Lewy Bodies Treatments

BeginnersLuck

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Folks my father has been diagnosed with AD (Alzheimer’s Disease), Parkinson’s and Lewy Bodies. I believe the Lewy Bodies disease is more the correct diagnoses. Its an advanced form of brain dementia that has changed a superman into a vegetable. I came across this article today http://www.rxmarijuana.com/lewy.htm. After a lengthy discussion with my father and mother tomorrow we are going to begin trying a marijuana treatment regimen.
Does anyone at all have experience with marijuana treatment of dementias, AD or Lewy Bodies? I am slightly worried dudes going to freak out; should I be? I am planning on having him use a dugout and a glass one hitter.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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BL
 

vh13

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I've no experience with any of these things, but from reading the description of Lewy Bodies disease my only suggestion is to start with a strain that has strong indica characteristics: heavy sedative, mostly body effects, lots of warm and fuzzy. I'd avoid energizing/stimulating/trippy sativas and hybrids, as they may make things worse.

As long as he is a willing participant, I don't think a strong indica will harm your father, at the very least it should reduce the discomfort he feels.

Keep asking around. Best of luck to you.
 

BeginnersLuck

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He has smoked marijuana 3 times in his life recreationally he is one board with trying it at this point... nothing else is working and there seems to be some possibilities from the what I have read.
 

BeginnersLuck

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I've no experience with any of these things, but from reading the description of Lewy Bodies disease my only suggestion is to start with a strain that has strong indica characteristics: heavy sedative, mostly body effects, lots of warm and fuzzy. I'd avoid energizing/stimulating/trippy sativas and hybrids, as they may make things worse.

As long as he is a willing participant, I don't think a strong indica will harm your father, at the very least it should reduce the discomfort he feels.

Keep asking around. Best of luck to you.
The stuff I have right now I didnt grow.. Its heavily laced up with trichromes. It gives me a very nice body stone, nothing hyperish.. I dont know the strain its very light in color.

Thanks BL
 

cazador

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BL - Very sorry to hear about your father. Thoughts go out to you and your familiy. I don't have any info for you other than I don't think it will hurt. I do think you might want to try to make some edibles too and give that a try. Totally different effect. Good luck bro. Sending good energy your way.
 

BeginnersLuck

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BL - Very sorry to hear about your father. Thoughts go out to you and your familiy. I don't have any info for you other than I don't think it will hurt. I do think you might want to try to make some edibles too and give that a try. Totally different effect. Good luck bro. Sending good energy your way.
Thanks Caz I am eventually planning on creating edibles once I harvest in about ohhh 3.5 weeks . I figured things cant get any worse so I thought I would discuss it with my parents and they agree so what the hell right. Thanks for the energy bro
 

cazador

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I'm sure you can't wait till harvest but don't rush it (harvest to soon). A lot of weight can be put on in the end and they don't ripen once you pick em. 3.5 weeks puts you at 8 weeks? It could be more like 9-12 weeks for it to be fully mature or longer sometimes, strain dependent. Your patients will be rewarded ;)
 

BeginnersLuck

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I'm sure you can't wait till harvest but don't rush it (harvest to soon). A lot of weight can be put on in the end and they don't ripen once you pick em. 3.5 weeks puts you at 8 weeks? It could be more like 9-12 weeks for it to be fully mature or longer sometimes, strain dependent. Your patients will be rewarded ;)
I hear ya thanks for putting it all in perspective for me.. I plan on being very parient and waiting til they are fully mature, ripened, dried and cured... I figure I will e able to get some personal maybe in 5-6 weeks and after that the stuff should be dried and cured...
 

BeginnersLuck

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This didnt go so well.. I dont have edibles so I gave my pops 3 hits off the one hitter. I was hopefull it would help him out in some aspects but I dont think it did. I think it just made him more loopy and spacey... He had to lay down on the ground about 5 minutes after smoking up. My mom said he couldnt make it into the bedroom she had to carry him. Perhaps it was to powerful? I dont know... I know it almost made things worse and didnt see any gains.. Wondering if an edible would make any difference...

