Study Funded By Migraine Research Foundation Looks At Effectiveness Of CBD
Migraines produce symptoms that are often intense and debilitating. They cause severe throbbing or pulsating headaches, usually on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea and sometimes vomiting and/or extreme sensitivity to light and sound. A migraine attack can last for hours or even days.
Migraines can be triggered by many factors such as stress, lack of sleep, and even the weather. They can seriously impact the quality of life. While there are plenty of FDA-approved treatments on the market, many patients are keen to explore CBD products as a possible treatment option for migraines. For those who do approach their doctors to chat about cannabis and migraines, the doctors do not have enough evidence-based data to answer them.
The first known randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial is being conducted by the Nathaniel Schuster, MD, and his team at UC San Diego Health to understand if cannabis can be a potentially effective treatment for acute migraines. About 20 participants are currently enrolled in the clinical trial. The goal is to enroll 90 participants who will be randomized to treat four separate migraine attacks with four different treatments; one each with THC, CBD, a combination of the two, and a placebo. The products will be administered via a vaporizer. If this is successful, future studies would include comparing different doses of cannabinoids to understand more about it. This study is funded by the Migraine Research Foundation.
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