What is best for stimulating appetite and curtailing nausea? My sister in law has an intense form of cancer .


Hi there! I’m sorry to hear about your sister-in-law’s condition. Please check out this previously answered question and these articles on the subject:
https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/55b14a863330370006050000/loss-of-appetite-from-cancer
https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/5632b5db1e481f000c000036/the-science-of-getting-the-munchies-and-why-it-helps-the-critically-ill

ashleigh


Hello, I’m so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. We have a number of folks who’ve answered questions on stimulating appetite and easing nausea. They include one from our Chief Medical Office Perry Solomon, MD who mentions a few options including a high CBD tincture. We also have an article on 5 strains reported to help w/ nausea: https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/5988e642f34c81379c4371ab/5-marijuana-strains-to-ease-nausea. As well, we have a couple answers that mention the synthetic THC drug, Marinol: https://www.hellomd.com/answers/59c415e65e04af002e58af2c/can-marijuana-help-alleviate-the-side-effects-from-chemotherapy or Rick Simpson Oil: https://www.hellomd.com/answers/57fd14d95797e80007eb9bc1/i-have-a-recurrence-of-breast-cancer-and-am-about-to-undergo-therapy. I have a dear friend w/ stage 4 colon cancer who has found an 18:1 CBD vape pen to really help with her nausea. In the end, it comes down to each person’s unique biochemistry as to which of the above product will work best. Best wishes.

lyp

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