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LSD Withdrawal Timeline

LSD Withdrawal Symptoms

LSD Withdrawal Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is an extremely powerful psychedelic drug synthesized from ergot, a fungus that commonly grows on rye and other grains. Its hallucinogenic properties are so powerful that people measure their dosage in micrograms. As little as 25ug to 75ug, which users describe as a “mild experience,” can cause visual hallucinations, while a 700-1000ug can induce a “full out-of-body-experience[1].” LSD, however, in some cases, has the potential to cause psychological issues – especially in people with psychosis, schizophrenia, or a family history of mental illness. LSD may actually exacerbate these conditions. The US DEA classifies LSD as an illegal Schedule 1 controlled substance, which is very likely to be abused and doesn’t have any documented use in medical treatments. LSD works by stimulating the serotonin (brain chemical) production in the cortex and deep structures of the brain, by activating serotonin receptors. These serotonin receptors help interpret and visualize the real world. The additional serotonin allows more stimuli to be processed than usual.The brain filters out irrelevant stimuli, but with LSD this is not the case [2]. This overstimulation causes changes in thought, perceptions, attention, and emotions. These alterations appear as hallucinations. Sensations seem real, but they are…