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2131202 tn?1339967703 She said if I get a high fever, vomiting blood, vomiting that won't stop, diarrhea that won't stop, jaundice,and/ or dark tarry stools. How often is your husband having blood work? During the first weeks blood work should ideally be done weekly. Your husband needs nutrition. He has to eat ! It doesn't matter how long or how hard it is for him to get it down, he needs nutrition. If he refuses soft food like oatmeal or soup how about fruit smoothies ?
Avatar f tn when I use it, and I'm using the lowest dose possible (both marinol and vaporized), it's almost pathetic how little I use, which is why it's so surprising that I get such strong effects. It feels like I'm going insane when I use it. I'm a type-a and I like feeling in control. Sometimes it's so bad that I feel like I've slipped out of time, or I see inanimate things moving, like in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Avatar m tn How bad is her live? If not bad stage 1 or 2 why not wait for GS7977 INF free tx?
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.
315 tn?1231002174 Well this chemo is never dull. I never know how I will feel from one day to the next. And sometimes I'll be feeling good and it goes down hill fast!! I'm still so nauseous most of the time. When I went for chemo last Friday I had lost another 2 lbs from 2 weeks ago. I can't lose any more,I'm down to 108lbs. I had to see my primary Dr. yesterday and bless his soul was quite alarmed with my current situation. He asked me several times if there was anything he could do to help me...
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..
560501 tn?1383616340 And eating it does work as opposed to smoking. You just need to be conservative about how much you use for two reasons: 1)the prohibitive cost, and 2) today's quality/strength is much stronger than that of the 60' & 70's.
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...
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.
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 How often do you inject procrit? And, how much each time? I guess that you are closer to the hematologist? If you are not going to the hematologist at least once every 2 weeks, you should try to. In most hematologist offices you don't have to see the doctor every time. You should be able to go in and have a technician draw your blood and process it. Then, they should be able to tell you how much procrit you should be using.
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 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.
Avatar m tn Hopefully the dermatologist will know how to treat it appropriately. I cannot stress enough how fast it can snow ball if you do not get those docs on board and treat it aggressively. Here is a thread with many helpful posts about the rash. You will be able to see what others went through and what was ordered for them and how they dealt with it. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/Stage-3-Incivek-Rash/show/1894957 Best of luck.
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.
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.
1711722 tn?1356491154 Here is an article I stumbled across that gives nausea remedies. Don't know if any of them works but it does mention that salty foods are at the top of the list: http://www.tandurust.com/health-faq-4/prevent-vomiting-nausea.html Hope it helps someone out there. People mentioned they changed from sugar to salt during tx. I took that to mean their tastebuds had changed, but now I think it meant that their systems handled the salt better than the sugar, during tx.
535089 tn?1400677119 Substances that cause False Positive Drug Test Results THC - Substances or Conditions which can cause false positives Dronabinol (Marinol) Ibuprofen; (Advil, Nuprin, Motrin, Excedrin IB etc) Ketoprofen (Orudis KT) Kidney infection (Kidney disease, diabetes) Liver Disease Naproxen (Aleve) Promethazine (Phenergan, Promethegan) Riboflavin (B2, Hempseed Oil) Amphetamines - Substances or Conditions which can cause false positives Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, propylephedrine, phenylephrine, or deso
Avatar n tn Feels good though to type this and know someone is out there that knows what I am talking about. How suicidal does this stuff make people? How many close calls have you had or friends that you know? What does one do except push on through? Am i going to feel hopeless for a whole year? Has any one had a relationship or marriage end due to this treatment? Is there some type of support group for my wife and what she is going through with me being sick?
765439 tn?1292964014 I am losing more and more weight...zofran does not work at all!!! I am not wasting another trip to the GI for 50 bucks unless i have an agenda. Does anyone know any good appetite medications i should ask for?? Im scared that if zofran doesnt work..nothing will..im losing so much muscle each day at 21. also will the appetite meds cause sides? i ordered b12 ive heard that should increase appetite????
233488 tn?1310696703 Legitimate FDA type research has been done on purified cannabis and useful products for cancer chemotherapy such as Marinol® and Cesamet® are available. These drugs do not produce psychoactive effects. The use of marijuana products such as “Charlotte’s Web” for childhood seizures and other illnesses is unproven, anecdotal and potentially harmful. Cannabis use for glaucoma treatment is never needed. Medical marijuana “cards” are widely abused.
203342 tn?1328740807 I know it was on the ballot for several different areas and even in my area on legalizing it for medical purposes or banning it. I looked briefly into it and was impressed by not only how much it may help people (medically) but how carefully it is regulated when it is used medically. It is strictly done in a doctor's office and carefully monitored. It's not like they are going into a back alley somewhere and buying this from drug dealers. They also appear to monitor the amount and usage.
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.
4798753 tn?1359325903 nothing seems to help for any length of time.
1159737 tn?1286520857 I'm asking because so many people talk of how migraine medicines don't work for these types of headaches and I don't want to put the money out for nothing. I know, my back is reason enough but I am just wondering if it would help with my head too. TIA for any comments!
1986676 tn?1329866071 To make it by learning how others who were equally miserable (and in pain) made it. Don't stop trying to figure out how to make this work and be sure to post any revelations you may discover :) :) . As someone in the same boat I encourage you to hang in there as I know how trying this is.
1056851 tn?1318724578 I am moving to AZ in June so I was wondering if it was legal there, in case I decidevto go that route. I think I would most likely try to do the vaporizer way. How does that work? I guess I was imagining the kind of vaporizer I used for my kids when they were little. If this is the same, how can no one else in room be effected? Oh wait! Would it be like a nebulizer? I am going to have to print this all out if I chose to go this route.
177275 tn?1511758844 Legitimate FDA type research has been done on purified cannabis and useful products for cancer chemotherapy such as Marinol® and Cesamet® are available. These drugs do not produce psychoactive effects. The use of marijuana products such as “Charlotte’s Web” for childhood seizures and other illnesses is unproven, anecdotal and potentially harmful. Cannabis use for glaucoma treatment is never needed. Medical marijuana “cards” are widely abused.
Avatar n tn What are the treatments for this does anyone know what I can do?I dont know how to talk to my doctor and what to say i want done.I know that at 35 I just cant live like this.
572651 tn?1531002957 It differs from the synthetic drugs liky Marinol (than on one prescribes). The levels of THC is what makes the drug work so well. In some countries it is marketed only as a drug for MS. A few other countries also use it for cancer. The US is now is phase III trials for Cancer pain. I can't tell if it will be used for MS. I hope it will be approved and avail. for more than cancer. This is an area where our process is slower. I wonder if it will fail because it has too much THC in it.