Posted: Jun 15, 2006 5:37 pm
F-ing HATED microdots, though!
It's strange but true that people seem to experience slightly different effects off of different batches or carriers for what is exactly the same chemical. Liquid is known for being "cleaner" and microdots and geltabs always seemed to feel slightly different to me. Back in the day, a chemist friend and I hypothosized that the reason that geltabs were slightly "different" (and in our eyes, preferable) was because it was not actually LSD, but LSA. LSA is less potent by weight compared to LSD and that's why we thought it required a bigger carrier. I've experimented with LSA and felt that the trip from dots and gels seemed to resemble that of LSA almost exactly too. Although, really, the differences in effects between LSD and LSA are so miniscule that they could very well be imagined.
In the late 60's some clandestine chemists started producing a chemical called ALD-52, an analogue of LSD. The reason they started manufacturing the drug was because since LSD was banned they figure they found a legal loophole to get people acid. ALD-52 when ingested converts to LSD through hydrolosis. Unfortunately, when they were busted, their defense did not work as LSD is a precursor to ALD-52, so they had to manufacture the LSD to produce the ALD-52. What's interesting however, is people regularly claim that ALD-52 was nearly identical in effect to LSD with the exception that users felt none of the anxiety or muscle tension often times associated with LSD. They said it was a "cleaner" trip. In fact, there is no difference in effect whatsoever since when you ingest ALD-52, you are are taking LSD.
One thing to note is that LSD does cause muscle tremors which can lead to cramping in the legs and back and cause soreness. It's simply one of the effects of the drug, but these effects are often what people use to back up claims of "dirty" acid and the drug being cut with strychnine.