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Posted by Flash ( on March 08, 2000 at 09:34:48:

In Reply to: LSD should be made legal? posted by BobG on March 08, 2000 at 08:53:00:

Careful there, that's misinformation. Sansert is the brand name for Methysergide. This is a sister compound of LSD (as is Ergotamine). All 3 substances are derived from Ergot, which is a fungus that grows on grain. Ergot itself is nasty stuff, it cause hallucinations, vascular constriction and can cause permanent damage to the respritory system. Interestingly, the 3 derivatives have only one of these side effects each:

LSD - hallucinations
Ergotamine - vascular constriction
Methysergide - may permanently damage the respritory system

In fact both Ergotamine and Methysergide have many other side effects, some of them quite nasty.

Methysergide does exhibit some of LSDs Ch preventative properties, and Ergotamine exchibits some of LSD CH abortive properties. However both substances must be taken frequently and in high doses to achieve the result. They must also be used over extended time periods. This is not the case with LSD, where a single minute dose can abort a headache, end a cycle, and for some people may even prevent the next cycle!

So no - please don't say that Sansert is some kind of legal medicinal LSD!!!

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