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Microdoses of LSD

corpse

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I totally agree- and many that read way too much into something triggered by some garbage chemicals.
Spiritual?
No. Not so much.
Stoned out of your tree.
Definitely.
 

jojo68

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I totally agree- and many that read way too much into something triggered by some garbage chemicals.
Spiritual?
No. Not so much.
Stoned out of your tree.
Definitely.

Have you taken it ?
 

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Saw this thread and wanted to ask a question. Is it truth that LSD can cause grave mental problems and even death? It's not like I'm a saint - I smoke weed sometimes, and I use CBD when I need a nice deep sleep. I buy CBD online in the form of gummies. Best form of CBD in the world, BTW. On the other, hand, I don't use other drug compared substances. I've heard from my friends that LSD is a bad stuff. Maybe they're wrong, maybe not, IDK. So tell me now, people - can LSD usage cause problems?
 
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rockabilly69

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Most people that know me would probably think I'm a pretty controlled person, that said, I've taken LSD exactly 3 times, and in all times it was in musical situations where I LOVED it. I can tell you without a doubt, it opened me up musically. I would hear the entire solos before I would play them, and many of them were in different style phrases that I would normally play. And, I executed them perfectly. The doses I took were normal I guess for the times. Funny thing I would have NEVER tried it out of fear, but the first time I did it, someone spiked a drink of mine. And the next two times I did it, the same exact things happened to me musically, so yeah, I'm a fan. The downside, it seemed like it would take a day to recover from the effects!

These days I'm not really a big drinker, and once in a while I'll smoke some pot. I generally like to go into music situations pretty level headed. I've always said though, if I got signed to a major label deal, and got a chance to record in MAJOR Studio, I would work on all my songs to the best of my ability straight, but before I called it a wrap, I would try some trip induced solos, as long as someone I trusted was there to look over me.
 

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Saw this thread and wanted to ask a question. Is it truth that LSD can cause grave mental problems and even death? It's not like I'm a saint - I smoke weed sometimes, and I use CBD when I need a nice deep sleep. But I've heard from my friends that LSD is a bad stuff.

Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, and Brian Jones would seem to confirm that hypothesis. Ian MacDonald's 2007 book on the Beatles' songwriting, A Revolution in the Head discusses how John Lennon became thisclose to becoming an acid casualty due to the hundreds of mid-'60s trips he took, before meeting Yoko and switching his obsession from LSD to her.
 

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Saw this thread and wanted to ask a question. Is it truth that LSD can cause grave mental problems and even death? It's not like I'm a saint - I smoke weed sometimes, and I use CBD when I need a nice deep sleep. But I've heard from my friends that LSD is a bad stuff.

Beware chromosome damage too! That was what they fed us to scare us.

Last pure LSD 25 I had was in the late 60s. Orange microdots. We sometimes snorted it. Since then its been cut with speed, unless I had shitty dealers.

If you feel mentally unstable (and I mean no offense), I would stick with a joint.
 

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Life is highs AND lows. If the lows are too low, professional counseling is available - without those "zombifying" psychoactive traditional meds.
The idea of trying to self-medicate any troublesome mental issues with an extremely powerful, illegal "street drug" should be a non-starter. You've seen the famous casualties listed above. I wouldn't trust anybody's word on what's a "micro-dose," unless it was part of an actual clinical trial.
 

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Saw this thread and wanted to ask a question. Is it truth that LSD can cause grave mental problems and even death? It's not like I'm a saint - I smoke weed sometimes, and I use CBD when I need a nice deep sleep. But I've heard from my friends that LSD is a bad stuff.

I'm no doctor, so I can't tell you if it causes mental problems, but if you already have mental issues, if can massively exacerbate those issues - like someone else said, see Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson etc.
That said, in theory it might be able to do the opposite - but I don't know.
I also take with a massive grain of sand (about the size of the rock of Gibraltar) those who say that cannabis is a cure-all for everything.
It may help some people with some things some of the time...
 

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I’m holding out for Peter Green’s contribution to this thread before I decide. :spabout
 

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Bad Trip Kitty
 

Texas Blues

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I grew up in the age that doing drugs was cool.

I smoked a lot of weed.

Tried mushrooms and LSD.

Loved it all.

Did it benefit me?

I don't know.

But then now that I'm older.

The amount of money and time.

I spent on doing drugs and being cool.

I wish I had spent that on being.

A better son.

A better brother.

A better person.

