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Posted by Flash ( on May 16, 2001 at 04:11:46:

In Reply to: shroom update posted by annemarie on May 15, 2001 at 14:48:58:

It feels like the CH is trying to get going but it never does. It usually gives me a scare like that every year. The worst time ever was last year when I did my smallest ever dose of shrooms. Normally each episode lasts a month with the peak being reach just after the midpoint. Last year (after only taking 6 Liberty Cap shrooms, probably equal to about 1/4 gram dried cubensis) I only experienced pain during the height of the episode. I had a couple of weeks of 'hollow episode' with all the symptoms but no pain - normal for shrooms treatment. There may actually have been pain at Kip 1-2, but nothing worse than a shadow. Then out of nowhere I'm suddenly in full on 4 x #8, 9 & 10 mode for 3 hours each with no proper build up. This lasted for about 10 days, then the headaches suddenly stopped with no come down.

About 3 days into the bad patch I tried another euqally small dose of shrooms, and that gave 48 hours relief. Then the CH came straight back on. I then had to wait 5 days to dose again (since it would have been futile to do so any sooner). During that time I tried desperately to get O2 prescribed... the prescription didn't come through for another 4 months, and I had to get a letter from Goadsby AND visit a neurologist. The pain ended the day I was going to redose with the shrooms, so I didn't bother.

From this, and previous experience with the correct doseage, I drew the following conclusions:

1) The larger the dose of hallucinogen taken, the less likely you are too feel any symptoms, and the longer the remission.
2) With smaller doses minor symptoms may occur.
3) With extremely small doses the peak of the episode may break through.

For first time treatment where the patient has no previous experience of hallucinogens the likelihood is that they will underdose. This may result in some minor symptoms.


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