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Doctor insights on: Lsd And Tourettes

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Would taking lsd have any negative effects on my tourette's syndrome?

Would taking lsd have any negative effects on my tourette's syndrome?

Yes: Lsd possibly affects serotonin receptors. Tourette's may be due to oversensitivity of Dopamine receptors. The relationship between serotonin and Dopamine is complicated.

In my opinion, anything disrupting neurotransmitters should be approached very cautiously, if at all, and definitely supervised by a doctor.

And, like with any street drug, can you even know it's really lsd? ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Could you go permanently insane from lsd?

Could you go permanently insane from lsd?

Highly unlikely: There is an entity called hallucinogen persistent induced perception disorder, but while it was believed in the 60s and 70s to be common, further evaluation showed that most people with these symptoms after using hallucinogenic drugs were people with underlying thought disorders - early schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders etc. "insanity" is actually a legal, and not a medical term. ...Read more

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Could a person really go permanently insane from lsd?

Could a person really go permanently insane from lsd?

Probably not: Further investigation into the many reports of people who developed psychosis after using hallucinogens, mostly in the 1960s, found that the overwhelming majority of these episodes resolved themselves, Flashbacks may occur. In a few cases, it was likely that the individual already had a psychotic disorder - schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or others - and the LSD pushed them over the edge. ...Read more

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Can lsd kill you?

Can lsd kill you?

LSD: Rarely LSD can kill if used recreationally. Although it is very harmful for your brain function causing flashbacks, attention and concentration problems, addiction, and sedation. Hallucinations and delusions are likely to happen with LSD, and can trigger temporary or permanent psychosis in certain individuals. ...Read more

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What's stronge? Shrooms or lsd?

What's stronge? Shrooms or lsd?

Both are bad for u: Neither one of these should be taken. Both can induce hallucinations. ...Read more

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What counters the effects of lsd?

What counters the effects of lsd?

Nothing: LSD can produce awful "trips", with scary, vivid hallucinations that have led people to jump out of windows and do other deadly/dangerous things. Please stay away. ...Read more

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How long will I have lsd flashbacks?

How long will I have lsd flashbacks?

No one knows: Not really a common enough occurrence to generate a rule. ...Read more

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Lsd causes what kinds of hallucinations?

Lsd causes what kinds of hallucinations?

A/W Dr. Jacobson: Along with visual hallucinations there can sensory distortion of color, size & shape of the article being viewed. Auditory hallucinations may be accompanied by aberrant perception of sounds. ...Read more

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Can you become physically addicted to lsd?

Can you become physically addicted to lsd?

Yes: Lsd like most hallucinogens relies on activation of the reward system this is Dopamine related. Which means it feeds on the pleasure response. Other important aspects are the long term effect of post use hallucinations which can appera years later and complicate mental health including those with dual diagnosis ...Read more

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Which are some side effects if taking lsd?

Which are some side effects if taking lsd?

Other than bad trips: I have seen horrific psychoses that were really bizarre and in very young people confined to the back wards of the state hospital. I have seen it worsen dissociative disorders, cause and worsen ptsd, cause and worsen depression and anxiety disorders. As an emergency room psychiatrist working in the drug ridden neighbor hood of chicago in the early 1980s I saw this and much more. Have also seen people have trails years after the use of lsd. This can cause much distress for some people. ...Read more

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What does lsd feel like? Is it safe to use?

Never safe.: It is never safe to take an illicit substance. ...Read more

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What are the potential side effects of lsd?

What are the potential side effects of lsd?

See a drug counselor: Get help not just for the side effects but for the reasons why you want to use drugs. ...Read more

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Does lsd affect height growth in a growing teen?

Does lsd affect height growth in a growing teen?

No:     two-thirds of the existing in vitro studies have reported some degree of increased chromosomal breakage following exposure to illicit or pure lsd. With one exception, these changes were observed with concentrations of lsd and durations of exposure that far exceeded the dosages commonly used in humans. In none of the studies was there a clear dosage-response relationship. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get help for abuse of lsd?

What are some ways to get help for abuse of lsd?

Find a drug program: Find a place with a good compfrehensive drug counseling program. Do not do it alone. ...Read more

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Can lsd have any negative effects on your health?

Can lsd have any negative effects on your health?

Yes it can: Lsd is a hallucinogen which distorts perceptions, and can cause delusions, hallucinations, severe anxiety ; paranoia, intense shifts of emotion, etc. Perceptual distortions can last longer than the drug remains in the body. Pupils dilate, heart rate and BP increase, sweating, and extreme agitation with muscle breakdown can occur. Repeated use can severely disrupt serotonin system. ...Read more

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Are lsd flashbacks considered a mental condition?

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Flashbacks: Drug-induced changes in mental status, whether cognitive or affective or behavioral changes are classified as such. ...Read more

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What drug has worse side effects, lsd, or ecstasy?

What drug has worse side effects, lsd, or ecstasy?

