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Smoking And Using Megace

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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

... Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? People with HIV disease are more
Ask the Experts

Can I smoke cannabinoid or cannabis?

Hi,Im taking Trizivir and Viramune.I was wondering if I could ask my doctor to perscibe me smoked cannabinoid to improve my appetite and depressive moods? Is it a pill or cigearette? I would like to have that high feeling to help me out of a slump...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...appetite issue, you might consider nutritional supplements or trying to figure out foodsa that you like eating as a first step. Megace has also been used as an appetite stimulant and would have no psycho-active side effects.Once we do get down... Read more »

ITP, etc. Person Again

Hello doctor, This is my third letter to you, I am sure you remember me. I wanted to let you know how things went with me as far as my meds and the blood results. I also wanted to clear things up, or at least try to. So, according to the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...is obviously something else in marijuana other than THC (which is what marinol is) which contributes to appetite/weight gain. Megace has been very disappointing all around.MH Read more »

Fatigue due to medications, and smoking

Since recently being diagnosed with HIV, I've been on Kalatra and Combivir, not to mention a few other drugs. I find that my stamina as well as my sex drive has gone down hill. I'm tired very easily, and as far as sex goes, its very difficult to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the other possible underlying causes of your symptoms anemia and psychological causes and treat those as well, if needed. Smoking? Yes, I strongly agree with your decision to quit. It may even be more harmful to you than HIV. Since you are... Read more »

can marinol help my appeitte?

Iam having a hard time getting and keeping a appetite I do smoke marijuana for an appetite beacuse i know for a fact it help's.My doctor doesn't think it would do me any good and she won't write me a script for marinol I believe it will help me...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...might be reasonable to try one of them. In myexperience, many patients have trouble tolerating Marinol, even patientswho like smoking marijuana. However, for some it can be an effectiveand well-tolerated appetite stimulant.Taking Marinol is... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...the causes 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)... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...you are taking (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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...smoke marijuana. They can use just the amount they need without bad effects from higher doses. What Are the Side Effects? Smoking marijuana can cause some of the same health problems as smoking tobacco, including bronchitis. However, it has... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...PCP by taking the same medications used for PCP treatment. Another way to reduce the risk of PCP is not to smoke, or to stop smoking. HIV-positive smokers develop PCP two to three times faster than HIV-positive people who do not smoke. One study... Read more »
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Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23, 1 Reply
...Did you know.. People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population? People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as: *bacterial Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...Did you know.. People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population? People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as: *bacterial Read more »

Smoking cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...Did you know.. People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population? People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical complications, such as: *bacterial Read more »