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Marinol And Chronic Pain

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Extremem chronic Pain

After 16 yrs of being very compliant. My cd4 is over 2,000 and my VL is undetectable. However I am miserable with neck pain, back pain and joint pain all over. So I know what your text book says but I think your text book is WRONG. We are all...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Diffuse joint/bone pains are common in the general population and may be increased with both aging and HIV infection. An assessment for contributing conditions is recommended (often involving rheumatologic or neurologic testing/consultation) as... Read more »

Chronic Pain (All Over)

I'm a 24 male HIV+ I just found out about 7 months ago and the only reason why is because my fiance... Read more »

Medical Marijuana in NYC

I have symptomatic HIV and degenerative disk disease with 2 herniated disks. I suffer a great deal... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...problems like multiple sclerosis and can help treat some types of pain. These uses led to the development of the drug dronabinol (Marinol), a synthetic version of THC. NOTE: Federal and state laws generally forbid the sale or possession of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...mentioned above. Reducing nausea and vomiting helps increase food intake. Also, appetite stimulants including Megace and Marinol have been used. Megace, unfortunately, is associated with increases in body fat. Marinol (dronabinol) is... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...burning, shooting sensation thatmany sufferers describe as "holding a lit match to my feet," or "walking onbroken glass." This chronic pain can lead those who suffer to become isolated,depressed, and even suicidal. Who Is at Risk of... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...(including over-the-counter, prescription, street drugs, and herbs), even if you only use them occasionally. Megace (a hormone) and Marinol (a synthetic version of marijuana) may increase appetite. Marijuana may be effective for nausea and... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Marinol???

Posted by RayZ, 2 Replies
...Hello folks - Question for the group. I have a friend that has Marinol left over from bad times with HIV. She doesn't want to take any longer and asked if OK to sell. Any input? Appreciate your comments. Read more »

Marinol

Posted by slitter028, 2 Replies
...I'm thinking about asking my doc for marinol....I am honest with her about smoking weed, and i would like to quit smoking everything, weed and cigs, but without weed i would Read more »

Chronic Pain

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
HI,.. Ive been poz. for at least ten yrs. now,..im not really on any meds right now,..(only bactrim),..i will be starting meds soon..my t's are around 210, and my viral is around 1,600,..the thing is though Im always in very bad pain,..all over my... Read more »