Dr. RXd me marinol? Inspite of knowing I smoke cannabis. Read on for story

I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. I’m a long time smoker but only cannabis. I have back, spinal chronic pain and Chrons diagnosis, then weight loss etc.
So my gastroenterologist specialist overseeing my Chrons disease knows I use cannabis and has no problem with me using it and suggested it. But made clear they don’t deal w/ medical cannabis. No problem but I’m in MN the only state where medical cannabis can’t be smoke flower only vape. Stupid! And they tell you how many hits you need a day it - some crap. GI doctor refers me to a motility Dr. In same clinic. First visit she hears me saying I used to enjoy eating now it’s a bother. Specialist had recommend meal replacement drinks even. So her take on it?
Let’s put you on Marinol! I couldn’t believe it I had a friend in high school that had cancer and took it back in 1985. Doctor feels that straight synthesized THC pills will help my appetite. I seldom get munchies anymore but Marinol according to Rx sites indicates it makes you hungry 24 7. From just 2 doses a day. I can’t believe how grown the pharmacies even know what it is I have to spell it for him even though it’s spelled simply like it sounds. So I’m still waiting for local pharmacy to get it in I will keep you peeps posted if you’re interested and if you have any questions postum here.

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PS it’s usually given to chemo patients and HIV AIDS for combating wasting syndrome. Just weird she thought to try it - when no other Dr or Rx people ever heard of it and weren’t even aware. In the age of legalization of cannabis some motility Dr same one my wife sees, but for GP with diabetes, obesity etc. Wife was ass hurt Dr didn’t offer it to her. We scheduled back to back the doctor got all weird about doing is back to back sitting in each other’s. LOL when we got home I explained they’re not going to give a overweight diabetic something that makes you hungry 24x7 at low doses. Bear in mind it is not from the plant so it’s super expensive probably why I no one has heard of it I think that’s ironic in the legalization age. :roll_eyes: In Reading about it effects vary but most common is feeling high. The drug is drombinol generic THC but no entourage effects. Read about guy’s wife on Reddit who was familiar with cannabis edibles and it Ficked her up. Some other guy said his daughter took it as a child didn’t feel anything. Hmmm I’ll have to report the effects as 9 Delta tetrahydrocannabinol Is converted to 11 hydroxy tetrahydrocannabinol. About 5 times stronger I read, but again no other cannabinoids present it’s the psychoactive THC alone.
It’s covered by insurance too :grin: Co pay a bit high. No pun intended. I’m curious to see what effects it provides. Some kid said his grandma ate like crazy after stopping eating. She also acted really loopy. We’ll see.

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My father in law was prescribed it when he was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer. He didn’t like taking the pills but loved to hit a bowl or a joint. Said the pills didn’t make him hungry most of the time but would sometimes work. Don’t know why they just don’t let us consume how we want to consume. I feel like most doctors are ok with it as long as it’s synthetic :pensive: Best of wishes to you in your battle with your health. Hopefully you can find some relief. :heart:

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I’m sorry for your pain I too have Crohn’s, and I’m in the state that will never legalize it. Dr knows I use pot to help but would rather give me 90 pain killers a month, I told him ur wasting ur time writing that script, I had a very bad addiction to them back in the day an choose to stay away from em, my fault of course to start em, I wished they would just open their eyes an realize the pros an cons,. I’m interested to know how marinol works for u

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I only tried it for one month. Little benefit but I’m a cannabis smoker too. I found it to not be as helpful as smoking cannabis. And it’s not cheap. That’s my 2 cents worth. I see you’re here so grow on and best to you.

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That cracked me up but it’s so true.
I’m aware of the drugs, Intresting story thanks for sharing.

My dad’s a retired doctor, I’m a paramedic and my girls a nurse. We live in Canada where it’s federally legal and my dad has smoked since a teenager, unfortunately this has caused him to have a cough now and his memory is going

The one thing I will say is smoking should be banned, and vaping should be the only thing allowed.
Smoking is a heath issue that strains our resources and there is no need for it.

