Citation: Kalookakoo. "Down for the Count: An Experience with Amanita muscaria (exp73522)". Erowid.org. Jun 10, 2018. erowid.org/exp/73522
First off I have been involved in a major accident and have had a lot of trouble sleeping at night. I was prescribed dilaudid, skelaxin, and neurotin for the pain...to no avail. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and looking for something more effective that was still in the bounds of legality, as I am a member of the armed services and drug tests are very very common in my command. With all that said I researched many things such as dream herbs and other natural sedatives. What I decided on was Amanita Muscaria for its analgesic properties as well as its supposed visual properties. Might as well have some fun AND take my severe pain away.
I decided that I would eat first to avoid the nausea that is sometimes associated with amanita. I ate 2 slices of pizza. I ordered some 10x extract online and I took about 1/3 of a gram...which equals a small to medium dose of the dried caps. It was a black sticky resin so I balled it up and swallowed it with about 6 ounces of water. I then ate a large glob of peanut butter to get the nasty taste out of my mouth. Ingestion time 5pm.
After about 20 minutes I felt tired but no visuals or noticeable effects.
1 hour passed. I was on the phone with my wife and I noticed that I could see some mild visual distortion such as sound waves coming from my speakers. Little things in the corner of my eyes. Nothing major but a bit off baseline.
2 hours passed. I noticed color changes around my room and everything felt a bit warmer than normal. INTENSE drowsiness I could barely stand and I was wobbly. I felt super weak and kind of spacey.
3 hours passed. Intense feeling of well being and happiness. I put my head on the flannel pillow and saw Tigger, who was actually on my pillow...but he was dancing and bouncing singing his song. That was funny and relaxing all in itself. Sleepiness increased.
3.5-4 hours passed. I was in total euphoria and numbness creeped into my body. I felt like I was in heaven. Pillows felt softer, blankets felt more comfortable, everything felt so soft and perfect. Intense dreams/thoughts..that stage of sleep where you are still awake but you're twitching and or dreaming/thinking...of personal bliss and my wife and kids. Playing in the park pure happy feelings and all the darkness and pain, physical and emotional, was gone.
4 hours passed. Lost consciousness.
10 hours passed. Woke up feeling droggy, happy, and confused. Panic was evident but only due to the passing of time and not realizing I fell asleep. Over all no side affects were apparent and general health was still at baseline.
Overview. This is a VERY VERY powerful mushroomI would not take it if I had shit to do. The total experience for me was 4 hours of effects and then 6 hours of VERY DEEP REM sleep. Thats a total of 10 hours. I did this experiment alone, and had someone that I am very comfortable with less than 10 mins from me at all times. This could have been a scary ordeal if I would have attempted to go someplace. I had my wife a phone call away and I let her know what I was doing/taking and when. This was a GREAT thing to try, in fact I will probably do this on an occasional basis for fun not just pain control.
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