Marinol and Nausea and Vomiting by Meriann
I e-mailed you last week regarding my mother's battle with nausea and vomiting due to end stage pancreatic cancer. All of the antinausea drugs (Zofran, Compazine, Phenergan, Reglan, etc.) were tried with no success. Finally, we requested Marinol. After being hospitalized in agony for two months, Marinol was started and my dear Mother was discharged within three days of the introduction of Marinol. After not eating for three months, she is steadily increasing her food intake and has not vomited at all. Believe it or not, the doctors don't want to admit that the Marinol is responsible. Your website gave me the courage to push for Marinol. Before coming here, I had intended to give her illegal marihuana when she was discharged, but she probably would have died before that. Thank you so much for this legitimate discussion on the benefits of marihuana. It gave me the strength to advocate for a drug that carries a stigma capable of clouding the clearest of minds. I am convinced. I would have NO problem testifying before Congress on this matter. More telling is my 67-year-old father's reaction. He has gone from hating marihuana to being its biggest advocate. Desperation accomplishes much in situations such as these.