Antidepressants and psychedelic interactions

Is it safe to combine psychedelics and antidepressants?

I’m on the medication for depression and anxiety, which certain psychedelic drugs seem to help a little bit. I’m not on antipsychotics for anything like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia So, correct me if I’m wrong, but I feel like it is safe for me to use psychedelics.I have one more question. On the part about counteracting the effects of the medication by increasing psychedelic dosage, is this safe to do with DMT? Also, is there any cross tolerance between 2C-X, NBOMe series, and DMT?

Originally posted in SR 2.0 . Reviewed 3/3/23

It depends on what we mean by «safe». The pharmacological combination of the prescription drug you refer to (probably an SSRI) and DMT or 2C-X is unlikely to produce acute or permanent organ damage. On a psychological level, however, psychedelics always have an unpredictable nuance.

Experiences of anxiety or depression afterwards are likely to be more frequent, not so much because of the combination of drugs but because of your state of mind.

The risks of 25x-NBOMe are potentially much higher. Cases of seizures, hyperthermia and renal failure are relatively frequent and human research is nil compared to DMT and 2C-X. So, their use is strongly discouraged.