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Marinol For Pain Management

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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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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 »

Ziagen, Zerit, Viramune, Elavil High Blood Pressure, Irregular Heart Beat

Hello,I have been on Zerit, Ziagen and Viramune since Ziagen appeared on the market. I switched to this combo after Viramune, Zerit DDI started to cause pancreatitis. I developed relatively high blood pressure, that starts going up about an hour or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have a high regard for Dr Sonnabend. elevated blood pressure has not been a feature of any of your HIV meds. There are numerous other HIV meds on the market now that could be substituted one at a time (such as tenofovir for D4T) to see what... Read more »

Ziagen, Zerit, Viramune, Elavil High Blood Pressure, Irregular Heart Beat

Hello, I have been on Zerit, Ziagen and Viramune since Ziagen appeared on the market. I switched to this combo after Viramune, Zerit and DDI started to cause pancreatitis. I developed relatively high blood pressure, that starts going up about an...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am gald your drug combination is working for you. It strikes me that the best thing for you is to optimize your diet, exercise and stop smoking (if you do, in fact, smoke). All easier said than done, especially if you are on a limited budget.As... Read more »

Chronic stomach pain/gastroparesis/nausea/vomiting

35-y.o. white male with HIV/Hemophilia A, Positive 23 yrs has intractible nausea/vomiting, abd.pain, using lg. amts. of IV anzamet and morphine to control pain/vomiting. No one can explain cause of his intestinal problem;stating gastroparesis but no...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I assume you have had a complete GI workup including endoscopy/biopsy/evaluation for H pylori, endocrine problems? Marinol, Zofran, nutrition via a PEG tube all might help some patients. KH 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

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? ... Read more »
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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 »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... 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 »