I’m willing to try this therapy. But when will I see results? We’re going to cover this and other similar topics today. Hi. I’m Dr. Dan Stein, board-certified neurologist and medical cannabis expert.
Patients in our clinic want to see results and they deserve to have results. But sometimes the results don’t come quickly. Other times they do. With cannabis therapy, it’s highly variable. In patients who are new to cannabis therapy, we like to use the paradigm “Start low and go slow, but don’t be afraid to go all the way.”
What that means is that if you’re new to cannabis therapy, we have to start low and slow because we don’t want you to feel intoxicated or impaired. We don’t want patients to feel uncomfortable. So we usually start with a small amount and work our way up from there.
It’s important that patients understand that it may take several weeks before they feel anything and you know, that’s OK, because let’s say you’re having pain and you need relief and you start taking the medication and it makes you feel badly. That’s no good. If you start taking a medication and you don’t feel anything except better, that’s what we want and that’s what we try to achieve by a titration schedule of cannabis therapy. The titration schedule is that plan that begins with a small amount of THC, perhaps more CBD, a carefully-designed ratio for each patient that needs a specific result, and then we increase sometimes daily or every few days. Sometimes patients need to take their medication more than once a day.
But the point is that results will come and that if you’re patient and understand the plan and stay with the plan, oftentimes we can provide symptomatic relief within a few weeks. Sometimes it takes a little longer.
The important thing is knowing what to expect upfront, knowing that you’re going to have the guidance you need, get the medications that are effective for you and if not, being able to adjust the dose and perhaps administration method to achieve symptom relief.
I wanted to provide this information to you because I know you need to know what happens in the cannabis clinic and what to expect from your therapy.
You may have your own particular questions that you would like to ask and we are here to answer those questions. Please feel free to call us at 941-400-1211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a permanent or seasonal resident of Florida, we would love to take your questions and help you the best that we can. That’s our video for today. I’m Dr. Dan Stein. Have a great day.