Posted by pinksharkmark (188.8.131.52) on September 25, 2001 at 14:35:26:
In Reply to: tryptamine therapy posted by Kenneth Krugman on September 25, 2001 at 14:02:22:
Hello All, My name is Ken and I am a 47 year old sufferer of clusterheadaches. I have had the headaches for over 12 years now although I didn't realize it until earlier this year when a link at the Erowid website led me to this clusterheadache site and the comments concerning psilocybin and LSD as treatment.Here I found a description of symptoms which described me as a clusterhead!
In my case the attacks are usually once or at times twice a day. An afternoon nap or snooze (1 to 4PM) or whatever small serving of alcohol will bring on a headache...in my case usually lasting an hour, rarely over 1 1/2 hours.This can repeat later in the evening but without the fear and predictability of the afternoon headaches.
Over the years I had learned to accept my state; foolishly attributing it to stress; never hearing about or making a connection with anyone in a similar state and never questioniong a doctor.My comfort was knowing that each headache would disappear within an hour and a half.
I discovered Flash's information at the end of an episode last winter and a couple of experiments with Psylocibin cubensis seemed to do the trick but it was at the end of an episode and the scientist in me still had his doubts. I also read on this site that episodic sufferers'occurences might be related to changing seasons and light change. I had not considered this before but it did sound like my situation. And sure enough last week a new cycle began,the headaches growing more intense with each day.
The time had come for a real test. Having read that LSD works as well...
Sunday I cut less than 1/2 off a "spiderman blotter" gifted me by a deadhead friend and dove ahead in. Well the dose was a bit more than expected and I hung on the precipice of a dark chasm a few hours but weathered the storm well enough despite a restless sleep. (I think 1/2 the dose might have been enough).
Yesterday 1 beer as a test at 3 PM. No headache...maybe slight shadows. 5 to 6 PM Another beer; this time a strong Belgian golden. No headache. We'll see how today goes but it does seem to me that this is: Another Success Story!! Thank You all and especially Flash I'll follow up in a day or two with progress report.
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