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Diminished and Suppressed Trippy Effects
LSD or Mushrooms with Venlafaxine
by Michael
Citation:   Michael. "Diminished and Suppressed Trippy Effects: An Experience with LSD or Mushrooms with Venlafaxine (exp111096)". Erowid.org. Dec 17, 2017. erowid.org/exp/111096

 
DOSE:
225 mg oral Pharms - Venlafaxine (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 160 lb


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Interactions between LSD Shrooms and Effexor

I wanted to write about my experiences and interactions between LSD and Effexor, and mushrooms and effexor. I have been taking Effexor for about three years daily, and at 225 mgs for about 1.5 years for depression. I have taken other antidepressants in the past and found effexor to be most helpful. I have also done many other drugs recreationally in the past, however no medication or drug has stunted the effects of LSD or shrooms as effexor has. I should also add that effexor has NOT diminished the effects of marijuana or alcohol for me, though it HAS diminished the recreational effects of ambien and percocet. I assume MDMA would also be diminished but I have yet to try it.

Before I began taking effexor I had done LSD and other drugs which produced trippyness. On those trips, I experienced all the typical symptoms of LSD such as euphoria, heightened sensations, visual distortions and enhancements, etc. In the past year, I have tried several times to trip in the same way on LSD but these attempts have not worked. At most I felt euphoria, but no visual effects. One time I tried not taking my effexor for one day while I took 300 micrograms of LSD, and I had physical sensations of tripping but the lack of visual or pleasant effects. The withdrawal from the effexor was horrible, especially combined with physical effects of LSD, and I would not suggest to anyone to miss a dose or to stop taking it for LSD or shrooms as it did NOT work.

While also on 225 mgs of effexor, I took 7 grams of shrooms orally, and while I had a wonderful euphoria and admired the increased vibrancy of colors and sensations, there were no other visual distortions typical of shrooms.

However, recently I ingested 500 micrograms of LSD while also on the effexor and I did experience some visual distortions and enhancements typical of the drug, although I could tell the effexor was suppressing the full effects. I only had visual distortions when I looked closely at something or focused my vision, otherwise I experienced only euphoria, brighter and more vibrant surroundings, and some disappointment at not fully tripping.

I can only conclude that effexor, especially at high dosages will seriously diminish and suppress the trippy effects of LSD and shrooms. I will not be wasting my money and time on either of these drugs unless it is going to be in higher amounts. If I had not taken LSD or shrooms with effexor before, however, I would have started with a low or casual dose, and if no effects present within an hour or so, then ingesting more of the substance, rather than taking it all at once. Effexor is also a very serious drug and withdrawals from it come within 24 hours and are notorious for being very unpleasant. I will not stop taking effexor for any reason without my doctor's approval.

Exp Year: 2017ExpID: 111096
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 20 
Published: Dec 17, 2017Views: 5,004
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Pharms - Venlafaxine (191) : Hangover / Days After (46), Depression (15), Medical Use (47), Retrospective / Summary (11), Combinations (3), Not Applicable (38)

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