Psilocybin Treated My Anxiety Problems

Psilocybin Mushrooms

 
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by Joe

on June 9, 2014

I grew up a very carefree and laid back child, until one day out of nowhere when I was a junior in high school I found myself stricken by obsessive thinking.   This obsessive thinking began to build into anxiety.   By the time i started college I found myself anxious about everything all day long. It was a miserable existence feeling tense and worried all day everyday.

An intense workout would relieve the anxiety for a few hours but aside from that I could find no remedy. I refused to take prescription medicine after seeing my brother’s turn into an unmotivated passion-less person because he was loaded on ADD, OCD and anxiety medications. For years I just chose to deal with the anxiety when finally last September (2013) my cousin introduced me to psilocybin mushrooms.

30 minutes into my first trip I felt more relaxed, laid back and optimistic than I had been in years.   It felt as if a two ton backpack was lifted off my shoulders.  Following the trip I did not experience any anxiety for several weeks. Then it slowly began to creep back. Around Christmas I took another dose of psilocybin mushrooms (a much larger dose) and had another experience of mental stress relief.   To this day, (6 months later) I’ve yet to have an anxiety attack and I hope to never experience one again.

Psilocybin mushrooms gave me the ability to objectively analyze my life via introspection.  I do not understand why these substances are schedule one drugs. Should they be available for anyone who is suffering mentally in some way or another. These are medicines not poison or drugs.

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Johnny Appleseed

Iceland

Really inspirational Joe!
I suffered a series of panic attacks a few months ago and have been dealing with severe anxiety since, on top of my pre-existing social anxiety and depression.
I have since started seeing a therapist specializing in Cognitive behavioral therapy and it has helped me alot! And i’ve started exercising regularly, which I haven’t done for years, and it has significantly relieved me of my day to day anxiety and depression.
Also I’ve experienced a radical change in my thought patterns and outlook, following all of this, as well as by the copious listening to Joe Rogan, Duncan Trussell, Chris Ryan and Amber Lyon! Podcasts ftw!
Anyhoo, my next step is to harvest some mushrooms, this august (the prime time in my country) and I plan to take my first trip, to further cement my change and explore myself and the universe even better!
Hearing stories like yours really helps and provides great comfort and calm!

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Yvo Mak

Melbourne

Thanks for sharing your story. I can draw many similarities.

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