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The Static Was Still There
LSD
by Tonya
Citation:   Tonya. "The Static Was Still There: An Experience with LSD (exp80381)". Erowid.org. Jan 15, 2018. erowid.org/exp/80381

 
DOSE:
1 hit oral LSD

BODY WEIGHT: 140 lb


One Hit of Acid Can Do Alot of Damage

I am 34 years old and took LSD the last time when I was 18 years old. I smoked marijuana at the time and had taken mushrooms just twice and acid a hand full of times. The last time was different, in the middle of dosing I looked up into the corner of the room and all I could see was static everywhere. I completely freaked out, but wasnít so high I couldnít get a grip on what was going on so I thought Iíll just ignore it and go to sleep and it will be gone by tomorrow.

The next morning I woke up and the static was still there. All I could do was cry. I knew I had to tell my parents at some point if this did not go away. I waited for a couple more days and the static was still there so I told my parents. My Dad completely freaked out because he said he had just seen on some television show some people who never came down off of acid and the after effects they had. I became very anxious, had panic attacks, became very agoraphobic because I did not want to go anywhere and have anyone see me in that condition. I was a pot smoker beforehand and it always calmed me down so I decided to smoke marijuana thinking it would relax me and make the symptoms go away, but I was wrong. They got worse, I started seeing the walls crawling, things would move and I knew they were not really moving, my heart would pound so hard I thought I was going to pass out.

In the next few months my Dad took to me to every eye doctor in town and of course no one found anything. I had panic attacks for a year and half straight some would last ten hours a day. I suffered and still do suffer from anxiety since then. I see tracers off of things that move, I get that depersonalization feeling from time to time, strobe lights make me crazy and I see halos some of the time around lights. In solid white rooms and dark rooms all I can see is static.

I drank for years to make these symptoms go away
I drank for years to make these symptoms go away
, I would pass out and in the morning I just thought the static was worse because I was hung over, the alcohol also helped my anxiety at the time. I quit drinking 3 years ago and my anxiety level went out the roof. I started to have panic attacks again after 12 years, the static which is the HPPD I suffer from was so intense. I had never researched what was wrong with me. I never told anyone because I thought they would think I was crazy and there were days I thought I would end up in an institution because I had a bad trip. I went to a doctor for my anxiety after I quit drinking and she prescribed me Lexapro, I took it for four days and all I could see were halos around everything. No matter where I went it looked like there was a strobe light in every room, including outdoors so I stopped taking the Lexapro because I knew the symptoms were caused from the LSD I had taken 13 years before. I finally researched it on the internet and found out I suffered from HPPD from one hit of acid. I now canít take any drug that affects the serotonin in my brain.

I take 1.5 mgs of Klonopin everyday just to help my anxiety and it helps with the HPPD. I have actually been diagnosed by a professional with this. I went from being very social, a lot of friends, to very anti-social and scared of everything. Social situations terrify me now and I am not the same. I was a recreational drug user, never touched white drugs in my life and I am cursed with this condition. It wasn't worth it.

Exp Year: 1993-2009ExpID: 80381
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 18 
Published: Jan 15, 2018Views: 1,071
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