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Club Drugs Hallucinogens
Tough 2 decide!: What an interesting question! Hard to say, steroids cause shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes. Hallucinogens like LSD cause psychosis, flashbacks, schizophrenia, depression. Club drugs could be a lot of things, sudden death from arrhythmia is reported with several. All are dangerous! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: "club drugs" like ecstasy can actually consist of anything. Drug dealers often substitute other drugs like php and then call it ecstasy. As you can imagine, none is fda approved for safety, purity, or effectiveness, to say the least. Some of these drugs can be very addicting, such as ghb. Think of yourself as a volunteer guinea pig: you never know what will happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing good.: Drugs can cause hallucinations by different mechanisms so the interaction with the antipsychotic could vary. It would also depend on why one was on the antipsychotic. They are commonly prescribed for bipolar disorder and as an augmentation for the treatment of depression, in addition to schizophrenia. Generally they cause an increase in the symptoms we are trying to treat and confuse treatment! ...Read more
Is alcohol a stimulant that affects judgement drug that affects judgement hallucinogen that affects judgem?
It's a depressant: The first thing alcohol depresses are our frontal lobes, where our inhibitions live, so initially and in low doses alcohol "disinhibits" making people more likely to socialize, dance or whatever. However, in higher doses its effects are depressant, making people sleepy and ultimately can cause coma and death. It is neither a stimulant nor a hallucinogen in most people. ...Read more
Previous hallucinogen drug abuse has given me anxiety. I have delusions of demons and I can picture out evil faces almost anywhere I look. Just looking for some tips, Xanax (alprazolam) helps me but pref no drugs.
Unfortunately: The best treatment may be a medication for persisting effects from hallucinogenic damage. Other relaxation strategies may be helpful as would guided meditation to learn to control the thought processes for longer periods of time and increase a sense of connection to reality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to grow hair back my friend used to experiment with drugs 2 years ago. She took a hallucinogen and thought bugs were crawling on her. I went to her house and found her sleeping when she woke up she was pale, and had this gooey puss on her forehead I t
No clue: She needs to see a dermatologist, who may want to refer her to one who does hair restoration. I do not know what caused this problem. I have seen hundreds of people who used hallucinogens, none of whom developed a pustule on their forehead and then lost hair, so I do not know what caused it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can: What hallucinogens can due is unmask the potential for other psychiatric disorders, they could trigger them and cause them to be expressed. A person with a risk for panic attacks lets say as an example. The use of a hallucinogen could cause a panic attack, then once triggered a person may experience more attacks in the future after the hallucinogen is long gone. ...Read more
Affect body and mind: Physical effects from some hallucinogens and result in hyperthermia, nausea, vomitting etc. They cause decrease awareness of surroundings, this can result in injury or harm. The hallucinogens most likely to cause an acute toxicity are the "designer drugs"such as extasy. Many of these drugs are so new much can still be unknown. The real danger is to the mind, "bad trips" and lasting psyche changes. ...Read more
Mostly wait it out: Hppd is when the use of a hallucinogenic drug leads to ongoing effects long after the drug was last used. There's no generally effective treatment other than waiting for it to subside, although some patients improve with benzodiazepine tranquilizers, anticonvulsants, or parkinson's meds. Good sleep, low stress, ; of course not using hallucinogens anymore may help too. ...Read more
Depends what u mean: By 'poisonous.' Many hallucinogens are also strong anticholinerigic drugs, like aminita mushrooms and belladonna, and those can cause severe problems, especially in older people. Mescaline, peyote and psilocin are herbal derived hallucinogens which in low doses produce an hallucinogenic experience without many medical side effects, but a bad trip, with psychosis and danger 2 self/others possible ...Read more
Hallucination: Antipsychotic medications can lower Dopamine levels & treat hallucinations. It is best to have thorough evaluation first to determine cause of the hallucinations, whether psychiatric illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenic illness, or medical such as effect of medications or delirium or metabolic causes, etc. ...Read more
No: The fact that they cause hallucinations indicate that they have the potential to damage the brain. The difference between a useful drug and a poison is often a matter of dosage, and since most of these substances (peyote, psilocybin, psilocin, belladonna etc.) are in unknown amounts, you can never be certain of not having a "bad trip, " or even having permanent harmful effects on your mind. ...Read more
HPPD: The best way to avoid hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, is to avoid hallucinogens. Treatment of the disorder is not well worked out, and at this point is mainly symptomatic. If concerned that you already have the disorder, your best bet would be consulting an addiction medicine physician -- many are also psychiatrists. Http://tinyurl. Com/cwbcaoq. ...Read more
Seen with bath salts: But it is rare. Several researchers looked into the stories that became common in the 60s and 70s about people having "flashbacks" to hallucinatory experiences, and found that most of the people with that history had underlying psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. It has been reported in users of hallucinogens but is probably quite rare. If this is you, see a psychiatrist trained in addiction. ...Read more
Why do heavenly blue morning glories act as hallucinogens? What about the other types of morning glories, do they do the same thing or just the blue?
Morning glory seeds: Heavenly blue morning glories come in multiple colors: blue, purple, pink, and white. The seeds in all of them contain the hallucinogenic chemical d- lysergic acid (lsa, or ergine) -- closely related to lsd, but less potent. It's a tryptamine that causes altered perceptions, thinking & mood along with intense nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. They were also used in ancient aztec rituals. ...Read more