Do you suffer migraines? Does someone you love?
Migraines are devastating and can be debilitating.
Migraine symptom range from aura to nausea, to both light and sound sensitivity.
But what causes migraines?
How can you prevent them, even cure migraines?
There are several theories of migraines.
But I think this study we’re going to talk about highlights one of the best.
And it shows how you can fix and prevent future migraines.
These findings might explain why a lot of people get migraines from cured meats or poor quality food.
The researchers found a correlation between levels of nitrate and nitrite and migraines.
If you remember, nitrate and nitrite lead to high levels of nitric oxide in the body.
So the researchers found these nitrates and nitrates in the mouths of people suffering migraines.
They even found them in the migraine sufferers’ fecal matter.
And they were in a higher proportion than for people who do not have migraines.
There is a tie-in between nitric oxide, inflammation, and serotonin.
The gut produces most of your serotonin.
So when your gut is messed up, you produce more serotonin and more nitric oxide than other people.
These results show for the first time a potential link between bacterial nitrate, nitrite, and nitric oxide reducers and migraines.
This may be why the following study shows that lisuride is effective against migraines.
Lisuride lowers serotonin.
Other things that lower serotonin include bromocriptine and cabergoline.
But lisuride is by far the safest of the anti-serotonin drugs.
Lisuride was first discovered in association with LSD.
It’s a so-called ergogenic drug.
Ergot is a fungus that grows on grains such as rye that are exposed to moisture.
Ergot contains LSD and other compounds, and has been studied since the 1940s.
The studies began after strange things started affecting entire areas.
Whole villages used to depend on grain, especially rye.
And there would be incidents where the entire village would experience hallucinations.
Women would have spontaneous miscarriages.
And all of this was from the ergot in the bad rye they were eating.
One of the most famous discoverers of ergot compounds was Dr. Albert Hofmann
Dr. Hofmann was from Switzerland.
He had a very interesting, even historic, bicycle ride home one day from the lab.
“On the way home, my condition began to assume threatening forms. Everything in my field of vision wavered and was distorted as if seen in a curved mirror.”
“Finally, we arrived at home safe and sound, and I was just barely capable of asking my companion to summon our family doctor and request milk from the neighbors.”
“The dizziness and sensation of fainting became so strong at times that I could no longer hold myself erect, and had to lie down on a sofa.”
“My surroundings had now transformed themselves in more terrifying ways. Everything in the room spun around, and the familiar objects and pieces of furniture assumed grotesque, threatening forms.”
What he experienced was an LSD high — Dr. Hofmann had consumed LSD in a self-experiment.
And from studies on LSD came the development of more helpful drugs.
That’s how lisuride was discovered.
Lisuride is hard to get as it’s been replaced by “newer” patented medications.
But you can’t beat lisuride because of its amazing safety.
And don’t worry — Lisuride does NOT act like LSD in any way and does not cause hallucinations.
However, lisuride is very helpful because it has practically no side effects.
And it inhibits too much serotonin production.
As a side note, LSD inhibits serotonin too, but it is of course quite hallucinogenic and illegal.
And back to lisuride — which also seems to help prevent migraines.
In this double-blind study, some of the participants were divided into two groups.
Some of the experimental subjects who had migraines were given lisuride and others were given a placebo.
The people who were given lisuride had a few more side effects — often being a little bit tired.
But otherwise, there was really no difference between the experimental subjects who got the lisuride and those who got the placebo.
Except that the folks who had migraines had far fewer migraines with lisuride.
It seems as if lisuride prevents migraines.
This is great news for people who suffer from them frequently.
My advice to you if you have migraines is to get your gut in order.
There are some easy things that can help.
You can supplement with collagen.
Changing your diet to avoid certain foods can help — such as lowering starch.
Adding carrot salad to your routine and taking probiotics or antibiotics can also help.
You want to aim to increase your sugar intake since it’s anti-inflammatory.
Work on improving your thyroid function.
And you might want to try taking aspirin.
You may want to talk to your doctor about trying out lisuride for migraines.
Migraine Prophylaxis with Lisuride Hydrogen Maleate-A Double-Blind Study of Lisuride Versus Placebo