After trying out Marinol for two days I sadly have to report that it’s not for me. I was expecting and hoping for a lift in spirits, reduction in anxiety, and a calmer stomach. What I got was a horribly upset stomach, a round of vomiting, loss of memory, degraded thinking, and greatly disrupted sleep cycles. The only positive was it seemed to reduce my anxiety levels.
I’m coming off the pills now – the half life is 24-36 hours.
I thought I’d be decimated if Marinol didn’t work for me. Much to my surprise it doesn’t seem like a big deal. There have been enough cancer related surprises for me that I think I’ve fallen into the “hope for the best, plan for the worst” style of thinking..
I’m not really sure how this is going to impact my decision about staying on Lupron. Gotta think that over and talk with the docs and my wife. Next big event is the readouts from all the tests. That happens this coming Thursday.