Severe Nausea of Unknown Origin
I will be 31 in 9/2000. I am a single mother who resides with
my son. I have smoked marijuana
recreationally for years, but since 1999 I have been smoking it for
medicinal purposes. In 10/99, I
began to be constantly nauseous, especially in the morning. At that time, I weighed in at 112 lbs. I weigh in now at 98 lbs - I was 93 in April of
this year. The weight loss has
been from the constant nausea- I am unable to eat on a queasy stomach.
Every morning, without fail, I am ill (though mysteriously,
some mornings I do get a respite from my misery). The doctors have tested me for ulcers, have done blood work,
have performed a CAT scan, and I have had 2 laparascopic surgeries - to no
avail. If it were not for
marijuana; I would have committed suicide from misery by now.
It takes away the nausea.
I would have lost my job a long time ago if it was not for
marijuana- the nausea can be debilitating and keep me in the bathroom
without being able to get ready for work.
Further, when I am able to eat and I have eaten food, and the nausea
comes, the marijuana suppresses the nausea and I am able to keep the food
down and not lose precious calories. I
know something is wrong with me, I just don't know what. I just know that smoking a "spliff can lift my
misery. Though to be
honest, it would be nice to be able to not HAVE to smoke marijuana.
The only problem is, it is illegal, and I have to take a risk just in
order to live in some physical comfort.