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Medical marijuana/Nicotine in parkinson disease treatment

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Dear Doc,

in as much as I dread the side effects of PD medications,I have been trying to minimise my C/L dosage as much as possible,in order to reduce the side effects.I noticed if I sleep well overnight,I do better with my PD symptoms the next morning.Would you recommend medical marijuana for dystonia or refer your patient to a MD that prescribe this?Also what do you think about the neuroprotective properties of nicotine in PD? I know there are some studies going on cocerning the effect of nicotine.I would appreciate your response,

 

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There are no studies to date that support nicotine as neuroprotective and we do not recommend in our practice.

In our state you need a test and license to dispense marijuana so we usually refer to those providers.  So far anxiety has been the symptom helped the most.  I have not yet seen dystonia improved, but remember we need studies to guide us.

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