Citation: Shibafu. "Incredible Appetite Stimulant: An Experience with Dronabinol (exp81612)". Erowid.org. Sep 5, 2020. erowid.org/exp/81612
My name is Tom and I was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia when I was 15. I went through chemo and tbi and had a bone marrow transplant from a 12/12 matched unrelated donor. I went through a lot of post transplant treatment for chronic graft vs. host disease and other complications including vomiting at least once a day for about a year.
At first I was put on Lorazepam which worked, but in the wrong kind of way. I became very addicted to those and my doctor decided to change it up. She asked me if I had ever heard of Dronabinol. Long story short she prescribed 5mgs of dronabinol 90 minutes before meals and that night I embarked on my first journey with Marinol. Prior to this I had no experience with psychedelics.
The first thing I noticed was an overwhelming giddiness. I believe this was because I was an adolescent and very very baked in front of my family with a license to do so. After a few hours I noticed my appetite for a conglomeration of condiments, cheese, and a chicken sandwich was too strong to ignore. I ate 3-4 of those and kept eating until I fell asleep. I was taken off of it when my doctor determined my nausea was no more.
I had a brief 'binge', if you could call it that, later that summer, which peaked when I took 15mg's of it. About an hour later I was on my bed and I got the most amazing spins ever. With absolutely no nausea. I stared at whatever was on the TV and found myself and my bed floating off the floor. The only time I've been higher than that was when I smoked nothing but hash with a few friends for a whole day and lost my virginity later that night.
I was put back on it in 2008 when my weight wouldn't increase from 110lbs. I was 5'6 at the time and my doctor was pretty alarmed. I told him Dronabinol worked in the past and he agreed that it would probably be better than the other options for appetite and metabolic stimulation. He put me on 2.5mg's. Recommending 1 in the morning and 1 at night. I wasn't smoking weed at the time and that seemed to be just fine. A week or so later I started smoking again and 2.5mg's in the morning and night seemed miniscule. I started progressing with 2.5mg's with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, then an hour later 2 more. I was really into Grand Theft Auto 4 and turned the saturation way up and the colors were starting to come out of the tv.
The day I decided to build marinol pyramids changed my life forever. It was a combination of not eating at all until I took 2.5 and another 5mgs an hour later then dinner, and watching a documentary on the 1968 olympics and how racist a lot of the people on the olympic committee were, followed by Dead Presidents. The buildup of emotion from seeing that documentary, and then Dead Presidents was almost too much. When I saw it was on I ran to the kitchen and took 3 more 2.5's. This was approximately an hour and a half after the first 2.5mgs were taken. I was beyond high. No spins this time, just really really high. I was really into the movie and the soundtrack is the best I've heard yet, and I've seen plenty of movies. It was mostly soul and I'm not even into soul. Every song fully immersed me in the movie. I looked around the room to rest my eyes because they were losing their focus and noticed what looked like phosphorescent double helixes moving all over the walls. They weren't threatening or captivating, just there. Ever since then I see the helixes every time I get high.
Ever since then I see the helixes every time I get high.
Some additional information about my experience
On an empty stomach the pills took about 2 hours to kick in
On a stomach with anything in it they took effect almost immediately depending on how much I ate and how long I ate before dosing.
The combination of peanut butter and jelly and marinol is by far my favorite. I could stay high for 10+ hours with that combo.
I found that if I dosed at night I'd have almost no control over my appetite and I'd eat until I passed out, but if I dosed during the day I'd be able to tell if my stomach was full, etc.
My friends and I took 5mgs 30 minutes before they ate a 1/16th and I ate an 8th of boomers. I chewed mine and held it in my mouth for about 40 minutes. I was stoned and didn't really notice, but when I finally asked my friend how long I'm supposed to chew on it he said 'YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SWALLOW IT RIGHT AWAY! Oh my god Paul, Tom's been chewing on his this whole time' They were amazed I could tolerate it but I chalk that one up to marinol. We all had really intense trips, Paul had a paranoid trip along with myself, and my other friend had a 'really good trip'.
Marinol and LSD go really well together, much better than shrooms.
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