My name is Ryan and Im 19 now. When I was 18, i began experimenting with the drug "shrooms". Ive done them 4 times total, each time feeling the effect. My last two times I took in 3 days time. On my 4th time, I had what you would call "Bad trip". My heart was beating fast. I couldn't control the trip and freaked out. When I came down from the trip, I actually felt amazing, the best in awhile. But about a month later, I had my first panic attack. I know it was caused from the shrooms because still today, 2 months since my trip, I still am having the effects of shrooms. When I look at the ground, it looks like liquid or "wavy" like waves of the ocean. When I look at a picture or the wall, it looks like it expands back n forth as if it were taking deep breaths. I have constant panic attacks which feel just like the bad trip and have to carry pills with me where ever I go. My eye sight is now horrible and when I turn the lights off at night, my eyes dont adjust to the dark, i just see weird shadows as if their blocking my vision. I constantly think that the world is fake and im leaving a "dream". some thoughts of suicide but dont wanna do it. I have horrible headaches all day long non stop. My own voice scares the hell outta me. Basically, Im screwed up. I dont know what to do. Medications arent working. I dont want this to last 4 ever and was wondering what is going on. Maybe hppd? ive read up on that but im not sure thats what it is. any advice....or answers?
I'm so sorry for you. I used a lot of LSD back in the late 60's and 70's. psilocybin mushrooms, as well. The residual effects lasted a while after I ceased taking psychedelics, but went away eventually. To this day, if I try real hard, I can see odd patterns in ugly commercial carpeting and heavy woodgrain. But most people can, if they stare long enough. Get to a good doctor- one that specializes in drug type problems. I'm not qualified to tell you anything else. Drugs change brain chemistry, it almost always is impermanent, but everyone is different. Get to a doctor.
do see a doctor about this...and tell them the story so they can help.....most effects like this go away with time...so stay positive and i am sure u will stay away from shrooms....idid them in my younger days....was not really pleasant as i recall....but hang in there and see a doctor to speed things up....really...it should pass as u r young and ur brain needs some time to heal just like anything else....be safe a
Dude when i was your age i went through the exact same thing im so glad u posted im 22 now but when i was 18 i ate shrooms like it was my job i had a couple bad trips... i started feeling constantly paranoid and had the same visual after effects ur talking abpout i remember one nite i was so paranoid i came home and my mom and my brother were both on the phone i was convinced they were planning an intervention on me when my mom was just having a regular conversation with her cuz and my brother was just talking to a friend lol i was freaking out bad i went in my room and just hid under the covers(just cuz i was paranoid) i also was a walking panick attack. You need to see a doctor and he or she will prolly give you sumthin for the panick attacks and anxiety u said pills dont work i wonder what pills youve tried? Anti anxiety meds are what helped me made the paranoid thoughts go away. To this day i can see the grass look like its moving or get some visual effects but like someone else said ne one can if they stare long enuff. Doctors arent hard to find bro..... all you need is the yellow pages havernt you rode down the streets theirs docotrs offices everywhere if u see a regualr doctor he/she will probably refer you to one that specializes in mental health/substance abuse. But coming from someone that went through it this will go away it wont last forever but you should get medical attention it would be foolish not to. good luck to you man feel free to message me if you want cuz ive been down bad mushroom road b4 and got off it.
Ha thanks...im having more symptoms now. Ive got horrible vision and seems like all light burns my eyes and have this horrible and i mean horendous headache right over my eyes and have no idea what it is or if it is a side effect of the shrooms.
thats almost EXACTLY what my little brother (now hes 25) had problems with. I'm gonna get his butt on here to come chat with you soon :) feel better if you can, and DO go see your doc. Do research on HPPD, a lot of doctors don't know enough about it to do what could really help you with it. the good news, most people get better over time :) ttys!
I felt the same thing off a bad acid trip, and I only.did it twice. I cant do drugs anymore bc everyone I feel out of control I freak out. its been 3 years and the anxiety has slowed down, I even told my doctor exactly what happened. I have anxiety still and try not to take pills but they.do help when a panic attack is happening. my panick attacks are so bad it gets to the point where my muscles spasm, my heart races I start puking, feel like i'm going crazy... I prolly should be on anti depressants to.regulate my.emotions, im not depressed, but im afraid to take them. time will heal things but I would go to a doctor, they've dealt with all these things before and u won't get in trouble, and if u were like me, u are probably getting to the point where u feel like u cant take it. hang in there, things will get better, and things like anti depressants and annti anxiety pills like xanax or valium or kolonopin can really really calm u down. this post is 3 years old I know, interested on how everything is if u.took ppls advice
Looking to help my sons friend. He had done a lot of shrooms...a couple months later he flipped out...wandered through the desert for a couple days, thankfully was found. Has had a number of times where he thought he had murdered his parents and drove miles away to turn himself into police...only to discover his parents were fine (thank heavens). They diagnosed him as schizophrenic, then bi-polar...now they have doubts. He is completely dependent on his parents care 6 years into this and just had another delusional episode and is back in the hospital. All the rest of us all think it was the shrooms.
My husband had heard of a doctor in the Bay area that treated an almost identical case with great success. That patient went from multiple suicide attempts; constant drugs; unable to care for himself, and work was out of the question to now leading a normal life. I would soooooo appreciate any help anyone can contribute to finding this doctor.
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