DMT and _decreased_ anxiety (Poll)

 JonH (@IJesusChrist) 7 years, 10 months ago

DMT! Whos done it?


Have you ever had social anxiety? Any type of anxiety? Knots in your stomach?

If you’ve taken DMT, no matter the trip, have you felt a disappearance of anxiety and turmoil in the gut?

I used to have fairly high social anxiety. Its since lessened to an easy state. But, while I had it, I had smoked DMT. The trip was a chaotic ride through pure abyssal dismay, and back. However, the following three months, my social anxiety was gone. I didn’t feel HAPPY, or GOOD, but the anxiety was completely gone.

No more knots in the stomach. No more “I’m not gonna go tonight, sorry”. No more panic attacks.

Wondering if anyone has noticed this as well.

December 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm
Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@ijesuschrist, yes I have noticed that.
“i’m not gonna go tonight, sorry”…. sounds so much like me, hahaha!
pure abyssal dismay? that is definitely not how i would describe my experiences, but i’m glad it was beneficial for you.

JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@tangledupinplaid21, it was very stressful / anxiety-filled during the trip, but then coming down it was like I had drained all my stress-juices, hehe. There was no more feeling of stress. I thought it was really amazing.

Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@ijesuschrist, I had that too. Also a feeling of everything being completely new, and more vivid, and my mind being wiped clean. Like the old modes of thought were still there but I now had a choice to discard them and start fresh, instead of feeling dragged along by them. Man I miss that stuff.

Mike Wuest (510) (@mikeyw829) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@ijesuschrist, you probably just burned out your adrenals.

Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

This sounds very Ayahuasca like.

josephm (772) (@josephm) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

content with life feeling, for sure, while everything was gravy, when life slapped me in the face with some bullshit, then thinking went from the content with life column to the need to deal with some bullshit column.

fearlessness of death has been universal though

josephm (772) (@josephm) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

but idk every dmt trip has been different for me. some were visual/spiritual, one was physical/spiritual (in public alone w/ dog tied to my belt), and one was straight telekinetic spiritual w/ dog in lap whilst meditation pose

Cody (472) (@versai) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@ijesuschrist, Well not sure how many trips you’ve had or if you’re generalizing this from all your experiences. Mine were almost always positive, I may have had some trips as you’re describing which were adrenaline rushing or a little overwhelmingly bizarre at the time, but never felt bad about them afterwards. I would sometimes feel disappointed when it wouldn’t go as far as I’d hoped but just came to accept that as a possibility.

But yea, I’ve always noticed that peace and clarity after a trip very strongly and then mildly for however long afterwards. I’d even say it’s changed my longterm personality with less anxiety through repeated use and secondary effect of interest and peace in spirituality.

I’ve noticed it with almost all the friends I’ve babysat as well. Depending on how anxious they are naturally, it all kind of comes out as you’re packing the bowl and they become understandably nervous. It really is a bit scary every time you’re going for your hits, especially your first. But they almost always note a release and surrendering of their fears, anxieties, ego through a hallucinated scenario in the trip, note it being very relieving and are able to relax and really think clearly and rationally for the rest of the night.

It’s also very physically soothing. I never realized how much stress and anxiety affects you physically until I broke through and all of my muscles were released of their kinks and strains during the afterglow. Felt like a child again with how flexible and free I was.

ctmarsh4 (0) (@Ctmarsh4) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

I’ve noticed this. For my first trip I have ever experienced, DMT was crazy. I wouldn’t recommend it for a first time but after use, my anxiety felt like it had completely emptied out of my body. I’ve always been one to let others walk into a social situation, or one to deny an attempt to hang out with friends, but after this experience I feel different, and better. A more relaxed version of me. I think if you are able to withstand the extreme trip and stay positive throughout the experience you come down in a positive manner and feel like you can stand reality, it’s just a better look on life in my eyes.

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