What can a bad experience on LSD feel like?
If you …
Have unpleasant changes in thought patterns
Have unpleasant changes in perceptions and senses
Have unpleasant changes in your feeling of yourself and your body
Have mood swings
Try these things at home:
Feel increased anxiety
Have severe diarrhoea
Have an irregular heartbeat
Feel severely confused
Feel severely disoriented
Have difficulty controlling emotions
Feel intense paranoia
Feel panicked or have a panic attack
Sweat excessively or feel very hot or very cold
Call a doctor or Healthline (0800 611 116)
They can talk you through the next steps.
Experience high fever
Have difficulty breathing
Have suicidal thoughts
Think or act violently
Have intense feelings of fear that you are dying or going insane
Have a seizure
These are signs of an overdose. You or the people around you should act quickly.
If you experience unexpected or concerning effects from LSD you can notify High Alert to help keep others safe.
A male in his 30s describes what a bad trip on LSD feels like for him:
“A bad trip is like a lucid nightmare, except you know it’s real.”
It can be a bit weird adjusting back to life outside your bubble, so we’ve pulled togther a few key tips to help you out if you choose to use drugs.