BL
 

cazador

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That's a bummer. Yea, it could have been too strong. Is he on any other meds? I'm not worried that it is a problem with other meds but it can sometimes make the effects of the other meds feel stronger. The tricky thing with edibles is that it takes longer to take effect and its effects last much longer. What are you trying to achieve for him. Is it for pain management, to increase appetite, help to relax and sleep....? After getting him to the bedroom did he feel better? What did he say about it? Try again with only one hit this time and wait 10 mins. If he is on meds, time it so that you try before his next dose (at the end of a cycle). Hope he feels better. Peace to you and your family.

I am working on getting a list of meds he is on to see if there are any issues with the mixture with cannabis

I am unaware of any known adverse effects between pharmaceuticals and marijuana. That's part of the wonder/magic of it all.
 

BeginnersLuck

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That's a bummer. Yea, it could have been too strong. Is he on any other meds? I'm not worried that it is a problem with other meds but it can sometimes make the effects of the other meds feel stronger. The tricky thing with edibles is that it takes longer to take effect and its effects last much longer. What are you trying to achieve for him. Is it for pain management, to increase appetite, help to relax and sleep....? After getting him to the bedroom did he feel better? What did he say about it? Try again with only one hit this time and wait 10 mins. If he is on meds, time it so that you try before his next dose (at the end of a cycle). Hope he feels better. Peace to you and your family.



I am unaware of any known adverse effects between pharmaceuticals and marijuana. That's part of the wonder/magic of it all.
I was hoping it might slow his thought process down a bit so he makes sense and can talk slower. Noone ever understands him now.. I was also hoping it might help with his walking.. He has a bad limp that started over-night one evening.. I was just hoping there would be some gains in general.. I will work on getting those meds... I know its a form a Dopmine but I cant remember the other one..

BL
 

vh13

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The tricky thing with edibles is that it takes longer to take effect and its effects last much longer
I would imagine edibles are very worth exploring for you, but cazador's point here is exactly why I don't use most edibles. Also, it's much harder to get the doses right when you have to wait an hour to find out if you got enough or too much.

Look into "tincture" extracts, either alcohol tincture or glycerin tincture, or find some 420 honey. They are all sublingual, you can absorb them under the tongue in minutes so you can start with small doses and work your way up as needed easily. I like to add them to hot tea for a quick, soothing experience. They have identical effects to other edibles, same duration of effects too.

I am unaware of any known adverse effects between pharmaceuticals and marijuana. That's part of the wonder/magic of it all.
I feel the same way on this point too, magic! Many of the active chemicals in MJ are endogenous, or they naturally exist in the human body already.
 

BeginnersLuck

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I would imagine edibles are very worth exploring for you, but cazador's point here is exactly why I don't use most edibles. Also, it's much harder to get the doses right when you have to wait an hour to find out if you got enough or too much.

Look into "tincture" extracts, either alcohol tincture or glycerin tincture, or find some 420 honey. They are all sublingual, you can absorb them under the tongue in minutes so you can start with small doses and work your way up as needed easily. I like to add them to hot tea for a quick, soothing experience. They have identical effects to other edibles, same duration of effects too.



I feel the same way on this point too, magic! Many of the active chemicals in MJ are endogenous, or they naturally exist in the human body already.
Thank you so much I will do my homework.. I would give you more rep but I cant... I am a rep whore I guess...

Thanks BL
 

BeginnersLuck

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Doctors havent been able to do shit to help this man at all. Re-diagnoses after re-diagnoses. It is the VA afterall though. They tell my mom there is nothing wrong with him. She takes him to the hospital but they wont release him to anyone other then a nursing home; but theres nothing wrong with him LOL.. The doctors are fucking this one up.. But thanks anyways,
 

michelleshoe

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hello
how did it work out with your dad and smoking mj?
my mom has lewy and is now beginning to wander. but when she is in her state of wildness she can speak very clear about what she wants...even though it's her mother who is passed.
i was wondering if smoking slowed symptoms or how was his reaction? i am also afraid of a fit resulting from this.
i hope you and your family are coping.
michelle
 
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