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    Should Psilocybin mushrooms be legalized as a headache treatment?

    If you suffer from cluster or migraine headaches, you know real pain. Here's an article on treating this pain with psilocybin mushrooms aka "magic mushrooms." It's the same thing that was popular in the 60s and 70s for hallucinogenic trips, but they've been found useful for long-term relief of cluster and migraine headaches. Unfortunately, they're illegal. Here's an article about it:

    Entheology.org - Preserving Ancient Knowledge

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    Re: Should Psilocybin mushrooms be legalized as a headache treatment?

    is there a glitch in the matrix, or did you already make this thread a while ago?

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    Re: Should Psilocybin mushrooms be legalized as a headache treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    is there a glitch in the matrix, or did you already make this thread a while ago?
    maybe shrooms cause short term memory issues?

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    Re: Should Psilocybin mushrooms be legalized as a headache treatment?

    If I suffered from migraine headaches and I thought that these mush-rooms would alleviate the pain and suffering.....do not stand in the the way...I'd steal or grow them myself...and worry not about memory loss..
    Those people who made them illegal....headaches ?
    Here I am fortuniate...but other men, not so lucky...
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    Re: Should Psilocybin mushrooms be legalized as a headache treatment?

    They should be legal period.

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    Re: Should Psilocybin mushrooms be legalized as a headache treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    If you suffer from cluster or migraine headaches, you know real pain. Here's an article on treating this pain with psilocybin mushrooms aka "magic mushrooms." It's the same thing that was popular in the 60s and 70s for hallucinogenic trips, but they've been found useful for long-term relief of cluster and migraine headaches. Unfortunately, they're illegal. Here's an article about it:

    Entheology.org - Preserving Ancient Knowledge
    I find the source highly dubious (too much woo-ey, "ancient wisdom" BS) and don't give much credence to what the article had to say, but I will say that if there is real sound evidence for the medical use of any drug, controlled and ethical research should be legal and open.

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    Re: Should Psilocybin mushrooms be legalized as a headache treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    I find the source highly dubious (too much woo-ey, "ancient wisdom" BS) and don't give much credence to what the article had to say, but I will say that if there is real sound evidence for the medical use of any drug, controlled and ethical research should be legal and open.
    Regardless of your opinion on the article, I know for a fact that mushroom therapy does work. The only reason that it's not legal is that the pharmaceuticals stand to lose 100's of millions they now receive. Especially in the case of a cluster or migraine headache sufferer, a single low dose of psilocybin won't harm anyone.

    For more info:

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    What's ironic is your avatar. Migraine translates to "pain on one side of the head"
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    Re: Should Psilocybin mushrooms be legalized as a headache treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hikertrash View Post
    Regardless of your opinion on the article, I know for a fact that mushroom therapy does work. The only reason that it's not legal is that the pharmaceuticals stand to lose 100's of millions they now receive. Especially in the case of a cluster or migraine headache sufferer, a single low dose of psilocybin won't harm anyone.

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    What's ironic is your avatar. Migraine translates to "pain on one side of the head"
    There seems to be some evidence that psilocybin might help depression and some other mental disorders.

    However, I prefer hard, peer-reviewed data to the personal reports of people on the drugs themselves.

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    Re: Should Psilocybin mushrooms be legalized as a headache treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post

    However, I prefer hard, peer-reviewed data to the personal reports of people on the drugs themselves.

    Either you've never suffered from such headaches, or you're too straight for your own good.

    The Clusterbuster Method is a way of using hallucinogenic tryptamines such as psilocybin to relieve cluster headache. Many cluster headache sufferers, affectionately called “Clusterheads,” find that small, sub-hallucinogenic doses of these tryptamines can end cluster headache cycles and prevent entire cycles from starting.

    It may seem extreme to resort to hallucinogens, but a cluster headache is nothing if not extreme. It’s been called the worst headache, or pain of any kind, known to medicine. It is also called suicide headache, as suicide is known as a thankfully-rare symptom. Many clusterheads facing this beast call it just that: the Beast.

    Many medications are effective to some degree. High-volume pure oxygen, or triptans such as Imitrex injections are commonly used to relieve individual attacks. There are many treatments to prevent attacks, including verapamil, lithium and steroids; these vary in effectiveness and severity of side effects.

    The Clusterbusters organization believes tryptamines are better than these prescription pharmaceuticals. Tryptamines seem more effective for preventive use, and if used carefully produce fewer side effects by far. For aborting attacks, they rival oxygen in safety and effectiveness.


    Taking a single dose of anything, isn't being on drugs. What's being on drugs is taking the expensive crap the pharmaceuticals sell you day after to day that only treats each occurring headache, rather than a cure which a single dose of the shrooms do in 80% of the cases.

    In 2006, Dr. John Halpern and Dr. Andrew Sewell reported to the National Headache Foundation Research Summit on their case review study, later published in the journal Neurology. They reviewed reports from Clusterheads and found over 80 percent reported significant relief using tryptamines.

    These results confirmed several hundred anecdotal reports of treating cluster headaches with tryptamines. A review of these reports shows about 67 percent of chronic cluster headache sufferers and about 75 percent of episodic sufferers report significant relief. These reports were mostly collected from Internet discussion groups and internet survey forms; they aren't scientifically valid, but provide dramatic testimony from clusterheads finding relief. More formal research is in the works, see HOW WELL DOES THIS WORK?


    http://clusterbusters.com/info:busting
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    Re: Should Psilocybin mushrooms be legalized as a headache treatment?

    I don't see a good reason for any unrefined "drug" to be illegal. Beer, wine, weed, 'shrooms, and peyote are all perfectly natural substances - and there are others as well.
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