Hi folks! I struggle with depression and anxiety and I’m currently taking St. John’s wort (600 mg because the recommended 900 gives me a headache) and Onnit’s New Mood. These have helped but I don’t feel like I’m where I should be, and it’s over a month before I can see a psychiatrist. I’ve heard great things about microdosing with LSD, but I have no idea how much I should take and how often. I was planning to cut a tab into ninths (one tab for me gives a really mild trip, like I almost wasn’t certain it wasn’t just the placebo effect) and I feel reasonably confident such a small dose should be safe with my other supplements. Is that a normal dose for microdosing? And how often should I take it?
Alright, so I went ahead and tried this yesterday. My idea of taking 1/9 was somewhat arbitrary and was due in part to the simple fact that the tab is a square. However, I knew that it needed to be less than 1/4 as I had read of people taking that much for a mild effect, and I didn’t want anything too noticeable. My goal was to have a good day, where I’m happy and productive but nothing too out of the ordinary. Well, I realized that ninths were going to be tricky and went with sixths, and I also was not wearing gloves or using tweezers, which is perhaps something I should have done to ensure I didn’t absorb any through my fingers. It was too much. Things were out of the ordinary. Not the whole day thankfully, and even when things were funny it didn’t really interfere with my day. It was actually a very insightful day, but this was not the effect I was looking for. I will try again in a few days with 1/9 of a tab and let you all know how it goes.
I took 1/9 today. The results were much more of what I was looking for. The only thing that was a directly noticeable effect of the lsd was I started shivering 60-90 minutes after taking it, which normally happens for me. Other than that, colors were a bit more intense, I was a little bit giggly, and my imagination was a little more visually active (conjuring cartoons from the stuff my professor drew on the board, etc). I had a bit of introspection/trippy thoughts but not like earlier this week where it kinda got in the way of doing normal tasks. I was a little worried about microdosing today, as I woke up with a lot of negative thoughts and I was afraid they would be intensified, but for the most part they were not. In fact, I’ve been in a generally positive mood. I hadn’t been working out as much as I should but today I did yoga and went for a long run. (Btw, running in light rain through beautiful neighborhoods with this tiny bit of acid was a wonderful experience–10/10, do recommend.) It hasn’t yet changed my eating habits, but I at least thought twice about the crap I was putting into my body; and rather than the normal shame that leads to me eating more, now I was thinking, “what the heck is this? this isn’t real food.” so that’s a step in the right direction. Also, I got a hint of the beliefs/perspectives that I’ve had while properly tripping, and they always feel so true at the time but I know that it’s due to my altered mental state. This time, I knew that I was much more in my normal state, so while the feelings were less intense, they were more believable. Conclusion: taking a ninth of a tab does not produce any crazy effects associated with tripping but does seem to be an effective way of giving me the little boost I need to get my life where I want it to be.
Tried a ninth of a tab again today. I think I’m taking it too frequently (every 3 days) because there was next to nothing. Colors were a teensy bit more intense and I felt weird looking at my reflection. But that could be due to the fact that it was actually a pretty rotten day. The acid may have made negative emotions might have been a little “stickier” than usual, but it’s really hard to tell, as that’s one of the many issues I’m struggling with, where bad thoughts stick and lead to never-ending downward spirals.
I took 1/6 yesterday (meant to take 1/9 but I dropped it on my carpeted floor so it’s gone forever). It wasn’t as intense as the first time, so either my tolerance has increased or I absorbed more than I thought from handling it with bare hands. It was overall a good day. Again, it helped me think a little bit more about what I was eating and made me want to be more active. I felt more outgoing than usual and really craved deep connections. It seems to be horrible for ADHD, though. I get very into anything except the thing I’m supposed to be doing, which triggered a minor existential crisis over what I want to do with my life. It seems that microdosing is pretty reliable at causing these sorts of thoughts, as I’ve had other insights on the previous days.
I don’t think I’m going to continue updating, unless something really crazy happens. It looks like for me, it’s ideal to take between 1/9 and 1/6 of a tab every 4 days, but I’m sure this varies from person to person.
Hey! Just wanted to say that your post and approach to dealing with anxiety through microdosing is really interesting! I’ve never heard of acid being used in this way but I tried a quarter tab myself for the first time the other day when feeling really down and had a rather pleasant experience. I will continue to read your posts, best of luck with the experiment :)
From my experience microdosing, you gain a tolerance decently quick, so you may not want to microdose consistently. It also all depends on how much your tab contains. I found a good dose for me to be 25-35 micrograms. Very subtle effects visually, but a huge increase in overall happiness!