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I Turned to Shrooms for Migraine Prevention
Mushrooms & Amitriptyline
Citation:   Lou Brown. "I Turned to Shrooms for Migraine Prevention: An Experience with Mushrooms & Amitriptyline (exp103441)". Erowid.org. May 6, 2019. erowid.org/exp/103441

50 mg oral Pharms - Amitriptyline (daily)
  1 g oral Mushrooms (tea)
Psylocybin Used for Migraine Prevention

I have experienced chronic migraine (moderate-severe attacks more than 15 days per month) for the past year and a half. I am genetically predisposed (to say the least) and also had a concussion as a result of a biking accident, and have had pretty constant pain since.

After trying various narcotics and triptans to quell the pain (unsuccessful on most accounts, and not a long term solution on all accounts) I turned to shrooms in an attempt to buy some pain-free days. Along with nutritional supplements, dietary restrictions, trigger-reduction, and a daily preventative (50mg of amitriptaline), shrooms have helped me regain a semblance of my former life.

With a one gram dose I can party... that means sounds, smells, and stimulation that would otherwise cause a massive painful attack. It also seems that regardless of my behaviour, one dose will give me a minimum of 24 hours pain-free. If I am mindful of my condition, meaning I do lots of yoga, quiet things, and avoid known triggers, sometimes I can extend the pain-free time to last up to 2-3 days.

I have experimented with smaller doses as well and have found that less than 1 gram in tea will keep me pain-free, or at least change the way I experience the pain, making it more tolerable, while I'm drinking the stuff, but less than a gram does not seem to have any lasting power in terms of pain management
less than a gram does not seem to have any lasting power in terms of pain management
, even if I drink the tea fairly regularly.

Psylocybin has NOT been effective in terminating attacks. Clearly taking hallucinogens while in extreme pain is not fun.

I would try larger doses if it weren't for the nausea and sweating and fatigue.

Hooray! Something that helps!

Exp Year: 2013ExpID: 103441
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 30
Published: May 6, 2019Views: 1,925
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