Peruvian torch, ssri's, mao inhibitors?

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  1. wellhelm

    wellhelm Silver Member

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    If it's in a thread just post it for swim please. Swim used the engine and did not find anything.
    Will ssri's or mao inhibitors(depakote) prevent a peruvain torch trip, be dangerous, or lessen it? Should swim stop taking 1 or both? I am more than stable so stoping medication for a little while should not be a problem.
     
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    radiometer bananadine addict Platinum Member & Advisor

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    This is not my specialty, but it's important for someone to post on this question before SWIM potentially hurts youself. Here is some information in the form of a couple quotes from another board. Most of this information comes from fast&bulbous who is also a D-F member.

     
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    Well, I will be stoping his medication for even longer then planed. Thank you for posting. Glad I had the sense to fucking ask!
     
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    I am still courious as to what the difference is between competetive MAOI and non-competetive MAOI, and which one is depakote? Though I had already stoped taking it in prep for his very much anticipated P. Torch ride this weekend.
     
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    It's neither. Depakote (Semi-Sodium Valproate, Valproic Acid) is one of the anti-epilepsy drugs that have recently found a place in psychiatry as mood stabilisers for people experiencing manic symptoms or with a diagnosis of personality disorder.

    Do not discontinue this medication abruptly if SWiYou've been taking it for mania or related unless under strict clinical supervision or experiencing liver problems, & especially not if taking for epilepsy. Doing so may cause a relapse in mania, rebound seizures, all sorts of mayhem... It doesn't matter how stable SWiY is at the moment - ime this can change very rapidly if meds are stopped abruptly. Discontinuing medication is one of the major causes of psychiatric hospital admissions, or seizures in otherwise well-controlled epilepsy, never mind discontinuing meds then tripping

    Where did SWiY get the idea that this med was a MAOI? Apart from advising a healthy diet to avoid weight gain, there are no dietary requirements to taking Depakote. A MAOI antidepressant requires a strict diet to ensure the continued health of the patient.

    I would also seriously question the wisdom of someone with either epilepsy or a diagnosis of a manic condition taking a mescaline based substance or any other phenethylamine or hallucinogen. People do - some of them have a high level of self- & substance awareness & well controlled symptoms, some are just dumb, ill advised, ignorant of the risks or on a mission, some are lucky & get away with it, some are unlucky & end up in hospital.

    In answer to the other query, competitive MAOI is another name for a reversible MAOI, non-competitive for irreversible MAOI's.

    Monoamine oxidase inhibitor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Depakote Online, Description, Chemistry, Ingredients, Blackbox ...
     
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    I did some serious digging and you are correct. I have been on it a short while but still can't believe I did not know his own meds. Swim just got confused somewhere. Thank you, a lot, for your post and concern. Swim love's his salvia and lsd and has and will be more than fine with his P. torch. Swim will be doing a low dose as to become aquainted with it. My meds have actually helped swim quit heroin and crack. Since then he has become interested in only hallucinogen's for purpose's of insight and inner growth. But be happy to note he has continued his medication and will update on his trip this weekend.
     
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    Heh-heh! Glad to hear it mate, & that caution is being employed, especially as SSRI's are involved (I'm guessing SWiW isn't bipolar if these are prescribed, or if he is they are at a very low dose). SSRI's can cause a lessening of effects in many hallucinogens (which generally act on Serotonin receptors), whilst at the same time heightening the risk of Serotonin Syndrome. Again, not everyone experiences this lessening of effect, but it is common. I cannot stress enough the dangers in upping the dose to achieve an effect however. Serotonin Syndrome is set to become a major concern in the years to come, & anyone taking Serotonergic substances, be it SSRI's & other antidepressants, some antipsychotics & anti-manics, MDMA, LSD, tramodol, dxm, amfetamines, cocaine, even codeine, should be reading up on it.

    The particular type of SSRI may have an impact on the safety of this combination - dependant on action on CYPD chromosones & serotonin receptors.

    Play safe, & keep us updated.
     
