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Although it may come as an instant pleasure to the person taking the drug at the time, L.S.D., like many other illegal drugs, is harmful to one's health and mental stability. It usually results in a variety of long and short term consequences, the latter of which streetwise is frequently referred to as a “bad trip”. A few examples are listed below. SHORT TERM
What is L.S.D.?
L.S.D. is an abbreviation for lysergic acid diethylamide, a semisynthetic drug of Swiss origin widely classified as a psychedelic hallucinogen. In other words, it is a recreational drug which triggers unusual psychological defects, such as:
Terrifying thoughts and feelings (despair, fear of insanity, death, etc.) Systematic changes in behavior and mood; the person may sit or recline in a trance-like state Chills, irregular breathing, sweating, trembling hands Changes in sense of light, hearing, touch, smell, and time Nausea, especially in the first two hours Increase in blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar Fatigue
images of colored patterns and crawling geometric patterns behind the eyes in the mind
mental time distortion hallucinations of bugs crawling on skin, walls moving, etc.
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psychological trauma (fear of losing sanity, anticipation of death, etc.)
L.S.D. is lysergic acid derived from a grain fungus called ergot. Among several other psychedelic long and short term effects, physical consequences such as hypothermia, fever, goose bumps, decrease in heart rate, jaw clenching, perspiration, sleeplessness, hyperreflexia and tremors are evident as well.
Rapidly changing feelings, immediately and long after use Persistent problems, depression, violent behavior, anxiety or a distorted perception of time as a result of chronic use Convulsions, coma, heart/lung failure or ruptured blood vessels in the brain "Flashbacks" may occur long after
For the full list, see panel 3, entitled “effects of use”.
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