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    Are Psychedelics linked with psychosis? (LSD) 
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    Now before everyone burns me on the stake, i know this question has been asked a million times, but i'm asking for certain reasons. I'm 23 and in the past i have had two psychotic breakdowns (Including shizophrenia,paranoia,dillusions) and so on, the usual. These periods lasted for about a week each, with therapy helping me recover fully for a few months. I'm not completely sure weather the psychosis was drug induced or genetically triggered randomly. (Although i am sure my "heavy use" of both weed and psychedelics over a period of 2-3 years had helped trigger it. My question being, will a small dose of LSD(about 50-75 Mg's) combined with some weed trigger this kind of psychotic break again? I havent smoked any weed or done psychedelics in a year now, but some friends will be tripping this weekend, and i'm kind of moving towards joining them. I constantly remember the eye opening experiences i had, and i can't seem to resist. I don't plan on taking it again any time soon after this weekend İ(a couple years at least), but ı'm kind of scared given my past. I know for a fact that psychosis can be triggered when seratonin levels get inbalanced, but I'm pretty sure iv'e stocked up on my seratonin seeing i dont smoke or drink anymore and haven't done so in a year. Now i'm aware this sounds fishy and everyone may blast me telling me not to do it and warning me, but some constructive advice would be well appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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    Well, I think you want someone telling you it is ok, just do it. But unfortunately psychedelics can trigger psychotic breaks on people prone to them, especially those who have already suffer it.
    That said, you are probably your best doctor. So if you think you can manage you might be right. Still it sounds to me like a lot to lose and not much to gain, but easier said than done. And you writing the post shows already some insecurity. Completely normal insecurity though.
    In your case if you decide to risk it... I would have a neuroleptic in my pocket just in case. That is not magic pill to revert a psychosis, but it is the medication you'll get handed if things go wrong, so I suppose the quicker the better.

    If I were you I would probably wait around 3 or 4 years of sanity to put my neck on the line. And forget about mixing with weed.
    Try to be honest with yourself and weight the consequences of your acts. We can say a lot of different opinions around here but at the end of the day, you'll get whatever it is and it will be only your responsability.

    Take care.
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    Well, I think you want someone telling you it is ok, just do it. But unfortunately psychedelics can trigger psychotic breaks on people prone to them, especially those who have already suffer it.
    That said, you are probably your best doctor. So if you think you can manage you might be right. Still it sounds to me like a lot to lose and not much to gain, but easier said than done. And you writing the post shows already some insecurity. Completely normal insecurity though.
    In your case if you decide to risk it... I would have a neuroleptic in my pocket just in case. That is not magic pill to revert a psychosis, but it is the medication you'll get handed if things go wrong, so I suppose the quicker the better.

    If I were you I would probably wait around 3 or 4 years of sanity to put my neck on the line. And forget about mixing with weed.
    Try to be honest with yourself and weight the consequences of your acts. We can say a lot of different opinions around here but at the end of the day, you'll get whatever it is and it will be only your responsability.

    Take care.

    Thank you very much for your reply. Iv'e asked around on a few other forums including reddit, and everyone seems to jump the gun and shit on me for even asking. All i wanted was some advice from experienced users, as i used to be one myself. And if i'm being completely honest, whilst having insecurities about doing this, i also just want someone to be able to tell me to just go ahead and enjoy myself. I love the feeling of loosing my ego, finding magic in such a bland enviroment, releasing my creativity and just being in love with everything, but i'm aware it's not that easy. And it feels like such a shame i'm not allowed to do this due to my past problems iv'e suffered. But your advice has been helpful. I think i will skip this weekend, and also stop for as many years as it takes that i'm confident enough to do it without a doubt on my mind. Although that day may never come.
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    Your decision sounds like the right one to me. We have been dealt different cards all of us. There is not much point in regretting our luck, just try to play them to the best of your abilities.
    Drugs are powerful things, and not many get a favourable outcome from their use. Even seasoned users wonder if the advantages outweight the disadvantages.
    There are other paths to release creativity, potenciate your capacity for loving and imagination, etc...i would try meditation, it is hard work but can be really satisfactory in the long term and no contraindications.
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    Your decision sounds like the right one to me. We have been dealt different cards all of us. There is not much point in regretting our luck, just try to play them to the best of your abilities.
    Drugs are powerful things, and not many get a favourable outcome from their use. Even seasoned users wonder if the advantages outweight the disadvantages.
    There are other paths to release creativity, potenciate your capacity for loving and imagination, etc...i would try meditation, it is hard work but can be really satisfactory in the long term and no contraindications.


    Iv'e actually contemplated doing meditation for a while now, but have been so busy, and just lazy enough to continuously postpone it. I hear once mastered it's basically a natural high, to what extent i'm not sure but iv'e heard of its many benefits to health and the psyche. Maybe i'll focus on doing it right..
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