LSD is a hallucinogenic synthetic drug


Blotting paper squares of LSD

It is odourless, colourless and tasteless capable of distorting thoughts and perceptions in those who use it, sometimes they see and hear things that are not real, while others report a mix of the senses being able to hear colours see smells etc.

LSD—full name, D-lysergic acid diethylamide
Most frequently ingested orally in liquid or pill form, or from a piece of LSD-impregnated microdot or blotting paper placed on the tongue
LSD is synthesized in a lab from a chemical precursor isolated from a fungal source.
Other Names are: acid, dots or microdot, windowpane, and Yellow Sunshine

Some commonly experienced Effects of LSD :

  • Blurred vision.
  • Raised body temperature.
  • Weakness.
  • A distorted sense of time.
  • Visual hallucinations.

    LSD acid microdot

    LSD microdot

  • Sweating
  • Mixed senses (for example, “seeing” sounds).
  • Intensified sense of smells and noises.
  • A sense of a mystical experience.
  • Nausea.
  • Dilated pupils.
  • Rapid heartbeat.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Tremors.
  • Insomnia.

Signs of LSD Overdose

When someone takes too much LSD, they can experience hallucinations, which may..or may not be terrifyingbut technically a person cannot take so much LSD that it actually kills them.  It is not like heroin or even alcohol in that there is no known lethal dose of LSD. But severe irretrievable psychosis from extreme hallucinations as well as linked accidental injury and death has occurred as an indirect result of using LSD. Accidents, self-mutilation, and suicide have occurred during these LSD trips, as protagonists may lose touch with reality.

When someone experiences an LSD “overdose,” likely they have experienced what is more commonly known as a “bad trip.” when people are largely unaware of what they are doing. LSD can create an extremely bad reaction to a microdose of the drug as people react extremely differently.

LSD is not addictive in itself but may lead to other drug taking in an attempt to  “come down” from the effects of the trip which may last from 8 – 24 hours with varying degrees of hallucination occurring.

Adverse Factors

  • Paranoia.
  • Rapid mood swings.
  • Extreme anxiety.
  • Feelings of lost identity, that they are ceasing to exist.
  • Panic.
  • Self-mutilation and aggression towards others, including homicide.
  • Committing suicide.
  • Dying in an accident.
  • Features of psychosis that don’t immediately end when the LSD trip is over.

LSD is an unpredictable drug  -a person may be fine or may have an overdose on the same amount. People who have used LSD many times before without any problem may unexpectedly have a bad trip.

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