Topic: Experiences with Marinol for nausea and appetite?
I've been trying to get my appetite up as I have started chemo treatment with Gemzar and Xeloda. My doctor offered me a prescription to Marinol with the caveat that it works for some folks and not for others. From my attempts so far (with the smallest 2.5mg dosage), I've found it to be a bad experience (crazy mind trips a few hours after dosage) and that the expected benefits of appetite, etc haven't seemed to materialize. Growing up in the "just say no" time period means that I don't have personal experiences growing up with smoking so I don't know what to compare this with vis-a-vis the real munchies, etc that everyone talks about.
Wondering if anyone else has had experiences with Marinol or suggestions that might help me to get this to work for my body? Also, any comparisons with medical marijuana (rather than Marinol with is purely synthetic THC as I understand)? I realize this is a heated topic as some folks have strong legal or religious based views on this topic -- so please keep the advice to medical rather than legal if possible.