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Everything posted by pdmanaz

  1. planning for the future

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

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

    Thank you for posting this information.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Gulf War Veterans with pd.

    Vietnam vet here. Waiting over 6 months for VA disability from exposure at Camp Lejeune.
  11. 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
  12. Big News?

    I just can't put much faith in some undefined diety right now that has done nothing to ease the suffering of untold millions of humans over the eons suffering from whatever condition or disease might be relevant at the time. I'll thank the science and scientists doing the work. IMHO some God has very little if any relevance in this.
  13. Big News?

    IMHO even this will take literally years to get tested and approved, years.
  14. Goodbye to Caffeine for a while - ET

    IMHO too much sugar can cause the same issues in some people.
  15. CBD Oil--Does This Work?

    Well i guess we will just have to agree to disagree on some points of how to medicate.
  16. CBD Oil--Does This Work?

    Mark I've noted in other posts that my belief regarding MMJ is this. MMJ as a supplement to C/L is the best way to approach self medicating, which is what you are doing, when using MMJ. C/L replaces the lost dopamine in your head, MMJ does not. Replacing the dopamine is critical to function. Trying not to take prescribed PD meds is a lost cause. Remember not everyone taking C/L developes dyskenisia. Ive read the older you are when you get PD lessens the chances of developing dyskenisia.
  17. The Problems with Medical Marijuana

    IMHO using mmj as a med is like self medicating with anything else. I believe medicating with mmj is the least harmful though. MMJ does not replace the ldopa in your brain - c/l does. Using MMJ as a standalone treatment just doesnt make sense to me. Using it as a supplement to C/L does.
  18. Excessive Fragmentary Myoclonus

    Me too in my left arm. They are slight.
  19. Hair loss and stress and PD meds?

    At 72 IMHO if one has PD then anything that happens from a physical standpoint is PD related.
  20. Undiagnosed but looking for advice

    My best recommendation is to find a Movement Disorder Specialist (neurologist specialized in Parkinson's Disease). Your health is too important to ignore.
  21. Shifting subjects....who has cut the cable cord?

    We dropped cable and watching a lot of Netflix as well as YouTube. We have internet through a cable company and because if all the band width we use our bill is about $80 a month. We get a few local channels of over the air. Add till paying premium for smartphones though.
  22. Finally sleeping about 8 hours - just amazing

    Linda, I know the feeling exactly. Do you wind up taking extra doses? How does that impact your normal dosing? Thanks
  23. Trying Sinemet

    There is no cure for PD, I agree, but sinemet does replace dopamine, MM does not. No argument with you at all. I do think age has a big impact symptons. I have no symptoms of dyskenisia. When I do I will deal with it then. I was regently evaluated at Ochners in new orleans and was told my symptons, although on meds, is level one. Have a great day.
  24. CBD Oil--Does This Work?

    Bill there have been many discussions in this forum about CBD oil. If those discussions don't shed any light on your question I hope others will respond. It is always good to revisit these subjects.
  25. Trying Sinemet

    My opinon. As well as it may work for some people, using MMJ isn't replacing the lost dopamine, and only masking the symptions of PD. I'm not against its use at all but I consider it self medicating when the best medicine is being ignored or under utilized. The goal is to bring our bodies back to a normal biological condition with the proper use of sinemet, not just mask the PD symptoms. Replace what our body is lacking. Tremors arent the only symptom of PD.