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Has anyone ever tried MARINOL?

red_eye_ked

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I was reading on-line, and I came across something that said:

*MARINOL Capsules is indicated for the treatment of:

1.anorexia associated with weight loss in patients with AIDS; and
2.nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conventional antiemetic treatments.

I was just prescribed this and I wonder if anyone has ever tried it? I still have my recommendation with 150% understanding, and it helps me SO much when I can use it, I can't believe it. However in the interests of continuing to improve my overall health we are trying this, I am just losing to much weight. Before I try it I am interested in getting the opinions of others too.

Thanks in advance.
 

mooniegoogoo

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Whats your dosage? I've never used it, but a family friend does because of respitory issues and it works really well for him. Put on 10 pounds over a 3 month peroid.
 

THC_TLC

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My doctor prescribed marinol as a "legal" alternative to medical cannabis.

(Although I highly respect this doctor, he has never supported my medicinal use.)

It was for migraines.

I found the marinol caused a high state of anxiety when I used it.

Natural and concentrated cannabis are much preferable. The other cannabinoids present in the whole plant provide balance and additional medicinal effects.

It's good to have a prescription if you are subjected to drug testing.
 

flowrider

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I was prescribed marinol when I had lymphoma, Didnt work at all and did cause anxiety..Hated it and threw it away. :hippie:
 
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I have used Marinol in the past but it's definitely not in medicine cabinet. It just gave me the munchies super sick and that was about it. Nothing like rippin' a fat bongload, but thats just me.:hippie:
 

Skinzy420

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it made me throw up and I couldn't sleep :nono:

Stuff is made from a bunch of crap thrown into a capsule :doh:
 
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My mom had lost 30 pounds (and she was pretty skinny before) and was given Marinol to try and reboot her hunger. She slept nearly 24 hours after the first dosing, so I removed that drug from the medicine cabinet.
 

red_eye_ked

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Here was the problem for me.. I have lost 60 lbs in last month and half. I am going in for more blood tests tomorrow. I got a cortisone shot in my shoulder last night and that helped a lot too.

Anyway I am not sure what to do now, since the MARINOL is strictly out of my price range at this point. My insurance won't cover it and it's $450.00 for a 60 dose supply.. lol no surprise, I was in pharmacy today for an hour with dry heaves. I finally got home and medicated today!! woohoo got some flowers and broke out vaporizer. Anyway I ate a little soup, and feel a lot better, but I HAVE to get some real food in me again soon.

lol funny thing is.. you feel sick, and don't want to eat. When you do medicate you feel better and want to eat, but can't go anywhere to get the food you need since you can't medicate and drive. Oh well..
 

Skinzy420

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If your insurance carrier won't cover it..Forget it...No way is it worth it :nono:
 

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red_eye_ked said:
Here was the problem for me.. I have lost 60 lbs in last month and half. I am going in for more blood tests tomorrow. I got a cortisone shot in my shoulder last night and that helped a lot too.

Anyway I am not sure what to do now, since the MARINOL is strictly out of my price range at this point. My insurance won't cover it and it's $450.00 for a 60 dose supply.. lol no surprise, I was in pharmacy today for an hour with dry heaves. I finally got home and medicated today!! woohoo got some flowers and broke out vaporizer. Anyway I ate a little soup, and feel a lot better, but I HAVE to get some real food in me again soon.

lol funny thing is.. you feel sick, and don't want to eat. When you do medicate you feel better and want to eat, but can't go anywhere to get the food you need since you can't medicate and drive. Oh well..
Can you get the food first? Like before you medicate?

Or call a Pizza Delivery?

You really need to eat. How about that Ensure stuff?

I really don't know, just throwing out ideas, but, please eat. Sixty pounds in six weeks, that is really, really serious.

Healing hugs and good thoughts

 

red_eye_ked

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Of course I can cook at home, and there are alternitives. I just am very sick atm, and have a hard time standing for any length of time. I was at the doctors today, and I am going tomarrow. I went to a Thai place today can got a light chicken soup ( Eatten half of it already ) lol Once I could medicate I felt 100% better.

Also Thank you all, I have no intention of paying that much because of my insurance. lol I have glaucoma too, so I have no concern about getting my meds (Flowers). I have 2 recomendations.
 

stanley

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I was given Marinol by the VA during the worst of my radiation treatments to try and kick start an appetite.

I didnt get any real help from it, as soon as I could smoke it seemed to have more impact than the Marinol...


(Yeah, ironic the Feds will give a Vet Marinol, but bust him in the parking lot for his MMJ.)
 

COVaper

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I have a prescription but I only use it in place of MM when I travel. For me it increases appetite and anxiety. It only slightly decreases nausea, the symptom I would use it for. My ins. covers it otherwise the price would not be worth it for the slight relief it offers me.

Regards
 
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very interesting, didn't know that had such a bad rap sheet. but i guess i should've assumed that, probably a lot of filler and other unhealthy things
 

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stanley said:
I was given Marinol by the VA during the worst of my radiation treatments to try and kick start an appetite.

I didnt get any real help from it, as soon as I could smoke it seemed to have more impact than the Marinol...


(Yeah, ironic the Feds will give a Vet Marinol, but bust him in the parking lot for his MMJ.)
Ironic isn't teh word, dude.

That's straight bullshit.
 

notrealname

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Wow bring up a dead thread. Can't help but add to it.
I've suggested that those I know look into get a prescription so as to keep them legal fed wise, more legal ground at a work place. Most people I know don't care for it. Edibles are cheaper bang for the buck, and they seem to feel better. I usually see the pills in 5 mg. Suggested, was bite one a swallow two. I'd suggest starting off with biting one and swallowing one. You can find the pills on the internet. Suppose to keep the pills in the frig.
For more info check:
Tetrahydrocannabinol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia