Posted by Annie (184.108.40.206) on June 04, 2001 at 07:29:18:
A while ago there was a thread on which medications might reduce or prevent the shroom treatment working. A list of medications was given which should ideally be stopped for some time before trying the shrooms in order to increase the likelihood of the shrooms working. One of the medications mentioned was lithium. Trouble is, it takes quite a long time to get lithium out of the system as the level drops quite slowly (I think) and you risk losing whatever small benefit the lithium may be giving. Also, it takes a while to get the level back up again if necessary after stopping, probably reintroducing the initial nausea and other side effects of starting taking lithium again. It would be useful to start a databank on this whole thing now that the shroom treatment seems to look so promising. Maybe we need a questionnaire to start collecting some systematic evidence on this.
My main question is - has anyone had success with the shroom treatment while still taking lithium, or while taking any other medications? I guess it would also be useful to know which people didn't get success and what medications they were taking at the time.
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