High Doses Of Weed Might Be The Key To Treating Migraines
It definitely doesn't hurt to try.
If you’re like me and have lost entire days to migraine headaches, then you’ve likely also experienced the torture of hearing remedy suggestions from well-intentioned people.
Did you drink enough water? Have you tried having some caffeine? Maybe don’t look at a computer so much, even though it’s your job to look at a screen 12 hours a day!
Thanks, I always want to say, but I’m a perfect human being. And my brain still wants to implode.
Yeah, migraines can be unpredictable little bastards, and the jury is still out on how to effectively treat the killer headaches. Not surprisingly, though, as it turns out, your weed habit might be doing some good on the migraine front.
According to new research introduced last weekend at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Amsterdam, cannabis can lessen the pain of such extreme headaches.
For the study, researchers administered varying doses of THC and CBD to 48 patients who frequently suffer from migraines. Apparently, however, the study participants didn’t notice much of a difference in pain, until they reached the 100-milligram-dose threshold. Which under normal circumstances, could potentially cause a Maureen Dowd-level freak out. Surprisingly, researchers found 200 mg of the THC/CBD blend, to be the most effective, saw resulting indicating a 55-percent average decrease in pain.
Though the Neurology Academy study may not be the first study to exemplify the headache-crushing power of pot.
In January 2016, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado published a study in which 40 percent of participants noticed an improvement after smoking or ingesting weed. Unsurprisingly, smoking cannabis provided more immediate relief from an aching cabeza, while edibles took longer to kick in, and tended to cause sleepiness.
So, the next time your head hurts after a long day of being human, try taking a double dose of high-quality, hybrid weed, and see if it helps. Which, sounds like more fun than chugging water, right?