I Cured My Anxiety With Magic Mushrooms and MDMA Therapy. Here’s What Happened.
These drugs are being fast-tracked to legality for therapy. I couldn’t wait that long.
I’d tried all sorts to cure my social anxiety. From self-directed therapy, hypnotherapy and comfort zone stretching to working as a nightclub doorman and TV actor. But it wasn’t until I read about MDMA-assisted psychotherapy and the benefits of psychedelics that I found my full cure.
There are two currently illegal drugs in clinical trials at the world’s top universities at this time of writing. MDMA, the main component of Ecstacy pills, is in phase 3. Psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, is in phase 2. They’re different drugs with different effects and therapeutic uses, but combining self-therapy and these drugs pulled me out of an anxiety that had plagued me for almost forty years, and it happened within weeks.
In fact, I made more progress in a few sessions than I had done in ten years of other methods. I’ve never felt better or happier. I’m in disbelief that I could have got in trouble with the law for it. Moronic politics has to catch up.
I’d never done either drug before, so I was a little nervous. I read about uses and effects of mushrooms, LSD, Ayahuasca and MDMA, and decided that the easiest and most risk-free first option was MDMA. I’d be going it alone with my own therapy knowledge, with no one to go to if I had a bad experience. MDMA looked the way forward.
Love. Softness. Beauty. Compassion. Gentleness. The music sounded unbelievably beautiful. My bed cover felt lighter and softer than I could’ve ever imagined. I wondered why I’d never done this before. I was floating on air.
Sourcing pure MDMA isn’t necessarily easy. It’s definitely not legal. I managed to obtain one gram through a friend of a friend, and measured it out into a therapeutic dose, plus a half dose ready in case I wanted to extend the session, and a quarter dose in case I wanted to extend beyond that.