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Depressed Cat

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Jan 4, 2022
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No, I haven't done shrooms myself. However, I have more faith in psilocybin (from magic mushrooms) to treat depression and other mental illnesses than in the current bunch of drugs prescribed by psychiatrists. Initial studies show the same, according to this report.



On the topic of psychedelics to treat mental illness, I hope researchers also work on the Spirit Molecule or DMT.
 
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cooldude420

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Aug 8, 2021
69
researchers are working on that. me date sum 1 werkin on this. she sciontiss.
 
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Grav

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Jul 26, 2020
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I just finished reading "Lost Connections" by Johann Hari and psychedelics came up. I know nothing of them and never did them, but the way the author and the people he interviews describes it is it's kind of a quick-start to long term meditation results, meaning the effects of psychedelic use is similar to the effect that people who have been meditating for many years can experience. The book is his interviews with doctors and other scientists so it's not just a guy saying go "do this", and the treatment process was under medical care not random people doing it on their own. The caution being that the effects can be therapeutic but also scary. Anyway, it's a pretty decent book and had a lot points that I also feel are effecting me, his conclusions can be a bit "pie in the sky" though.
 
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dreadpirateroberts69

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Nov 4, 2021
123
Psychadelics and weed had made my life much more tolerable. They have done more for me than either of the antidepressants I was on.
 
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maakies

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Dec 7, 2021
115
I have not really done a proper macrodose of anything in a long time. Used to do psychedelics at least once a month when I was like 17. Definitely might need to venture into that territory.
 
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cooldude420

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Aug 8, 2021
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I just finished reading "Lost Connections" by Johann Hari and psychedelics came up. I know nothing of them and never did them, but the way the author and the people he interviews describes it is it's kind of a quick-start to long term meditation results, meaning the effects of psychedelic use is similar to the effect that people who have been meditating for many years can experience. The book is his interviews with doctors and other scientists so it's not just a guy saying go "do this", and the treatment process was under medical care not random people doing it on their own. The caution being that the effects can be therapeutic but also scary. Anyway, it's a pretty decent book and had a lot points that I also feel are effecting me, his conclusions can be a bit "pie in the sky" though.
if u no aford meditation app, u get free subkryptshun to app waking up. it teech u meditashun. me luv it. dm me if u haz kweshins
 
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gottago222

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Dec 21, 2021
154
im in microdosing groups on facebook and it seems to be working for a lot of people. it can help end addictions overnight. a macrodose has ended my benzo dependence, and i stopped smoking the ciggies, thats something good but microdosing hasnt made me happier day to day.
 
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leeroyjenkins

Putting the hoe in hopeless
Dec 21, 2021
3
I micro dose with psilocybin. It helps more than any other medication I’ve used. Happy to answer any questions you may have about my experience.
 
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Depressed Cat

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Jan 4, 2022
240
I micro dose with psilocybin. It helps more than any other medication I’ve used. Happy to answer any questions you may have about my experience.
If you don't mind me asking, where do you source your psilocybin from? Do you buy it legally or from an underground source?
 
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motel rooms

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Apr 13, 2021
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no epiphany just woke up and had no urge to use any substances. i dont kno how it works. mushrooms are being used to treat addictions you can look up how it works

You did a macrodose of shrooms & you didn't have a psychedelic experience/"trip"? That's how psilocybin works...
 
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gottago222

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Dec 21, 2021
154
You did a macrodose of shrooms & you didn't have a psychedelic experience/"trip"? That's how psilocybin works...
my trip actually had nothing to do with substances... my trip was about life and death... i saw life and death before my eyes, the cycle of life. i cant explain what that looked like. but there was a moment i was looking up in the sky and i would see someone i knows face, and then their face would turn into a skull, symbolizing that we will all die. i stopped looking at the sky because i didnt want to see my moms face. i started crying. it was terrifying.
 
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motel rooms

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Apr 13, 2021
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my trip actually had nothing to do with substances... my trip was about life and death... i saw life and death before my eyes, the cycle of life. i cant explain what that looked like. but there was a moment i was looking up in the sky and i would see someone i knows face, and then their face would turn into a skull, symbolizing that we will all die. i stopped looking at the sky because i didnt want to see my moms face. i started crying. it was terrifying.

You just described a psilocybin-induced psychedelic experience. Your trip had everything to do with shrooms, that kind of stuff happens when you ingest them. That's how psychedelic substances work. :))
 
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gottago222

Student
Dec 21, 2021
154
You just described a psilocybin-induced psychedelic experience. Your trip had everything to do with shrooms, that kind of stuff happens when you ingest them...
no i mean my trip had nothing to do with my benzo dependence or smoking addiction. i just woke up and had no need for either of them
 
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motel rooms

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Apr 13, 2021
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no i mean my trip had nothing to do with my benzo dependence or smoking addiction. i just woke up and had no need for either of them

Do you think that you learned something profound about the nature of life & death? Are you "spiritual" now? I've done psychedelics many times & I've had beautiful, mind-blowing hallucinations about God & the universe & I've cried like a baby & shit, but I'm still an atheist with C-PTSD who's addicted to Xanax.
 
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gottago222

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Dec 21, 2021
154
Do you think that you learned something profound about the nature of life & death? Are you "spiritual" now? I've done psychedelics many times & I've had beautiful, mind-blowing hallucinations about God & the universe & I've cried like a baby & shit, but I'm still an atheist with C-PTSD who's addicted to Xanax.
i have been spiritual since birth. i have a fear of aging when it comes to mental deterioration because i have had issues since i was a teen and i dont want to see it evolve with age. i still have this fear and will ctb because of it. i didnt really learn anything new, i just saw it before my eyes in a different way
btw i want to hear about your profound experiences
but maybe we are going against the forum rules of going slightly offtopic
i have my own thread about macrodose experiences
 
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ScaredToLive

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Feb 2, 2020
105
Extremely easy to grow, check out uncle bens subreddit (yes the rice). I’ve done it loads
 
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t-rex

Member
Jan 8, 2022
54
If you haven't tried any psychedelics yet but want to, and you have any healthy amount of fear about where they can take you, find a way to do it with an experienced guide. I tried mushrooms and LSD on my own for a year or so by myself at home (well, then-girlfriend was around to support me but she's not a guide) and had a very frustrating experience. Although I never had a really bad trip, I never went deep and experienced big relief because I was always terrified of where things could turn and I knew I didn't have someone experienced to guide me out of a sticky situation.

Then I tried ketamine therapy, because it's the only legal psychedelic therapy and you can get an experienced guide (i.e. psychiatrist) if you live in the right region. That didn't work either, sadly. It seems psychedelic therapy just isn't for me. So, temper your expectations; It may not be a magic bullet. But if you can find a reputable guide/psychiatrist, it's certainly worth a shot.
 
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TheBestUsernameEver

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Dec 26, 2021
81
Esketamine is used for depression now, though difficult to access in my country.
Highly effective, so I hear.
 
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