 4/10.

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

Chronic back pain and dementia

76 yo woman on cannabis for 4 months says that it has cut pain from 9/10 to 6/10 and has also had a calming effect. She now walks more due to pain reduction.

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

Chronic pain due to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

33 yo woman on cannabis for 3 yrs. says that it has been very effective. It allows her to manage pain without being on heavy duty drugs which made her feel like a zombie. She has also lost a significant amount of weight. Pain down to 4/10 from 7/10. Discontinued all narcotics.

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 due to chemotherapy treatment for cancer and PTSD

45 yo woman on cannabis for 1 year. Cannabis is effective and helps her with pain in her joints, anxiety, helps her sleep better as well. She was able to stop most pain meds including narcotics. Her pain is now 0/10.

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 joint pain of Lyme disease

78 yo man, on cannabis for 1 year. Cannabis is working terrific for him and it helps him sleep and reduces the joint pains of Lyme disease.

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 due to fibromyalgia and migraines

67 yo woman, on cannabis for 4 years. She is sleeping well and is more active. Her pain is down to 3/10 from 9/10

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? 2

Fibromyalgia

49 yo woman on cannabis for 2 years. Cannabis is working well. She takes it infrequently, for flare-ups. Sleep and mood both improved and pain is a 2/10 from a 7/10. Discontinued almost all other pain relievers.

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

Chronic pain of lupus and fibromyalgia

54 yo woman, on cannabis 3 yrs. Cannabis is working very well. She felt much worse off it. It helps pain, sleep, reduces anxiety

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 of ankylosing spondylitis

39 yo man is getting relief from his pain and stiffness. He was able to stop taking other medications.

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 joint pain from lifetime of sports injuries (think before you do it!)

64 yo man calls cannabis a miracle drug. It helps him a lot and allows him to ignore the pain. Pain is down from 7/10 to 3/10.

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? 3

Fibromyalgia and leg cramps

52 yo woman says that cannabis works well especially at night for leg cramps and general achiness. Her sleep is very much improved and she has less pain and fewer spasms. Her pain is down to a 2/10 from a 7/10.

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

Migraines

51 yo woman takes cannabis only at night because it “knocks her sideways”, but it allows her to sleep through a migraine and helps with her nausea. Her pain is at a 3/10 down from 10/10.

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? 4

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

Chronic headaches and pituitary tumor

36 yo woman certified 2 years ago for chronic headaches and neuropathy. She reports that cannabis is working well. Previously she had pituitary tumor. Patient read online that cannabis can get rid of tumors with higher doses and increased the dose on her own. When she went for a follow up appointment at Mayo she was informed that the tumor was gone. The endocrinologist was quite surprised. In addition, she lost weight from 215 to 155lb and her diabetes is now gone. She also no longer experiences gastritis with heartburn and her neuropathy has improved. She was able to stop taking Flexeril. Her pain used to be quite severe and no she experiences no pain at all.

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

Fibromyalgia

35 yo woman says that cannabis is working very well. Her tremors have improved as well as her muscle spasms and muscle tension. She also has fewer migraines. She was able to stop all other pain medications and her pain level is a 2/10 down from 9/10 before cannabis.

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

Complex regional pain syndrome

22 yo woman says that cannabis is working great! She has actually been able to put in more hours at work and her classes are much better this semester than ever. She is now able to focus, schedule stuff, and she doesn’t forget dates and assignments. Organized much better. Much more energy. Swelling down. She is doing more heavy work on her feet, but the swelling and pain are still better than in years. Incredible! This woman has suffered with depression since childhood and she used to cope with alcohol. Sober since June (4 months) with no cravings at all. She is able to get the sleep she needs without taking anything else. She is working out regularly now because she has the energy to keep her apartment clean; she hasn’t had this low level of pain in 10 years and feels like she is getting her life back.

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 and PTSD

39 yo woman, recently underwent endometriosis surgery, including hysterectomy. She says that cannabis is working well. She said that she didn’t know if she could handle her recent surgery without cannabis. She has needed much less Percocet. Cannabis has improved her anxiety and pain and sleep and given her a better outlook on life. Her anger has also been reduced and her appetite improved. Pain 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 pain of osteoarthritis

54 yo man says that cannabis helps with pain and inflammation and improves his flexibility and mobility. If he runs out, he feels much worse. His pain used to be 8/10 and it is down to 3/10. Still able to work as a contractor. He was able to discontinue taking Tylenol and reduced his Ibuprofen use.

