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Avatar m tn however real marijuana has other chemical componds that Marinol does not such as CBD (cannabinoid) that isn't very psychoactive but helps significantly reduce inflammation, relaxes muscles, and relieves pain. Marinol is typically prescribed to cancer patients to help with the pain, nausea, and to increase appetite. Many cancer patients have said that it is not nearly as effective as real medical marijuana and a smaller subset said it helped.
Avatar n tn I am wondering or really begging to find out if there are any other treatments I should try ( I am allergic to reglan and domperidone didn't work, I also take marinol and have tried e-mycin) I have heard that gastric bypass might be an answer however my surgeon doesn't think it would work. If you have any information will you please email me. at ***@****.
4760166 tn?1398360913 We found a good spot, but I'm so scared that it wont work twice. I had a good spot with the first one and it didn't work the second time. I want to be done with surgery.
Avatar f tn So, he perscribed marinol (he wanted to give me options) and told me vaporizing marijuana was ok too. This was actually after my cardiologist thought this would be a good plan for me. So I tried it. The Marinol works fantastic, the marijuana works almost as well too. There's little to no pain when I use it before I usually get an attack, and during an attack, it stops the pain in its tracks. It's really amazing. The problem: The problem is that I HATE the psychoactive effects from it.
Avatar n tn I had tried to continue to work and was living alone, during the Rebatron treatment, and that took its toll. I made it 6 weeks out of the projected 6 month treatment regiment and had to quit. I have been single since 1978, and traveled extensively Building automation and robotics. My hep c Dr. has declared me totally disabled My Viral load count is 34 million. If you need any more info please let me know.
Avatar m tn NORMAL has reported that taking THC can lessen the side effects.I tried it but didn't work for me.Log onto NORMAL and get more info.Also OH took this during her tx.THC will not help with dry mouth,anal irritation or rash.Maybe relaxation can be helpful either with THC or other means.
Avatar n tn With my history, it was dangerous, but the lesser of two evils. I have been able to go to work and function since then, although always depressed, alone, angry. I recently added marinol and provigil, and feel optimistic for the first time in years, until the drug test. It's assumed I'm lying, but I need someone to help figure out where the phenobarbital came from. I'm certain I took it at some time, but not in several years. I'm ready to give up, so this is my final plea for help?
917763 tn?1311632496 I take my shot around noon on Friday as it doesn't start to kick me hard until after I've gotten home from work. That gives me a short lead on the effects subsiding prior to limping into work Monday morning. I keep chapstick on hand as it burns my lips up. I "lay it down" all weekend and sometimes take a vicodin but not often. I've taken Advil PM but it makes my nerves jump so badly that I'll still be awake trying to overcome the twitching and discomfort until 1 or 2 a.m..
Avatar n tn Whenever my stomach starts giving signals, I just take a single marinol pill and it stops. What a relief! btw, a single pill does not get me "high". All it does is stop the pain and nausea.
315 tn?1231002174 I'll see the Onc on the 12th of Dec. and see what he thinks. My PCP was talking about marinol...but i told him my Onc has already addressed that and I will soon get a RX for that as well. I'm also trying to take a nausea med around the clock whether I'm sick or not...I'm not sure if it is helping yet..but it sure is making me tired as we all know phenergan does. Thanksgiving was a beautiful day...my son and grand daughter came with his fiancee..what a great surprise for me...
Avatar m tn I have read marijuana does work,and would help me eat again.I just don`t know if I would get kicked out of the trial if they discovered thc in my blood.Also I am not sure if it would harm my liver in any way or interfer with the interferon and riba and the trial drug.There seems to be a difference of opinion on what marijuana may or may not do to the liver.
Avatar f tn Nothing, in my case, beats the REAL thingl it definetly isn't for everyone, but marijuana works so much better the the man made THC. It is not for everyone, but like I said, in my case it does work as a great medicine. For me it is just off of the one hitter. No joints or blunts, just through the one hitter. Maybe 8 to 9 One hits a day. There is much research to see what benifets can come from the GOD made marijuana. Not for everyone, but it works wonders for me!!
Avatar m tn I know I am addicted but I am also in a tremendous amount of pain and these pills are the only thing that allows me the use of my arm to work and provide for my family. Is there anything i can suggest to my Doctor to try? I can get a medical marijuana card but i will get fired from work lol. The 1st injury on the shoulder came from the military and i am still fighing them over more disability payment.
560501 tn?1383616340 Glad that you too can get some relief....See it really does work! Marijuana should not always be associated w/ Thugs, and Dope dealers!
Avatar m tn period. Unfortunatley with some other complications, she needs to throw up so that is a problem but it does work in that combination. Zofran alone never worked for her (we're talking about a year of it) yet oncologists hate to give anything else (don't ask me why, I always faced hinderance). So, I only use compazine a few hours later with her after 4mg of zofran if needed. For many, zofran does the trick and it is the 'mainstay' of CINV drugs out there...
