Thanks for the update - something for you to try

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Posted by Flash ( on September 02, 2001 at 11:46:19:

In Reply to: Status on mushrooms posted by Sjoerd on September 02, 2001 at 09:16:59:

Would you mind taking part in a little experiment and try reducing the dose by 50% each time until it stops being effective. Once that happens increase it by 50% until works again. Ultimately you should find what I call the MED minimum effective dose.

System works like this. Assume you do 4 grams now, then reduce this to 2 grams. If that still works reduce it to 1 gram. If that doesn't work increase it to 1.5 grams. If that works then reduce it to 1.25 grams and so forth. In IT we call this a bubble search.

My guess is that you might find that a much lower dose will produce the same effect. What will be intersting is to see if each remission lasts as long. A word of caution though... from experience (my own and others) at a dose just below the MED a negative effect may occur where the headaches become less frequent but longer and more painful. Another thing I've personally found is that once you get on top of the headaches the MED gets lower. In other words it might take 4 grams to break the cycle the first time, but subsquently promptly administered doses of 1g will usually keep it that way.

I've also found that at the MED it is possible to take part in normal daily activities, even work.


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