This thread was originally posted by stargate87. I posted a comment on it and deleted the entire thread by mistake, instead of just my comment, which I wanted to edit grammatically. The message bellow in quotation is the user's original post.
"I had to simplify it to fit the title, but basically my question is this: is being under the influence of prescription drugs during the time you are casting a spell (not mind altering things such as shrooms, etc.) decrease, increase, or have no effect on the success of the spell. I've googled this and found absolutely nothing.
Skip the context if you don't care, but i'll give it to you in case you do: i've developed severe PTSD in the past month-constant anxiety, nightmare, flashbacks, the whole shebang, and am beginning to learn about and dabble in white magic. I pump essential oil diffusers like crazy which used to be enough for my generalized anxiety, but now is not cutting it. Due to the severity of my anxiety, i'm currently prescribed alprazolam (for those that don't know; that's an anti-anxiety drug. Your conscious is not altered; basically all it does is relax you and shut off the super scary anxious thoughts.).
When i'm not taking my medication, I feel that i'm in no mental state to perform a spell- i can't concentrate, my head is filled with too many negative energies, and I just all around am in a terrible state. I am just unsure if it will negate my spell if my head is not sober while I am performing it and it will be a waste However, i have many supplies/resources to help me break the blocks/heal/cleanse of negative energies, and so forth.
So, for anyone who's tried this out before or would happen to know, what would be more effective?