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  • ICNDonna
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    This is a very old thread so I am closing it.

    Donna

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  • jen74
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    There is also a medication called marinol, it is a prescription med that is derived from cannabis, but this is legal of course. It helps tremendously with nausea from what I am told. I have a few friends who have severe gastroparesis and have to be on this med to help with the relentless nausea, and this really helps them. Just a thought. The only thing is, alot of doctors wont prescribe it unless you have tried all other things such as zofran,phenegran, compazine etc... Marinol is usually given to people undergoing chemotherapy to help with the nausea. But you could ask your doctor about it.
    Jen

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  • aprilchen
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    Topamax

    Originally posted by Moonheart View Post
    I know this may not work for everyone, but ask to see if Topamax is something you could try. I think Cannabas is a neural drug and so is Topamax and so maybe they'd work the same way. Maybe it would help you, I don't know. It may be safer and easier for you to obtain also.

    I hope you find relief soon.
    Hey Guys,

    I have said this before and I know it does not cause this in everyone, but many of us have a lot of chemical sensitivities. So, I'd be careful with Topamax because that is where my kidney stone nightmare started and I have had 31+ kidney stones, all resulting from three years use of Topamax. They were most all analyzed and that is what they were from. However, I do agree with Moonheart in that maybe you should try other options before resulting to illegal substances like pot. It would do tremendous harm to your family if you were arrested for that. Just a thought. There are many things (which I mentioned in my earlier post) that you can do to tame nausea from narcotics. Also, with use of the Duragesic patch (very strong pain patch), the narcotic level in your body is more stable instead of up and down with pills and generally they cause less nausea). Just a suggestion. But I do understand why you'd resort to anything to relieve the pain, so please do not think I am being insensitive at all....just concerned about the legalities. Personally, I think if alcohol is legal then so should pot be legal. People are generally more mellow on pot and people high on pot don't usually create all the crime like alcoholics. Take a look at countries like Denmark, for instance or Holland. Either way, I do hope you might look at these suggestions and feel better soon! Ever since my pain specialist put me on Duragesic, I feel like I have my life back again.

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  • Moonheart
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    I know this may not work for everyone, but ask to see if Topamax is something you could try. I think Cannabas is a neural drug and so is Topamax and so maybe they'd work the same way. Maybe it would help you, I don't know. It may be safer and easier for you to obtain also.

    I hope you find relief soon.

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  • dawn01
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    I am having similar issues with the medications as well. I cannot take any pain meds though. I am allergic to percocet and oxycodone doesn't even touch the pain. I have now started smoking pot so that I can try to ease the nausea and get some food in my system. I know many who do not condone this, but it is the only relief I can get.



    Note from ICNDonna: We do not encourage the use of illegal drugs. In addition to the legal issues (you could be arrested), there are safety issues. First ask yourself if anyone who is willing to go outside the law to become a dealer (a serious crime!) can be trusted to provide you with a safe product.
    Last edited by ICNDonna; 05-25-2007, 03:23 AM.

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  • aprilchen
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    You're welcome. Maybe they will help you.

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  • Kara29
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    Thank you!

    Thank you for the suggestions!

    Kara

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  • aprilchen
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    Originally posted by Kara29
    Narcotics are Nasty sometimes!

    Oh dear............

    Kara
    Kara,

    A couple of things: have you tried Phenergan or Tigan (generic name I think) or can you have it? Also, sometimes Benadryl helps me with nausea. And, you could put an ice pack on your neck and lie in one place...try not to stand and you might get relief. Anyway, I don't know if any of this works, but it does for me...so anyway, just a thought. Oh, and I agree completely about narcotics being nasty about all the time. I am to the point where I am tolerant to everything except Oxycodone and Methadone. I hate it...Demerol does nothing to help the pain even anymore. We'll be praying for you. The Duragesic patch is pretty awesome because once it takes effect and you change it every 3 days, most of the time I did not need breakthrough meds...but I stayed sleepy all the time with it, and this was back when I was in graduate school for Social Work and drove two hours one way to an internship...so really it was dangerous to be SO sleepy.

    I hope you feel better soon.

    April
    Last edited by aprilchen; 03-01-2007, 09:06 AM.

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  • IC SARAH-CPP
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    Kara, i posted this to you in the other forum but I dont know if you saw it. There is a new kind of fentanyl out called Fentora. It comes in a pill form that you put in your cheek and dissolve, like the sucker but in a pill. It is cheaper than the sucker, still expensive but a little cheaper, and comes with a form that doctors can fill out that says the patient is using it for pain relief not related to cancer pain. So some doctors who wont prescribe the suckers will prescribe this.
    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know about it. I hope they can find some way to help you soon.
    With love and hugs
    Sarah

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  • ICB
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    There are many medications that can be compounded and made into a gel; which can be applied to the painful area. The medications bypass the digestive track and can be extremely helpful for many patients.

    If your healthcare provider is not familiar with these types of compounded medications; he/she can contact a compounding pharmacy. The one that I use has a list of compounded medications that they prepare for different symptoms/illnesses. If anyone is interested in having their healthcare provider contact my pharmacist, you can send me a personal message through this website or email me at [email protected] and I can give you their contact information; with a prescription from your healthcare provider, they mail the medications to your home.

    I have had several IC patient friends that have had Valium; Neurontin; Elavil and other drugs compounded into gels; they apply it to their pelvic/bladder area, and are doing well. I'm using the Elavil gel compound with ultrasound and have found it to be very helpful; most patients don't use ultrasound, they just apply it directly.

    I suggest that you consult with your healthcare provider if you believe that the information above may be helpful; your healthcare provider will determine the appropriate treatment regimen for you.

    Only your healthcare provider can determine if the above suggestions are appropriate treatment options for you; these are just some suggestions that you can discuss with him/her.

    The contents in this post are provided for informational purposes only. The contents are not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition.

    Best wishes, ICB

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  • Emma's Mommy
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    no problem! Glad my anti-nausia medication can be put to use!

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  • ICLori
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    Kara, I'm so sorry this happened to you. Most narcotics make me sick to my stomach, too, but I am able to tolerate Percocet so I"m hoping Percocet will work for you too without making you sick.

    Blessings,
    Lori

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  • Kara29
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    Thank You

    Thank You all for your suggetions. Judith, I will give the percocet a try if they will presribe it to me. Erika, I will ask about the dissolving Zofran. Barb, Unfortunately I am allergic to Methadone....The Oxycontin extended 12 hour release is all out of my system now (Thank God!) I just need to find a replacement.

    I am going to ask about the regular Percocet and the other form of Zofran.

    Thanks Again!

    Kara

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  • Bessie
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    Sorry you are having problems with the medicine. Hope you feel better soon. Sending you lots of hugs

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  • sandramac
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    I'm so sorry it is causing you troubles! Hope you feel better soon!
    Love Sandra

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