I am curious as to whether others with Parkinsons use marijuana with intense exercise to help with their condition. I was diagnosed at age 61 and at 68 have experienced only a modest decline in my physical capability. My approach is as follows: In the late afternoon after work. Vaporize high grade medical marijuana (4 to 6 inhales). Then, stretch, do push ups, sit ups and perform deep breathing exercises. Then, train for 1 to 2 hours - hiking/jogging, biking, or cross country skiing. Return home, drink 1 or 2 beers, have dinner, connect with family, go to sleep. 4 X 5 times per week.
I am speculating that the combination of intense aerobic exercise with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), along with being in the "zone" or in the "now", creates an environment for a positive reaction within the cannabinoid receptors in your brain. My daily Carbidopa-Levadopa (CL) regimen is 2 x 5 per day (25-100) with 1 regular and 1 extended release. On exercise days take 2 one hour before exercise, say 3 PM, and 1 at the start of your workout at 4 PM. When I return from exercising most of the time I have no tremor or any other symptoms. I believe the beer helps also. I don't need any more CL Rx for the rest of the evening.
I realize that Parkinsons effects each of us differently. My Parkinsons began with a tremor in my right hand. Last month I experienced left foot dystonia in the morning for the first time. After a while, even before my morning Rx, I can usually work through it.
My particular approach might not work for others. But, it works well enough for me that I want to share my experience. This is my first post to a health board.
I have my annual appointment with my neurologist tomorrow. I plan to share this post with her.