Citation: Solipsist. "More Like Being Nicely Stoned: An Experience with Mushrooms & Fluoxetine (exp94581)". Erowid.org. Mar 2, 2021. erowid.org/exp/94581
I had recently gotten some fresh shrooms from a trustworthy source, and was excited about sharing the eighth with my sister. She had never done them before, but I had eaten mushrooms three times prior. I didn't consider it an issue before starting, but both of us were on prescription Prozac. I was taking 20mg daily, she was taking 10mg daily. My experiences with ecstasy and MDMA told me that the SSRIs would decrease the effects of those drugs, but I didn't think it would apply to mushrooms.
Before embarking on our little trip, I told my sister to prepare herself mentality by meditating or practicing calm breathing. It's good to be in a calm, relaxed state of mind, I told her. We sat together on the floor and chilled for a while. We picked a sunny day to do them, and ate them with a small meal in the late morning (around 11am).
After splitting the 1/8oz baggie of mushroom caps and stems between the two of us (this seemed an adequate dose, as I had tripped nicely on that amount before), we sat around and did other things while waiting for the effects to kick in. I was super excited. I hadn't done shrooms for a few years, and I missed the feeling.
Approximately forty minutes after ingesting the mushrooms, I began to feel a floaty, numbness in my limbs that moved its way up to my head. I felt like I had a 'body high,' but I wasn't seeing any visuals or distorted realities. My sister and I decided to go for a walk, needing to get up and stretch and see if getting our blood to circulate would make the effects come on sooner.
An hour after eating them, we still didn't have any changes in visual perceptions. The only thing we felt, and both of us concurred, was that floaty, fuzzy, numbness in our bodies. It felt like my eyes were detached from my body, or my mind was floating slightly in front of my body. We sat on a bench for a while, because my sister was feeling extremely nauseous. She doesn't handle nausea well when she's not on drugs, so I think she was feeling worse than she let on. All of a sudden, as we were sitting there, she hurled herself off the cement bench to the edge of the grass beside us. She spewed. It was a nice yellow color, and chunky. I took a picture of it. After getting her stomach empty, she felt better, but she said later that she thinks she threw up most of the shroomage. I don't know if that affected the results or not. I've heard of people throwing up after eating shrooms and still tripping, so I told her so. She seemed unconvinced.
An hour after eating the shrooms, we still felt nothing more than a pleasant body high. I think I was willing myself to see visuals, so a few things swirled here and there, and colors smudged. But overall, 'reality' remained solid and unchanged. As we walked back home, my sister started taking lots of pictures of houses. Architecture, composition. She's a designer at heart. I then realized that we were tripping more than we thought.
I realized my own trip had come on when I started questioning my existence and personality. I had several epiphanies, which I wrote down promptly. They are still applicable, without shrooms. As we got home, my sister immediately began working on a project, building a mailbox. She enjoys being physically productive, and I think it gave her comfort to do so. I, on the other hand, wanted to write and introspect. Internally productive. I drank a cup of tea. I sat outside and watched things. I still had no visual or audial hallucinations, but I was certainly more in tune with emotions (both mine and hers) than usual. My perceptions were heightened, but it was more like being nicely stoned than on shrooms. I think the Prozac had a definite dampening effect on the psilocybin. It's too bad. I'd like to eat shrooms again without being on the Prozac. Or maybe eat a whole 1/8th by myself.
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