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Treating Cluster Headaches with Psilocybin

Can psychedelics treat cluster headaches?

Psychedelics such as LSD and the psilocybin from magic mushrooms are being explored for their potential to help spiritual growth, and treat mental illnesses such as anxiety, PTSD, and to regain control of their lives by controlling addiction to harmful substances. However, psychedelic research has taken a new turn as scientists are exploring their potential to relieve physical pain.

Researchers are now trying to study the application of psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin mushrooms to help people suffering from cluster headaches.

Scientific venture into the field of psychedelics and cluster headaches is fairly new but people have given anecdotal reports on how psychedelics have helped them in their battle with cluster headaches. Some came across this benefit through pure serendipity while others delved into using psychedelics with the intention to lessen the negative effects of their cluster headaches.

What are cluster headaches?

A cluster headache is one of the most excruciating physical pains a person will experience in his or her lifetime. A cluster headache can be easily identified by its one-sided pain which varies in intensity with every occurrence. Cluster headaches usually starts over one eye, one temple or the forehead but spreads to a larger area making diagnosis more complicated.

They are not as popular as migraines but they have earned the moniker suicide headaches because people resort to self-harm in search of pain relief. In fact, people who suffer from cluster headaches say it’s much more painful than broken bones, burns, and even childbirth.

Cluster headaches take place at the same time each day. For most people, cluster headaches happen at night – a couple of hours after they have gone to bed. Within 10 minutes, the pain would have reached its peak and it stays at that level of intensity for around 1 hour. However, there are instances when the cluster headache lasts up to 3 hours. It then stops suddenly.

80% of people who suffer from debilitating cluster headaches endure episodes last from 4 to 12 weeks per year often during spring or fall. The condition disappears for several months and years. The remaining 20% don’t have these intervals from pain and are said to suffer from chronic cluster headaches.

Traditional treatments for cluster headaches

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Because of their debilitating effects, cluster headaches are intriguing to researchers. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical companies do not see the incentives in coming up with a new treatment for cluster headaches because not many people (relatively) suffer from this condition compared to other more common, more profitable illnesses.

400,000 people suffer from cluster headaches in the United States and their treatment choices are severely limited and do not effectively treat the condition in the first place.

Acute treatment for cluster headaches are applied with the goal of stopping the pain once it starts. This is quite tricky because the pain in cluster headaches escalate within a short period of time. Thus, effective cluster headache treatment requires immediate action.

The safest way to treat cluster headache is through oxygen therapy. Pain relief can be expected within 20 minutes but for some people, the effects can be delayed but it’s still a dependable method. Drugs such as Sumatriptan injections and nasal spray do help people too. They reduce pain within 10 minutes of an attack.

Several drugs are also used to prevent the onset of cluster headaches. They fall under the preventative treatment category which aims to prevent the cluster headaches from taking place at all. Some common preventative drugs are Verapamil, Methysergide, low doses of Lithium, and Corticosteroids.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a single drug scientifically identified and proven to provide consistent aid. Even when the treatment provides relief, it often does not have the same effectiveness for future cluster headaches. Even oxygen therapy offers some inconveniences too. Who has an oxygen tank on them 24/7?

Because cluster headache sufferers don’t have a surefire, reliable treatment, it makes sense for them and the scientific community to explore other viable options for treating their pain.

Treating cluster headaches with psilocybin

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An eleven-year old study sought to bring the answer to cluster headache sufferers worldwide. This study, conducted in 2006, revealed psilocybin and LSD are capable of stopping episodes of cluster headaches, ending cluster headache cycles, and even delaying the onset of the next cluster headache episode.

The results were so impressive that a significant percentage of the participants claimed to have experienced relief through the use of psychedelics. Unfortunately, the study was fairly small and not much research were conducted since then. Most contemporary research make use of anecdotal reports which have not gone through the scientific method.

Based on these reports, psilocybin can eliminate cluster headaches for extended periods of time with a single dose.

How to treat cluster headaches with magic mushrooms?

A moderate dose, around 2 to 3 grams, of dried magic mushrooms is the perfect amount for a sufferer of cluster headaches. This amount minimizes the psychoactive effects while maximizing the benefits to get rid of cluster headaches.

