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    "Micro" dosing for depression

    I used quotation marks around micro, because my dose is usually 0.5 - 0.6 grams of mushrooms, which is higher than what most people would consider to be a microdose, because I do feel some effects.

    I've been doing this one day every couple of weeks, sometimes a couple weeks in a row, for the past couple of months and it seems to have really helped. The day after dosing I have a ton of energy and I manage to get through all of the shit on my to-do list that I've been putting off because it made me uncomfortable or just seemed so boring (phone calls about bills, cleaning/tidying the house, certain chores outside, etc).

    I take it during the day on a weekend, because I do notice it and at times it can be a bit stronger than I'd be comfortable with if I was alone taking care of my kids. Usually that only lasts about 30 minutes or so, so i just lay down or go for a walk during that time.

    Since starting this, I've found it a lot easier to get the motivation to exercise and eat better, and I'm better at not eating a bunch of junk food every time I get stoned in the evening.

    Anyone else tried microdosing for depression (or anything else)?

    #2
    Nah, I'm too scared of my mind to try anything without a specialist's approval. Actually, I'm kinda scared with a specialist's approval also. I've been on the same medication for four years now and it has my depression under control for now, but I think one of them makes me sleepy. Still, I don't want to say anything to the shrink for fear he would take me off of it. I'd rather be sleepy than to risk the depression returning.

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    • Dr. Doom
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      just be careful to not give them a chance to take them away, seems to be a thing now.
      and you won't get them back. be very cautious how you answer questions from a doctor.
      they may seem to be on your side but not when it comes to meds.
      I've stepped up my thc intake to deal with my anxiety now.

    #3
    Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post
    Nah, I'm too scared of my mind to try anything without a specialist's approval. Actually, I'm kinda scared with a specialist's approval also. I've been on the same medication for four years now and it has my depression under control for now, but I think one of them makes me sleepy. Still, I don't want to say anything to the shrink for fear he would take me off of it. I'd rather be sleepy than to risk the depression returning.
    For sure - I think most medications involve a trade off, and we just need to decide if it is worth it. Glad you've found something that works for you!

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      #4
      I've thought about it before, not necessarily for depression but for help with letting go of anxiety and fear.

      I'm glad you are seeing positive results, egg. Keep us updated on your journey with this

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        #5
        I would try microdosing...

        The last time I did mushrooms I kept passing out and went to the hospital, it was awful lmao

        True to form I'm tripping balls in the waiting room and telling jokes to this woman who was an adult but complaining like a child lol.. Had to have a talk with a crisis counselor who was real upset when I asked her if she believed in God, had to stash my bag of weed in the bushes because it reeked so bad

        Good trip overall lmaoooo

        Whos to say you need to get slammed by shrooms to feel the benefits or have a good time. Sometimes it's totally overwhelming and you don't even know what you're thinking

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        • Meliai
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          The last time I tripped, my ex kept passing out and it scared the shit out of me. I went outside and had an adventure in the backyard and came back in and he was passed out in the kitchen and I thought he was dead. I kept smacking him in the face until he woke up lol. Apparently fainting on shrooms is fairly common, I had no idea until that happened

        #6
        I don't have the discipline for microdosing. I've taken threshold doses for a few things and didn't really get much out of them and then there's Ketamine where I just craved more Ketamine.

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          #7
          Meliai you've returned to the comment function! : P

          I'm amused by the vague imagery conjured up by someone saying that while on mushrooms they had an adventure in the backyard, haha.

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            #8
            I've only seen one person pass out while on Mushrooms (5 grams) and I didn't find it remotely as scary as some of the people I've seen passed out from Alcohol, granted it wasn't an SO.

            It was actually a welcomed relief if I'm being honest because we we're camping and I drove us there and earlier in the night he was asking me for what seemed like a half hour for my car keys. Just a barrage of "I gotta go, I just gotta go be free, lemme have your keys, I just gotta go." I probed him on what he intended on doing when he went and he just got stuck in these thought loops. The other guy with us kind of acted as a buffer as I think I appealed more to my friend's deep thoughts and he provided more comedic relief.

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              #9
              Originally posted by J Ruth View Post
              Meliai you've returned to the comment function! : P
              micro dosing might help with that.



              i also didn't realize passing out on shrooms was a things. i was always pretty sure they would completely prevent you from being able to sleep. i did see a friend pass out on acid once, but that's only because he got robbed and drank an entire bottle of liquor. there was also the one time i took acid when i was entirely too drunk and ended up passing out while waiting for it to start and woke up an hour later fully tripping.

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                #10
                When I said pass out I was referring more to sudden fainting, not falling asleep or passing out like on alcohol.

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                • Lynnbrown
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                  I must admit I read your post several times about how you would slap him in the face. I admit that made me 🤣🤣🤣

                #11
                Originally posted by Meliai View Post
                When I said pass out I was referring more to sudden fainting, not falling asleep or passing out like on alcohol.
                I don't think I've ever seen a guy faint, at least without his own admission but that's what I was referring to. I've seen it happen from alcohol plenty of times as well.
                Last edited by Audiogen; 08-18-2020, 01:48 AM.

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                  #12
                  I had a good run of microdosing LSD around 9-12 ug this past spring. I went for a few months. Started by following the Fadiman protocol which was the one day on, one day of afterglow, one day off. Honestly though, I preferred doing it every day or every other day. I did not find the Fadiman protocol very useful.

                  It kind of helped with what I needed, which was slightly more focus and motivation to work. I ended up stopping though. Partially because I developed a grade 3/6 heart murmur which I've never had before a couple of months after microdosing. It may well not have been related to psychedelics at all, since I was doing more cardio than I used to in that time, which can apparently cause some slight heart murmurs. I also got brutally sick in late January/early February after attending a Chinese NYE event with lots of people who just flew back from China. So it could have been COVID, which has effects on the heart. But given the potential effects of 5-HT2B stimulation in the cardiovascular system by psychedelics, I figured I'd better at least stop for a while.

                  Although the heart issues kind of sparked an instant desire to stop, I ultimately want to unlock that kind of focus while sober. Some days totally sober I can focus so well it feels like I'm microdosing/on adderall. But other days it's pretty hard to get there. Microdosing truly helped with consistency in that respect, but I want to be able to fulfill my maximum potential while sober.

                  I am however happy to see how much microdosing is helping some people. I think there's definitely something worthwhile there!

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