Pain Management survey

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Luvstrwberry, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Luvstrwberry

    Luvstrwberry New Member

    Hello, my name is Norma and I have fibromyalgia. I am also a full time student at Arizona State University and I am writing my research paper on the benefits of medicinal marijuana. I am conducting a really short survey and am hoping for your help. Thank you very much for your support; your answers are strictly confidential.

    1. Questions about you

    a.) What is your age? (Check one)

    a.) 17 or younger______ b.) 18-30______ c.) 31-44______
    d.) 45 or older______

    b.) What ailment are you suffering from?

    AIDS______ Fibromyalgia______ Glaucoma______ Cancer______

    Other nerve pain condition______
    Other(please list)_________________________

    2. What symptoms do you currently take prescription medication for? (Check any)

    ___Nausea ___Loss of Appetite
    ___Vomiting ___Weight Loss
    ___Leg pain ___Swelling
    ___Neck Pain ___Muscle Pain
    ___Migraines ___Seizures
    ___Insomnia ___Other___________________________

    3. Have you ever considered discontinuing those medications due to the side effects?

    ___Yes ___No

    4. Have you ever researched natural alternatives, such as marijuana or other herbs?

    ___Yes ___No

    5. Thinking of the symptom you suffer the most from in question 2, how likely is it you would
    use medicinal marijuana instead of chemical prescriptions if it were legal?

    ___Lease Likely ___Somewhat Likely ___Most Likely
  2. msbsgblue

    msbsgblue Member

    1. Questions about you

    a.) What is your age? (Check one)

    a.) 17 or younger______ b.) 18-30______ c.) 31-44______
    d.) 45 or older__61____

    b.) What ailment are you suffering from? FM/CFS

    AIDS______ Fibromyalgia___X___ Glaucoma______ Cancer______

    Other nerve pain condition___yes___
    Other(please list)____neuropathy_____________________

    2. What symptoms do you currently take prescription medication for? (Check any)

    ___Nausea ___Loss of Appetite
    ___Vomiting ___Weight Loss
    _x__Leg pain ___Swelling
    _x__Neck Pain _x__Muscle Pain
    ___Migraines ___Seizures
    ___Insomnia ___Other___general body and joint pain________________________

    3. Have you ever considered discontinuing those medications due to the side effects?

    ___Yes _x__No Not having any real problems with them.

    4. Have you ever researched natural alternatives, such as marijuana or other herbs?

    _x__Yes ___No But have not tried MJ, other herbals I have tried.

    5. Thinking of the symptom you suffer the most from in question 2, how likely is it you would
    use medicinal marijuana instead of chemical prescriptions if it were legal?

    ___Lease Likely ___Somewhat Likely _x__Most Likely




  3. msnova74

    msnova74 New Member

    Hello, my name is Norma and I have fibromyalgia. I am also a full time student at Arizona State University and I am writing my research paper on the benefits of medicinal marijuana. I am conducting a really short survey and am hoping for your help. Thank you very much for your support; your answers are strictly confidential.

    1. Questions about you

    a.) What is your age? (Check one)

    a.) 17 or younger______ b.) 18-30______ c.) 31-44__X____
    d.) 45 or older______

    b.) What ailment are you suffering from?

    AIDS______ Fibromyalgia____X__ Glaucoma______ Cancer______

    Other nerve pain condition___X___
    Other(please list)___MCTD, Siatica______________________

    2. What symptoms do you currently take prescription medication for? (Check any)

    ___Nausea ___Loss of Appetite
    ___Vomiting ___Weight Loss
    _X__Leg pain ___Swelling
    ___Neck Pain __X_Muscle Pain
    _X__Migraines ___Seizures
    __X_Insomnia ___Other___________________________

    3. Have you ever considered discontinuing those medications due to the side effects?

    _X__Yes ___No

    4. Have you ever researched natural alternatives, such as marijuana or other herbs?

    _X__Yes ___No

    5. Thinking of the symptom you suffer the most from in question 2, how likely is it you would
    use medicinal marijuana instead of chemical prescriptions if it were legal?

    ___Lease Likely ___Somewhat Likely __X_Most Likely
  4. mom2many

    mom2many New Member

    1. Questions about you

    a.) What is your age? (Check one)

    a.) 17 or younger______ b.) 18-30______ c.) 31-44__X____
    d.) 45 or older______

    b.) What ailment are you suffering from?

    AIDS______ Fibromyalgia___X___ Glaucoma______ Cancer______

    Other nerve pain condition______
    Other(please list)_________________________

    2. What symptoms do you currently take prescription medication for? (Check any)

    _X__Nausea ___Loss of Appetite
    ___Vomiting ___Weight Loss
    _X__Leg pain ___Swelling
    ___Neck Pain _X__Muscle Pain
    _X__Migraines ___Seizures
    _X__Insomnia ___Other___________________________

    3. Have you ever considered discontinuing those medications due to the side effects?

    _X__Yes ___No

    4. Have you ever researched natural alternatives, such as marijuana or other herbs?

    _X__Yes ___No

    5. Thinking of the symptom you suffer the most from in question 2, how likely is it you would
    use medicinal marijuana instead of chemical prescriptions if it were legal?

