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Marinol For Fibromyalgia
I have been treated for fibromyalgia and degenerative joint and disc disease for years. Is marinol effective for chronic pain? I am very leery of opioids.
Marinol: Marinol seems to help more with nausea & stimulating appetite, than with chronic pain. People with cancer or other illnesses who have lost their appetites and have lost too much weight benefit from this. It's nothing like opiates for pain control. Many medicines and treatments can work better for fibromyalgia than opiates. I hope you and your physicians can find a helpful regimen for you!See 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed by specialist in hong kong with chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia. Looking for doctor to prescribe marinol or cesamet. Many thanks!
Internal Medicine: This diagnosis requires a thorough medical evaluation. If you are now back in the states call your local county medical society for an internal medicine referral. If you are out of the country-call the embassy.
Legal in all States: Marinol is a prescription medicine and thus you cannot get it legally anywhere in the us without a prescription from a licenced physician/nurse. Physicians physicians and nurses (often under supervision of physicians) in all states can issue prescription for this medicine when appropriate. Consult your doc if you have questions/concerns. Good luck.
No: Not an effective treatment for glaucoma because it doesn't lower the eye pressure for that long or that much (thus side effects are worse than therapeutic benefit). However, scientists are trying to study the effects to see if a safe drug compound can be derived from the active ingredient.See 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: Unless you have a legitimate medical condition, it would be unlikely that you could get a prescription for marinol. This, of course, is if you go to an ethical doctor. Unfortunately, there are too many doctors (many seem to be located in florida) that will prescribe any medication for anyone as long as they are willing to pay. The good news is that the dea is closing these practices down!
What is the difference between nabilone and marinol. I am currently on the max dose of nabilone for fibro and wonder if marinol is a better fit...
Marinol: I can't speak for your physician but I am not aware of any trials or studies where Marinol was shown to decrease symptoms or their severity in ptsd. It's schedule iii controlled substance by fda and is basically man-made cannabis. Only approved for anorexia/wt. Loss in HIV or severe vomiting while undergoing chemotherapy for ca. I would not rx for ptsd there are other meds that have been studied.See 2 more doctor answers
Marijuana better!: The cannabis plant contains over 100 different medically-active cannaboids, whereas Marinol is a synthetic version of the most prominent cannaboid, thc. Thc makes people "stoned" & can help with pain & nausea, but many of the medical benefits of marijuana come from other cannaboids like cannabadiol, that do not make one stoned! Most who try both feel the whole plant works much better. See comment:.See 1 more doctor answer