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Q: I may or may not have a disorder called Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome, which is a heart anomaly. My question is it safe to trip on LSD if I do have this. As I am aware it is NOT alright to speed up your heart a lot if you have it.

A: LSD users can experience dramatic increases in heart rate. This is largely caused by the fact that LSD can trigger anxiety and extremely intense reactions which can definitely lead to profound changes in blood pressure and heart rate. In this regard, the effects of LSD on the heart are more like riding a roller coaster than like taking a stimulant drug. Severe adverse reactions are much less likely in therapeutic settings, however. It won't always happen, but if you have a serious heart condition, its a gamble you probably shouldn't take. If you have an enlightened doctor, discuss it with him and see what his opinion is.

Asked By : Cyrax6
Answered By : murple
Published Date : 3 / 20 / 2001
Last Edited Date : 3 / 20 / 2001
Question ID : 2173

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