Curing ‘suicide headaches’ with 3 doses of shrooms

Psychedelics Could Be a Medical Game-Changer—So I Tried Them for My Debilitating Headaches

Inspired by recent research on psychedelics, a journalist resorted to shrooms to ease her debilitating cluster headaches (which are often called “suicide headaches” because they’re supposedly more painful than childbirth, gunshot wounds, and kidney stones). She finally found relief that common migraine medications couldn’t provide her after taking 3 small doses of magic mushroom tea, 5 days apart. “Two months have now passed without my having a single headache.” A Yale neurologist explains that the chemical structure of psilocybin is similar to melatonin and triptans, which are often used to treat headaches, but the effect is longer-lasting.