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by wantok
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Increasing REM sleep
Replies: 6
Views: 50

Re: Increasing REM sleep

Qyx: why do you say that REM sleep is not that important?
by wantok
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Increasing REM sleep
Replies: 6
Views: 50

Increasing REM sleep

Have been taking marijuana with some success for three weeks. Studies (actually it may only be one study) says REM sleep is decreased (eliminated?) by marijuana. I can tell something is up because I do not feel rested despite how much larger my chunks of sleep are. Anyone figured out how to increase...
by wantok
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts

I have a similar problem as QyX in that I need around 100 mg daily of THCA to control my PLMD/RLS legs (and still have to resolve having it last longer than two hours). I could not tolerate the amount of THC I would need because I would get so high. Also I learned that while THC and THCA are similar...
by wantok
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts

And you can't cook THCA (I mixed it with creamy peanut butter) because it becomes THC.
by wantok
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts

Except THCA won't work for insomnia; need THC.
by wantok
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts

Report from Richard at Home Grown Apothecary in Portland: all their RLS patients are helped by full spectrum THC, both for the movements and the insomnia. (THCA is the same thing.) Seems to agree with the experience here except for QyX with the CBD. He also said I should try cooking the tincture int...
by wantok
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts

How much CBD are you taking?
I am surprised you have the hangover if you take the CBD only before you go to bed.
by wantok
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts

Actually, I was feeling "guilty" last night about passing along the claim of successfully treating all RLS clients. They haven't yet successfully treated me -- because nothing lasts so my sleep is so broken still. When I heard this claim, I was in a pit of despair over this struggle and ha...
by wantok
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts

First recommendation: THCA is the way to go for movement disorders; tinctures best so you can be exacting about doses and theoretically these would last longer. This is the non-psychoactive THC. (I did not ask about CBD and epilepsy treatment which seems to contradict this.) I am guessing THC would ...
by wantok
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Referral to medical marijuana dispensary experts

One of my frustrations has been the general ignorance of medical marijuana knowledge by the run-of-the-mill person behind the counter. While doing a lot of research I ran into the following place in Portland, Oregon (I live in California): Home Grown Apothecary: 503-232-1716 (I have talked to both R...
by wantok
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Tolerance to THC?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Tolerance to THC?

Is there any more detail you can fill in about "balancing out the endocannabinoid system"? First I have heard of this. Should I be taking as much CBD as THC daily?
by wantok
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Tolerance to THC?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Tolerance to THC?

Anyone have problems with tolerance to THC and what did you do about it?

Wantok
by wantok
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 494
Views: 51460

Re: Medical Marijuana

Cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the CYP2D6 gene.
by wantok
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 494
Views: 51460

Re: Medical Marijuana

Thanks, Steve. Note on THCA: if you heat it or cook with it, it becomes THC and psychoactive. I learned from my trip to Oregon that the THCA tincture I am using (Jade Nectar brand) is grown in the Santa Cruz mountains and only available in California and I have been unable to find a THCA tincture in...
by wantok
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 494
Views: 51460

Re: Medical Marijuana

I have been to see Dr. B. He started out by saying PLMD is difficult to successfully treat (or some such encouraging word) and never recommended anything that wasn't standard for RLS patients. I have found lately that my RLS is worse, again maybe because I am withdrawing from so many drugs (at least...

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