I’m a suffer of what I think are cluster headaches, doctors tell me they are migraines. This is one of the reasons I began formulating a DIY Soylent. I was aiming for a ketogenic mix, hoping that the the epilepsy aliviating properties of a ketogenic diet compounded with a steady stream of nutrients, as opposed to my usuallly random patterns of consumption, would help my cluster headaches. Inevitably, my curiosity led my journey with Soylent toward nootropics, and I am now the proud owner of two little baggies of noopept.
Adding noopept to my mix had an interesting effect. If you are familiar with cluster headaches, you might be familiar with the term shadow pains. It’s essentially a term thrown around by cluster headache suffers to refer to the headaches that signal that they might get a headache. Yes, you heard that right. Anyway, with the noopept dosing, I was finding I was having constant shadow pains. Yes, I know the difference between shadow pains and a normal headache.
Anyway, given noopept’s known side effect of headaches and that choline is what is pushed to alleviate them, I did some quick Google-fu and found that choline has been associated with cluster headaches. The mechanisms are practically unknown.
Here are the Google hits that helped me find this (I’d but more, but the boards think I am too new to put more links):
Beyond just presenting the curiosity, I am wondering, how much choline is too much? The association is very weak, and I am not expecting a cure. However, if I have something I can firehose at my headaches, I feel I need to at least try.