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going to try mushrooms, some safety questions - please reply
    #1602968 - 06/02/03 11:23 PM (15 years, 20 days ago)

Hey there,

I'm planning on consuming some psilocybes in about a month  :grin:. I was wondering about the medication I'm taking for depression. Now, it is for depression, but I am generally a happy person, and I am loving life right now, I've read about the dangers of tripping if you're depressed, and I trust my judgement on the matter.

I'm on 100mg of Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) per day, taking in the morning.

My question is -- not if the fact that I have been diagnosed with depression is a danger, because I've already discussed that -- but rather if the chemicals and/or actions of this fairly commonly prescribed anti-depressant would negatively affect the magic mushroom experience, or more importantly, my health. :tongue:

Please let me know what you {guys} think. I am really looking forward to delving into my consciousness and experiencing the power of these magic little shrooms.

Thank you bunches. 


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Re: going to try mushrooms, some safety questions - please reply [Re: mooshruming]
    #1602982 - 06/02/03 11:30 PM (15 years, 20 days ago)

I beleive Zoloft is an SSRI, and if I am correct, you'd need to stop taking them for a little bit in order to go shrooming; SSRI's diminish the effects of pychedelic drugs. If you did it anyway without stopping the meds, then I'm not sure what would happen, you might feel a little something, or nothing at all.

However, I don't know how realistic that would be for you to stop taking your medication. Anyone else have any suggestions?


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Re: going to try mushrooms, some safety questions - please reply [Re: the free thinker]
    #1603001 - 06/02/03 11:39 PM (15 years, 20 days ago)

Whats the dose?

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*Sertraline* (Zoloft) -- the effect with this antidepressant seems to be dose-dependent. At 50 mg/day, there was no effect on the response to LSD nor to psilocybin. However, at 100 mg/day, there was a decrease in response to both LSD and MDMA.




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Re: going to try mushrooms, some safety questions - please reply [Re: DailyPot]
    #1603055 - 06/02/03 11:58 PM (15 years, 20 days ago)

You said at 100 mg/day there was a decrease in response to LSD and Ecstasy. So, does that not include psilocybin? Or do we not know? Thank you guys, I feel better now, not acchieving desired effects is very much the lesser evil compared to health problems because of mixing. thx.


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Re: going to try mushrooms, some safety questions - please reply [Re: mooshruming]
    #1603706 - 06/03/03 06:31 AM (15 years, 19 days ago)

I dunno, I was wondering the samething...my guess it it does incluse psilocybin and thats its just a mix up. Thats from erowid.


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Re: going to try mushrooms, some safety questions - please reply [Re: DailyPot]
    #1603831 - 06/03/03 09:11 AM (15 years, 19 days ago)

Zoloft and Prozac apparently do not have an effect on the affect of psilocybin at dose between 0-100mg. The majority of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors only seem to diminish the effects of LSD. However some people on here have reported, that Paxil does indeed diminish the effects of shrooms.


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