Medical Marijuana and Tardive Dyskinesia
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 05/18/2010 in Medical Marijuana Research
Medical Marijuana is an effective medicine for the side effects of many well-known medical conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, and more. But it is also effective in treating conditions many may have never heard of, such as tardive dyskinesia, a rare diseasethat affects approximately 200,000 people in the United States.
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a neurological movement disorder that causes uncontrolled tic-like movements of the face, and tongue. The symptoms are often similar to that of Parkinson’s Disease and Tourette’s Syndrome. TD is a serious side effect caused by certain medications, including Haloperidol, Fluphenazine, Trifluoperazin, Cinnarizine, Flunarizine and Metoclopramide (Reglan), and can become permanent even after stopping the use of such medications.
TD can be debilitating and extremely challenging to live with, and what’s worse, there is no known cure. Many patients manage their symptoms with anti-Parkinson drugs, but research suggests medical marijuana is also an effective way for some patients with TD to manage their symptoms.
In order to get medical marijuana, you must comply with your state’s specific laws. But the first step to take is to ask your doctor if marijuana is right for you. Don’t have a doctor? MarijuanaDoctors.com can help. We can connect you with trusted, licensed marijuana doctors in all legal states. Book an appointment and start relieving your symptoms today.
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