An accidental trip from EROWID
Type of Spiritual Experience
Not really the melatonin given all the other things he was taking
A description of the experience
An Accidental Trip
(pill / tablet)
My husband and I regularly take sleeping aids such as Tylenol PMs and melatonin (in the recommended dosage), but we noticed that both weren’t working as well as it used to. We thought it would be ok to take more than the recommended dosage of melatonin.
Within 15 minutes of taking it, I fell into a “semi-dream” state and was feeling drugged. It was a feeling that I normally don’t get with melatonin. I was able to sleep but not very deeply. Meanwhile, my husband did not fall asleep right away and was even able to watch a full movie. When he did fall asleep, he claims that he had very intense dreams.
The strange thing happened the morning after. I was at work and my husband called me from home and said in a very calm voice that spiders were coming out of his head, mouth, ears and pores and asked if I was feeling the same way? He continued to describe that there were spider webs all over his body and was trying to catch the spiders! He was so convinced that he was being attacked by spiders that he tried to get the help of our poor cat. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! I thought that my husband had gone crazy!
Long story short, I came home and the spiders and their webs had gone. I assumed that my husband had started hallucinating due to lack of sleep. I researched on the net and found that some people have hallucinated due to melatonin. We found this out in a very strange way.
Also take note that my husband is under a lot of medication such as, Keppra (anti-convulsant), Seroxat, and beta blockers. I don’t know if these other medications played a part in his hallucinations ...maybe they did.
I didn’t feel what my husband did but from how he described it, it sounded like an acid trip. I asked him if he would do that again and he simply said, “No.”