Citation: smallsteps. "Hidden Microdosing: An Experience with 1P-LSD (exp112878)". Erowid.org. Feb 9, 2019. erowid.org/exp/112878
While many report about their epic trips and deep introspection, the more mundane can be one of the ways to make psychedelics more pallatable to the world, and microdosing could be one of the ways to do that.
Overall I am quite the responsible user: father at home , manager at the job, no drunk driving, no smoking and I've even avoided MDMA until a few years ago even though I'm a huge fan of electronic music.
Compared to many stories it sounds boring, and it is. But I'm in a good place and really happy.
However I have always been curious and after my first MDMA experience via a friend I was hooked on exploring, within limits, what the human brain has to offer me.
I tried a few easy accessible drugs. Weed isn't really for me, cocaine feels too much like cheating, N2O too short. So I stuck with MDMA 4-5 times a year.
But one category I hadn't tried, "psychedelics". They had this mystical aura of the 60's, hippies, hallucinations.
Luckely I found out about 1P-LSD, almost as easy as ordering anything online, delivered at home (well, not at home, remember the wife?) and at the same time about microdosing. Planning to be away 12+hours takes planning, nipping a few ml should be easy.
So I prepared a mixture of cheap vodka and demineralized water (vodka in the morning is not my favourite), lt 2 blotters of 100ug soak 20cl of the mixture and there should be enough for weeks of experimenting.
I read about microdoses being 10ug but I took it safe and started on a saturday alone at home with just 4ug, which until now seems to be the sweet spot. The general pattern goes like this
T 7:00 Kids are ready and I sneak off to get my dose
T 8:30 Kids are dropped at school and I'm on my way to work, I start feeling a light rush in my head at this stage, but nothing special except that I become a model driver, I have no need to drive faster than the speed limits. Very weird effect, maybe because of better impulse control?
T 9:30 I make my coffee, caffe´ne seems to become extra strong when I microdose. From this moment on the effect really manifests itself. I become a terrible multitasker but I can give my full attention to the person I am talking with, can make easier connections between topics and become very efficient. When doing 'mundane' tasks like admin , instead of procrastinating I just get on with it and finish in half the time. It becomes increadibly easy to get into a 'flow' and I understand the appeal for programmers.
It isn't all productivity-related though, I also take better care of myself, taking breaks without feeling guilty for 'not working', going out for a short walk etc.
T 15:00 The effect begins to end
T:16:00 Go home if I've finished all my work and don't see the poin of taking on more right now. Up to now I have always left with the feeling : 'this was a really good day'
T17+ : spend time with the kids and my wife, don't feel the need to drink alcohol (I already eat rather healthy anyway so no change there), go to bed on time and sleep better, probably because of the better habits, not the MD itself
I know, nothing spectacular or mindblowing, but this is exactly what I hope it would provide
Some additional observations:
- I dose on the 'fadiman' schedule. MD on day 1, 2 to 3 days off
- I tried between 3.5-4.5 ug and I get the feeling that there is a 'minimum' amount before any effect manifests itself. Maybe I'll try slightly higher doses when the opportunity arises.
- Music sounds more intricate, I can more easily process the different layers in a song at the same time with less effort
- I have better impulse control. It is as if my decisions become decoupled from my impulses : fast driving, alcohol, ... this could explain th improvement in healthy habits other report
- I read reports about the day after being great but I haven't noticed anything different from that or the day after that
- While I have a large interest in the whole topic and the substance and remember the positive effects I am still hesitant everytime I MD. Will people notice it? Will I manage it properly?
So while I still have to explore higher doses (starting with party doses below 100ug and more in the future) I am already very enthouiastic about the applications and can only hope they become researched properly.
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