Fibromyalgia Novel Pain Treatments

Discussion in 'Relieving Pain' started by Steve, Jul 31, 2018.

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  1. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    I decided to start yet another thread here to see if anyone has tried unusual treatments for FM pain and had any success. I'm frankly too tired right now to list all of those I've tried that one might regard as novel (especially since none have worked) but I did have a question for members. Has anyone tried shrooms i.e. " magic mushrooms" which contain psilocybin or derivatives? Someone I know well just went to Amsterdam recently and tried level one 1 shrooms (they go up to 5) and had a life changing experience. He was wondering if they might help my FM severe pain, even for the 4-6 hours the experience lasts. Psilocybin, while illegal here in U.S., has a remarkably safe profile for both psychological and biological effects. It intensifies sensory experience to a huge degree. It is uncertain as to whether such effect would be positive or negative for FM pain, a sensory condition regardless of how you conceptualize it. I would be interested in knowing if anyone has tried it via shrooms for FM. I have never used hallucinogens so this would be a pretty big deal. Of course, any other novel treatments are also welcomed here.
     
  2. Cort

    Cort Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising Staff Member

    I have Michael Pollan's new book on just this subject. Haven't read it yet but it's intriguing.

    I'll have a blog coming out soon on another new pain treatment.

    I assume that you've tried LDN?
     
  3. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Hi Cort,
    I vaguely knew Pollan had written one but it had slipped into old age memory, will check my libe, thx.
    I tried LDN years ago before I was on Tramadol, no effect until I hit 2.5 mg when my pain went to 10 in exactly the spot where it had started 25 years earlier, my skull bones. I 'm still on Tramadol, lots now, but am considering trying ULDN as there is someone on my meds on an FB thread also trying it and I thought I'd follow that.
    The shrooms scare me though they have a "good" safety record and supposedly have only temporary effects. The person I know said it was one of the top five profound experiences in his life and is flying back to Amsterdam to do it again in a week, just two weeks first his first trial. Wants me to go with him sometime. IDK...
     
  4. Cort

    Cort Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising Staff Member

    How about cannabis? Can really help with pain.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/04/books/review/michael-pollan-how-to-change-your-mind.html
     
  5. Paw

    Paw Well-Known Member

    I've been using an alcohol-based CBD rub, which I find is only mildly helpful for myalgias, but significantly helpful for neurological pain and burning (if you deal with that). Haven't done mushrooms in decades, but I think they'd certainly be educational if nothing else.
     
  6. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    I haven't been able to get MJ to work for me, spent hours researching, decarboxing, making and buying edibles, couch locked me but no pain relief. Tried infused pads and also had CBD massages and drunk a ton of the stuff, makes me a little fuzzy but also no pain relief.

    I spent a lot of time under green lights of a certain frequency published by several AZ doctors, article not handy, no pain relief. I tried SAD level lights just a bit years ago but am going to follow this protocol from 2017 with two lights when my second light arrives.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27473633.

    Running out of even novel treatment options.
     
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