Nabilone..Have you tried it..Help or not???

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Jordane, May 10, 2009.

  1. Jordane

    Jordane New Member

    My Dr. put me on Nabilone to help with the nausea that I live with. It is given to patients taking Chemo..for the nausea from chemo. It was given to me to tone down the nausea. It made it worse!!
    I have been having trouble going ANYWHERE..stores..friends..childrens place...that I didn't end up being nauseaus to the point of vomiting. I cannot cook without having to be sick, if someone is cooking in this apartment building, strong odours of food, I have to block the bottom of my door, so the odour can't come in.
    When my husband cooks something for himself I go to our bedroom, close the door, block the bottom so it doesn't leak in, turn on my fan and lie down, praying I don't get sick.
    This is what the nabilone was given to me for. Has anyone else tried it??

    Take Care!!
  2. AuntTammie

    AuntTammie New Member

    it's not available in the US, probably bc it's chemically related to marijuana....I do know that actual marijuana supposedly helps some people with nausea and makes others more nauseous, though, so your experience makes sense

    I have tried homeopathic remedies with some success, have also tried Dramamine, zofran, and reglan, as well as the standard non-drug approaches (like ginger ale, mint, etc).....prior to the last few months, most of those would work at least somewhat for me, but lately, the only one that helps at all is reglan....I am reluctant to take it that often, though, bc it blocks dopamine and many CFS symptoms already seem to be caused by too little dopamine....apparently, something about taking it with benedryl can help with that (I don't know why), but benedryl tends to make me more tired, so I don't want to be taking it that frequently either

    I really feel for you, though, and I totally understand what you are dealing with, bc nausea (sometimes with vomiting, sometimes without) has been a very frequent companion of mine with this dd.....I hope that you find something that works
  3. Jordane

    Jordane New Member

    Thanks for getting back to me :>)

    I am so so sorry you suffer from this also!!

    I forgot about this medication being only approved so far here in Canada, I don't know where else??

    It sure isn't any fun huh. :>( I have suffered with the nausea from the very start of this dd. I have gone through different stages of it..being somewhat the worst which is now, and a few times before. My Dr. has tried me on many things, but I usually go back to gravol..and that doesn't take the nausea away, just helps with the vomiting, if it stays down.
    A hard way to diet.

    But I got to tell you.... it is getting to me ;>( Feel like crying all the time.
    Thanks Again,
    Hugs, Jordane
  4. charlenef

    charlenef New Member

    Something you might want to try is dgl chewable licorice root ive been using it for yrs ill postsome info on it
  5. charlenef

    charlenef New Member

    Almost everyone is familiar with the discomfort of an upset stomach. Most of us have indulged in our favorite foods, only to pay for it later during a sleepless night. Over-the-counter antacid tablets help, but recent research has revealed some concerns for those who consume them on a regular basis. Most prescription medications used to treat stomach discomfort do so by inhibiting or blocking acid secretion. Though temporarily effective, these medications often come with unpleasant side effects. Nature’s Life Chewable DGL tablets offer a safe, effective way to relieve stomach discomfort naturally.
    Features & Benefits of Nature’s Life DGL Licorice

    Licorice flavonoids help inhibit acid secretion*
    Increases blood flow to gastric mucosal cells*
    Promotes secretion of the protective mucosal layer*
    Promotes the growth of new mucosal cells*
    Licorice extract is de-glycyrrhizinated to avoid side effects
    Delicious sugar-free tablets; sweetened with sugar alcohols

    How Does Licorice Work?
    Licorice, or Glycyrrhiza glabra, has been used for over 3,000 years, making it one of the most widely used medicinal herbs in history.* Licorice naturally contains 10 triterpenes and 22 different flavonoids, which are believed to be responsible for its benefits.*1

    Licorice has been used as a highly effective alternative to antacids and acid-blocking drugs. By comparison, licorice works not by inhibiting acid production, but rather through supporting and stimulating the stomach’s natural protective mechanisms.*2 Stomach discomfort is usually attributed to an imbalance between acid secretion and the stomach’s ability to protect itself against the irritation caused by acid. The presence of harmful bacteria can also be a factor. The stomach’s primary defense against corrosive gastric acid is a fine layer of mucin, secreted by millions of mucosal cells that line the stomach wall. Licorice has been shown to stimulate both the secretion of mucin and the formation of new mucosal cells, probably through its ability to increase blood flow to mucosal tissue.*2 In addition to supporting a normal chemical balance, licorice has also been shown to help inhibit the growth of potentially harmful intestinal bacteria, such as Helicobacter pylori.*3
    A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial reported that 16 people with significant stomach discomfort showed an average improvement of 78% when given 360 mg of DGL thrice daily, compared to 34% in the placebo group.*4 Other trials have compared DGL to prescription drugs showing that 760 mg DGL 3 times daily is as effective as the popular prescription drug cimetidine.*5

    What Exactly Does ‘DGL’ Mean?

    DGL stands for De-Glycyrrhizinated Licorice. Licorice contains a naturally occurring substance known as glycyrrhizin. When consumed, glycyrrhizin has been shown to increase blood pressure and water retention.6 Since the glycyrrhizin is removed, Nature’s Life Chewable DGL tablets do not cause these potentially harmful side effects.

    Should I Take Them Like Regular Antacids?

    DGL works best when chewed and swallowed twenty minutes before each meal, and before bedtime. Though the serving size is one tablet, some may wish to chew two for increased benefit. NOTE: In order to be effective DGL must be mixed with saliva; therefore, it is important that the tablets are chewed thoroughly before swallowing.*

  6. Jordane

    Jordane New Member

    Thanks so much for the info..certainly worth a try.

    Take Care!