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|Title||Cannabis for intractable nausea after bilateral cerebellar stroke.|
|Author(s)||Adhiyaman V, Arshad S.|
|Journal, Volume, Issue||J Am Geriatr Soc 2014;62(6):1199.|
|Major outcome(s)||A woman with intractable nausea after cerebellar stroke responded well to a treatment with THC.|
No abstract available.
From the IACM-Bulletin:
A case report of a 78-year-old woman with intractable nausea after cerebellar stroke, who responded well to treatment with THC, was presented by physicians of the Department of Care of the Elderly at Glan Cluryd Hospital in Rbyl, United Kingdom. Her initial symptoms were intractable nausea, vertigo and ataxia. Even though ataxia and vertigo improved after rehabilitation, nausea persisted. It became so intense that she became sick with the slightest movement. She had no benefit from a range of standard medications, which have been tried.
Because her symptoms were so disabling, she agreed to try cannabis and procured cannabis illegally. She was supplied with cannabis cakes and started taking small amounts spread on her toast once a day. Her symptoms improved within a week, and she was able to walk around and go out of the house. Even though she was still nauseous, she was not distressed by it and has not experienced any adverse effect in two years. Authors concluded, that "cannabis might be an option to treat intractable nausea after stroke but only after all other treatments fail."
|Participants||A woman with cerebellar stroke|
|Design||Uncontrolled case report|
|Type of publication||Medical journal|
|Address of author(s)||Department of Care of the Elderly, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, UK.|