SBMum wrote: ↑Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:14 am
I'd be interested in knowing what kind(s) they recommend especially if they recommend an alternative to smoking. I'd also be interested in learning what strains they recommend. thanks.
I received a medical card for both oral and inhalation and both low and high THC. I, personally, couldn't tolerate vaping anything but the low-THC. The High THC made me cough bad and then ultimately gave me a respiratory infection. So, I've experimented with ALL forms of administration and what I've discovered is this:
1. Take SATIVA during the day. It doesn't put you to sleep, it gives you energy, BUT it does little to control pain.
2. For pain and severe spasms, you must take INDICA, which gives the "body euphoria" and reduces much of the pain and helps you sleep.
3. CBD is great for inflammation. It also brings down the euphoria if you overdo your dose.
If you can tolerate it, you should at least vape the low-THC/high-CBD 1:20 (SATIVA). It has an immediate effect on reducing the muscle stiffness and spasms. However, after multiple tests, while it makes you feel better, it does NOT change your standing time. That's wishful thinking (which I did suffer from for a short period until I pulled out the timer!)
I use oral tincture because I'd rather gag over it (mix with Clove oil if you hate their flavoring), than choke over the vaping. I take 15mg in the AM of the SATIVA 20:1 THC, and 15mg of CBD. This allows me to still function at work and gives me some relief.
At about 2pm, I take the 1:1 Hybrid because the longer I'm up and moving, the worse the pain gets.
Around 7pm, I take 15mg INDICA tincture to deal with pain, spasms, and help me get to sleep.
All that said, about 2-3 hours into taking oral tincture, unlike the immediacy of vaping, it creeps up on you. Sometimes quite overwhelmingly. Insure your CBD is nearby.
I've posted some more specific findings on the OT Facebook page, along with a guide to medical marijuana for Parkinson's patients. Everyone is different, unfortunately, so I cannot say my extensive testing will work perfectly for others, but it should give you a good starting point.
Let me throw some cost data in for reference. So, ultimately, I pay about $150-200/mo for about 400mg of each of the 3 high THC products and the High CBD product.
Hope this helps folks.