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Marinol For Pain

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AIDS InfoNet


...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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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 »

stomach pains

i am on kaletra and combivir...the worst of the side effects i think are already over...i have however been waking up with stomach pains and i have no idea why. I wake up very nausiated and dont know whati can do about it
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...meds (i.e. H pylori disease, reflux esophagitis,e tc). I often prescribe anti-nausea meds to take at night (options include marinol, reglan, compazine and others) to help out for AM nausea. If persistent and annoying than a switch to... Read more »

my cholesterol has sky-rocketed

I'm a male (37) taking Crixivan, Norvir, Videx-EC and Ziagen along with Zertec, Ambien, Marinol, Tricor, and Vytorin. My question is which meds makes your cholestorol high? CD4 is above 300 and viral load is undetectable. I do have a lot of...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Of the medications that you are taking, the main ones of concern are the Crixivan and Norvir. If your viral load is truly undetectable, then a single drug switch of the Crixivan/Norvir to another protease inhibitor (such as atazanavir) or a... Read more »


I am currently taking Agenerase 150mg 5 capsules 2 times a day, Norvir 100mg 1 cap 2 times a day, Zerit 40mg 1 cap 2 times a day, Videx 400mg 1 cap 1 a day, Ibuprofen 600mg 1 caplet 3 times a day,Lipitor 10mn 1 tab 1 a day, Zyrtec 10mg 1 tab 1 a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
the D4T and ddI would likely be contributing to your neuropathy. You should be seen be an HIV experienced neurologist. Switching off the D drugs might provide some benefit or at least slow down the process (abacavir, tenofovir, AZT and 3TC are... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Marijuana

...many people with HIV find it useful in preventing nausea and stimulating appetite. Some use it to control pain. Cesamet and Marinol, two drugs that contain components of marijuana, are approved in Canada to suppress nausea and stimulate appetite.... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is damage to the coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and... Read more »
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Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...Has anyone experienced joint pain that was diagnosed as relating to either HIV or the meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a Read more »

When does the pain not feel like pain anymore?

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies not allowed to ever read it. When I look around the world thru the eye glasses of the net, I see a whole hell of alot of pain and suffering. Friends who helped me initially now are now doing serious battle against a simple infection that a 2... Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

Muscle Pain Fibromyalgia & Myofascial Pain

Posted by NaturalMale, 3 Replies
...survivor here, protease inhibitor usage going on 8 years, with multiple drug resistance and changes. I have been having muscle pain, mainly back and neck, but also all over body pain. I used to be able to exercise and weight lift but now the... Read more »