1711722 tn?1356491154 Bee, are you sure you are flooding out those pills with enough water? I have a hard time early in the morning and late at night, but I am trying to drink as much water as I can choke down. It seems to help when I do. I think if you don't use enough water that taste creeps up the throat. Once I dropped several pills on the kitchen counter and they got wet and the protective coating got some holes in it. That powder is the nastiest thing I ever tasted! I do know what you mean.
Avatar n tn I also support the use of medical marijuana since we should all be free to choose alternatives when medical and mainstream remedies either do not work or are more dangerous than the disease itself. I do not agree that marijuana is as safe as you think. For many people it is the source of psycholigical addiction, paranoia and a plethora of mental health problems. I'd rather have my teenager eating big macs than smoking pot. Smoking any substance is damaging to the bronchii and lungs.
1815939 tn?1377995399 I'm in California. I know this isn't available for everyone but medicinal cannabis does work, for nausea, headaches, and appetite.
Avatar n tn I too was diagnosed with Sluders by having a lidocaine-soaked pledget applied between the contact point. I have a deviated septum with a spur, and the spur is in constant contact with the turbinate (and nerve bundle) on the opposite side. So I am in pain almost all of the time. I am making my appt. for surgery this week and am hoping that this cures my horrendous facial pain. This is no way to live.
Avatar f tn Now it seems as though it is prescribed pretty regularly and doctors only ever ask 'does this work for your pain' and you continue getting the prescription. If you want a future - take something else, maybe some combination of vicoden (also bad, but not as bad as the oxy) or stay on OTC pain medication. If you are a soilder, you must be young - you have a future that depends on your mental alertness, even if your back pain is a problem.
Avatar n tn Is there anyone made a year and then no problems after
214607 tn?1287681159 No, no one at all to help or even talk about it with. I thank god for this site. How long does it take for the thomas R. to start to work. Will the L-Tyrosine, give me some sort of energy? I cant even function. Every movement feels like it is taking all my enery. It is hard to lift myself up..And the RLS (arms only) doesn't start unitl I am in bed and laying down. Then it keeps me up all night.
Avatar n tn I HAVE SEEN 70 AND 80 YEAR OLD PT'S ON CHEMO IN THE ER AND HAVE THEM TELL ME THE MARINOL PILL'S DONT WORK SO THE GET THEIR GRANKIDS TO BUY THEM A BAG OF POT, THIS IS SAD BECAUSE THEY ARE ASKING THEIR GRANCHILDREN TO BREAK THE LAW SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE SOME QUALITY TO THEIR LIFE. IF THE TX GETS TO ROUGH ON ME AND MY DR WANTS ME TO TRY THE MARINOL I PROBABLY WILL GO WITH THE HERB VS THE PILL BUT GET THE SCRIPT FILLED ANY WAY AS I WORK IN A FEDERAL HOSPITAL AND AM SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG SCREENS.
Avatar n tn The only thing that worked on his neasua was MARINOL, cannabis in a pill form. Like day and night. The other very very expensive pill did not work. GO FIGURE!!!!!!!!!! Good to see you post. Have a great weekend holiday.
294425 tn?1288531995 the fatigue has become hideous again. Has anyone had this? Does it mean anything that I'm all of a sudden over the past few days getting new symptoms? This tremor thing is really unnerving...thanks for any input.
Avatar m tn Yes I should have stated I'm on peg-interferon ,ribaviron -and incivek I spoke to my Dr today an he is bringing me into check it out tomorrow , it has spread all over my chest and looks like its coming over the top and spreading onto my back It's hot and blotchie This really ***** and has me a bit bummed out It's tough because I have to go to work and I can't work topless , luckily for the customers ..lol..
4798753 tn?1359325903 The rash is a systemic reaction so one needs to tackle it with an oral antihistamine (a strong one) as well as topical preparations. The problem with the topicals is that they work slowly and they also work only where you apply them. I found that after 2-3 weeks of Fluocinonide, the rash would get better but it just moved next door, where I was not putting any ointment. It was the Hydroxyzine that finally got everything under control but it has to be a high enough dose.
137025 tn?1217768341 My Mother was given Marinol and for her it was awful. Far too strong even with small doses and it didn't work. That isn't to say that will happen to you but if you have other choices, maybe start there. For me just having to chew stuff up is a challenge at times which is why the smoothies work so good. ANother thing I remembered is instant breakfast, it has a lot of calories too and comes in flavors. If you can handle milk you could try that. I'd ue whole milk for added calories.
264121 tn?1313033056 Has anyone else tried this vistaril nausea med and if so, did it help? If this doesn't work for me I am going to ask for an injectible anti-emetic, just haven't figured out which one I want to try yet. I know I don't want injectible phenergan. I've been there before and it can be very hard on the tissue, even when you use it IM.
Avatar f tn My husband just came and told me that if today was Monday, he would want me to take him in for blood work. He's on ribavirin and does not tolerate it. He takes neupogen and procrit to keep his levels up. I know his Hemoglobin needs to be between 10 and 13 for him to be taking ribavirin.