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Smooth Ride
LSD & 5-HTP
by Brock
Citation:   Brock. "Smooth Ride: An Experience with LSD & 5-HTP (exp21960)". Erowid.org. Dec 30, 2004. erowid.org/exp/21960

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
100 mg oral Tryptophan - 5-HTP (pill / tablet)
  T+ 1:00 2.5 hits oral LSD  
  T+ 4:00 100 mg oral Tryptophan - 5-HTP (pill / tablet)
  T+ 7:00 1 shot oral Alcohol - Hard  

BODY WEIGHT: 285 lb


I was trying to find some info on using 5-HTP with LSD, but I didn't come across too much good info. I tried it this past weekend and have decided to post my report. I had heard that in combination with 5-HTP, it gives the LSD trip a bit more of an MDMA feel. Here are my findings.

8pm Dosed 100mg of 5-HTP
9pm Dosed 2.5 hits of average quality LSD.
9:45pm I am feeling the mild calming effects of the 5-HTP when the LSD starts to kick in. I'm feeling the typical anxiety I always get with LSD, but it doesn't seem as bad as usual. No real MDMA type feeling though. Just less anxiety. Maybe my touch was a little more sensitive. I chilled out with my gf (who was also doing LSD and pot). I didn't smoke any pot though because I don't deal so well with it. Watched some dance videos on BPM for a while. Then put on some soft porn since we were both pretty arroused. Fooled around a bit, couldn't concentrate too much on the sex though due to the acid. Listened to some tunes and watched some winamp visualizations on my big tv. I was getting some pretty sweet audio distortions. Was feeling the music in waves go through me. Got some decent color trails, but nothing spectacular. One thing I noticed was that it was a total positive vibe from start to finish. I attribute this to the 5-HTP.

Around 1am, I took another 100mg of 5-HTP for the ride down. I was getting a bit edgy just before I took it and in about 15 minutes, I was nice and relaxed for the comedown. Not edgy 'stone skin' type feeling. It was a total warm and fuzzy comedown. I was able to sleep by about 5am. That is the earliest I have ever gotten to sleep after an acid trip. The 5-HTP didn't shorten the trip or anything, it just enabled me to relax during the comedown and I didn't have to sit awake through the whole 7:45...7:44...7:45 thing. The most annoying part of LSD is when I am just tired of tripping and want to go to sleep, but can't! The 5-HTP really helped this. I also had a shot of vodka around 4am, but it usually takes about 4-6 shots to really get me to calm down enough to even think about sleep.

Also, just a note. I don't feel that the first dose of 5-HTP gave me any MDMA type feeling in combination with the LSD. If anything it kept me calm while I was taking off. I probably wouldn't bother with it before the LSD in the future, but definitely for the comedown. Happy travels!

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 21960
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Dec 30, 2004Views: 28,738
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