229 – Are You Worried That Microdosing Will Make You Anxious?
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Many people feel extreme anxiety from the thought of microdosing magic mushrooms. In this show, Dr. Dave sheds some light on how to prevent anxiety from microdosing psilocybin.
Here is the complete transcript to today’s show:
Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey there, if you’re hesitating, beginning your microdose journey, because you’ve heard it’s going to bring out all this anxiety and you, and you’re really afraid. It’s gonna make you super anxious. I’m here to help you on this video. Here we go. I’m Dr. Dave, this is not to be taken as medical advice, but I’ve been microdosing and also thrown in some larger doses over a period of, well over a year, 13, 14, 15 months, something like that now. And I’ve heard from so many people lately that they’ve got issues with anxiety, depression, and they really want to try microdosing, but they’ve heard from other people that it has the potential to make you extremely anxious. And for that reason, these people don’t wanna start because they’re afraid that it’s gonna make them so anxious. They can’t do it while I’m here to alleviate your fears. , in the 13, 14, 15, whatever one year plus, , that I’ve been microdosing.
Dr. Dave: (00:53)
I wanted shared with you how many times I’ve had anxiety from silocybin anxiety from microdosing, and I’ve done doses anywhere from a hundred milligrams up to larger than microdose up to maybe two grams. And the nber of times I’ve had anxiety from using psilocybin or magic mushrooms is zero that’s, right? It’s never, ever happened to me now. I realize everybody is different, but I really believe, and I don’t think anybody knows this for sure. So don’t believe everything you hear. I really believe that the reason people become super anxious after microdosing is because it’s all in their mind and they, they, it’s kind of starting an anxiety attack, but it’s not really the, the magic mushrooms. It’s not really the psilocybin is doing. It’s your mind. That’s doing it. I’ll give you a couple examples. , before I started microdosing, I had extreme anxiety. I remember one time I was driving my car.
Dr. Dave: (01:48)
I was at an intersection. It was a red light. I was stopped there. And for some reason, I don’t know what the reason is. I became super anxious. It was an anxiety attack. I didn’t know what to do. It was really, really bad, but was it my car that made me anxious? Was it the actual intersection? Was it other drivers? No, it was my mind. Something was going on in my mind that made me anxious. There was another situation where I was at one of the most peaceful places on the planet. , I was at whole foods. I mean, whole foods is peaceful. And I was, I remember walking over to the checkout line. I had a basket full of groceries. I was going to checkout. And for some reason I became super anxious. Now it was not the whole foods that made me anxious.
Dr. Dave: (02:32)
It was not the cashier. It was not the other people in line. It was me. It was my problem. That’s what caused the anxiety. Nothing at the whole foods caused me to be anxious. So the same thing, we’re using magic mushrooms. It’s when you’re microdosing, think about it. If you start and if you’re super afraid of this, I’m gonna recommend you start with 50 milligrams. It’s a super, super, super low dose. Keep this in mind. There are people that use magic mushrooms. It take 100 times 50 milligrams and, and they survive and they’re, and, and so that, so in other words, a five gram dose would be 100 times larger than what you’re taking as 50 milligrams. It’s not, it’s not gonna make you anxious. It’s inside of you thinking it’s gonna make you anxious, which makes you anxious. If that makes sense. It’s not the mushrooms.
Dr. Dave: (03:23)
A microdose is not going to bring out a 50 grand microdose is not gonna bring out all that anxiety. It’s just not going to now, again, I’m gonna backtrack. I’m gonna say everybody’s different, but from my experience and from what I know, and from what I, the, all the people I’ve talked to over the year that I’ve been doing it, , it just it’s it’s, it’s not, it should not happen with a microdose. So start off small, start off with 50 milligrams. Remember what? I said that when I was driving in my car, or I was at the whole foods, it was not the car. It was not the whole foods that made me anxious. That made me super anxious. It was me. And the same thing is gonna happen. If you go into microdosing and you think it’s gonna make you anxious, and you really believe it, it will.
