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Mental Effects of using LSD What is LSD LSD is a very potent mood-altering chemical which was discovered in 1938 by Dr Albert Hofmann LSD is manufactured from lysergic acid which is found in ergot a fungus that grows on rye and other grains The most commonly known name for LSD is acid LSD is odorless and colorless with somewhat of a bitter taste which is usually ingested through the mouth A few ways in which LSD can be sold is tablet form capsules or in a liquid form The most common way in which LSD is sold is blotter acid which is where the chemical is stamped on small very colorful sheets of paper LSD users refer to their psychedelic experience as a trip and to acute adverse reactions as a bad trip Users may experience panic confusion suspicion anxiety and loss of control Even after active use of LSD has ceased flashbacks may occur and be frightening or mellow experiences httpwwwfsusfsuedugeneraldrugsEffectslsdhtml The effects of LSD After someone ingests LSD the trip starts about an hour later Initially the user will feel disorientated They may become giggly confused or anxious As the trip progresses feelings are enhanced Colors and sounds seem more vivid Everything appears to flow LSD causes perceptual distortions or hallucinations - while someone is tripping they can affect how they perceive their environment The environment will also dramatically affect how the user feels By changing the environment around you the nature of the trip will change as well Time becomes meaningless It is impossible to tell whether a moment or a million years have gone by Senses can become confused - you might taste colors or see sounds Its common for people at the peak of a trip to experience a sense of depersonalization They dont feel like I anymore They experience themselves as a part of everything as if they are meshed together with things around them If someone doesnt
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