• Dennis became a registered member 3 years, 5 months ago

    • Hi DEnnis,
      Welcome to the forum. I am the moderator, diagnosed in 2015 with PD and I am 64 years old. Are there any topics of discussion you would like to see on the forum?

      • Hi Jean- Thanks for your introduction. I just started Rock Steady Boxing a month ago and think it was the missing link in Parkinson’s self-care. I’m also very interested in dietary changes and “alternative medicine,” specifically medical cannabis. Re cannabis, I’ve tried various combinations of THC, THC-A, CBD, edibles, tinctures, vaping. The most consistently reliable method for better sleep is a “cookie” with 15-20 MG of THC. It has added 2 hours restorative sleep. A half-hour nap in the early afternoon is also, for me, a necessity. Exercise, diet, proper rest, Sinemet seem to have things manageable for now. In some ways most important of all is acceptance of the reality that I’m nearly 76 and have Parkinson’s. The rest is simple!

        • Hi Dennis
          Rock STeady has been by far the best thing to happen to me. I just wrote an article for their quarterly pub “In your Corner”, pages 12-14 https://rocksteadyboxing.org/about/in-your-corner/issues/ and I plan to do a monthly article maybe in September about it for this website. I also wrote about natural alternatives I tried in my monthly column: https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/category/slow-is-the-new-fast-a-column-by-jean-mellano/ Cannabis is not something I have considered yet, but I think what you have to say about it may be valuable for others and will plan a forum topic on that in the next week or so. I agree with you about acceptance, i believe once I finally accepted that I have PD, my quality of life improved. In August, I will publish what has worked the best for me..

          • Hi Jean- Thanks for your reply. I read your article and several posts you’ve responded to. You’ve made a solid contribution to the PD community. I will continue reading and learning. Thank you for all you do.

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