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    update

    I took 28 grams of Peruvian Torch and had no effects other than some what larger pupils and a slight body high. This was a potent cactus as my friends took only 15 grams and triped balls. Swim can only assume that his medications rendered the tryptamines completly ineffective. Next time I was thinking of trying melatonin and (if he can get some) syrian rue to increase the effects, as to avoid stoping medication. I know stoping medication is not the best of ideas but if this does not work he does not see any other way. Any and all advice would help. Thank you.
     
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    You are aware that Syrian Rue is an MAO inhibitor?

    Syrian Rue = Harmala alkaloids

    Please re-read my first post to you in this thread. Here's a sample:

     
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    "If You doesn't have enough for a high does tryp There are a few methods of potentiating the experiance.

    1) Syrian Rue (1-5g) ; Increases visuals, intensity, euphoria, and intensity
    2) Melatonin (10-20mg for 7 days OR 25mg the night before but this does
    not work as well); increases euphoria most of all but does increase intensity of visuals, not duration in SWIM's experiance."

    No I did not, but he found that in another thread and assumed it was not or why would someone post it in a thread about P. Torch. As you can see I am new to cactus and this is why he posts his questions and this is what forums are for. What about melatonin?
     
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    Lots of people recommend all sorts of idiotic things on the internet. I know of a whole forum which is convinced that taking mushrooms with lemon juice makes the mushrooms 5 times stronger. (/rolls eyes)

    This is why it's important to do lots of research before accepting that anything you read is true, and this applies to my advice in this thread as much as to anything else you read.

    I've never heard any convincing evidence of melatonin potentiating mescaline, I seriously doubt it works. This thread may prove interesting for you:

    https://drugs-forum.com/threads/21871

    What is the sodium Valproate prescribed for? As micklemouse pointed out earlier, people with medical conditions which require Sodium Valproate treatment would be best off keeping away from psychedelics entirely. Is a psychedelic trip worth the risk of making your condition worse?
     
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    Any swims that do any thing run a risk when using drugs. Swim appreciates the concern, but respectivly, swiy's do not know swims condition. While this is not the place I would like to explain his current condition he is more than stable, has extensive use of hallucinogens, and is at home when on them. Swim usually gains insight into his "condition" making it a worth while/ needfull journey.
     
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    ^ Yeah, I wasn't really trying to get personal, but I think it's an issue that one should very carefully consider, which is why I emphasized it.
     
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    At 28 g SWiW would appear to have more than enough for a trip, & yet no effect. A number of options here - 1) a natural 'immunity' to P.Torch; 2) a 'learnt' immunity from use of serotonergic agents, including SSRI's, tryptamines & phenethylamines (a Certain Mouse I know is 'immune' to lsd. He can feel the body load, he does not get visuals or other effects apart from revisiting old thought loops which are quickly discarded due to being entirely irrelevant & pointless. He does not use SSRI's, nor has he. He has taken more than his fair share of tryps & phen's, most of which still have the desired glorious effect on his neuro physiology. But I digress...); 3) a temporary 'immunity' due to use of SSRI's which will hopefully but not necessarily wear off with time when the time comes to withdraw from the SSRI's. I underline the 'when' because I cannot stress enough the importance of a structured withdrawal from these meds.

    Another thing I cannot stress enough is the importance of not introducing a MAOI even as a one off when on a course of SSRI's. It's dangerous enough taking a serotonin booster such as mescaline when serotonin levels are already high, but to then inhibit the bodies mechanism for cleaning up the mess is - well, let's just say it is highly, highly inadvisable, & can lead as previously stated to Serotonin Syndrome, a fantastic little reaction that to the onlooker, & possibly even the experiencer may be indistinguishable from a bad trip. That is until the old left ankle starts twitching uncontrollably, the poor ticker gives out entirely. Not something either SWiW or anyone around him at the time wants to deal with. A flushing period of anywhere from 1 - 5 weeks, depending on the halflife of the med involved, is recommended after finally finishing SSRI treatment before introducing a MAOI, preferably longer.

