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Re: [MOL] side effects - can you help?



See my previous memo, just sent.
CIM


On Fri, 8 Sep 2000 10:22:02 -0600 "Winn" <desertrats@outerbounds.net>
writes:
> Thanks Carol -
> geez... I wouldn't even know where to begin.
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Carol Foulkes <crfoulkes@Juno.com>
> To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 9:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [MOL] side effects - can you help?
> 
> 
> > Dear Miss Bridget, (and Winn)
> >
> > Yes.  Marijuana does work, especially in its raw state.  20 years 
> ago, I
> > had a friend who grew it in their garage, so I had access for 
> free.  As a
> > care giver, I can tell you it worked.  The surgeon who handled my
> > friend's surgery said that it was a shame that it wasn't legalized 
> and
> > that some day it would be.  That if I could get it, somewhere, do 
> it.  So
> > I did.  Seems we've made SOME progression, but very little.  
> Pills, I
> > guess, are better than nothing.
> >
> > CIM
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 08 Sep 2000 11:47:19 ADT "Bridget Rambeau"
> > <bsbridget@hotmail.com> writes:
> > > Hi Winn. When I first started having radiation txs to my abdomen
> > > along with
> > > chemo txs, I found the initial drugs they prescribed not 
> terribly
> > > effective.
> > > I questioned my onc about some articles I read concering the
> > > medicinal use
> > > of marijuana for my type of problem. Unfortunately, the "real" 
> thing
> > > still
> > > isn't legal here, however it is available in pill form 
> (legally).
> > > It's made
> > > up of "Cesamet" and "Nabilone". Although the onc warned me of
> > > possible side
> > > effects, I didn't notice any and found the pill almost 
> eliminated my
> > > nausea
> > > and stimulated my appetite at the same time. Is it legal in your
> > > State? If
> > > so, from everything I've heard, the "real" thing is still 
> superior
> > > to the
> > > "artificial".
> > > Anyway, it's one more option to consider.
> > > Your friend,
> > > Bridget
> > >
> > > >From: "Winn" <desertrats@outerbounds.net>
> > > >Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > >To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> > > >Subject: [MOL] side effects - can you help?
> > > >Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 15:31:21 -0600
> > > >
> > > >I've been on this forum before and you guys are full of info..
> > > please help!
> > > >
> > > >My dad is undergoing agressive chemo/radiation therapy.  The 
> side
> > > effects
> > > >are terrible and he's suffering so much. Does anyone have any
> > > suggestions
> > > >or advise for:
> > > >
> > > >Everything he puts in his mouth (water, food, protein drinks, 
> etc)
> > > has a
> > > >very strong salt taste, even if he licks his lips - salt.  
> Anything
> > >
> > > >available to help with this? Anyone know why this happens?  
> Anyone
> > > >experienced this and knows how to make it more tolerable?
> > > >
> > > >Extreme nausea - vomiting.  Medications not helping.  He's 
> losing
> > > weight
> > > >fast.
> > > >
> > > >Chills - can't get warm.  We are in Colorado and winter is on 
> our
> > > heels.
> > > >
> > > >No energy, tired, exhausted.  Can't get the exercise the docs
> > > recommend.
> > > >
> > > >He is only a few weeks into this and has months to go.  If you 
> can
> > > help,
> > > >I'm waiting for your reply!  Thank you.
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > 
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