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I Was Not Properly Prepared
by Al
Citation:   Al. "I Was Not Properly Prepared: An Experience with Mushrooms (exp22655)". Feb 17, 2020.

3.5 g oral Mushrooms (dried)
  3.5 oral Vitamin C (liquid)
    smoked Tobacco - Cigarettes  
  .5 bowls smoked Cannabis (plant material)


Even though you havn't had one....

Me and my friend had recently aquired some shrooms from his sisters boyfriend. He told us they were very potent. They had come straight from India and were colored a blue tint. This was me and my friend's 6th time doing shrooms so we decided we could take it. We had never had a bad trip before so we were bieng a little cocky. Our favorite place to shroom was at this place near where we live in the hills. It has a great view of the city in the distance and a nice landscape (lots of wildlife, trees and flowers). We decided to eat an 8th each with some Odwalla C Monster (because vitamin C helps improve the trip). After about half an hour I started to feel the effects. They were pleasant, a feeling of euphoria and peace with everything.

We decided to continue our nature walk and just enjoy everything along the way. Probably the most interesting thing was the clouds. They seemed to be waving around in the sky, stretching across into oblivion. We walked up to a big tree at the top of a hill and had a couple cigs. They relaxed us and we took off our shirts and enjoyed the hot weather. It was about 78 F at the time. A little later in the day around 3 oclock (probably 2 hours into the trip) I began to overheat. It was at that time, maybe 89 or 90 degrees F. We didn't have any water left, all we had was about a gram of weed. So... Not taking into consideration the risks it was of smoking in such hot weather with no water and almost peaking on shrooms, we decided to smoke a bowl.

After the bowl, the visuals took over, the trees looked all veiny and the sky was convulsing. I started to feel void inside like something was missing. I began to sweat uncontrollably and my vision began to warp and stretch. Everything was distorted and it just kept getting worse. I couldn't walk anymore and I fell over and began to breath heavily. I thought to myself 'this is it, I'm going to just die out here'. I couldn't comprehend that I was on shrooms anymore. I was in a different time and space and everything was tweaked beyond my imagination.

After about 15 minutes, I was able to calm myself down and remind myself that I was as a matter of fact, on shrooms and that I had to just get up and enjoy the rest of the trip. And that's just what I did. Overall I learned a lot, mostly that I shouldn't fuck with hardcore shit like that. And if I do, I gotta be damn prepared for whats going to happen. The rest of the day was tiring and I just wanted to go home and sleep. The hallucinations lasted 6 hours and I randomly experience some colorful flashbacks from time to time. If I ever decide to shroom again, I will take much more precaution in it.

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 22655
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Feb 17, 2020Views: 529
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