Those who are not comfortable with using psychedelics may resort to microdosing magic shrooms. Microdosing is the practice of ingesting 0.2g of dried magic mushrooms every three days. This practice won’t produce any hallucinogenic effects but the introduction of psilocybin into the body will provide relief from cluster headaches.

Despite the lack of new research, the amount of testimonials from cluster headache patients who benefited from psychedelic substances cannot be ignored. Psychedelic drugs, especially psilocybin which is available in nature, may be humanity’s best hope in fighting cluster headaches.

A new study is currently accepting volunteers who want to participate in a study exploring psilocybin in treating cluster headaches. Visit the link to see how you can participate and contribute to the advancement of psilocybin research.

There aren’t a lot of options for sufferers of cluster headaches. However, psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin may give people the help they so desperately need.

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4 Responses to “Treating Cluster Headaches with Psilocybin”

  1. Agendepoxito 26th December 2019 at 16:00 #

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  2. Vincent Setala 14th October 2019 at 05:53 #

    Thank you for even having this information available, at all. So few people even know the difference between a standard headache, a migraine headache and cluster headaches (except those who have experienced them) that the “Name-The-Drug-Political-Hysteria” people may NEVER know the difference. I myself thankfully do not suffer Cluster Headaches, my best friend does. Even his “descriptions” never brought the idea home until I was at his house one evening when a series of clusters hit. After immediately reaching for the temple area, his eyes rolled up till the whites disappeared, he dropped to his knees like getting hit with a hammer and the severe explosive nausea gave me a “partial” picture of what he has had to live with. For DECADES! Exactly as you describe, usually in the fall, usually not long after he has fallen asleep and so far using an oxygen tank & mask DOES help. Unfortunately not always. We have been researching into psylocin as a treatment, but it is quite difficult to find accurate information due to the current hysteria over the “Opioid Crises,” which for political and financial reasons has been grossly misrepresented, not taking into account that 98% of the overdose deaths are from tar heroin, fentanyl hydrochloride and counterfeit pain pills made from fentanyl. Of the remaining 2% only 1/5th of those are from actual patients on various narcotic pain relievers. The remaining 4/5ths are due to pateints who don’t actually need these potent medications, and sell them to the recreational users. Those who do that, should be charged with serious felonies (bi-monthly surprise pill counts are an effective method of determining these “drug dealers” from legitimate pain patients. Physicians running “pill mills” are also quite easily to identify and in those cases should be dealt with harshly. However, with the vast majority of doctors and legitimate pain patients, I have never seen a single one of them “hold a gun to a patients head and forcing them to take lethal doses of narcotics.” Similarly bankrupting the manufacturers because “they lied to the doctors claiming the pills were not addictive is simply too stupid a concept to entertain. ALL opiate narcotics are addictive and ALL dotors know this, yet chronic pain patients are routinely denied these medications and newer studies are showing an alarming increase in suicide deaths in this demographic. Following a very difficult chemotherapy regimen with pegylated interferon and Ribavirin, I was on very high doses of opiate narcotics, but thank God, I had a doctor who allowed a patient-directed doe reduction that never forced me into severe withdrawals, and allowed me to get off opiates altogether, and I have remained clear of them for a bit over three years now. Yet this non-factual statistical model has extended to other medications as well, restricting legitimate clinical studies into NON narcotics treatment models, such as psylocin and other psychedelics. Meanwhile, as an example those suffering from Chronic Cluster headaches, severe Post Traumatic Disorders, Depressive Diseases and Anxiety Disordes continue to needlessly suffer and die. With even honest and compassionate doctors being forced to abandon their Hippocratic Oaths out of fear of prosecution and or civil litigation with license forfeiture from the Drug Enforcement Agency and the like. Again, I truly admire your courage in providing education into what I have witnessed and researched to find is one of THE most painful medical disorders known to humankind. I look forward to seeing this blog blossom and bring actual truthful information to those in need and their loved ones. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and if I can be of any assistance in anyway, it would be my pleasure to do so. As a former addict, and journalist, if there is anything I can do to help, I will do whatever I can. Thank you again. Sincerely, Vincent “Vinny” Setala.

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