Guest Guest_ERIC Posted May 19, 2004 Report Share Posted May 19, 2004 I am currently taking Marinol- as my motor tics are so overboad- (see my other thread titled, "light sensitivities" for an example) My last doctor(no longer!)-- gave me Haldol- 10 minutes after he told me I had TS---with no follow up visit or intent to moniter---just instructions on how and when to increase my dose-forget that!! Thus far the 2.5mg Marinol hardly even tickles me---however 5 to 7.5 twice a day--make a "reasonable" difference--on my overall stress and panic attacks--and helps with my rage tics/self-injurious behavior and so on... I almost wished it had no effect--because as many know, it is very expensive--and--my insurance does not cover it--- 30/supply of 2.5 alone is 150.00$ at this rate--inorder to even budge my insane amount of hypertension I have to take almost 4 a/day= about 600.00$ a month- man--streetdrugs are cheaper than this-- anyway--I was wondering if anyone is taking it??and how has been the experience longterm--or---if anyone knows of a online source that I could order it for cheaper---not many doctor are willing to go this direction--plus-- I am sure many would be highly reluctant to give it to children--for it is considered a narcotic- thus far--it is very helpful--right now it is making me very sleepy as a side effect---but--even this is desirable for me--sleepness vs the sedating effect of it--- I was wondering if there was a tolerance factor--cuz--boy I hate to spend even more on it--- however -again--it is helping--the best part is it lasts for hours--and is rather mild/ a bit dreamy/ and helps me sleep and even helps my depression too-- for contrast I gave my 280 pound friend a single harmless 2.5mg--and--he felt so stress free he fell asleep for 14 hours--he felt great--anyway- it may seem excessive--but--10mg just starts to work for me---however-- it seems to help keep my stress level down enough I can cope with my tics better--indirect or not--it is a help it works--but--I am not sure if I like the sensation-- or to feel it perpetually for that matter -bit of irony-indeed anyway--I would be happy to go more into detail about it--if it interest anyone-or if anyone could share their experience on it--I'll save my breath til then But--regardless-ALAS--something kinda of sorta works! for the small fraction who do not know--Marinol is synthetic Delta-9--(active agent in Cannibus) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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