    _X__Lease Likely ___Somewhat Likely ___Most Likely


    [This Message was Edited on 12/01/2008]
  5. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    Your paper sounds interesting. Are you an undergrad or graduate student?

    Have you talked with your professor about using an online questionaire, how many you will need, etc.

    I am not sure what is "acceptable use", getting information this way.


    For example is there a problem if people do not sign a release? I wonder if you may not get as many answers because of privacy issues now that everyone can see our posts.

    I was in school before the advent of computers. I find these issues fascinating and am curious if they have changed because of the computer age.

    Good luck.
    gap
    [This Message was Edited on 12/01/2008]
  6. goofgirl

    goofgirl New Member

    1. Questions about you

    a.) What is your age? (Check one)

    a.) 17 or younger______ b.) 18-30______ c.) 31-44___X___
    d.) 45 or older______

    b.) What ailment are you suffering from?

    AIDS______ Fibromyalgia__X____ Glaucoma______ Cancer______

    Other nerve pain condition______
    Other(please list)_________________________

    2. What symptoms do you currently take prescription medication for? (Check any)

    ___Nausea ___Loss of Appetite
    ___Vomiting ___Weight Loss
    ___Leg pain ___Swelling
    _X__Neck Pain _X__Muscle Pain
    ___Migraines ___Seizures
    _X__Insomnia ___Other___________________________

    3. Have you ever considered discontinuing those medications due to the side effects?

    _X__Yes ___No

    4. Have you ever researched natural alternatives, such as marijuana or other herbs?

    ___Yes _X__No

    5. Thinking of the symptom you suffer the most from in question 2, how likely is it you would
    use medicinal marijuana instead of chemical prescriptions if it were legal?

    ___Lease Likely _X__Somewhat Likely ___Most Likely
  7. Luvstrwberry

    Luvstrwberry New Member

    I am an undergrad student at ASU West. Since all questionaires are for this purpose only, there is no release required. I also did an observation at a fibromyalgia seminar at a local hospital. I tried marijuana for the first time myself recently when the Vicodin and Flexiril wouldn't touch my pain during a flare-up. It was like God reached down and took away alot of my pain. I watched a couple of documentaries, like "American Drug War: The Last White Hope" by Kevin Booth and "Grass" (the director's name is on the tip of my tongue). Very interesting topic indeed and very interesting to know how well Canada is handling their recent legalization of medicinal marijuana. Think I'm moving to Canada where the govenment recognizes medicine isn't always about pharmaceutical profits.
  8. leannebug

    leannebug New Member

    1. Questions about you

    a.) What is your age? (Check one)

    a.) 17 or younger______ b.) 18-30______ c.) 31-44___x___
    d.) 45 or older______

    b.) What ailment are you suffering from?

    AIDS______ Fibromyalgia___x___ Glaucoma______ Cancer______

    Other nerve pain condition__x____
    Other(please list)__Myofascial Pain Syndrome with multiple trigger points, Rheumatiod Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Disc Extrusion (L1-2), Nerve Root compression, Osteopenia, Bursitis, Bone spurs, Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy, Premature Ventricular Contractions and other heart arrhythmia, and Chronic Migraines_______________________

    2. What symptoms do you currently take prescription medication for? (Check any)

    _x__Nausea ___Loss of Appetite
    ___Vomiting __x_Weight Loss
    __x_Leg pain ___Swelling
    _x__Neck Pain _x__Muscle Pain
    _x__Migraines ___Seizures
    _x__Insomnia _x__Other___Heart pills (ace inhibitor and beta blocker), Anxiety, Back pain, Hip pain, Chest pain, Fatigue, Depression, break-through pain (when the Morphine isn't enough), Muscle spasms, ________________________

    3. Have you ever considered discontinuing those medications due to the side effects?

    _xx!__Yes ___No

    4. Have you ever researched natural alternatives, such as marijuana or other herbs?

    __x_Yes ___No

    5. Thinking of the symptom you suffer the most from in question 2, how likely is it you would
    use medicinal marijuana instead of chemical prescriptions if it were legal?

    ___Lease Likely _x__Somewhat Likely ___Most Likely :IF it proved to be more beneficial than my currents meds with less side effects (or little to none) AND if it were inexpensive
  9. hermitlady

    hermitlady Member

    1. Questions about you

    a.) What is your age? (Check one)

    a.) 17 or younger______ b.) 18-30______ c.) 31-44______
    d.) 45 or older__X____

    b.) What ailment are you suffering from?

