Is dmt bad for you
Increased heart rate and blood pressure are both side effects of DMT, which can be bad news if you already have a heart condition or high blood pressure. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DMT can also cause seizures and loss of muscle coordination.
The main effect of DMT is psychological, with intense visual and auditory hallucinations, euphoria, and an altered sense of space, body, and time.
Many users describe profound, life-changing experiences such as visiting other worlds, talking with alien entities known as “DMT elves” or “machine elves,” and total shifts in the perception of identity and reality.
When smoked, DMT produces brief yet intense visual and auditory hallucinations that have been described by users as an alternate reality, otherworldly, or a near-death experience.
In comparison to other psychedelic drugs, such as LSD, ketamine, and magic mushrooms, recreational users of DMT consider it to have the lowest side effect profile.
Possible side effects of DMT include:
- increased heart rate
- increased blood pressure
- chest pain or tightness
- dilated pupils
- rapid rhythmic movements of the eye
When taken orally, DMT can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Depending on the individual user, the DMT experience can range from intensely exciting to overwhelmingly frightening. The experience can be so powerful that users may have difficulty processing and integrating the “trip” into their real life.
Mental side effects may linger for many days or weeks after ingestion of the drug.
Physiological effects of DMT usage include the following:
- High blood pressure.
- Increased heart rate.
- Dilated pupils.
- Nystagmus—involuntary rapid, rhythmic movement of the eye.
- Ataxia—lack of coordination.
- Nausea and vomiting (typically when taken orally in ayahuasca)