Opinions - Which is Safer: Mushrooms or LSD?

Discussion in 'Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybe & Amanita)' started by LoCrizack1111, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. LoCrizack1111

    LoCrizack1111 Newbie

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    I read on a post in the LSD section stating that acid is a safer hallucinogen than shrooms....is this true?...and are there even any long term affects of shroom use...i was under the impression that it doesnt have any....i feel great after taking them...waking up the next morning perfectly clear....please answer thanx....


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  2. Phungushead

    Phungushead Twisted Depiction Staff Member Administrator

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    You need a way lower dose of acid to get the same effects as a dose of
    mushrooms (200 micrograms is a common dose of acid, since 2.5 grams is
    a common dose of shrooms, that would be 2,500,000 micrograms), so
    there's a lower risk of toxicity and stuff with acid. Physically,
    they are both really safe, as long as they are not laced with anything
    (pretty unlikely). I think, though, that there have been more
    deaths caused by people doing stupid things on acid (suicides and the
    like).



    I don't really think there are any long term physical effects of shroom
    use, although there are some remote psychological risks, such as
    hallucinogen persisting perceptual disorder, psychological dependence,
    and stuff like that.
     
  3. Hyperreal

    Hyperreal Gold Member

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    Neither shrooms nor acid have any established negative effects, so they can both be considered equally safe.
     
  4. Motorhead

    Motorhead Platinum Member & Advisor

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    This is true if you are getting properly synthed lsd and are picking the right kind of shrooms[​IMG]. I think there is more danger in getting some crappy kind of cid than there is shrooms, remember the guy on the PA on the woodstock soundtrack "Dont take the brown Acid". Same goes for E or any synthetically produced stuff. However, i think incedents of a 'bad' batch of dope are rare and usually discovered quickly by local users and or authorities.


    I thinkthe biggestdanger of taking pyscedelics is with taking to much. Sometimes u occationally here about the dude who freaks out and gets himself into some kind of undesirable situation. Again, this is rare as most people have a generally good idea of what they are getting and what there tolerence is etc etc.


    So ya, if your gettin good stuff and know your limits i agree with hyper. keep on trippin
     
  5. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Since LSD blotters have variable dosage, it's much easier to take to much lsd, than take to many shrooms. Furter I to agree with HR.
     
  6. Igo4dolo

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    It is much harder to die or OD on LSD then shrooms
     
  7. intrepid

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    it depends on what you consider "safe" i guess . . . while it's REALLY
    hard to od on LSD as opposed to shrooms, like igo said, it's really
    easy to misjudge a good dose with acid like alfa said . . . personally,
    i don't see either more dangerous than the other as i don't plan to
    take enough shrooms to kill myself and when it comes to acid i take it
    somewhat slow so i don't take too much.
     
  8. strange_object

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    I was unaware that there were any cases of fatal overdose from mushrooms except for a questionable case with a ten-year-old or something.


    As far as bad trips and such go, I consider the chance with both of them to be about the same, maybe more with LSD because of the longer duration of action. JMHO
     
  9. OneDiaDem

    OneDiaDem Nefelibata Platinum Member

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    The LD50 with mushrooms is more than your own body weight. And, I agree, as long as the ergot extraction is done properly, little harm there either. However, in the day, I used to get some pretty "dirty acid that I still have effects from years later. Two different hallucinogens, two different highs, hard to compare really, other than the fact that mushrooms are 100% natural.
     
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    Is that LD50 regarding fresh mushrooms or dried? and personally,
    i've never really had a bad trip with either shrooms or lsd or any
    psychedelic for that matter, i guess cause i always go into my trips in
    a great mindset with great company. i don't really think that
    either one will provide more of a chance for a bad trip than the other,
    just be happy and healthy going into a trip and you should be pretty
    good, i've done both in all sorts of places, school, concerts, home,
    meandering around town, movies, etc . . . and while i have to say, i
    had a lot more fun in a more relaxed setting, it didn't make the trip
    any worse being in a "lesser" setting.
     
  11. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Thats dried. Different mind, different experiences. You can't rule out bad trips for everyone. But I'm as lucky as you. This does bring about one aspect which makes me find LSD unsafer than mushrooms: duration. Due to the long duration of LSD effects, it's harder to sit trough or stabilise situations.
     
  12. Muirner

    Muirner Gold Member

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    I disagree 100%. 200micrograms dude. For lsd, if someone puts 300micrograms in persay, then you will be having a trip that is 1.5x as strong as an original. Eating mushrooms you would need to eat a bunch, dry my guess would be close to 20grams. Depends on how experenenced you are on them. I think that if you took anywhere near 8-10 of good ones the trip would be so intense you'd puke.


    Muirner