Signs & Symptoms
An individual abusing mescaline may have nausea to the point of vomiting. They may have shaking hands and feet, long-lasting hallucinations, distortions in the senses, a sensation as if they were levitating, anxiety, sweating, vertigo, rapid heart rate, experience confusion as well as high blood pressure.
The individual may also potential lose their appetite and have a false feeling of safety, or they may even believe that they are invincible. Psychosis is also a potential risk when abusing mescaline and is when the individual breaks from reality. Continued use of mescaline may heighten the chances of experience a high with negative effects.
Fortunately, there is no withdrawal from mescaline use; however, it does come with quite a bit of psychological factors to be dealt with upon cessation.
Coming down from a mescaline high presents its own challenges such as sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, confusion and racing thoughts. Many people choose to take other drugs to help with the come down, but these drug interactions can be dangerous—even deadly—and are not worth the risk.
In many cases, mescaline produces a hangover effect where individuals report that they feel lethargic and sore the day after a mescaline trip.
There have been few reported cases of mescaline overdose. If an individual decides to take a large amount of Mescaline, they may find themselves in the middle of a bad “trip”, that seems to never end.
Although it would be difficult for an individual to overdose on Mescaline itself, especially when derived directly from the San Pedro or Peyote cactus, if an individual decides to take other drugs to alleviate comedown symptoms, there could be potential problems with drug interactions. Users should be aware that often fake Mescaline is sold in pill form, that contains other unknown chemicals that could have adverse reactions.