Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
Now I have taken this substance, or 1P-LSD to be more precise, a few times.
Twice I have journeyed above 100ug, once with 150ug and once with 200ug.
Once I took 75ug and went out drinking and smoking with my buds, that was honestly one of the best „going out“ experiences I’ve had.
A few times on 50ug, once with weed, which made for an interesting experience, because I was suddenly tripping really hard out of nowhere.
The other times were microdoses all between 12.5 and 35ug.
Enough about myself and more about the substance.
LSD is a psychadelic drug, it is serotonergic or more specifically a partial agonist for the 5-HT(2A) receptors, this basically means that it imitates Serotonin and interacts with these receptors which then makes us trip.
It is very dosage dependant in it’s effects, in contrast to something like alcohol where you just get more of the same the more you drink.
I’ll explain dose sizes based on how I group them and explain them based on my experiences and those of others:
Micro doses, which are between 12.5 and 25ug are for focus, creativity and mood enhancement.
Low doses, which are between 25 and 75ug are very subtle still, altough from 50-75 you do get some slight visuals.
Medium doses, which are about 75-150ug, here it gets interesting. The headspace starts to get more pronounced, your thinking gets more straightforward and literal. Visuals are now more pronounced and start getting intense.
High doses, which are between 150 and 250ug, this is where „patterns“ start. Patterns are just random patterns you see everywhere. On my last trip, I saw a hexagonlike mesh overlayed, on top of pretty much everything I looked at. A bit distracting, but otherwise enjoyable. This was also where my normal visuals became more lifelike, instead of just the things that were already there, my visuals created new things. Now I knew which things were fake and which were real, but nevertheless it was pretty amazing.
Heavy doses, which are between 250 and 400ug, personally I have no experience with these dosages yet, so I will only go by what I would expect taking these dosages or by what others have already experienced.
„Ego-Death“ starts really becoming a thing at these dosages, ego-death is when you lose your sense of self. „Who are you?“ becomes one of the hardest to answer questions you have ever been asked.
Visuals are much heavier now and it becomes harder to know how things really look, or what reality actually is.
Heroic doses, which are above 400ug. You thought you knew acid? Think again.
These dosages redefine the acid experience. You are in your own world now more than ever before. Moving becomes very hard as your mind seperates itself from your body. Ego-Death, becomes almost guaranteed. The visuals are mindblowing and breathtaking.
Now you sort of know what to expect, but it will still blow your mind.
Physically, LSD is one of the safest drugs out there. The drug only becomes toxic at huge doses. Also potential for abuse is really low, because it isn’t addictive physically and you immediately build a tolerance.
Mentally it can be more tricky. A healthy person without any mental health problems should have absolutely no problems. A person who is prone to mental illnesses should probably abstain from LSD though.
Your body on LSD
LSD has two effects on your motor system.
It enhances your gross motor skills: running becomes easier and you can run faster and farther, skateboarding becomes really easy, you can lift heavier things, balance becomes natural etc.
Your fine motor skills diminish: opening a backpack is an adventure, preparing food is nigh impossible. Drawing and making music are the exception here, they can become easier and seem more natural.
Your mind on LSD
As mentioned above, your thinking becomes more straightforward and literal, what I mean by this is that all information you get comes to you unfiltered.
If you read a random sentence you would normally read and immediately associate some context with it, you now have trouble seeing the sentence in the correct context.
Problem solving is really fun on acid, you just find the weirdest solutions to problems.
A little example of this was my first trip, which was 150ug with a friend. My friend asked me if I could turn up the bass of the music. We were playing the music over my TV and I had no idea if my TV had that funcionality. So I immediately replied, oh yea, you can just sit in my car and listen to music there, there you can turn up the bass.
In my head I solved the problem, but in his head he wanted to turn up the bass on my TV. I ignored the context of the problem and „solved“ it in a very straightforward way.
Humor on LSD
I think that most hilarity on LSD stems from you, looking at yourself from the third person. For instance when you do something weird and you are just thinking of what other people seeing you would think. The thought of you doing that weird thing is just so hilarious in that moment.
Any jokes where another person is the butt of the joke become very unappealing though.
Curiosity and Detail
You want to see new things on LSD, constantly looking at things, because everything is so goddamn interesting. You will also see every little detail of the things you are looking at.
A little example of that is taking a walk through the woods on LSD. You will see every little insect crawling around, every leaf will stick out to you, pretty much every aspect is interesting and it can be quite overwhelming.
LSD is a wonderful substance and the fact that it, alongside other amazing substances, is illegal makes me sad.
If you are on the fence about trying it, I say go for it, but inform yourself a lot before taking a new substance. We don’t want anything bad to happen.