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    1. Discussion Corner Announcements

      General information regarding the Discussion Corner and the use of the forums.

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    2. PF Forum Member Service Center

      Direct all technical questions or comments here. ***DO NOT POST ANY MEDICAL QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING RELATED TO PD AS IT WILL BE REMOVED***

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    3. Frequently Asked Questions - How Do I...???

      Step by step guides on how to Register a username, login, change my personal settings, and post my first question in a moderated forum.

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  2. Medical Questions

    1. Ask The Doctor

      Michael Okun, M.D. and Daniel Martinez, M.D. answer medical questions regarding Parkinson's disease and related matters. All posts in this forum are anonymous.Without seeing you and examining you the doctor cannot make specific diagnoses and recommendations. The suggestions given in this forum are for general information only.

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    2. Ask The Surgical Team

      Kelly D. Foote, M.D. and Michael Okun, M.D. answer questions about surgical matters and Parkinson's disease. All posts in this forum are anonymous. Without seeing you and examining you the doctor cannot make specific diagnoses and recommendations. The suggestions given in this forum are for general information only.

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    3. Ask about Nutrition

      This forum is an archive about nutrition and Parkinson’s and is not accepting new posts. The suggestions given in this archived forum are for general information only. If you have a question about nutrition, you may post it in the Ask the Doctor Forum.

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    4. Ask the Pharmacist

      Mark R. Comes, R.Ph., answers questions on the subject of medication management in controlling Parkinson's disease symptoms.

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    6. Talk To A Speech Clinician

      A team of experts answer questions regarding speech and people with Parkinson's disease. All posts in this forum are anonymous. Without seeing you and examining you the speech clinicians cannot make specific diagnoses and recommendations. The suggestions given in this forum are for general information only.

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  3. Unmoderated Discussion

    1. Open Forum

      An unmoderated public forum for open discussion among Parkinson's patients and caregivers. Posts in this forum are NOT anonymous.

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    2. Newly Diagnosed

      A place where all those newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease can share their feelings and opinions. Post in this forum are NOT anonymous.

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    3. Caregivers Forum

      A place where caregivers of people with Parkinson's disease can converse and address their unique concerns. Posts in this forum are NOT anonymous.

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    4. Young Onset Forum

      A place to connect with other people diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease.

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    5. DBS Forum

      A place for those with Parkinson's looking into having DBS surgery, or connecting with those that already have had it done.

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  • Posts

    • Medical Marijuana is as diverse as any other method of dealing with and medicating symptoms. There are literally hundreds of different strains, Indica, Sativa and Hybrids,as well as the cannabinoid  and  terpene structure of each strain. It is a difficult system to deal with because of it's complexity and it's so new. Our bodies are unique just like our Parkinson's symptoms and will react differently to each different aspect of Medical Marijuana. It will be a trial and error process to find out what works for each of us. The method of consumption will have different effects on our symptoms. Very few experts exists that we can ask questions of. We must read and read and read to learn as much as we can about this wonderful plant to find what combination is best for our symptoms. Don't expect immediate results. Some professional believe that in a lot of situations less marijuana is more and more works against you.  In the midst of a potency-obsessed market where high THC marks mean everything, there is a growing community of cannabis advocates that are pushing for less consumption as opposed to more. This tactic is called “microdosing,” a growing trend as cannabis consumption becomes more mainstream. Micro-dosing is a method of consuming medical marijuana in small doses through out the day.  Practitioners of microdosing are taking small amounts of cannabis in order to reap the medical benefits of THC while avoiding its psychoactive effects that can interfere with the demands of daily life. Taking medical marijuana is nothing more than self medicating. We can do this in an intelligent way with education and constant review of articles. ON your facebook page link to websites like Leafly, Medical Cannabis, MARIJUANADoctors.com. There are others. Understand what full spectrum is, understand how CBD and THC work together and not against each other. Remember marijuana is as diverse a plant as any other on earth.   I know it works
    • Years ago I was rx'd Cogentin by the second Nuero. I was already taking a low dose of Carbo/Levo when he started me on Cogentin. We couldn't determine its effectiveness due to the other meds, so I discontinued taking a med w//o a known benefit. The second Neuro said if I had seen him first he would have started with Cogentin. His past patients had success using it early on. 
    • I don't "sway" or rock when seated, there is still a movement tho,  it goes to my feet and doesn't include my upper body. This may be a me thing because my tremors are in the legs, not arms. Thanks Sherrie for the info.
    • I use CBD oil for sleep. I have had more success with it, then not. I can't say it works consistently.  Like tonight, but worth trying. As far as tremor reduction; yes, if tremor is bought on due to stress, anxiousness rather then just "off time". But not so, if used in place of C/L.
    • Marle222, Are you or had you been seen and treated by a Lyme's specialist before PD diagnosis?   
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