- Apr 30, 2010
- Santa Barbara
Does anyone have experience using THC for advanced ALS? Hal has gradually getting off of his anticholinergic medications - these have included medications to help with muscle spasm, salivation, sleeping, breathing, allergies, and pain (Baclofen, diazapam, glycopyrrolate, benedryl, atropine drops, ipitropium bromide, and others!)- because he was finding that taking the amount he was taking was affecting his cognition. He was afraid he had FTD. So now he is mostly off the anticholinergics, and he's thinking way more clearly (hooray!) - but also, he has on/off diarrhea, nausea, muscle tension, indigestion, and lots of salivation. We have initiated treating the salivation with Botox B. I have heard medical marijuana or THC could help with some of his other problems. Hal cannot swallow or smoke - so we'd need to administer it via his g-tube. Has anyone tried this?