Both dangerous: Both are dangerous hallucinogens, endangering brain function. Mdma (ecstasy) can also cause physical effects of muscle tension, involuntary teeth-clenching, nausea, blurred vision, faintness, and chills or sweating ; extreme increases in heart rate and blood pressure. Mdma-related fatalities at raves have been reported. Lsd can increase BP and pulse, plus dilated pupils, tremors,
nausea, etc. ...Read more

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Please explain how long do lsd flashbacks persist?

LSD flashbacks: Lsd flashbacks can persist indefinitely -- meaning recurring off and on for years after actually using the drug. ...Read more

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What will happen to me if I'm having LSD flashbacks?

Heavy bummer: If you've been clean for a long time & now have persistent flashbacks, visual phenomena like when you were trippin', & they interfere with your daily function, you may have Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD). See your doctor to rule-out neurological disorders & for referral to a psychiatrist & psychologist. Some triggers are caffeine, fatigue, stress, THC &, in some, SSRI's. ...Read more

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How long will lsd stay in your system for drug testing?

How long will lsd stay in your system for drug testing?

LSD: In urine, lsd can be detected for 2-5 days. There can be false positives. Hair samples can reveal it for much longer -- some sources say 90 days. ...Read more

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Can lsd or shrooms cause someone to be a permanent trip?

Can lsd or shrooms cause someone to be a permanent trip?

Maybe: Hallucinogens such as lsd or psilocybin are related in their neurochemistry & may have the potential of destabilizing the brain enough to lead to permanent sequelae (consequences). ...Read more

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What long and short term effects of lsd and mdma are there?

What long and short term effects of lsd and mdma are there?

Different drugs: Mdma and lsd are both chemically different. Therefore different short and long term effects. Ecstasy/molly (mdma) are also different version of the drug. Lsd or acid produces a wide range of side effects. In both cases, neurotransmitters flood the system and can produce damage and death as a side effect. ...Read more

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What drug is the most dangerous: lsd, ecstasy, or shrooms? Why?

What drug is the most dangerous: lsd, ecstasy, or shrooms? Why?

Hallucinogens: I do not recommend taking any of these! LSD and ecstasy are def bad, as u don't know what is in there! While mushrooms may be "natural, " I wouldn't want to risk having a 'bad trip.' Do you really need to do that? ...Read more

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What to expect for first psychedelic (lsd) tips/what to expect?

What to expect for first psychedelic (lsd) tips/what to expect?

You DON'T KNOW what: To expect, which is also a very good reason for not doing it. Every reaction to these drugs is different, and many people have very unpleasant and psychotic reactions, while others may experience transcendent or transformative experiences. There are other ways to achieve personal illumination - meditation, prayer, study. You may get far more than you bargained for, including bad trips. ...Read more

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How does acid/lsd effect someone neurologically and physically?

LSD: It is a hallucinogen. It alters your senses of time, space, & distance. U can hear colors or see sounds. The bad trip last @ 12 hours. Strange feelings & strong emotions are common. U can experience panic, confusion, sadness & scary images. It can affect your judgment & your behavior can get out of control. Your pupils dilate, your heart rate & blood pressure increase. You shake, sweat, can't sleep. ...Read more

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What happened to the conspiracy theories that lsd affects chromosomes?

What happened to the conspiracy theories that lsd affects chromosomes?

Lsd conspiracy: Most of the studies from 1960 to 1980 were culture tainted with the issue of conspiracy. In 2004 study by nicols and other revealed that potent hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (lsd) dynamically influences the expression of a small collection of genes within the mammalian prefrontal cortex. They identified and characterized expression patterns of a new collection of three genes. ...Read more

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What are effects of 'tripping' on lsd 40 years later? Has anyone looked?

Flashbacks: Flashbacks have been described after use of lsd years later I am not aware of any studies looking at the effect of lsd that long after having used it. ...Read more

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What to do if I was conceived on lsd, could this have any effects on me?

What to do if I was conceived on lsd, could this have any effects on me?

Difficult to answer: Research on drugs/toxins in fetuses is usually 'anecdotal' meaning looking back after the fact. (it would be unethical to experiment on real moms and babies and give them drugs.) so it's hard to conclude what caused what, especially knowing there may be other factors involved (other drugs, alcohol, infections.) there isn't an 'lsd syndrome' well described like fetal alcohol syndrome. Sorry. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is are the risks from the drug lsd and the effects, etc.?

I'm wondering what is are the risks from the drug lsd and the effects, etc.?

Other than bad trips: I have seen horrific psychoses that were really bizarre and in very young people confined to the back wards of the state hospital. I have seen it worsen dissociative disorders, cause and worsen ptsd, cause and worsen depression and anxiety disorders. As an emergency room psychiatrist working in the drug ridden neighbor hood of chicago in the early 1980s I saw this and much more. Have also seen people have trails years after the use of lsd. This can cause much distress for some people. It is very important that you not mess with your sanity with this drug. ...Read more