    Lecture over, on to answering the question:D. I can't find much other than the already quoted report on the effects of melatonin on mescaline. No adverse reactions with current meds either - quite the reverse in fact. There appears to be some evidence to say that some ssri's deplete melatonin, so supplementing will do no harm.

    Now, a couple of questions of my own... Has SWiW had success with other hallucinogens whilst on SSRI's? If so has he noticed any lessening of desired effects, or any strengthening of 'adverse events' - increased confusion/delirium, poor coordination, memory loss, poor temperature control, tachycardia, agitation or restlessness, tremor?
     
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    I have done 2-c-b and 2-c-c with normal, if not great effects. He has also broken through with salvia 15X on multiple occasions. Nothing at all out of the ordinary and all were wonderfull experience's.
    Swim ment nothing at all out of the ordinary as far as heartbeat, temperature, pulse, and agitation. Of course salvia was a tiny bit out of the ordinary.
     
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    The above are what I has done since being medicated. All were what you would expect from a good trip. Prior to this I has done LSD, shrooms, mdma, and probably other things that swims poor memory can not recall. I have only had one bad experience which was on LSD roughly 10 years ago. Since then, including when tripping while on medication, all trips have been great experience's. Just thought swim might make that clear as his last post was a little vauge.
     
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    I do not want to give up on cactus but does not know what to do. Maybe I could gradually lower his meds(not stop them) then try some melatonin and give her another whirl. What do swiy's think? Any other suggestions besides giving up?
     
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    Any reduction in meds should really be discussed with SWiW's doctor, who will probably advise against it depending on how long the patient has been stable, & how greedy the doctor is. The recommended time for continuing SSRI's after stability is reached is now something like 9 months (in Briton at least), & SWiW can probably count on another couple of months on top of that for a controlled gradual withdrawal (possibly longer depending on which flavour of SSRI he is taking), plus up to 6 weeks to ensure a full flush, possibly a lot longer if he wants any sort of readjustment to his neurochemistry to take effect. Remember that SSRI's do not cure a chemical imbalance in the brain, but, like all drugs, cause one.

    As with any informed decision it's all about weighing up the risks & benefits - is SWiW prepared for the possible withdrawals & potential relapse that may happen from reducing his meds too early & against medical advice (not that medical advice is always right;)!), just so he can try a new a new experience now rather than waiting a year or so (depending on length of time stable, halflife of SSRI, success of withdrawal) to try it safely & with perhaps more chance of success at a sensible dose?
     
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    Well, see though, rereational drugs are not my life though they are apart of it. Drugs are something swim enjoys to do. I do not want rx drugs to run his life or plan acordingly around them. If rx's are preventing swim from expirenceing the things he wants to in life they are obviously not worth it. On swims rx it says not to drink or operate heavy machiniery but how many abide by that? I am just wondering if the dangerous circumstance's you speak of are not just the extremes of what could happen, honestly. Swim drinks all the time on rx's that say not to. Of course its apples and oarnge's when compairing to cactus but swim refuse'es to believe its either all or nothing. What do ya think?
     
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    I am taking 2000mg 2-propyl valeric acid (Valproic acid) and 300mg buproprion each day. I have not taken any PEAs, but I have used 5-MeO DMT whilst on these meds with no real discernible difference in effect as compared to pre-med condition.

    Prior to this, SWIM asked SWIM's MD about the adviseability of such drug use. The obvious answer the MD gave was, "It isn't recommended, there is not enough information on these compounds to give specific advice with regards to any adverse effects of these combinations.

    "If you must do this, my advice is to NOT use anything that could be considered a stimulant as this will counteract the mood-stabilising effect of the Depakote, and the buproprion lowers your seizure threshold to a level where the addition of another stimulant compound may cause seizure."

    I know this is kind of off topic, but SWIM wanted to encourage yous to consult with you's prescribing physician (or any physician if You isn't comfortable with the prescribing MD) before taking any drug that the physician isn't aware of. Doctors are usually going to have a lot more information regarding these matters (obviously).
     
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