What’s the shocking SECRET behind dying Patrick Swayze’s health rebound?

Patrick Swayze is using marijuana to ease the discomfort of his final days, The ENQUIRER has learned.

The beloved actor, who’s been battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year and a half, has found that smoking pot helps ease his nausea, insomnia and anxiety, says a family insider. He’s recently gained a little weight and feels more “normal than he has in months,” said the source.

Recent pictures of 56-year-old Patrick out with his brother Donnie show him looking healthier than he had just weeks before, when he appeared extremely gaunt and seemed to have trouble walking.

“Patrick was rapidly losing weight because he couldn’t keep food down,” revealed the insider. “He was so weak, he needed help getting around.”

Friends persuaded Patrick to try marijuana, disclosed the insider, and it seems to have helped.

“Marijuana works extremely well” for many cancer patients, said Dr. Ron Kennedy, a physician in Santa Rosa, Calif., who provides medicinal marijuana. “It helps fight nausea from chemotherapy treatments and may alleviate anorexia or lack of appetite.”

Said the family insider: “Patrick and his brother Donnie get together almost every day and smoke a joint. They have been seen smoking weed on the roof of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center whikle Patrick was getting a treatment.”

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