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What is LSD?

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is one of the most common hallucinogens that is also a potent mood changing chemical. This was created from lysergic acid which is found in the fungus that grows on rye and other grains. It is commonly called acid and is sold illegally on the streets in the form of tablets, capsules or liquids. The drug is colorless and odorless with a slightly bitter taste. Those who use this drug or have come across it may have many questions about its use and side effects.

Given below are some of the commonly asked questions about LSD that have been answered by different Experts.

What are the long term side effects of using LDS?

The use of LSD can often kill brain cells. Some of the common long term side effects of using this drug include:

  • Short term memory loss
  • Inability to learn something new
  • Inability to retain information and apply it
  • Motor problems like Parkinson’s syndrome
  • Dementia
  • Chorea
  • Fertility problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

What is the cost of LSD?

LSD is an illegal drug and cannot be bought anywhere in the western world for a legal price. There are no regulations on the price of the drug when it is sold illegally.

Can a person die if they have used LSD?

Lysergic acid diethylamide may not be fatal. An individual should visit an ER (emergency room) to control the effects of this drug.

What psychiatric conditions can LSD be used to treat?

There are many studies that indicate that LSD may be used in the treatment of certain psychiatric conditions like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression that is related to end of life issues which is commonly found in hospice patients.

Can lysergic acid diethylamide be used in the reversal of Alzheimer’s?

There is no evidence to prove that LSD can be used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease which is caused by multiple agents.

What medication can be used to control withdrawal from LSD?

Klonopin or Clonazepam 1 or 2 mg (milligrams) taken daily will help to reduce withdrawal symptoms from LSD. Chlordiazepoxide or Librium 25 to 50 mg can also be given every 6 to 8 hours to control the symptoms.

What medication can an individual take if the use of LSD causes difficulty in falling asleep?

Sedatives, melatonin or valerian may be useful in treating sleep disturbances caused by the constant use of LSD.

Is it common for someone to suffer from severe body pain after using LSD? What can be done to control this?

There is no evidence to prove that LSD can cause any long lasting physiological effects on the body. The body pain may reduce gradually over a period of time. Drinking lots of fluids and trying to relax will help control this pain.

How can the symptoms of LSD overdose be controlled in an individual?

The symptoms of LSD overdose can only be managed and not controlled. It is important to make sure that the individual who has over dosed is not trying to hurt themselves. If that is the case, they may have to be taken to the hospital immediately where they can be kept for a minimum period of 72 hours.

LSD is an illegal drug that can cause long term side effects in a person who uses it. If someone has come across anyone who takes this drug or have used it themselves, they may have many questions about its long term effects. Individuals may not be able to find answers to their questions easily and may not know whom to speak to regarding it. At such times they should ask an Expert and get any questions that they may have about LSD and its use answered.

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