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    I am a C4/5 incomplete quadriplegic I have good left arm use in my brain still seems to function. I have never done shrooms but I feel it's about time I was curious if anybody else has used mushrooms after they have become a quadriplegic/paraplegic. What did you experience when using them? Did it kind of take everything away for a while?
    I just need a little something different I only take my prescription drugs as directed and drink sake when I go out for sushi.
    Thank you for your input.

    #2
    I've been down the psilocybin path, before and after SCI. Really depends what you're looking for. The experience is highly dosage dependent. Changes from enhanced sensory experience, to heightened sexual arousal, to minor visual hallucination (artifacts in otherwise normal vision), to full-blown psychedelic "vision questing". Set and setting are as important as dosage. It's not a "party drug". As with most psychedelics the sure fire recipe for a "bad trip" is to take them in socially dynamic settings. I subscribe to the "Terence McKenna 4-5 dried grams in silent darkness" approach. That's a LOT of shrooms, though, but again, it depends what you're after. This approach yields consistent projective, "out of body", dream-state like trips. Not as amazing, or transformative, as straight-up DMT, but sensational none the less. I don't consider pychedelics "recreational" consumables, personally. More of an opportunity to get your mind outside of itself for looking more clearly back at one self. Fair warning: what you see is not always comforting!
    "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

    "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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      #3
      I live on two acres in the Northern Washington. We had cows for a while so always had plenty of mushrooms growing in the fields. They made my legs jump up and down, like a vibrating machine, for hours so really couldn't relax and enjoy. Finally got tired of the shrooms and what they did to cause dysreflexia. Acid did the same. Take a few hits of Dutch Treat or Chem Dog and you'll feel much more relaxed than mushrooms would provide.

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        #4
        in Oregon did some Psilocybin when I was younger but yeah my legs got so amped up I would spend part of the trip just holding on and not falling out of chair. Glad I spent a few years expanding my mind through chemicals but now almost 50 and have a 'been there done that' attitude.

        As far as smoking some herb that's works for me right now though I still take bladder relaxer Ditropan but Medical MJ seems to cover everything else.

        happy trails

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          #5
          Huh, I never experience increased spasticity or AD based on what I eat, 'shrooms included. Maybe I'm incomplete enough not to have to worry about it. Not much spasticity or AD ever, really. Couple of AD episodes over the past 10 years, related to constipation/diarrhea pain. 'Shrooms are smooth sailing. MJ, on the other hand, causes a sharp increase in "pins 'n needles" neuro pain in both legs. Guess it takes all kinds!
          "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

          "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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            #6
            I've taken shrooms a few times when I was able bodied, had some great times had some scary times, really looked at myself times. But since my accident I have decided on staying away from anything like that as I would probably have a horrible horrible trip, it would all start by me wanting to do something go out venture which is what I always used to do on this stuff. I've also heard about the vibrations, considering mine do that at least 30 times a day, potentially turn that into continuously almost never ending I don't think I would risk that either
            Last edited by JamesMcM; 25 Oct 2015, 6:29 PM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Oddity View Post
              Huh, I never experience increased spasticity or AD based on what I eat, 'shrooms included. Maybe I'm incomplete enough not to have to worry about it. Not much spasticity or AD ever, really. Couple of AD episodes over the past 10 years, related to constipation/diarrhea pain. 'Shrooms are smooth sailing. MJ, on the other hand, causes a sharp increase in "pins 'n needles" neuro pain in both legs. Guess it takes all kinds!
              I was under the impression that AD didn't affect injuries lower then T6 or around there, I may be mistaken tho.

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                #8
                My friend a quadriplegic that some shrooms and he had so many spasms that he almost jumped out of his chair
                C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by JamesMcM View Post
                  I was under the impression that AD didn't affect injuries lower then T6 or around there, I may be mistaken tho.

                  L1 here and it didn't feel like an AD(although I don't know what it feels like). My legs are usually limp like noodles but after taking some mushrooms (split an 1/8th with my friend) my legs were so tight it was uncomfortable. My friends thought I was going to start walking LOL but overall made my trip far less enjoyable than it started off. Glad I did it once but probably wouldn't do it again due to the fact it made me super tight.

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                    #10
                    Yeah there's no way I'd risk that, mine are bad enough. Seems like it's fairly common too even for those that don't have many spasms! Couldn't do hallucinogenic's and just sit either, let alone be confine from the neck down! I'll admit Right now I would have some kind of mental breakdown. When you take that stuff you're supposed to go, go and see things, run around Rome through the trees I did that once at the sand dunes one of Ontario's landmarks beautiful day it was amazing, sadly it was about two weeks before my accident or else I would've made that an annual adventure!

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                      #11
                      Sounds like increased spasticity is common for some people regardless of SCI level. Interesting. I wonder why? I'm curious to check the known compounds and see if something present makes sense as a cause.

                      James: AD is more common for higher injuries but can occur with lower thoracic injuries as well. At T12 I've experienced it a few times over 10 years.

                      FWIW, I highly discourage using full-blown psychedelic hallucinagens as "social" or "party" drugs. Taking them then going "out on the town" is the basis of 99% of the bad trip horror stories I know about (which is a lot). The experiences triggered by these substances are very dependent on set and setting, and chaotic or unfamiliar settings can quickly feed the worst types of outcomes.

                      My best 'shroom trips have occurred lying comfortably on my couch in silent darkness (with a trusted and well experienced "sitter" near by).
                      "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                      "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                        #12
                        Talking about mushrooms made me tell the story. Never ate them after my injury , another friend is a quadriplegic and did not had any adverse spasticity or autonomic dysreflexia when he ate them.

                        What we used to do is go out to the cow pastures in the morning and get the mushrooms, put them in a blender add a little Hawaiian Punch and that you drink a Dixie cups of it. it tasted like what a grew out of.... Then we smoked a joint to get the taste out of your mouth.

                        Everybody would be happy and talking and seeing all the pretty colors and tracers. Then after a couple hours everybody would go off on their own.

                        The next time I saw this guy whose house I was tripping at I was at the University Konstance in Germany and he knocked on my dorm room door. It is really weird to see somebody from my little town in Florida and then a little town on the Swiss Austrian German border. Talk about a flashback!

                        Another time we needed a place to go so we went to the Air Force Base which didn't have fence. There is a place called the survival area basically picnic ground. We got out of my car and walked around the place and when we got back there was an MP Jeep, engine running with no one in it parked by my car.

                        We got back in my car and drove out which means we had to drive at the end of the flight line and when we got to the stop sign at the end somebody cut us off by pulling in front of us. He came up to my window aand says that MP wants to talk to you and we could see the red lights flashing, coming out of the survival area.

                        I looked up guy in said "I really don't want to talk to them" he said "okay, no problem" and we drove off the base. Strange things happen when you're tripping.

                        Still with nowhere to go finally ended up at the beach, crawled up on the pier (what remained of it, there were only two crossbeam the left) and watched the sunrise.

                        Those were in the days of my youth I would be scared to do it today. Very glad I experienced it but did not abuse it.

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                          #13
                          I used to love mushrooms back in the day I could go out and do stuff on them, unlike acid where I pretty much stayed inside with the shades drawn the whole time. After a certain point with my degenerative condition and other shit happening in life I decided not to do that anymore, I have a hard enough time keeping my head above water with no substances in my system.
                          chair user since 2009 from a neurological disorder

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                            #14
                            Find your less likely to have a bad trip if done in the daytime

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