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Has anyone taken LSD or MDMA while having ME/CFS?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by desertangel, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. desertangel

    desertangel

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    Does anyone know if these drugs have interactions with valganciclovir (Valcyte), low dose naltrexone, or midodrine? Or, does anyone know if there are resources where I can find this out?

    Please don't tell me to not do it. I am aware that these can both cause crashes. I'm looking for information on whether or not it's safe given the other drugs that ME/CFS patients have to take.

    I know LSD and MDMA are relatively safe for a healthy person if used in moderation. The other drugs relevant are levothyroxine and liothyronine, hydrocortisol, but these are drugs the body produces naturally so they shouldn't have an impact.
     
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    I took some MD a few weekends ago - the first time since my diagnosis and possibly the first time since my first symptoms in 2012.

    I had asked a friend of a friend to source some precisely because I wanted to know how the experience would be now that I consider myself ill. It wa sa good experience and as I remembered from infrequent use around 8/9 years ago. I slept only 2/3 hours but the following day felt ok. In fact as many here can probably relate, sometimes having very little sleep can have a drastic positive affect on symptoms; I've noticed this on several occasions. It was nice to wake up feeling still a little high and without the horrible groggy feeling and pain I get most mornings. Of course, the lack of sleep comes back to haunt you, but really I would say give it a go.
     
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    what i would say is if you take either of the compounds, do so in a positive environment, perhaps with friends - especially if you have anxiety / health anxiety.
     
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    hmnr asg Senior Member

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    Sorry this doesnt answer your question but its a little related.
    I had a ketamine infusion which was pretty dramatic and gave me a serious trip. It made me completely forget i had CFS for two days but then it all came back.
    Also i spoke to a person on reddit/cfs who told me he tried psilocybin mushrooms and it just made him a little worse at the typical dose. He now does microdosing which he says has helped his mood but no effect on CFS.

    H
     
  5. desertangel

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    woah, that's really cool. thanks for your advice. do you mind if i ask what you were getting a ketamine infusion for? was this for medical reasons? if not, how did you get it?

    @InitialConditions, thank you. are you taking any of the above medications? i am worried about how either of them might interact with valcyte/midodrine.
     
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    MDMA will blow out your serotonin receptors. It is anything but "safe."

    Bill
     
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    no - i'm on no medication, so I wouldn't know about interactions.
     

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