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I Underestimated the Strength
Mushrooms - P. cubensis & Cannabis
Citation:   psychopsilocybin. "I Underestimated the Strength: An Experience with Mushrooms - P. cubensis & Cannabis (exp64559)". Erowid.org. Dec 4, 2022. erowid.org/exp/64559

2.5 g oral Mushrooms - P. cubensis (dried)
    repeated smoked Cannabis  
    repeated smoked Mushrooms - P. cubensis  
This was the trip that caught me completely off guard I never knew of how intense psilocybin could really be. Heres a little bit of my background this was not my first time with psilocybes.

I have at least 10 or more magic mushroom trips, and about 5 LSD trips up to this point as well as everyday cannabis use. I considered myself a well experience user of mushrooms. To this point I have already had 3.5 gram experiences which always turned out good.

It has been a while without tripping around my neighborhood mushrooms have been sold out for about 2 months now, but all the sudden I got a call from my psychedelic connect. He said he had a quarter pound of mushrooms I was like I want it horray, shrooms are back. I asked him how much is it going to be he told me now these ones are a little more expensive then my usual strain almost $100 more expensive damn! He said 'now trust me dude they are definitely stronger' I was like 'well alright' seeing as how I cant get them anywhere else, but anyway lets meet up. Around 6:30pm I picked them up, and let me say they did look a lot better than my usual strain the whole bag itself consisted of very nice looking whole psilocybes (cap attached to stem not those straight stem bags) the color of the caps was a very nice deep dark orange with bluish stems, but the stems were hollow and black inside which is a pretty good indication of potent ones. I was definitely impressed so I transported the qp to my one buddies house all the way out in East Bumblefuck (in the middle of nowhere) so you could pretty much do anything you wanted, and I thought to myself this would be the perfect spot to trip. I ended up getting there around 7:30pm so I dropped them off and made plans with my friend and his one roomate to trip about 1:30am seeing as how I had to work 9:00pm to 1:00am just some shitty little third shift part time shit, but I will trip after work.

I went to work did my thing right about 1:00am time to leave now I am dead tired, but its no big deal I have had early morning trips before. I get back to my house about 5mins later my two buddies drive up to pick me up then off back to their place about 15-20mins. We get there its time to get this started. Now my friends like moved into this place about 10 days ago so this would be the first trip at their place as well as my one friends first trip on mushrooms. To start out I grab the digital scale to weigh out 3 eighths one for me and the other two to M and C (my two friends). I figured since these were suppose to be stronger that there would be no point to eat a whole eighth so I will start out with 2 1/2grams, and if I need the other gram I will take it. In my mouth it goes lets just say the taste of mushrooms is something that nobody should ever have to go through the texture of the dried out psilocybes alone is enough to make me want to regurgitate my mushrooms, but nonetheless they all went down. C ate the whole 3.5grams and M only ate about 2.5gs for his first trip. Once all mushrooms were down in everyones stomach it was time to pop in the movie. Shrek was the choice and it was perfect for a mushroom trip. As the movie begins we have the strange idea of rolling up a blunt not just any blunt, but a blunt that contained about 60% kb and 40% shrooms thats right we actually smoked shrooms I figured hell I never done it before why not. The blunt contained about 2grams of weed and about a gram and a half of pulverized shrooms.

Its about 15 minutes now that the shrooms have been digesting then we spark up the blunt and start smoking. The blunt actually ended up burning a while about 20-30mins I would say while watchin Shrek and as soon as that blunt is roached my trip begins the butterflies in my stomach start to fly and the bursts of energy start to shoot throughout my arms and legs that I usually get on any type of tryptamine. It was perfectly normal except it seemed about 10 times stronger than usual and it was progressively getting stronger. As I sit there on the couch watchin the trip come completely on and the room and world becomes extremely distorted into fantastic fairy tale like visuals that synchronize with the movie so vividly. The distortions I was witnessing around the room as well as on Shrek were incredible far more powerful then any other psychedelic experience I have ever had, too powerful. In fact so powerful I was questioning the shrooms thinking maybe they were not psilocybes because the trip was shattering my confidence to contain myself from having a bad trip. The visuals were crazy looking at M and C their faces were completely distorted, their facial tissue just seemed to stretch and morph almost like looking at silly puddy being stretched in random areas. The body high itself was completely uncomfortable to the point of sweatin, nose running, eyes getting a little watery, the feeling of my limbs being completely numb and my brain processes nonexistent. Everything in the room was breathing or it looked like it was I was seeing all types of colorful patterns and tracers objects morphing, the wall changing colors or gaining random patterns, and hues.

It was complete visuals everywhere I looked, extreme case of nausea I felt like I wanted to puke. All of this in my mind was frankly too much to handle the body and head high were way out of control, and even just trying to sit back and watch Shrek did not help the conditions instead it made everything worse. Shrek itself at the time to me seemed like more of a horror movie than a childs comedy everything in the movie was completely wildly morphing and changing, and just shooting bad vibes into my body which manifested into bad thoughts.

At this point I feel like I am on the verge of an anxiety or a panic attack. I have no control of my thoughts or emotions up to this point I just keep trying to remain relaxed. Its just not working, my breathing starts to feel shallow and faint the more I fight the weaker it gets to the point of no air coming in (at least it felt that way)
my breathing starts to feel shallow and faint the more I fight the weaker it gets to the point of no air coming in (at least it felt that way)
so I gave up and just died not literally of course. After just completely letting go and allowing myself to let the psilocybin completely take over my body I felt a sense of relief and wellbeing, now that there was no more struggling, or fighting. Just complete peace and silence seeing as how I thought I was dead.

Eventually I came back into my body back into the room and reality was once intact again except for the fact that I came back into reality with total amnesia as well not even knowing where I was, how I got there, or who I was. I stood up. My balance was totally off by this point. The visuals were still intense but a little more friendly, and quite entertaining I just slowly walked around the house trying to figure out what was going on, my mind was completely blank. Up to this point its just impossible to make sense of anything. As I walked around in complete confusion and I mean confusion, I forgot that I ate a hallucinogen up to this point, and my brain felt completely fried as I examined everything in the house over and over. Still having pretty good visuals. Things started to come back to me just in little fragments it was like putting myself back together from a pile of shattered pieces thats what it felt like. The three of us eventually decided to just sit on the couch and smoke a bunch of weed, but before that was to be done I really had to take a piss so I went into the bathroom. Just right after I was done urinating my mind went completely blank as well as the whole room around me. I just waved my arms around as if I was walking around in a completely dark room feeling around for something. Only the light was on, and my mind just went blank I did not even know I was in the bathroom. After about 3 minutes of waving my arms through the air trying to figure a way out everything eventually came back into focus, and I found my way out as everything was once revealed again including my memory of who I was, what I did, and what was about to come next.

To sum it up, the negative down hill trip disaster was over and I finally could just relax and enjoy the visuals that were still glued upon my vision. We pretty much just sat back the rest of the night smoking that reefer till the sun came up and our trips finally ended back to reality with an extra positive afterglow that only hallucinogens can provide to the next day. All in all this was one of my most memorable, and visually enchanting trips I have experienced to this date and it definitely taught me the importance of proper dosage, proper preparation prior to the trip (like food in your stomach and at least 8 hours of sleep as opposed to an empty stomach, and little to no sleep), but even though it was rough in the beginning what is important is that you do your best to hang on before you call 911 for help unless your really have to. For me though I held on and the trip became good in the end it just happens that way sometimes.

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 64559
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Dec 4, 2022Views: 381
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