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Old 06-22-2012, 06:00 PM
copperwindow copperwindow is offline
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medial LSD

I have Multiple Sclerosis and my doctor is encouraging me to smoke medical marijuana. The few times I have tried it I felt that it didn't help with my pain or my muscle spasms, it just got me high. This got me wondering, could doctors start prescribing medical LSD? I don't think my I'd pay too much attention to my symptoms if I had pink spiders crawling in and out of my nose.....
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:07 PM
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Is LSD approved by the FDA? That might be a problem if it's not.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:12 PM
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Marijuana isn't approved by the FDA, but I can still smoke it legally if I want to.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:35 PM
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A doctor might put you on to LSD for unbearable migraines. I doubt he'd write a prescription, though.

It was developed as a headache remedy, and it really works. Of course, its well-known side effects limit its usefulness in this regard, for most people.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:48 PM
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There has been some limited studies recently of the possible medical benefits of LSD for PTSD patients.
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:35 PM
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LSD is currently a schedule I drug in the united states. This means it is not legally able to be prescribed or used in patients basically.
Required findings for drugs to be placed in this schedule: (Per Wikipedia)
1. The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
2. The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
3. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

Except as specifically authorized, it is illegal for any person:
1. to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, a controlled substance; or
2 to create, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to distribute or dispense, a counterfeit substance.[2]

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Old 06-23-2012, 05:57 PM
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Well, that's odd; they use it in Fringe all the time...
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:32 PM
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A doctor might put you on to LSD for unbearable migraines. I doubt he'd write a prescription, though.

It was developed as a headache remedy, and it really works.
Cite?
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:22 AM
Larry Mudd Larry Mudd is offline
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Cite?
Not sure exactly what you are looking for a cite for, so:

LSD was developed as a headache remedy...
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LSD was first synthesized by Alfred Hoffman for a pharmaceutical company in Germany in 1938 while searching for a headache remedy.
...and it really works.
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ABSTRACT

The authors interviewed 53 cluster headache patients who had used psilocybin or lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to treat their condition. Twenty-two of 26 psilocybin users reported that psilocybin aborted attacks; 25 of 48 psilocybin users and 7 of 8 LSD users reported cluster period termination; 18 of 19 psilocybin users and 4 of 5 LSD users reported remission period extension. Research on the effects of psilocybin and LSD on cluster headache may be warranted.
As far as a doctor putting you on to it, I only have a second hand anecdote from a coworker that suffers from debilitating migraines, who was practically outraged that her doctor would suggest LSD when nothing else worked. I don't really get the outrage, but then I've self medicated with MDMA for post-nasal drip, so what do I know?
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