Dr. Dave: (04:08)
But if you listen to me and know that it’s not, the mushrooms are gonna do it, it’s inside your head. That’s gonna make you anxious. I think that’s gonna help quite a bit. I’m gonna recommend a couple ways to do it again. Keep in mind if you’re starting with 50 milligrams, it is super, super low that I don’t even think that has the capability of making you anxious. And the goal is probably not to stay with 50 milligrams, but it’s a test to show you, to prove to yourself that these magic mushrooms are not going to induce anxiety at a micro dose. They’re just not going to, I’ll have a lot of, some people will disagree with me, but I’m telling you again, over one year over one year of microdosing and taking some larger doses, it has never caused any anxiety in me. And I am one that had a ton of anxiety before I started microdosing, , to make things even better.
Dr. Dave: (05:04)
I’m, I’m going to recommend a couple different scenarios, a couple different possibilities to start while you’re microdosing. Nber one, take the 50 milligrams as a start at home and be in a really relaxing setting. They say set and setting your mindset, which I’m talking to about now. And you’re setting, which where you’re gonna be are the two most important things. And again, keep in mind if, if you feel yourself ever started to get anxious, keep in mind. Dr. Dave said, it’s in your mind. It’s not the mushrooms doing it. And go back to what I’ve said about. They’re not going to make you anxious. So the first way to do it, I recommend is taking the 50 milligrams relaxing around your house, sitting on the sofa, watching some TV and put on something funny. I’ll tell you what I did the very first time I biker do. Cause I didn’t know what to expect either. I, I think I turned on the three Stooges
Dr. Dave: (05:56)
On YouTube. I just did a search for three Stooges and I was there on the sofa, just laughing and laughing is great medicine to alleviate anxiety anyway. So watch something funny. Listen to something funny. If you have a favorite podcast, that’s really funny. Just listen or watch something really funny. And I’m pretty much guaranteeing you. You’re gonna be totally fine. You will be fine. The second possibility is to ingest the 50 milligrams and then a short time later, they take anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes to, to go into to your systems so that if you were gonna feel anxious, that would be the time. But again, you’re not gonna feel anxious. You won’t. So the second scenario is go out and take a walk in nature. I wouldn’t walk around like a crowded city, , because you know, you don’t wanna be around a million people when you’re doing this, but go out on a nature hike, go out in, in, in a park, just relax.
Dr. Dave: (06:50)
And you’re gonna be totally fine. Again, if you get anxious from 50 milligrams, it’s it’s in your mind. So I want you to keep thinking this over and over and over again. That’s why I’m repeating myself over. Cause when you do these, when you do ’em for the first time, I want you to think of this video. Feel free to watch this video over and over and over again, because I’m telling you that 50 milligrams of magic mushrooms are not going to make you anxious unless you think they think they will. Same as when I was driving. Same as when I was at the whole foods, it was something inside of me that did it think of these magic mushrooms as something that’s going to help you. It’s going to alleviate anxiety. That’s why you’re doing this is gonna take care of your anxiety and your depression.
Dr. Dave: (07:36)
It’s not going to make you more anxious. It’s not going to make you more depressed if you really believe that. And by the way, it’s true. If you really believe that, and you watch this video a few times and learn from my experience, you’re gonna be totally fine. I promise you. And again, keep in mind, it’s such a tiny, tiny, tiny dose, even compared to what some people do recreationally it’s minuscule. So once you find that the 50 milligrams is not going to make you anxious and it won’t. Then again, watch one of my previous videos that talks about, , a beginner’s guide to microdosing and it walks you right through how to know exactly what dose is right for you. , I’ll see if I can give you a link right below in the description, because again, these two videos combined are going to help you.
Dr. Dave: (08:25)
They’re gonna prove to you that you’re gonna be totally fine. A micro dose. Again, it’s just that it’s a microdose. It would be TA it would be like taking, you know, somebody has like a, a, a can of beer in front of it’d be taking like a few drops of beer and saying, oh, this is really affecting me. No, it’s not going to affect you. It’s just really not. You’re gonna be totally fine. Take it from me. I’m Dr. Dave, I’m here to help you. I’m here to give you support we’re in this together. You’re fine. Talk to you soon.