The Life I Never Knew
LSD & Lithium
by New Life
Citation:   New Life. "The Life I Never Knew: An Experience with LSD & Lithium (exp53162)". Erowid.org. Jun 19, 2007. erowid.org/exp/53162

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
  oral Pharms - Lithium (daily)
  T+ 0:00   oral Pharmaceuticals (daily)
  T+ 0:00 2.5 hits oral LSD (blotter / tab)
  T+ 0:30 1 bowl smoked Cannabis (plant material)

BODY WEIGHT: 160 lb


I had come across a bit of acid in my hometown and my birthday was a few months away so I snatched some before it was gone about two months prior. I had tried it a few times.... maybe 10 or so trips within a month and a half or so. Maybe a bit excessive looking back on it. Anyway, my birthday came and went and I decided to hang with a friend the weekend after my birthday.

Me and him were tripping this fine day in April and my fiance decided not to. It was a beautiful day out and we decided to start indoors and go outside once things got 'colorful'. I took 2.5 hits of blotter, and he had 2 hits.

My medications include lithium and methimazole which is a Thyroid pill for hyperthyroidism. I already hallucinate and hear things due to my mental illness which is either Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Schizoaffective Disorder. However when I trip I'm able to escape the mental prison of voices that I have for at least a day which is great relief to me. I should also mention that I've had many Research Chemical experiences and I think that played into today.

Back to the trip, I had taken as many as 8 of this batch with wonderful results about a month prior. I took a month break from tripping to have no tolerance for my birthday experience. I've always wanted a life changing experience, but on my own terms and I now know why these experiences come when I least expect them because they change me.

Ok, 30 min. to an hour is when it kicked in good. Visuals were good, and we had started toking on a bowl 30 min. after taking the LSD. At the one hour mark things had started to get crazy, especially after the bowl. I wanted to go outside so I got up to go get my shoes. As I was walking I thought I had stood up to fast because all of a sudden everything turned white and sound was so distorted and slowed down I thought I was passing out. So my first instinct was to drop to the ground to minimize injury. Every time I stood up past this point, that is what happened.

T+1:15:
I was lying out on the floor. I couldn't get up or move. Something was wrong. I could no longer see anyone or anything. I could not hear anyone or anything. I was literally gone. This must've been a level 6!!! Quickly things went from bad, to really really bad. I started to lose consciousness, which didn't make sense. I felt if I lost consciousness I was then dead because I can't overdose off of 2.5 hits, besides I tried 8 about a month prior. The two people with me didn't know what to do. I told my girl to call an ambulance because losing consciousness didn't seem right to me and if I was going to be bad off I wanted to be in the hospital where I felt safe and my family could be called to see me in the event of death.

I haven't mentioned the visuals because that's all anybody ever talks about. The visuals were more intense than salvia, I was literally in another world, seeing, touching, feeling another world. I mostly saw me and my fiancÚ a lot, with little pot leafs floating in the background this was my picture of life and next was death.

At this point I couldn't talk. All I could do was spit out a bunch of jargon that made no sense. I would cut to words in half and combine them to make new words. The paramedics couldn't get any necessary info out of me other than, 'How many did you take?' I said 2 or 3 and they flat out called me a liar and said 'You mean 6,7,8, 10!?! You didn't take 2 to get like this pal!!!'

They couldn't believe what they were seeing. At this point I thought I was on the edge of death, I kept going in and out of consciousness and it effected my trip each time. I lost track of time because I couldn't see the world around me. And then in the hospital I lay there, in my own world. And I heard the Dr. say, 'It's too late, we've lost him.' They start disconnecting the lines attached to me. I begin to cry out my last words to my family and my girl, as I hold her hand... but I can't see anything that's really going on or hear anything that's going on. And then I saw death, it was total and complete nothingness. No conscious thought, no feeling, no nothing. And then I proceeded to stop breathing as I went through death.

During this time where I stopped breathing, it was brief, I made it to heaven and God gave me requirements in order to get my life back. I was denied and then I was sent back to my body which was then discarded in a dump or where ever they keep masses of dead people. And that's where any final thought dissipated.

At this point my fiancÚ must've realized I wasn't breathing, I woke up to 'You're going to make it!' This came out of the nurse holding my left hand and my girl was on my right. I woke up to find all kinds of lines attached to me, and monitoring equipment. I asked how long I was gone for..... my ER report showed I had been there for five and a half hours plus the half hour at home made for a 6 hour experience on the deep end.

It was a complete life altering experience, I'm 25 years old and the thought of never having kids really sucked. I saw everything I'd miss out on. I saw my funeral, and everyone who attended. I've never experienced anything this intense and I've eaten 16 hits before. When I was 18-19 years old, I liked LSD over everything and it was abundant.

The one reason I sent this in was because me and another friend had some bad times... his on ecstasy. But we both had one thing in common, we each used 2C's frequently for a 6 month period prior to both of us landing in the hospital. I almost didn't come back, he almost died from bleeding in the brain. I don't think the LSD was the main factor in such a profound trip, I think the 2C's set the stage, mostly 2CI.

Exp Year: 2006ExpID: 53162
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jun 19, 2007Views: 20,888
[ View as PDF (for printing) ] [ View as LaTeX (for geeks) ] [ Switch Colors ]
LSD (2), Pharms - Lithium (91) : Alone (16), Entities / Beings (37), Train Wrecks & Trip Disasters (7), Combinations (3)

COPYRIGHTS: All reports are copyright Erowid and you agree not to download or analyze the report data without contacting Erowid Center and receiving permission first.
Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the individual authors who submit them.
Some of the activities described are dangerous and/or illegal and none are recommended by Erowid Center.


Experience Vaults Index Full List of Substances Search Submit Report User Settings About Main Psychoactive Vaults