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The thing with smoking vs vaping, and this is ONLY with us, and each to their own: vaping was causing my lungs to ache and hurt. Not vaping a lot, but just vaping a few hits and I felt like my chest was punched. And I am not a deep dragger. For the a few years we did vape and PAX. Mainly PAX. Then the PAX malfunctioned and waiting for the new one to arrive (warranty with PAX is great!) we started rolling joints and smoking. We both are asthmatic and both were astonished it would clear our lungs. I do know my dad told me his mom and her friends all smoked cannabis for their ‘asthma’. She was born in 1909 so that will give you an idea of the time frame. And while I am an athlete and lean, what I noticed with the smoking was fat just melted in my stomach. I do think there must be something to the whole ‘cannabis burns brown fat’ thing. Even being an athlete I have never had a six pack and at 55 years old having one now and the ONLY change was smoking vs PAX, there has to be something to this. My husband, while fit, hates exercise of any form, and he has burned off his abs, too. Also, I am getting more of the described effects for each strain with the smoke than I ever did with the PAX or oils. I did, until the new lockdown, hit the gym around 5.5 hrs a week and have been running between 20-30 miles a week (this is my low distance season) and I could smoke a J and run 7 miles easy. But no way could I vape and run. I do carry a vape pen when I cycle but my cycling is toodling around for around 15 miles on a touring bike, not the hard core cycling that comes to mind.

Being a retired RN it surprised me at this as I have been adamantly against any sort of smoking my whole life. This is where legalization will help in that we will hopefully see more studies on this.

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I don’t doubt your personal experience but as a retired RN you can appreciate the fact that the overwhelming majority of the healthcare community agrees that smoking is bad and vaping is a healthier alternative although nothing but air should be going in our lungs if you talk to any RT.

I’m going to link you to a thread here to share some stuff as well as possibly continuing this discussion.

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Thank you Nicky! I will read more. It is certainly I am interested in being asthmatic. And a health nut. I feel like my world has been turned upside down this year. Between the mushroom trips and the joints. We were vegan and then went back to not vegan. We have actually become healthier since then. The only thing I am married to is my man, I will test and try and keep or ditch methods as we go. Lol

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Learn about the different types of mushrooms. The PA’s are the most visual.
You can buy drug testing kits to so you can enjoy other things safely like mdma, I got some for my dad and his wife they danced all night in their living room and said it was one of the funnest nights of their lives in the last few years.
He even asked me for more lol.

Hopefully the world will slowly learn that everything needs to be studied and not just banned…

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Totally agree. F*cking failed war on drugs has prevented any research on cannabis… Now they’re talking about psychedelic drugs LSD and shrooms for mental health etc., wish I had some for this depressing times we’re going through.

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There are some very promising study’s to help with suicide moments and ketamine
As well as depression and mushrooms.

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I know a guy I’m considering meeting him halfway between us - only person I know to get some L - couldn’t talk him into mail. Hey it’s odorless etc. Nope, no go. So… I’ll wait.

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VICE: Canada Is Allowing People With Depression to Do Psychedelic Mushrooms.

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Well give me a couple of months…

All I know is that even after a year of intense therapy nothing did for me what the mushroom did. Would I not do therapy again? NO! I think because I was on an even keel therapy helped me tremendously and just kick started the journey. After a lifetime of depression, this feels amazing. The thing with depression is that people will say, “get happy” “you have everything going for you, why not just be happy?” So you see people that ‘seem’ to be happy and non depressed. And you can make your face look like that, and you can act like that, but really you are just a mimic and most likely mimicking someone who is mimicking someone. Now I feel like, for the first time in my entire life, I am exactly who I am supposed to be. Just me. And it is a pretty nice thing to be. I am horrified that for years all I could think of was dying. But now all I can think of is living.

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Wow I’m so happy for you! I’ve enjoyed shrooms as well, years ago. After tripping I feel very calm relaxed for lack of better way to word it the next day (s) yes comfortable in my mind and body. Not to sound weird. :grin: Thanks for sharing.

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I, too, take Marinol and have been doing so for how many years I do not know; those years are many. Once I discovered Marinol in the 1990’s, I immediately dug deep into the subject. I could not believe it! The information came from the NORML archives. These proved quite valuable for me. I cross-referenced the sources for more information. After figuring out how synthetic THC worked I found it right for me. Why? I’ll start way back in my past as an elementary school

kid. Without getting too far off track, I’ll start by saying I had nasty fall involving an archery arrow leaving me with a brain injury. Skip ahead to my intermediate high school days. Spinal surgeries ensued. I stopped eating. Incurable nerve pain, etc. All the reasons for Marinol. After being prescribed by my pain management doctor, nearly all my symptoms faded and narcotics ceased! Though I still use cannabis as a breakthrough medicine. Now, I am 40+ years old and my pain level is 0.

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That’s awesome to hear :grin:

Thanks for your interest. How is your regimenting?

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Sorry for the slow response, I ended up only taking marinol for two months, too expensive. Didn’t do allot for me as I smoke allot daily. Now since developing cronhs I needed colon resectioning last October. As far as chronic pain that’s well under control since retiring and reducing activity by not being as active at work. Zero pain here too :grin: