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  1. I would suggest searching this site first. This has been discussed extensively. I would also reading as much as you can on cannabis to gain a solid foundation. I believe there are differences between commercial hemp and cbd oil taken from the actual flower of the phychoactive marjiana plant. So much to learn. Good luck.
  2. Thanks for looking into this Linda. We bought a king firm and absolutely love it. Check out the guarantee.
  3. www.drommabed.com perfect.
  4. IMHO and from personal experience there is benefit from THC. I know the high is an issue for some but after all we are using it as medicine. To me its like taking half the mdicine when THC is left out. The only reason THC is left out is because of the antiquated legal and cultural symbolism. Ignorance and inexperience is keeping this valuable medicine from those that need it most.
  5. I know this is a subject broached here many times but maybe I have a different approach or at least different information. To qualify as a patient in Arizona, a person must have one of the following qualifying conditions: – Cancer – Glaucoma – Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) – Hepatitis C – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – Crohn’s disease – Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease – A chronic or debilitating disease, medical condition or the treatment that causes:Cachexia or wasting syndrome; Severe and chronic pain; Severe nausea; Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy; Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis At present there is an effort to add Parkinson's Disease to that list - nothing yet though. My thoughts are if Medical Marijuana is approved and known to treat or at least beneficial to the above listed conditions might there be possibly some benefit to PWP as well. We all know the testing routine for pharmaceutical it will take literally years for anything to be approved for Parkinson's within the medical establishment. Marijuana isn't what it use to be and today more than 779 marijuana strains exists. These are engineered for taste, effect condition, disease and more. December 2013 - Spurred by growing reports of the medical efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD), the second leading active ingredient in marijuana, patients are increasingly seeking out high-CBD varieties for treatment of conditions ranging from severe epilepsy and multiple sclerosis to anxiety and cancer pain. CBD has long been overshadowed by delta-9-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the primary active ingredient in marijuana, because unlike THC, it does not produce a psychoactive “high.” CBD has nonetheless long been known to have useful anti-spasmodic, anti-epileptic, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic properties. Although CBD lacks noticeable effects when taken alone, it has a calming, sedative effect when combined with THC, cutting down on the anxiety, paranoia, and memory impairment that many users find unpleasant or debilitating with regular marijuana. CBD-rich strains accordingly have particular appeal to older users and medical patients who are uncomfortable with the THC high. Sorry for the long post but felt a revisit of this medical benefit was greatly needed. IMHO this product is worth researching and revisiting for PWP. There is cannabis with no THC thereby no stoned high.
  6. Not sure who know about this so and FYI Camp Lejeune: Past Water Contamination From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals. Disability compensation VA has established a presumptive service connection for Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members exposed to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987 who later developed one of the following eight diseases: Adult leukemia Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes Bladder cancer Kidney cancer Liver cancer Multiple myeloma Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Parkinson's disease https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/camp-lejeune/
  7. Update -- i am involved with Camp Lejuene contaminated water issue and currently waiting on VA compensation and disability rating. Should happen about September. Am hoping for at least 50% disability rating.
  8. IMHO finding the right strain and the right balance detween CBD and THC isa major undertaking and probably wont happen for the majority of us until big pharma and doctors get involved. Until then its a poke in the dark.
  9. I believe the THC is beneficial also. There seems to be this mind set against THC because of the high that comes with it. The whole flower with all ingredients should be utilized. You can get strains with varying percentages of both. Sativa for mind and Indica for body. Education is the most effective way to medicate.
  10. My left side is affected. I often find that im tensing my arm musles. When i notice it i can consciously relax it. Same for left arm tremors. Its not uncomfortable. The tensing seems to come from some subconscious or lack of conscious control. Anyone else?
