curious about marinol

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by FMsolider, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. FMsolider

    FMsolider New Member

    Anybody ever been prescibed Marinol for Fibro? I am thinking about asking for it -yet, I know what my doctors anwser will be.
  2. julieisfree05

    julieisfree05 New Member

    Are you looking for pain relief or help sleeping (or both!)

    I've heard that it can help pain, but it doesn't really help sleep..

    ..just what I've heard, no personal experience..

    julie (is free!)

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  3. FMsolider

    FMsolider New Member

    I suppose I am seeking more of a pain relief. I've read up on it but, have yet to find a person with fibro or anything for that matter that was prescibed it.
  4. claudiaw

    claudiaw New Member

    It is usually not prescribed because of the "stigma" attachted to it.

    It is synthetic THC.

    Claudia
  5. lolee

    lolee New Member

    We get Marinol prescribed here in our nursing home for residnets that have depression accompanied by "anorexic" like symptoms.

    It increases your appetite and helps a little with depression and acts as a mood stablizer, but I have never heard of it helping with sleep. Unless your sleep issues are due to anxiety . . . . .??
  6. sop28

    sop28 New Member

    is used for severe nausea in which other meds haven't worked and for people with with anorexia/wt loss. I havent seen it used for pain relief. The only times I have seen it used are for chemo patients or elderly patients who wont eat, to stimulate appetite.

    Methadone, on the other hand i have seen used for pain.

    I'm not a doctor tho, just telling you what i've seen as a nurse in the hospital.

    What else have you tried for pain?
  7. balletdancer74

    balletdancer74 New Member

    Hi,

    I have CFIDS/M.E., FM/MPS complex, Lyme, etc. and was prescribed 2.5 mg of Marinol when I had just turned 26. I had never smoked marijuana before, so my doctor and I had no idea what would happen.

    It was prescribed to me for insane, ubiquitous pain and to increase my appetite as I dropped to 85 lbs and am 5'3. I also had severe nausea.

    Unfortunately, I became very dizzy, and I guess "stoned?" I was stuck in the bed and unable to move or speak - no exaggeration. I could think and see my parents and brother come into my room to check up on me, but I couldn't respond.

    It's usually for nausea and pain for cancer patients or others who suffer from those symptoms due to serious illnesses.

    It didn't work for me. I didn't have to ask for it either, but I'm in NY where there are loads of FM and CFIDS/M.E. specialists...

    Hope it helps, but personally I'd try something less potent.

    Warmly,
    LB32 (Leeza)