Is microdosing psilocybin right for you?
Current microdose research supports evidence that psilocybin can help treat PTSD symptoms. Research claims that sufferers who microdose can cope with their symptoms and easily manage their day to day. We’re here to explore how microdosing can have a positive impact with people who have PTSD.
Current PTSD Treatment
PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that develops after a person experienced a frightening, impactful event. Current treatments for PTSD are parallel to treating depression. Normally, treatments are a combo of specialized therapies and heavy meds like Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, and Effexor. There are two downsides to this. Firstly, current antidepressants do not work with at least ⅓ of people who need them. And, the side effects of these medications may include: nausea, weight gain, fatigue, irritation, and increased anxiety.
As a result, psycho-researchers have supported ketamine as a potential therapy for stress trauma. As ketamine rises in popularity, a key issue has come up. Patients who take ketamine at standard low doses are hallucinating. Therefore, the potential to live your day to day AND cope with stress trauma with ketamine isn’t possible.
So, many turn to other ways, like microdosing to treat their PTSD. A rising popularity is microdosing psilocybin. Psilocybin is a psycho-active compound found in magic mushrooms and magic truffles. It is one of the most non-toxic drugs in the world. Therefore, there are no side effects.
What should I expect from microdosing to help treat my PTSD?
A psilocybin microdose shouldn’t have a psychedelic change in moods, mindset, or nature. (Remember you’re not supposed to be tripping). The effects should be subtle but felt. That is why we recommend a dosage of 1 gram of our fresh magic truffles.
When you begin microdosing psilocybin, be mindful and process your experience in a journal. We think it’s important to journal, because microdosing is not a cure for all…especially for treating PTSD. People who’ve been diagnosed with PTSD and take the microdose route often pair this method with psychotherapy. With the right patience and inner work, the changes are little to little. Just like any therapeutic work.
What should I feel from microdosing?
Effects of Microdosing Psilocybin include:
- Increased energy
- Increased Focused
- Reduced depression and anxiety
- Improved Mood
Once you ingest your microdose, it will take 1-2 hours until you notice the effects. The direct effects of psilocybin microdosing is 6-8 hours. Though, you will feel the “afterglow” for 24 hours. Compared to LSD microdosing, psilocybin effects are shorter duration. Which means it will not interfere with your sleep.
Psilocybin vs. Antidepressants
It has been reported that after several cycles of microdosing, people can eventually stay off antidepressants. The difference between antidepressants and psilocybin boils down to how the brain responds. Psilocybin increases emotional connection, which is the opposite of what antidepressants do. Increased emotional connection means the person is more insightful and emphatic. These qualities can help a person cope with their stress related traumas. Antidepressants only “mask” your emotions, which in the long run doesn’t help. As many have reported after psilocybin experiences:
“I have felt a sense of acceptance; more acceptance of agony, boredom, loneliness,”
“[A] willingness to try to accept the negative times – but also an appreciation of the wonderful times.”
- The Fadiman Method: You take your 1 gram microdose of fresh magic truffles every 3 days.
Taking 1 gram of magic truffles microdose every 3 days gives your brain the break it needs, and it’s a good tryout to see how your body is reacting to the microdose. Some people microdose every other day. While that is an option, it’s best to first space out the days for a few cycles.
Proceed with caution: everyone’s body is different! But it is definitely a good starting point to understand the experiences!
Make sure you microdose at the start of your day, preferably. This is to get the best results on your dosage day.
Microdosing Psilocybin to Treat PTSD may be the answer you’re looking for.
PTSD is a condition that may impact your lifetime. With psilocybin included in your routine, you can positively cope overtime with your trauma. As suggested, make sure you discipline your choice to a more positive coping strategy. This means journaling your experiences, and including some kind of innerwork like psychotherapy. But most importantly, be patient <3.