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Marinol As Pain Reliever

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AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...patients taking chemotherapy treatment for cancer. It reduces muscle spasms in people with nerve 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 marijuana. Fifteen states and Washington, D.C., have passed "medical marijuana" laws that permit limited use...
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I need my pot

Hello Dr. Fawcett. I have smoked marijuana daily for years. I use it to help my appetite and it literally saved my life in the past when I was very sick and couldn't eat. I now use it to cope with anxiety, it helps me to relax and it helps me...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
...Marijuana is widely recognized for its medical benefits, especially to stimulate appetite and relieve pain and nausea. It has been a great help to many but, as you note, there are some downsides, not the least of which are the toxins Read more »

Problem pot?

Hi Doc,My partner's been positive for nearly 5 years now, and I'm negative. We have a great sex life, and intend to continue it! We are regular readers of your forum and we love you!My question is this, he sometimes has trouble with depression and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in-patient study. Three times daily, before meals, volunteers received either medical marijuana (smoked/inhaled), dronabinol (Marinol, a pill containing the active ingredient in marijuana) or a placebo. After 21 days there were no differences in... Read more »

Pain Relievers & Atripla

Hi Dr. Henry:Should or can a HIV+ person take either asprin or Aleeve before or after taking Atripla? What effects do they have alongside the HIV drug?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most patients can safely take standard doses of aspirin, ibuprefen, or acetominophen while on Atripla. In some cases (such as history of stomach ulcer, kidney dysfunction, or bleeding) there may be risk for taking those over the counter pain meds.... Read more »

Pain Relievers: Tylenol a good option?

Hi Dr.I read a few weeks ago an article stating that it can be harmful to take Tylenol for us affected with HBV. http://archive.mail-list.com/hbv_research/msg09611.htmlIn your experience can you please let us know what would you recommend to take...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You ask an excellent question.The paper you mentioned is related to the risk of liver toxicity when a patient with acute hepatitis B or C (acute as in new onset) and then takes tylenol-containing products. The issue is that many patients feel quite... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...treatments include Neurontin, an anticonvulsant drug; and a gel containing the anesthetic lidocaine. Severe symptoms: Narcotic pain relievers such as codeine or methadone can be used. The anti-seizure medication pregabalin (Lyrica) is also... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

What Is Acupuncture? Why Do People With HIV Use Acupuncture? How Is Acupuncture Used? What Are the Risks and Side Effects? How Do We Know It Works? For More Information What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a healing technique used... Read more »
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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 »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... 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 »