In Pain

Asheville, NC

#1 Aug 17, 2014
Have any of you guys ever been prescribed Marinol or Dronabinol, here in North Carolina? If so, how did it work for pain, anxiety, depression, nausea, etc? I have asked my anesthesiologist abo it prescribing it to me, but he isn't comfortable to do so. It would be nice to have a little prescribed so I could go green from time to time and not have to worry about urinalysis screenings.

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#2 Aug 17, 2014
In Pain wrote:
Have any of you guys ever been prescribed Marinol or Dronabinol, here in North Carolina? If so, how did it work for pain, anxiety, depression, nausea, etc? I have asked my anesthesiologist abo it prescribing it to me, but he isn't comfortable to do so. It would be nice to have a little prescribed so I could go green from time to time and not have to worry about urinalysis screenings.
I've seen it with plenty of cancer patients. Why would see an anesthesiologist regularly?
In Pain

Asheville, NC

#3 Aug 17, 2014
I am a cancer survivor and will be having a full body bone scan and MRI as soon as I get the funds, as symptoms point to a reoccurrence of my last tumor.
My anesthesiologist plays 3 roles. As an anestesiologist as well as surgeon , he has performed multiple nerve blocks, multiple radio frequency nerve ablations, removed over 100cc of bone spurs, performed a discetomy, has worked on cervical and lumbar spinal areas that are bearing the brunt of ankolysing spondolytis, performed several other spinal procedures, general corticosteroid injections for multiple bursitis - particularly greater trochanteric bursitis on both sides, keeps check on seven herniated discs, keeps check on modic changes type 1 - especially L5-S1 up to L3 and attempts to keep some neuropathy in check. His other role is medication maintenance. His last role is to refer me to an oncologist, however. His company isn't friendly much about Marinol, lol.
In any case, carpe diem to all \m/
Beverly

Old Fort, NC

#4 Aug 20, 2014
In Pain wrote:
I am a cancer survivor and will be having a full body bone scan and MRI as soon as I get the funds, as symptoms point to a reoccurrence of my last tumor.
My anesthesiologist plays 3 roles. As an anestesiologist as well as surgeon , he has performed multiple nerve blocks, multiple radio frequency nerve ablations, removed over 100cc of bone spurs, performed a discetomy, has worked on cervical and lumbar spinal areas that are bearing the brunt of ankolysing spondolytis, performed several other spinal procedures, general corticosteroid injections for multiple bursitis - particularly greater trochanteric bursitis on both sides, keeps check on seven herniated discs, keeps check on modic changes type 1 - especially L5-S1 up to L3 and attempts to keep some neuropathy in check. His other role is medication maintenance. His last role is to refer me to an oncologist, however. His company isn't friendly much about Marinol, lol.
In any case, carpe diem to all \m/
I really need a good anesthesiologist because mine moved and the new one won't give me the nerve block shots that help. What is the name of yours?
In Pain

Asheville, NC

#5 Aug 21, 2014
The easiest facility to be referred to/seen at is Carlina Spine & Neurosurgery Center. Dr. Chip Thompson at Carolina Spine has given me 3 epidural and 1 nerve block. He is a very nice person and an excellent, VERY straightforward physician, IMHO. They had one of the top ranked neurosurgeons in the nation while I was a patient there, Dr. Jonathan Sherman. I only had consults with him, but from all the specialists I have ever seen, Dr. Sherman has been the most learned and willing to share his knowledge. Unfortunately, he moved to the Pacific Northwest.
You can self refer at Southeast Pain Care if your current primary will not do so. Taking copies of previous imaging and charts, as well as notes from Carolina Spine, will certainly help as most of these facilities like to do these procedures instead of pushing meds as they are big bucks.
I have no plans of having more nerve blocks or ablations. Besides the thousands upon thousands of $, they are too temporary and dangerous for the end results, at least for me.
Best of luck to you!
carolina cajun

Asheville, NC

#6 Aug 22, 2014
I took it while fighting stage 4 cancer
It helps you eat and with nausea

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Since: Sep 09

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#7 Aug 22, 2014
In Pain wrote:
I am a cancer survivor and will be having a full body bone scan and MRI as soon as I get the funds, as symptoms point to a reoccurrence of my last tumor.
My anesthesiologist plays 3 roles. As an anestesiologist as well as surgeon , he has performed multiple nerve blocks, multiple radio frequency nerve ablations, removed over 100cc of bone spurs, performed a discetomy, has worked on cervical and lumbar spinal areas that are bearing the brunt of ankolysing spondolytis, performed several other spinal procedures, general corticosteroid injections for multiple bursitis - particularly greater trochanteric bursitis on both sides, keeps check on seven herniated discs, keeps check on modic changes type 1 - especially L5-S1 up to L3 and attempts to keep some neuropathy in check. His other role is medication maintenance. His last role is to refer me to an oncologist, however. His company isn't friendly much about Marinol, lol.
In any case, carpe diem to all \m/
Are you asking him for it as pain control? Maybe he's not comfortable with the off label use or as you sated maybe just it's use period. Hope you can get some relief.
In Pain

Asheville, NC

#9 Aug 22, 2014
carolina cajun, my cancer was NOT stage 4, it was a stage 2 low spindle cell sarcoma on my pelvis and spine. Congrats on battling stage 4, not to mention being alive and able to post. \m/

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