What do comedowns from LSD feel like, and how can you feel better?
If you have only used LSD in low doses, the comedown is usually not very noticeable. If you have used LSD at higher doses or several days in a row, you may experience a more unpleasant comedown.
If you have mixed LSD with alcohol or other drugs, the effects of the comedown may be more unpleasant or unpredictable.
If you …
Experience low mood
Have a dry mouth
Are not feeling hungry
Experience repetitive distressing thinking patterns
Try these things at home:
Experience increased nausea
Have increased repetitive distressing thoughts
Experience increased low mood
Feel severely anxious
Feel panicked or have a panic attack
Experience fear of dying or going insane
Have unpleasant or ongoing hallucinations
Have suicidal thoughts
Have unpleasant flashbacks
Call a doctor or Healthline (0800 611 116)
They can talk you through the next steps.
Have intense suicidal thoughts
These are signs that something more serious is going on. You or the people around you should act quickly.
A female in her 20s describes her experience of coming down off an LSD trip:
“Eventually, the vivid hallucinations dimmed to sinister shadows. Still, even sleeping pills wouldn’t work. I was so depleted of any ‘feel good’ chemicals that it was impossible to calm my mind. I finally slept, and I woke up feeling triumphant. I wanted to put this awful experience behind me, chalk it up as painful memory at most.”
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