Citation: william. "Tramatic Brain Injury Cured With Time and This Substance: An Experience with LSD (exp110850)". Erowid.org. May 30, 2018. erowid.org/exp/110850
I had a Tramatic Brain Injury in 2015 where I passed out standing up and cracked my skull on concrete. My brain injury affected many things in the day to day processing of a brain. A big one was hearing. It was extremely difficult for me to process language especially in noisy spaces. At first all music sounded out of tune, and high pitched noises would almost be painful even at low levels. After three years I was still struggling with being able to have conversation in loud spaces, enjoy listening to music, and really just feel at ease around social environments. Another big one was the depression that came with the TBI and would swing in pretty heavy with a lot of suicidal thoughts and hopelessness.
2 and a half years after the injury, I experimented with microdose (30 micrograms) of LSD while camping with friends and I felt that it awakened my brain in some ways hard for me to describe.
6 months later I took a dose of 125 micrograms by myself at home around 6pm. The experience was amazing. About 2 hours after the dose, I started seeing patterns in the wood flooring and then saw an entire scene and tried drawing it to remember it. I then continued drawing as if I had to. It felt very emotional to me to be drawing and a few dark images came out that somehow connected to emotion I was still working through from my head injury and maybe more. I experienced color like I never imagined possible. I looked in a mirror and saw myself for who I really am more clearly that ever before and more at peace with myself than ever before. 4 hours after dose I felt elated and kept painting and drawing and playing music. I stayed up for 12 hours after the dose.
After this experience, I now have more mental stamina than I need, I can process speech in loud environments better than ever, and my depression doesn't seem to be anything that would resurface. I have been microdosing 40 or 80 micrograms once a month since, and it has taken my quality of life from challenging, confusing, and frustrated to one of pleasure, understanding and peace.
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