Mushrooms - P. cubensis
Citation: Astronaut Explorer . "On My Bucket List: An Experience with Mushrooms - P. cubensis (exp116932)". Erowid.org. Jan 21, 2023. erowid.org/exp/116932
First Psychedelic Experience
I'll begin with a little backstory about myself and what led me to trying psychedelics. I consider myself an avid cannabis consumer and have been since I got out of the Army in 2015. I have PTSD and have used cannabis to help with that and my sleeping and appetite issues. Mushrooms have always been on my bucket list of substances to try and over the last year or so my interest has increased. I have had a couple occasions where they have presented themselves to me, but it never really felt like the right time or setting. So forward to a week or so ago. I was presented with the opportunity of obtaining 2 grams of dried mushrooms. I took advantage of the opportunity and decided to get them. I decided that I would take them on the next weekend day that I didn't have anything going on.
Well I had taken a day off for a doctors appointment that ended up getting cancelled. It was around 10 in the morning that I decided that it was the day. I started off by putting enough water in a pot to fill my mug that I was using to make a tea of them. I got the water to where it was just under a boil then placed the mushrooms in the mug and poured it in. I also added a little bit of honey for taste. I let them steep for around 10 minutes or so until it was cool enough to consume. I was actually surprised that the taste was a lot more pleasant that I had figured. I drank the tea and gulped down the mushrooms with the last sip around 10:30 am.
I think I am beginning to feel it a little bit. I feel slightly giggly and a warm sensation radiating from the inside out. I walked outside to smoke a bowl of some cannabis.
I am really beginning to feel the mushrooms kick in. I feel great, like I haven't felt so good in I don't even how long. So much euphoria is coursing throughout my body. It is hitting me in waves of intensity. Some of the waves more intense the the others.
Still feeling great, now colors aren't just one color now, but a multitude of shades and colors. I notice that patters are emerging from the grain on the ceiling and walls. I can pick out shapes and figures from the shadows that are casting from the window.
Waves and waves of intense euphoria are hitting and I also notice that my arms and legs feel like they are made out of steel or lead. My hands on the contrary feel light and are easy to move. I am giggling and laughing at any and everything. Whenever I close my eyes I feel like I'm being floating through something while different scenes appear below as I watch them happen. When I open my eyes I can't quite remember what they were.
I get up to get a drink and go to the bathroom, I notice that my legs feel almost weak. They feel like I had been to the gym the day before, which I found odd, considering that I don't currently go to the gym. Also I feel that either I am hungry or that my stomach isn't liking the mushrooms sitting in there.It isn't like an upset stomach thing, like I was going to get sick or anything like that, just a weird little feeling. It's also around this time that I realize that automatic breathing has been turned off and I am having to do it manually. I found this hilarious in all honesty.
Now the next couple hours kind of fly by, and I forgot to really take notes after. I remember the intense effects stuck around until round 4 or so in the afternoon. After the majority of the intensity wore down I just remember being extremely relaxed for the next couple hours or so until around 6 when I was pretty much back from the trip.
In conclusion I will definitely will be trying them again. I remember asking myself when it was over, why isn't everyone trying these? I cannot wait to try them again. Next time I think I will try grinding the mushrooms up before making the tea. I think I will try to increase my dose to 3 or maybe 4 grams. I am thinking of trying to microdose with them, maybe eating just 1 gram and combining that with smoking cannabis.
I can't decide if I have ever felt that good in my life. I think the only time I was close is when I took a big dose of RSO that I had made back when I was growing my own cannabis.
I had done a bunch of research and talking to people that had experience with them for advice.
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