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  My brother in-law has Parkinson disease and suffers terrible from it. He was having night terrors, where when he sleeps he doesn't go into REM sleep like the rest of us but instead is plagued with terribly horrifying  life like night mares where he is usually fighting for his life. These dreams are getting worst and more intense to the point where he's hurting himself in his sleep. One night while battling, he flung himself completely across the king size bed (through the air) and crashed into the night table breaking thing and splitting his head open and off the to hospital he goes to check for head and neck injuries at 2am, it's very serious.

  So I gave him some White Widow and he hasn't had an episode since and it's been 3 months now, I was going to write this sooner but wanted to see how he did. Why didn't I give him cannabis sooner? well I did and he has some OCD issues and was going through over 2+oz a month and wanted more, he was having problems obsessing with it. So after taking a break from it for 6 months or so then the night terrors started. After a few nights in the hospital, I talked with my sister and he started using cannabis again but only at night before bed, my idea. Well it's working and so far he's good with the schedule, he has made his allotment last, wow!! 

  Now the thing with Parkinson's is no one knows much about it, so it's a day by day experience and it won't get any better and we don't know how bad it can get. Last night after smoking his blood pressure dropped to 59/32!!!! WTF, off to the hospital at mid-night they go in the ambulance, the first hospital had a 9hr wait, so off to the next hospital (no ambulance) were no patients, no wait and he had 5 doctors working on him immediately. So we don't know about the cannabis and the blood pressure but it is very real and is all on an individual bases, but do keep this in mind. 

  I just wanted to convey this message and hope that one has to go through this, count your blessing, my brother in-law still counts his. 🖐️   

 
Posted : January 19, 2023 6:42 pm
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@woodi2 good news that he has made progress. Was he on blood pressure meds also ?

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Posted : January 19, 2023 9:39 pm
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@toploader, yes, he has heart failure too so it's a thin line, he takes 17 pills 3X's a day.

 
Posted : January 19, 2023 11:03 pm
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@woodi2 given the way cannabis does interact with some other medications, I can see your dilemma. Hopefully you can find a sweet spot.

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Posted : January 20, 2023 4:55 am
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@woodi2 That Black Bomb by Philosopher seeds is supposed to be good for night terrors, I didn't actually know what night terrors was, it sound's like something out of nightmare on elm street. I hope he finds something that works.

It would be good if he could swap all those pills for weed some day 🙂 

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Posted : January 20, 2023 8:03 am
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Hi woodl

I think your doing a wonderful thing caring for your brother in law much respect for trying to help 

I have heard cannabis helps with parkinsons and your experience seems to prove that . 

I guess he needs to find a level that helps with the symptoms of Parkinson but does not drop his blood pressure to far . Maybe micro dossing a few hours before sleep ?

I wonder if some strains are better than others as well as cbd the content

I hope things settle down for your in law and sister too

Top man for caring 

Sincere best wishes 

 

 
Posted : January 20, 2023 12:41 pm
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Wow, Woodi. So glad to hear that there has been at least some progress with the cannabis. Hopefully he will find balance with all those meds AND get a good night's sleep.  Its great of you to help out like that. Wish my family members listened to me about cannabis.

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@woodi2 Thanks for sharing that. Its good to see positive things from cannabis but its also good to see that it can have some unintended effects for some people.

 


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Posted : January 20, 2023 2:45 pm
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