Citation: mike. "2 1/2 Years and 90 Percent Back to Normal: An Experience with Datura Flowers (??) (exp3341)". Erowid.org. Dec 24, 2001. erowid.org/exp/3341
[Erowid Note: This report was originally marked as a Morning Glory report because the author says that is what they took. After, Sir Isaac Lime, a reader pointed out the report sounded more like a datura report, we re-reviewed it and agreed that the symptoms (particularly the lasting eye-focus problems) sound far more like a datura or brugmansia flower experience than the effects of morning glory.
Also of note, morning glory flowers are not considered to be strongly psychoactive. The report has been reclassified a Datura report and readers should be aware that the identification of the substance for this report (as with many reports) is tentative. ]
I stopped by my neighbor’s house for a few beers. When I walked in he was brewing a 'herbal tea' made from the morning glory flower. He said it was similar to a light acid trip.
Although I hadn't heard of it before, I was in a good mood and thought 'what the hell', I'd known him for a couple of years and had taken LSD numerous times together. At 11pm we strained the tea he had been brewing the last 2 hours and drank a cup each. There were 3 other friends at his house, but we were the only ones to take it. It tasted awful but we did it. He threw up his portion about 45 seconds later, I didn't. 4 minutes later I was having the most intense trip of any peak I had experienced and knew this wasn't going to be good. I decided it best if I just try to go to sleep immediately.
The next thing I knew it was 3pm the next day. I awoke in my own living room with my girlfriend and 2 roommates sitting next to me on the couch. All I knew at that moment was I had horrible dreams from the night before and that my vision was extremely blurred. Their first response to me was welcome back. I was then informed I had not slept at all. To the contrary, I was full speed the entire time but had lost the ability to talk in any manner close to English or have an attention span of more than 10 seconds. From what they tell me, I was found in my neighbor’s bathroom at 3am scratching paint off the wall with the sink overflowing. Inside the sink was a plugged in hair dryer. The rest of the night was a living hell for everybody around me from what I'm told. I won't go over the more than 20 or so other similar things I apparently did that night.
That night was no more different than a normal night of nightmares to me. I do vaguely remember some things but exactly like I remember a dream from the night before. As bad as that night was it pales to the after effects, some of which are still with me. It took 3 days to regain my vision back to normal. (In an interesting side note, Although my vision was severely impaired, I could see individual windows on buildings 25 miles down the coast. It was like having the vision of an eagle at far distances). The worst side effect is one I am still living with, my mind. 2 1/2 years later and I have a hard time concentrating or solving complex problems that were second nature to me. It was really bad the first year, but I'm 90 percent back to normal. In addition there was the onset of panic attacks, depression, and a lack of motivation. These too have gotten much better.
I wish I had never tried that 'Herbal Tea' and so does my neighbor. Despite throwing it up immediately, he too had trance-like experience with milder after effects. We have both pledged to never let anyone go through that experience if we can help it. We still take LSD once in a great while with normal trips. I can't say anything about the seed method but recommend never brewing the plant.
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