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Psychedelic mushrooms are an unlikely friend in the battle against incredibly painful cluster headaches.

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Psychedelic mushrooms are an unlikely friend in the battle against incredibly painful cluster headaches.

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Gabrielle Hacker
Gabrielle Hacker

1. What do believe is the reason that men are more prone to cluster headaches than women?

2. How are the mushroom medications taken in order to relieve the cluster headaches? (orally, or another way?)

Connor J
Connor J

1.  What would be some side effects of the Psychedelic mushrooms?

2.  Would the mushrooms be legal for medical use? 

Yulduz  Kuchkarova
Yulduz Kuchkarova

Is there any other thing that can help people like Dan except oxygen? Why is it so hard to find out the cause of the condition? 

McKenzie Miller
McKenzie Miller

1. Why are males more prone to cluster headaches than females?

2. What part of the brain do the cluster headaches most affect?

Emma B
Emma B

1. Are cluster headaches more common in males or females?


2. What are some general side-effects associated with this sort of treatment?

Pia P
Pia P

What part of the brain causes the "head-attaches"? Why can oxygen help with attaches? Why is Dan unwilling to buy the drugs and grows them himself? 

Hayes Miller
Hayes Miller

What part of the brain does the psilocybin effect that neutralizes the cluster headaches? How do you grow your own mushrooms and is it legal?

haley pitcairn
haley pitcairn

do you eat the magic mushrooms to help the headaches or how do you take them? What part of the brain causes these headaches?

Alexandra Uhlir
Alexandra Uhlir

.how does the mushrooms stop the cluster headaches?

2. what part of the brain do these cluster headaches come from?

Jennifer Lanman
Jennifer Lanman

Is there anyway to find out what causes these headaches? Is the cure for the headache safe to be taking on a regular basis?

Jennifer Donald
Jennifer Donald

As a cluster headache patient for nearly 30 years, I use a similar treatment and for the first time I FINALLY have my life back.  I highly recommend that cluster sufferers research their options, discuss it with their neuro or gp to make a decision that is right for them. Cluster Busters dot com is a good place to start to get valuable information.

Tara Chapman
Tara Chapman

Has anyone ever tried this for migraines?  How do you get the mushrooms to grow?

Dana Jacobs
Dana Jacobs

I need to find out how I can watch the whole program.  I suffer from clusters.  A family member sent me this clip.  Does anyone know how I can view the whole episode?

MaRozalia Abraham
MaRozalia Abraham

sounds and looks scary. i never encounter nor heard that kind of medication before,...

j. davis
j. davis

i'd love to chat with the dan in the interview here, if anyone can put me in touch. this is the first i'm hearing of the mushroom treatment, and as i sit here with one of (too many) unbearably insane headaches, i want to give this treatment a try. 

Dan R
Dan R

I quite enjoyed the first season of National Geographic's and Discovery Channel's "Drugs Inc." it was surprisingly balanced and contained a fairly large amount of real scientific facts.

Like almost all television stations based in the USA, Discovery Channel's (and National Geographic's) content, particularly where scientific facts are concerned, has to be viewed as severely compromised due to the prevalence of political interference in the broadcast industry in that country, this particular episode is a good example of that kind of interference.

I have no doubt that Discovery Channel went to a fair amount of effort to find this particular gentleman with his dislike of the psychedelic effects of mushrooms that commonly grow in cow fields across the entire planet but still managed to provide a story about proven, beneficial effects of this natural medicine.

I have to continue to praise Discovery for it's reasonably fair treatment and exposure of useful facts in the first season of this series, the second season sadly, appears to offer little in the way of educational facts about drugs as well as other intoxicants such as alcohol, marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms and more about the crime and reality show style interviews with various criminals willing to brag about their exploits.

Jerry de Jaager
Jerry de Jaager

@Dana JacobsThis is the only part of the episode about cluster headaches.  To learn more, visit the website of cluster busters.

Jerry de Jaager
Jerry de Jaager

@j. davisThe fellow in the clip is a member at cluster busters -- you can visit that website to learn more.  Also, try the website of cluster headaches.