I take carbidopa/levodopa for Parkinson's disease and started taking THCA for chronic sciatic pain. After I started taking THCA 150MG I started to have a lot of trouble walking; I switched over to a CBD tincture of 600mg and now I can walk normally again. Do you think the THCA reduced the effectiveness of my Parkinson's medications?
Answer - Tatiana NP
According to the National Parkinson Foundation, research suggests medical marijuana is an effective way for some patients to manage their symptoms. Furthermore, the nuero protective qualities of THCa (the precusor to THC) could aid patients with neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s Disease as well as those with dementia. Medical Marijuana also has great pain releiving properties.
Serious drug interactions have not been seen with medical marijuana in combination with any other drug.There have been very few adverse interactions reported.
I'm not sure what could have caused the worsening of your symptoms and subsequently the inability to walk. Every body is unique and reacts uniquely. Lets be rational and proceed with caution, if THCa provided a negative response, then stray away from it. If CBD has proven to provide you with positive results, then continue to safely administer. I suggest your collaborate with your primary care provider in order to safely monitor your condition and the adjunctive treatment with medicinal marijuana.