Cannabis 'Cures' Epilepsy

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Cannabis is now apparently the cure for everything from cancer, diarrhea, bipolar disorder and Multiple sclerosis, to an ailing economy and even being a smart aleck teenager.



The latest chronic illness to get the chill-out treatment is epilepsy.



British scientists from the University of Reading tested a compound in pot called cannabidivarin on rats and mice with six types of epilepsy, and found it "strongly suppressed seizures" without the unpleasant side effects of current anti-epilepsy drugs.



With 1 percent of the world's population suffering from the disease, the head of the research team, Ben Whalley, says there's a pressing need for better treatments. “It’s a chronic condition with no cure and currently, in around one-third of cases, the available treatments do not work, cause serious side effects and increase fatalities,” he said.

 

mercurydancer

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This research is really simple to analyse. Its stops epileptic fits because it kills off almost any neurological action. Same effect would be applicable if you drank a bottle of Polish vodka.

Cocaine has very limited use - in nasal surgery it numbs the septal mucosa. Thats about it.

Cocaine derivatives, such as lignocaine, do have much wider usage, but cocaine in its pure form, just in rhinology.
 
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This research is really simple to analyse. Its stops epileptic fits because it kills off almost any neurological action. Same effect would be applicable if you drank a bottle of Polish vodka.

Cocaine has very limited use - in nasal surgery it numbs the septal mucosa. Thats about it.

Cocaine derivatives, such as lignocaine, do have much wider usage, but cocaine in its pure form, just in rhinology.
My (late) missus used coke, smoke and Polish Vodka in liberal quantities, and combinations of the three made her horny as hell. She was 7 stone on a fat day, and when she was "charged up" she had the strength of an angry doorman.

Ultimately, your second sentence proved true. She died from heart failure due to a **** load of coke, and about a pint of vodka. Zero brain function by the time I made it to the hospital to see her.
 

BuggerAll

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There was a discussion on R4's Tuesday evening 'Life Scientific' on the potential medicinal properties of LSD, magic mushrooms and ecstasy in relation to depression and things like PTSD.

The suggestion is that maybe psychotropic drugs work by shutting off the connections in the brain which would allow you to think about something without being overwhelmed by it. The problem with PTSD is that you can't work out a cure unless you work through the trauma but as soon as you think about it it overwhelms you. That's what was said - I think.
 
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This research is really simple to analyse. Its stops epileptic fits because it kills off almost any neurological action. Same effect would be applicable if you drank a bottle of Polish vodka.

Cocaine has very limited use - in nasal surgery it numbs the septal mucosa. Thats about it.

Cocaine derivatives, such as lignocaine, do have much wider usage, but cocaine in its pure form, just in rhinology.
And ophthalmology. It's used to detect certain eye conditions such as Horner's syndrome.
 
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Cocaine absolutely cures shyness, modesty and sexual inhibitions. But only for about an hour.
 

mercurydancer

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Well, someone better tell the Ophthalmic Unit I worked in for the previous 8 years, as they were using cocaine.
Well, in our ophthalmic OPD, we use aproclonidine, and have done for some years, partly because of the difficulty of storage of cocaine in a department which is not accustomed to controlled drugs storage, and partially because aproclonidine gives the same result in tests as cocaine, but in an opposite effect to cocaine. I know of no ophthalmologist in our department who has asked for cocaine in some years.
 

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