Migraines are Notoriously Difficult to Treat.
Many treatments exist, but not all of them are effective for everyone. For some people, traditional medications like ibuprofen and aspirin can provide relief, but others find that these drugs do nothing to relieve their pain. Some people even experience negative side effects from these medications, such as stomach upset or drowsiness.
As a result, many people are looking for alternative treatments that can provide relief without causing unwanted side effects. Microdosing is one potential option that is receiving a lot of attention.
For people who suffer from migraines, the search for relief can feel like a never-ending quest. Pharmaceutical drugs can offer some relief, but they often come with unpleasant side effects.
Can Microdosing Help?
Microdosing involves taking very small doses of psychedelics, such as LSD or psilocybin mushrooms. Some people swear by the benefits of microdosing, claiming that it helps with everything from mood to sense of well-being.
Some people find that this can help to reduce the frequency and intensity of their migraines. While there is still much research to be done on this topic, microdosing may offer a promising new option for those who have not found relief from traditional treatments.
For a full breakdown of how (and why) microdosing works check out this detailed article here.
Is there any Evidence for Microdosing Helping with Migraines?
Psilocybin certainly looks promising as it related to migraine treatment.
A first-of-its-kind exploratory study, led by researchers from Yale School of Medicine, has found a single dose of the psychedelic psilocybin can reduce migraine frequency by 50 percent for a least two weeks:
Several surveys of these real-world applications revealed an a lot of cluster headache and migraine patients experimenting with LSD and psilocybin:
Response of cluster headache to psilocybin and LSD:
Indoleamine Hallucinogens in Cluster Headache: Results of the Clusterbusters Medication Use Survey:
Psychoactive substances as a last resort-a qualitative study of self-treatment of migraine and cluster headaches:
Anecdotally a lot of people are getting a lot of relief. While more research is needed, the results of these early studies suggests microdosing could be a helpful treatment for migraines and cluster headaches.