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I'm entirely sure that every hallucinogenic mushroom I've ever consumed has been the Psilocybe cubensis mushroom. I have ingested the mushrooms on 8 separate occasions, with at least 3 months in between each dose(each dose never exceeding 1.75 dried grams). I have always considered myself relatively sensitive to the substance, with life-changing experiences on as little as 0.7 grams(dried). I was not on any medication during/prior to the experiences; however, I did smoke some marijuana during two of the entheogenic sessions. The pot definitely intensified the experience to the point where it was almost overwhelming.
Symptoms of OCD prior to entheogenic mushroom experiences: I had severe OCD before consuming the mushrooms. I was obsessed with perfectionism. For example, when I was 9, I stayed up until 3:00 am writing a report on Native American Indians. I ended up rewriting it 5 times because it wasn't "good enough", keep in mind, these were all the final draft form of the report. White-out was never acceptable either, it just had to be perfect. This is only one example of the many occurrences of perfectionism. I'm also what's commonly referred to as a "checker." It used to be a lot worse though; I would check the doors, the windows, the stove, the heater and all the lights in the house every night several times before being able to fall asleep. OCD and the experience: During the experience, the obsessions that plagued my mind were completely eradicated from my consciousness. All that existed was pure thought; thought that I was finally able to control. It was very enlightening. Even the 2 trips where I had a difficult time with the peak were psychologically beneficial in retrospect. The after effects of the experience were, to me, the most desirable part of the trip. This was when, during one of my most recent experiences, I was able to logically, and pragmatically analyze the obsessions and compulsions. It was almost hilarious actually; for once, all of the obsessions seemed so inconsequential to me. OCD after using psilocybin: I knew I had OCD long before I was diagnosed with the medical condition, and long before ever trying mushrooms. I first noticed a reduction in the severity of the symptoms of OCD a few weeks after my fourth experience with some extremely potent P.cubensis mushrooms. I had consumed roughly 1.7 grams of the material. The obsessions weren't as repetitious as they were prior to the experience. I also noticed that I wasn't checking everything as often; instead of checking things 5-9 times to satisfy me, I would only need to do it once. This was when I searched "OCD and psilocybin" on google and found maps.org.
I would say psilocybin has drastically changed not only my perspective on life, but the severity of my OCD symptoms. I still have a few obsessional problems, but they aren't nearly as bad as they used to be. Now, it's almost like I only experience symptoms of OCD when I get nervous; as opposed to the previous intensity of the symptoms. It seems like psilocybin reduces the sensitivity of the triggering mechanism, which is ultimately responsible for igniting the obsessional behavior. With a pressure-resistant trigger, the bullet isn't going anywhere. Has anyone here diagnosed with OCD experienced this?
well it might not help you much, but i have ocd (havent been diagnosed i know i have it, just like you did) i havent had an mushroom experience yet but my first one is planned for next weekend on about 10 grams of truffles. ill let you know if anythin happens
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