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Everything posted by pdmanaz

  1. inhaled levadopa

    Music man - I've been taking zantac in the evening 1 hour before my dose of CD/LD and so far no issues.
  2. Trying Sinemet

    I think it depends on age when diagnosed. Most diagnosed YOPD seldom start with C/L from my understanding. I was diagnosed at 69 and was started on C/L. Never any mention of anything else.
  3. Trying Sinemet

    Just a reminder that not everyone gets dyskenisia. It is not a given when using C/L.
  4. Dad newly diagnosed

    IMHO taking PD meds is Not a death sentence. Regardless what some people say dyskenisia is not necessarily a result of carbidopa/levodopa. Not everyone gets it. Also the path of Parkinson's is different for everyone regardless of age. Take every thing here with a grain of salt. I am 72 and had Parkinson's for about 3 years now and doing very well on C/L only. Advice here is simply someone's personal experiences and does not necessarily represent the absolute definition of PD. Everyone is different and PD meds react differently in each person. Best regards - this is something your father has to come to terms with. Thbank yo I for helping him.
  5. Gulf War Veterans with pd.

    So happy for you getting your disability. Took long enough. My status is still "Gathering Evidence". I have expectations something will happen within next 3 months. Being hopeful.
  6. alcohol and tremors

    I'm writing this for other PWP that may read this post and leave with a better understanding of Medical Marijuana. First off IMHO There is no medicinal benefit to alcohol when consumed. History will tell us that alcohol creates more problems than almost any other drug. I can't imagine having to drink a 6 pack of beer to benefit my Parkinson's symptoms. I'm not pushing Medical Marijuana at all, but hope I can impress on someone reading this that it is worth looking into. Treating Parkinson's isn't easy and does require educating yourself about the effects of the meds prescribed and the symptoms each of us have to deal with on a daily basis. We read everything we can and ask other people questions. We dig deep looking for answers. IMO the same process should be considered when dealing with Medical Marijuana. I see too many posts everywhere that someone has tried and it didn't work for them. Marijuana is not one plant doing one thing. It is a multipurpose plant that can, in my opinion and apparently many others opinions treat a variety of health issues as well as a maintenance to acquire and maintain a healthy physiology. Marijuana has been proven many times over to be a benefit in many, many situations. States wouldn't be legalizing marijuana for medical purposes if it wasn't true. Never one, not one death from consuming marijuana. Having a healthy body makes dealing with Parkinson's Disease much easier. Please educate yourself and develop some curiosity. Don't read just one article. Don't talk to just one person. Read, read, read. I believe in the long run it will be a benefit. We are all desperate for help. Thank you for reading this.
  7. alcohol and tremors

    If you live in a state with medical marijuana I would consider that over alcahol any day. I plan to move to a state where MMJ is legal and manage some of my symptoms that way.
  8. I'm back to my usual method of medicating naturally with medical marijuana. I currently live in a state where marijuana is not yet legal, but am moving to Florida in 3 months. I DO have have some first hand experience when living in Arizona though. I personally see mmj as the only non chemical solution with no adverse side affects. Do your thorough research and make choices that benefit you.
  9. Call your senator about the awful tax bill

    Organized to simply turn things back over to the Dems? In-house need a completEly different approach. Nothing is changing in the 2 party system. things were no better under any previous administration. just power grabs and both sides being stupid and acting like they always have.
  10. Parkinson's patient abusing opioids?

    I understand some people will reduce the pain meds and supplement with medical cannabis. Less opioid with medical marijuana.
  11. New hope for parkinson disease patients.

    From what I can tell most pwp will do and try and believe anything regardless of the side effects. There's always someone pushing something. The only real sympton releaf in the near future is medical cannabis. Im not pushing it but just saying.
  12. US Patent on Cannabis

    Found this very interesting US Patent on Cannabis relative to Parkinson's Disease and thought I would share it. You can Google "US 6,630,507 B1" . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US-patent-6630507.pdf There are other links as well on Google.
  13. Call your senator about the awful tax bill

    So what is the difference between how Democrates do things? Does anyone remember the stellar behavior by the Dems on the healthcare bill. Nothing will ever change in Washington untill we vote for honest and Libertarian leaning educated people.
  14. planning for the future

    Is this type of home care universal throughout the USA? Would one state or area be better than another?
  15. Mannitol

    Search this forum and you will find previous discussions.
  16. It will wind up in the Supreme Court or marijuana will be rescheduled. IMHO the Fed's don't have the resources.
  17. Parkinsons News Today October 26, 2017

    Thank you for posting this information.
  18. CBD Oil--Does This Work?

    A few links for Pwp may find helpful in the study of the probable benefits of MMJ. Information is power. https://www.leafly.com/news/science-tech/what-is-the-endocannabinoid-system http://norml.org/library/item/introduction-to-the-endocannabinoid-system
  19. Muscle weakness?

    I have had weakness through my legs and upper chest at times. Really concerning but, I've had complete cardio physicals and im healthy. The weakness isnt all the time. Been told its typical with PD.
  20. Gulf War Veterans with pd.

    Thank you sir (Gulfvet) for the information. I have no idea what my attys know about this but assume and hopeing they are taking care of business. Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD Thanks again.
  21. Gulf War Veterans with pd.

    I went through attys. I should have a compensation settlement in by 11/4/2017. Not sure what it will be but hoping for at least 30% disability.
  22. CBD Oil--Does This Work?

    Thought these links would beneficial in understanding what CBD oil is and the best you can buy. https://healthyhempoil.com/hemp-cbd-vs-cannabis-cbd/ https://ministryofhemp.com/made-from-hemp/cbd/reviews/ Also a list of the best Cannabis for PD https://cannabis.net/blog/medical/top-5-cannabis-strains-for-parkinsons-disease https://www.leafly.com/explore/conditions-parkinsons
  23. Gulf War Veterans with pd.

    Vietnam vet here. Waiting over 6 months for VA disability from exposure at Camp Lejeune.
  24. Interesting cannabis study

    There are so many misconceptions regarding Marijuana. I believe we are right on the cusp of discovering the practical benefits of MJ. I find it interesting that so many people talk about trying it once or twice and didn't see any results or immediate benefits that they could measure so they stopped using it. Questions. Did you see immediate results from any PD drug with just one dose or so? Like anything else, MJ will have to become part of the dosage routine as any other PD meds to see any real and lasting benefits. Indica strains are known for being physically sedating, perfect for relaxing with a movie or as a nightcap before bed. Sativas typically provide more invigorating, uplifting cerebral effects that pair well with physical activity, social gatherings, and creative projects. Hybrids tend to fall somewhere in between the indica-sativa spectrum, depending on the traits they inherit from their parent strains. Because of these perceived differences, medical patients using cannabis to treat their symptoms and conditions may also consider a strain’s classification. A patient suffering from fatigue or depression may use a sativa during the day, and another treating pain and insomnia will likely choose an indica strain at nighttime. High-CBD strains, which are preferred by patients treating seizures, anxiety, pain, and a few other conditions – may be of either category, but offer little to no psychoactive effects. If you are really interested go to the following link and get a real education about what Marijuana is and how it can work in the body. https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/sativa-indica-and-hybrid-whats-the-difference-between-cannabis-ty