Thank you for a great post - I am totally with you, and I am SO happy to hear that this has helped you. There is a lot of evidence to show that psilocybin does indeed work with many situations as you say. It is not a one size fits all, but I would certainly suggest that people research and give it a go if they feel they are able to as you say.
The issue with a lot of places is the availability. Psilocybin is not legal in the UK, and the only means by which to get it is from Europe. My wife has tried it, and as she is on such a small dose of anti-depressants, she found it to be quite beneficial. I am on 30mg Citalopram, so I cannot take any dose unless I reduce what I am already taking for risk of serotonin syndrome. One has to be very careful.
That said, it is something that I have considered given that I have tried dropping to 25mg and suffered horrendous depression as a result. I simply cannot drop that 5mg without severe side effects. The only way this can be done under guidelines is to do so with liquid Citalopram which of course will not be supplied on the NHS because of cost... and I can't even buy it for myself!!! So what you are saying might be a way forward for me.
I am almost through a taper of valium, and once that is out of my system, it will be on to the citalopram. It worries me as my father was on citalopram for 20 years and ended up with Parkinsons's disease, which to the best of knowledge was as a direct result of the the Citalopram. I am 15 years on already, so what with genes and such, it really concerns me that I will end up the same route unless I deal with it asap. So what you say strikes a chord with me.
Again, I really happy to hear that you have found success with psilocybin and cymbalta. I feel this is very much the way forward. Needless to say that psilocybin will be licensed under some other named drug and patients will be charged the earth for it just as they did with theanine before prozac came on the scene.
Thanks again, and please feel free to continue your discussion as any information is very useful to many - and to me for sure.