  11. To whom it may concern I’m 71yo and I was raised going to church and continued mostly through my adult life. Over my life time I’ve see the results of religion on cultures as well as individuals all in the name of some god whether it be the Christian God or whatever. The history of religion as I see it is one of control, deceit, death and destruction. Cultures have been decimated because Christian know better than everyone else how they should think, live and believe. It’s not enough for Christians to believe what they choose but seem bent on sharing that message regardless of the outcome and often in spite of the outcome. I have seen too many times in church the concerted effort of mass hysteria and brain washing all in the name of God. I see most Christians as bigots and racist with absolutely no understanding of human rights, human nature and the right to be human and simply left alone. Blue laws have existed in many states because Christians wanted to control what everyone else does and when and how they do it. The world and all its religions continue to fight for dominance because every religion feels they are the only one and true religion that represents the true God. If you were born in the Middle East you would more than likely be a Muslim, if in India a Hindu or Buddhist or Sikh. You will be the religion of your culture and they believe just as strongly as you regarding their God or Gods. How old is the earth? 6000 to 15000 years old according to your Bible? Do you believe that? Where is your mind on Evolution vs Creationism? Can any intelligent being on this earth think the world is only a few thousand years old? Or, even humanity is only a few thousand years old? How about Noah’s Ark? How many animal species existed at that time and how many could they get on the boat? Think about all the living creatures that are still being discovered today or haven’t even been discovered yet. Absurd the things modern and intelligent people will believe. Do you pick and choose your scripture to suit the moment or situation? Do you just ignore the parts of the Bible you disagree with or don’t understand? Religion is very dangerous as witnessed even up to today. I’m not going to argue any points but simply stating why I want no religion in any of my discussions on this forum. I am a free man to think and believe as I wish – I do not need a book of instruction to make my life valuable. I have children that love me and I love them. Sin or original sin???? What is that “an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.” Nothing but a definition of something against Gods mandate. Gods law was very much different in the Old testament than it is now. I have never and will never believe in SIN. We as humans make mistakes in judgement or action but to me that is a mistake. I do not know if a God exists or not but I can say if he is accurately represented by todays religions I want no part of it. Ms Garren, a threat to have me banned? Again - who are you to exercise such power? I do not need this forum to survive or be human or happy or have a meaningful life.
  12. Patriot, maybe you can ignore my posts. Should i start talking about my faith in witches and how much they help me understand and give support for my PD. What if my religion is anti Christ and i start preaching against his teachings as my religion dictates, where does it stop. I simply do not want religion as part of my dialog. You care so much for Mrs Garrens rights, where are mine?
  13. Being retired i have no particular schedule other then meds. I take c/l at 6 am then usually go back to sleep for an hour or so. Wake up rested and happy.
  14. The internal tremors have also been my major complaint. They occur on my left side. I do have left arm and shoulder tremors. Sometimes it feels like vibrations. Of course anxiety and nerves also affect it. I have to watch my diet carefully as any GI discomfort seems to affect my tremors and general well being. Exciting movies have an impact or stress from any external source.. Just try to stay calm and take my meds religiously,
  15. Ok. You will never quit preaching at people. I resent it and am forced to find another source of information for PD. You never really listen to anyone or anything but your own voice. Nothing exists in your mind but self. Im done with you and people like you.
  16. Mrs Garren Have you ever considered that your thread was closed because of something you may have done? Is it possible? Maybe you aren't the victim here? I'm asking these questions with all due respect and consideration. Kind of difficult to imagine outsiders having that kind of power to shut you down through the Administrators.
  17. Ok
  18. Mrs Garren, I appreciate your posting on the string I started. All information pertinent to the tag line is welcome. I am so sorry I have to address part of our post in this manner. I will be as kind and understanding as I can be in stating how I feel about this portion of your post. I do not care about your religious beliefs. I do not want to hear about your religious beliefs. I did nothing in this post to warrant or even suggest I was interested in discussing religion of yours or anyone elses regarding religion.
  19. Currently experiencing Shingles. No rash but really sensitive and painful on right side of abdomin. Doctor verified. Anyone else and is it worse with PD? How long did you have symptoms?
  20. Hi Mark I recently applied for VA disability because of bad water at Camp Lejuene North Carolina. Should be getting an answer late July through October this year. I'm 71 and was diagnosed 2 years ago. Good luck.
  21. Not itching but have a real sensitive spot of skin on right abdomin. Just to touch the hair on my stomach is very irritating.
  22. It is nice to know other PWP have similar symptoms - strength in numbers.
  23. I found this information and thought it useful. I'm not promoting their products but this site has some information. www.synergycbd.com/tincture
  24. That must be uncomfortable. I hope its not too sevier. There is a small part of my abdoman where the skin is super sensitive.