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

Chronic pain

48 yo man says that cannabis is working very well to control pain so much so that he was able to stop taking all other pain killers. His pain is down from an 8/10 to a 4/10. Meds stopped: Tramadol and Cyclobenzaprine.

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 due to trauma

45 yo man says that cannabis helps reduce pain and let him relax. His pain is now a 4/10 where it was previously 7/10.

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

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Chronic pain due to trauma

42 yo man claims that the results from cannabis have been fantastic. He is taking it before bed time and it helps sleep better than anything and that in turn is helping him heal. He is now off Percocet, Gabapentin, Valium. Ibuprofen has been reduced from 4 times a day to as needed which is infrequent. Pain reduced to a 2/10 from an 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

Chronic pain following radiation treatment for cancer

41 yo woman says that cannabis is working fairly well. She is working on getting off OxyContin. She has improved sleep and appetite. Her pain is moderately improved.

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

Chronic pain due to rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis

60 yo woman says cannabis helps quite a bit for her arthritis pain. Pain level down to 4/10 from 10/10.

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? 3

Chronic pain due to fibromyalgia

63 yo woman says that cannabis is working very good. She is now sleeping well without drugs. Inflammation and pain much improved. She separated her AC joint recently and cannabis worked for that too. Pain is down to a 2/10 from 6/10 and all narcotics have been discontinued.

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 back pain

70 yo man says that cannabis is working so well he is off narcotics completely now. Pain level down to 3/10 from 7/10.

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? 2

Chronic pain in hip, arthritis

47 yo man had a total hip replacement and it helped him quite a bit in recovery. He was able to reduce both narcotic and NSAID intake. He has basically stopped taking it for chronic pain. He is taking cannabis for anxiety and depression and it seems to help. Anxiety: before he would rate it as 7 or higher. He tends to only take it when he notices the anxiety. After he takes it his anxiety level goes down to 0-1.


Chronic pain due to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

35 yo woman says that cannabis is helpful. She is experiencing less pain; down to a 2/10 from an 8/10. She has reduced her other medications.

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

Chronic back pain

37 yo man says that cannabis is working well. It helps him with pain and relieves some of his anxiety. It helps him feel better in general.

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 and sleep apnea

66 yo man is still using his CPAP machine but he states that cannabis helps him sleep significantly better than before. Also his knee pain and has been reduced along with his anxiety.

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

Migraines

41 yo woman says that her migraines have almost fully disappeared and her neck and shoulder pain is much more tolerable. Cannabis overall has worked very well. It has also benefitted her PTSD. She is off multiple pharmaceuticals now. Pain has been reduced to 4/10 from 9/10.

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? 2

Chronic pain from fibromyalgia and neuropathy after chemotherapy

64 yo woman now sleeps through the night with cannabis. Her muscle spasms and anxiety level have reduced. Her overall mood has improved. He says that it is so much better than any other pain or sleeping pill he’s tried. He calls cannabis a miracle. Pain is down to 1/10 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

Chronic pain due to polyneuropathy

45 yo woman says that cannabis has significantly reduced her pain from a 7/10 to a 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 pain due to rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia

61 yo man has reduced pain; down to 3/10 from 7/10. He is experiencing Improved sleep and has stopped taking pain medications and Prednisone.

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? 3

CHRONIC BACK PAIN

55 yo woman says that cannabis reduced her pain from 3/10 to 7/10 and has stopped Alee, Diclofenac and Tramadol.

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? 3

Chronic back pain

43 yo man says that cannabis is working well for him especially during the night. In daytime it causes unwanted sleepiness, but at night it relaxes his jaw. His pain is down to a 3/10 from a 6/10. He was able to stop taking cyclobenzaprine at night.

ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW WELL HAS CANNABIS BEEN WORKING? 4
ON A SCALE OF 0 – 7 HOW MANY SIDE EFFECTS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED? 4

Chronic costochondritis pain and POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachicardia Syndrome)

20 yo woman is now able to go back to school and keep up because she is sleeping better and her appetite is improving. Her Costochondritis pain is reduced. She is not passing out as much, less dizziness. Her pain is down to 4/10 from 9/10.

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 back pain

30 yo man says that cannabis is great for his back pain during the night. He is sleeping better now than he has in 10 years. He rarely needs to use Trazadone at night now; it used to give him terrible headaches. Pain level now is 3/10 from a 7/10.

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