I am seeking some advice on obtaining reccomendation for mmj from my doctor. I figure here would be the best place to come.
I've read all of the RIGL regarding mmj, most of the information on the department of health website, as well as that on RIPAC's. I'm well informed on the laws, and generally how to go about things - however I thought I'd seek experience and advice from others.
A little background. Currently, and for the past 4 (or longer) years I have been perscribed Topamax, an anticonvulsant that is one of the first treatments of epilepsy. (Two of my family members have severe epilepsy, therefore Topamax came and went through their regimene.) ...I started at 50mg of that, increased to 100mg and I've been at 150mg now for almost two years. However, I ceased seeing my neurologist after multiple tests (EEG's, an MRI, CAT scan, EMG, blood tests, etc) revealed some neurological abnormalities - however the doctor could never give me a definitive answer or solution as to why I would get sudden feelings malaise. After about 8 months it simply became me going to the neurologist every 2 weeks, him asking me how I was doing, I would pay my copay and leave. It wasn't worth it if he wasn't going to attempt to diagnose me any longer, and my physican agreed and started writing my Topamax perscription so I could stop seeing the neurologist.
Of course with that said it seems I have sufficent enough documented evidence to obtain a mmj card. However my doctor, whom is a good doctor and I do like, I have a feeling may not be inclined to sign the released. In lesser terms, I guess you could say he is "old fashioned".
I have no children, own a home and a small business. It's my personal feeling that my use of mj through the years has at least helped me, if not hindred some of the neurological abnorbalities I could suffer from. If my doctor does not agree, if there any other advice folks can offer?
Thank you. Look forward to speaking with everyone.