Because in the end.


Family is all that we have.
 

corpse

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I grew up in the age that doing drugs was cool.

I smoked a lot of weed.

Tried mushrooms and LSD.

Loved it all.

Did it benefit me?

I don't know.

But then now that I'm older.

The amount of money and time.

I spent on doing drugs and being cool.

I wish I had spent that on being.

A better son.

A better brother.

A better person.

Because in the end.


Family is all that we have.

Agree. X10.
 

c_wester

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Did a large does of shrooms and the shroom lady was somewhat annoyed with me but said.... well come on in to wonderland...


Had a great time.... also macrodose.
 

rockabilly69

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I grew up in the age that doing drugs was cool.

I smoked a lot of weed.

Tried mushrooms and LSD.

Loved it all.

Did it benefit me?

I don't know.

But then now that I'm older.

The amount of money and time.

I spent on doing drugs and being cool.

I wish I had spent that on being.

A better son.

A better brother.

A better person.

Because in the end.


Family is all that we have.

I just think that's growing up talking, and sometimes families aren't that important. Sometime you need you go off of the rails a bit to learn what's important. I grew up in a large family, my dad who I was never close to passed away back in 2006, and I haven't talked to most of my siblings in a few years as we have nothing in common, politically, religiously, differences in priorities, etc. I took off from my home at 16 years old, and set out to find my own life the way that I wanted to live it. That led me to becoming a fulltime musician which was quite a long road and learning process. Now that I'm older, I have a girl that I love and have lived with for the last 20 years, and a great son from a marriage that failed many years ago, and he has three wonderful sons. So I'm now living what your talking about so I can relate a bit, but I don't regret the wild years one bit, and I still dig into some of those memories for some of my songs!
 
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Hiram93

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I'm no doctor, so I can't tell you if it causes mental problems, but if you already have mental issues, if can massively exacerbate those issues - like someone else said, see Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson etc.
That said, in theory it might be able to do the opposite - but I don't know.
I also take with a massive grain of sand (about the size of the rock of Gibraltar) those who say that cannabis is a cure-all for everything.
It may help some people with some things some of the time...

I’m holding out for Peter Green’s contribution to this thread before I decide. :2cool
 

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Only those who go to far ...

... know how far they can possibly go ...

"You know I went to the edge, and there I stood and looked down ... you know I lost a lotta friends there ... "
 

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Heard about this on the news today- to treat chronic depression.
I suffer from regular non-cyclic, periodic, I-do-something-effed-up-and-it-bums-me-out depression (the result of having a conscience).
They tried this in the late 60's for all types of mental issues- schizophrenia, psychosis, and depression. A guy named Bill Wilson tried it, and it had sporadic success, and ultimately decided to deal with it himself- don't know what his ultimate feeling was on the subject, but he stopped taking LSD.
I am grateful I do not suffer from depression- people who have tried this treatment claim tremendous results.
Now this is not "eat this sugar cube" doses- this is micro doses.
I worry about the "if one is good, ten must be better" crowd. And little of this is made in a tightly controlled lab- the experiments have all been of the home-spun variety.
This kind of weirded me out- on the Today show this am...

what's weird about it? knowledge and self-awareness should do the OPPOSITE of weird you out lol

anyway, I've done psychedelics many times (LSD is my favorite, but I've also done a little mess around with psilocybin, ecstasy (omg that an amazing substance) and DMT), regular acid doses have created mind-changing religious experiences for me. I saw (felt? heard?) God/angels/whatever

I tried microdosing LSD and it actually didn't do much. The entire point is to do 1/20 or 1/10 of a "perceptible" dose. you basically don't feel it, nothing happens to you, it just allows some parts of your brain communicate with each other better.

The problem with doing it in a lab in a controlled room are two fold

1) Timothy Leary basically single-handedly stigmatized the drug and the government and the mass populace are scared and miseducated about it, so getting govt approval for research is very difficult (this goes for all psychs)

2) LSD has such wildly varying effects on every person differently. everyone has a different tolerance, everyone has different reaction to stimulous and brain chemistry, so documenting things like control groups etc are very very difficult. most drugs have a standardized documentation of effects. it's basically known how (by and large) the mind and body react to nicotine, alcohol, THC, cocaine, whatever. LSD is not like that at all. It's hard to formally study it becuse everyone has a different experience.

psychedelics are a true miracle, everyone should try them. The world would be a much better, civilized place.
 
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