Some people are prescribed opioids, like OxyContin, for debilitating migraines, but we all know how easy it is to get addicted to opioid pain pills. The risk of addiction, withdrawal, and accidental overdose death is just not worth the risk.
There are other prescription choices for migraine sufferers, like Ergotamines or Triptans. However, Ergotamines can promote heart attack, stroke, birth defects in women and toxicosis if taken with antibiotics or anti-fungal medications. Likewise, Triptans have nasty side effects including dizziness, vomiting, extreme drowsiness, tightness in the chest, and rebound headaches. Because of these side effects, two-thirds of migraine patients avoid or delay taking these prescription drugs.
Doctors will also prescribe SSRIs to migraine patients as well. But the obvious answer is the natural plant with practically no side effects: cannabis.
CBD for migraines has been a game changer for so many people. If you’re looking to recommend CBD to a friend or family member that “doesn’t get high,” remind them that CBD is non-psychoactive. Don’t miss out on the healing powers of CBD for migraines.