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Have you found research regarding cannabis use in Alzheimer's prevention or delaying onset? Thank you for any help...
Fibromyalgia / Trigger points
« Last post by Bayrage on November 27, 2016, 02:05:27 PM »
Which cannabis would help trigger points?
Arthritis / Cream
« Last post by Bayrage on November 27, 2016, 02:04:19 PM »
Please tell me about a cream to rub on an arthritic thumb. Do any of your patients get good results ? Thank you
Migraines / Re: Ocular migraines
« Last post by Bayrage on September 03, 2016, 01:00:03 PM »
Orbits have been scanned plus MRI of the brain and MRA with contrast of the head. All looks very good. Change in the weather( fronts) seem to be the trigger, especially after a day of flying. I hope to try a few raw leaves every day and hope it stops or makers fewer migraines. Thank you very much for your replies. I'll keep you posted.
Migraines / Re: Ocular migraines
« Last post by drd on September 02, 2016, 01:11:57 PM »
I think you need to clarify what your symptoms are.

Did your eye doctor tell you this was transient ischemia to the eye causing temporary vision loss (emergency) and you had a past event that resolved or do you permanent vision loss in one eye?

Or are you having optic migraines (rare as the previous poster said) where you transiently are loosing vision in one eye?

Dr. D
Migraines / Re: Ocular migraines
« Last post by Larry Wilson on August 28, 2016, 04:37:21 AM »
You should be evaluated by a neurologist, and treatment should be tailored to your symptoms.

This type of migraine is very rare, and very often responds to non-opiate anti-inflammatory agents such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. People often have no associated pain or discomfort. If they are frequent, then you should be on prophylactic therapy as the visual loss associated with ocular or retinal migraines can be permanent.

If you are suffering from migraines with photophobia, that is not really an "ocular migraine," but rather a more 'typical' migraine manifestation. If you are experiencing a small area of visual loss or a bright spot followed by a severe headache and these are frequent, then you are more likely experiencing a pre-migraine aura which can be difficult to explain as different than an ocular migraine. It is possible that cannabanoids may provide relief, but there is no evidence to show that true ocular migraines require cannabanoids or will be alleviated with cannabanoids.
Migraines / Ocular migraines
« Last post by Bayrage on August 23, 2016, 06:53:00 PM »
What  do you suggest for ocular migraines? I'm a senior female and thinking about putting raw cannabis in my mornings smoothie. 
Trouble falling to sleep / Common ways to use cannabis as a sleep aid
« Last post by drd on August 14, 2016, 06:39:04 PM »
I recommend an either one or two pronged approach for using medical cannabis to help with a good nights sleep.

For first line therapy I recommend an indica vape pen or tincture. 2-3 inhalations or however many drops the packaging recommends, wait 10-20 minutes and you should hopefully drift off into sleep. Using cannabis this way for sleep is the most common method I have found patients to prefer and most find relief.

For patients that are having the problem of waking up during the night I recommend a chew or chocolate containing 5-10 mg of THC to be taken right before one goes to sleep initially. The edible cannabis helps with staying asleep as the effects of eating cannabis can last 4-8 hours where the effect of a vaporizer may only last 2-4 hours.

The two pronged approach for those having a lot of trouble with their sleep is to use an indica vape pen and a 10 mg small edible before bed and also to have the indica vape pen on the bed side table so you can rapidly take an inhalation if you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night to quickly go back to sleep since the time of onset of vaporizing cannabis is only 5-10 minutes.

As always check with your primary care doctor as well for evaluation and a sleep study to ensure you are not having sleep apnea or other disorders.

Be well!
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