Citation: Alice. "Pleasurable but Exhausted Me: An Experience with H.B. Woodrose (exp91527)". Erowid.org. Jan 19, 2021. erowid.org/exp/91527
Pleasurable Experience but Exhausted Me
I ordered these seeds from an online vendor. My partner had taken 10 seeds the day before after a much smaller (3) and ineffective dose a few days before that. He described a mild, yet enjoyable and peaceful experience with increased sensitivity to touch and sounds. In comparison with several other experiences of people who had taken this dose, we decided that it was quite likely that these were low grade seeds.
I have severe and crippling anxiety issues and had been out into the town centre to get some jobs done before this experience. Due to this I was quite shaky, teary and low in energy. My partner and I had also been bickering quite a bit over unimportant things.
I was in my flat with my partner present as a sitter. I had eaten a small lunch about an hour and a half beforehand.
The night before, I had crushed 7 seeds up as much as possible. Then I emptied a teabag, putting the Hawaiian Baby Woodrose powder inside and tying the top up with string. I placed this in about 400ml of cold water and covered with some cloth. This was left for 16 hours. I'd decided to take 7 seeds. Although my partner experienced mild effects with ten, I had taken into account my small size and mental health issues.
When I decided to ingest this liquid (around 3:50pm) I squeezed the teabag with the seeds in to attempt to get as much LSA into the glass as possible. The teabag had a mucus-like substance in it which I presume was the LSA. I drunk it down quickly, it had a slightly scented taste which I didn't enjoy much but was bearable.
I sat down and started on a crossword. I felt a mild nausea and unsettled stomach about 10-15 minutes in but this quickly settled.
About an hour passed and I noticed very few other changes, though my surroundings did feel very slightly dream like.
An hour and a half in I had very achy arms and legs and felt my muscles relax. I realised just how stiff and tense my body usually is; my shoulders and back felt much freer.
I realised just how stiff and tense my body usually is; my shoulders and back felt much freer.
I grew very tired. At this point I was cooking our evening meal and noticed poor concentration (although I do have existing concentration problems that get worse with my anxiety level). My feet and hands felt quite hot and itchy, and I was feeling a bit impatient whist making the food. I probably shouldn't have been cooking on the stove in my state, to be on the safe side; although I did manage ok. I had moderately shaky hands.
I asked my partner to serve the food and collapsed on the bed. We then sat down to eat and watched 'Phoenix Nights'. I was only half watching the episode. I felt relaxed in my mind; very pensive and at ease. I could understand some things about my current situation that I hadn't thought about in that way before. And I felt a strong feeling of love and acceptance for everyone- even my landlord! This felt like the peak of my experience. There was no change in visual perception, no hallucinations or alterations in the way I heard sound or felt things.
But a feeling of tiredness had grown and grown and my body was very weak. After I'd eaten I collapsed on the bed again. I wanted to be able to get up but I couldn't even put a film on. I lay there physically exhausted and fell asleep.
I woke up about half an hour later. The peaceful and happy feelings had decreased, although I felt ok in my mind. I was still very sleepy. After lying there awake for 45 minutes I managed to get up to have a glass of water and hoover up quickly. But this was hard and I back on the bed. I didn't want to go back to sleep but I felt like I was being dragged back into it, I was so weak.
This reminded me of the exhaustion I felt on the psychiatric drug risperidone, but without the other torturous effects that I experienced on that drug.
After another hour or so lying on the bed, I managed to get into the shower, and had a long wash. It was nearly midnight by this point. I got out of the shower and had perked up a lot. This felt like the end of all effects caused by the LSA for me.
Overall this was a mild, pleasant experience but the incredible exhaustion it caused me means I don't think I would do it again.
I am interested though in what visuals and mindsets I may have experienced on a higher dose.
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