Palatal Myoclonus by Christopher
I am a male 52-year-old Ivy League cum laude graduate. I grew up in New York City, but now I live in Henderson, NV. I am self-employed.
I hadn't smoked weed for 19 years until last September when I was diagnosed with Palatal Myoclonis. As you know this malady is a small tremor in the back of the palate. I was lucky to meet the fine doctor (a brilliant neurologist in New York educated at Harvard Medical School) who made the diagnosis. What hadn't been diagnosed for 20 years he found in 15 minutes.
Unfortunately, there is no known cure, only prophylactic drugs. Those drugs, however, have very nasty side effects. They make the "cure" worse than the original malady. The best of those suggested was Valium. I wasn't about to start taking an addictive drug, especially as a prophylactic.
It seemed like all the drugs on the list of possible remedies were relaxants of some kind. That's when it dawned on me that good-old WEED might be the answer. So I called up my Doctor and asked, "What about weed?" It was as if a light went off in his head and he said, "Yes, that might work. Try it." Boy am I glad I did.
What's happened since I've resumed using weed (I usually use a vaporizer) is quite amazing. My tremors have been eased. I hardly notice them. There have been ancillary benefits as well.
My blood pressure is back to normal. I had a previous doctor that wanted to put me on medication to alleviate a pre-hypertension condition. I'm happy that I refused. The weed keeps my blood pressure pretty much close to normal (120/77.) As far as I'm concerned, weed is the cure for high blood pressure.
Believe it or not I've also lost weight. At first I thought that gaining weight might be a problem because of the munchies weed can give you. But for whatever reason, I've been able to take off 15 pounds with another 15 to go; when that happens I'll be back to 155, the weight I had in my twenties! So weed may be helpful as a diuretic as well.
There have been other benefits. My lady thinks I'm a nicer person when using weed. I agree. I'm more sociable (weed as an aphrodisiac certainly helps.)
While writing this testimonial I feel like what I'm saying is redundant. I'm thrilled of course with my results, but I'm not saying anything we already don't know. I just want to get this wonderful weed legalized so we can move on already. This shouldn't be an issue any more. The criminals fighting to keep it illegal must fall.
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