    AIDS______ Fibromyalgia__X____ Glaucoma______ Cancer______

    Other nerve pain condition______
    Other(please list): CFS, metabolic/mitochondrial disorder

    2. What symptoms do you currently take prescription medication for? (Check any)

    ___Nausea ___Loss of Appetite
    ___Vomiting ___Weight Loss
    ___Leg pain ___Swelling
    ___Neck Pain __X_Muscle Pain
    ___Migraines ___Seizures
    _X__Insomnia __X_Other: Fatigue
    3. Have you ever considered discontinuing those medications due to the side effects?

    _X__Yes ___No

    4. Have you ever researched natural alternatives, such as marijuana or other herbs?

    __X_Yes ___No

    5. Thinking of the symptom you suffer the most from in question 2, how likely is it you would
    use medicinal marijuana instead of chemical prescriptions if it were legal?

    ___Lease Likely ___Somewhat Likely _X__Most Likely




  10. KarrinneSleepyhead

    KarrinneSleepyhead New Member


    Hello, my name is Norma and I have fibromyalgia. I am also a full time student at Arizona State University and I am writing my research paper on the benefits of medicinal marijuana. I am conducting a really short survey and am hoping for your help. Thank you very much for your support; your answers are strictly confidential.

    1. Questions about you

    a.) What is your age? (Check one)

    a.) 17 or younger______ b.) 18-30______ c.) 31-44______
    d.) 45 or older____X__

    b.) What ailment are you suffering from?

    AIDS______ Fibromyalgia____X__ Glaucoma______ Cancer______

    Other nerve pain condition______
    Other(please list)_____DIABETES, HYPOTHYROID, HIGH CHOLESTEROL, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DEPRESSION, ARTHRITIS NECK & KNEES, ____________________

    2. What symptoms do you currently take prescription medication for? (Check any)

    ___Nausea ___Loss of Appetite
    ___Vomiting ___Weight Loss
    ___Leg pain ___Swelling
    __X_Neck Pain __X_Muscle Pain
    __X_Migraines ___Seizures
    ___Insomnia ___Other___________________________

    3. Have you ever considered discontinuing those medications due to the side effects?

    ___Yes _X__No

    4. Have you ever researched natural alternatives, such as marijuana or other herbs?

    ___XYes ___No

    5. Thinking of the symptom you suffer the most from in question 2, how likely is it you would
    use medicinal marijuana instead of chemical prescriptions if it were legal?

    ___Lease Likely ___XSomewhat Likely ___Most Likely





  11. sweetbeatlvr

    sweetbeatlvr New Member

    1. Questions about you

    a.) What is your age? (Check one)

    a.) 17 or younger______ b.) 18-30______ c.) 31-44_X__
    d.) 45 or older____

    b.) What ailment are you suffering from?

    AIDS______ Fibromyalgia____X__ Glaucoma______ Cancer______

    Other nerve pain condition______
    Other(please list)____ ____________________

    2. What symptoms do you currently take prescription medication for? (Check any)

    ___Nausea ___Loss of Appetite
    ___Vomiting ___Weight Loss
    ___Leg pain ___Swelling
    ___Neck Pain ___Muscle Pain
    ___Migraines ___Seizures
    ___Insomnia ___Other __can not find a doctor to prescribe anything

    3. Have you ever considered discontinuing those medications due to the side effects?

    ___Yes ___No

    4. Have you ever researched natural alternatives, such as marijuana or other herbs?

    ___XYes ___No

    5. Thinking of the symptom you suffer the most from in question 2, how likely is it you would
    use medicinal marijuana instead of chemical prescriptions if it were legal?

    ___Lease Likely ___Somewhat Likely __X Most Likely
  12. 3sa

    3sa New Member

    1. Questions about you

    a.) What is your age? (Check one)

    a.) 17 or younger______ b.) 18-30______ c.) 31-44_x_____
    d.) 45 or older______

    b.) What ailment are you suffering from?

    AIDS______ Fibromyalgia__x____ Glaucoma______ Cancer______

    Other nerve pain condition______
    Other(please list)_________________________

    2. What symptoms do you currently take prescription medication for? (Check any)

    ___Nausea ___Loss of Appetite
    ___Vomiting ___Weight Loss
    _x__Leg pain _x__Swelling
    ___Neck Pain __x_Muscle Pain
    ___Migraines ___Seizures
    _x__Insomnia _x__Other__type 2 diabettes_________________________

    3. Have you ever considered discontinuing those medications due to the side effects?

    _x__Yes ___No

    4. Have you ever researched natural alternatives, such as marijuana or other herbs?

    __x_Yes ___No

    5. Thinking of the symptom you suffer the most from in question 2, how likely is it you would
    use medicinal marijuana instead of chemical prescriptions if it were legal?

    ___Lease Likely ___Somewhat Likely _x__Most Likely

    I have tried marijuana for pain relief, and it helped a lot. I found brewing it in my tea to be the most effective method for me.