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Doctor insights on: Can Eating Magic Mushrooms Stunt Your Growth As A Teenager

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Can eating magic mushrooms stunt your growth as a teenager?

Can eating magic mushrooms stunt your growth as a teenager?

Magic mushrooms: Magic mushrooms is the name given to the mushroom psilocybe group. These mushrooms when eaten can cause hallucinogenic episodes along with nause and vomiting etc. The danger is not stunting of growth but rather of using drugs that alter the mind, and then what does that lead to later. More powerful drugs? Behavior problems, school problems etc? ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety stunt your growth as a teenager?

Can stress and anxiety stunt your growth as a teenager?

Growth: Possibly but not likely. Your pediatrician should have "growth curves" for you, and you and your family should get them and see how your growth rate is going. ...Read more

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Does eating magic mushrooms cause you to lose weight?

Does eating magic mushrooms cause you to lose weight?

No: "magic mushrooms" is what most people call hallucinogenic mushrooms, which have psilocybin as their most active component. I believe my colleague is speaking of another kind of mushrooms other than these hallucinogenic ones. Used recreationally, "magic" mushrooms can produce anxiety, panic, and even psychosis. Psilocybin content is unpredictable in these. They are not a weight loss aid. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm allergic to sulfa in medications, so magic mushrooms have sulfa in them?

Psilocybin mushrooms: Psilocybin mushrooms have hallucinogenic effects. Whether they contain sulfa or not - they are still unsafe for health. ...Read more

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Do magic mushrooms make your brain bleed?

Do magic mushrooms make your brain bleed?

No: Psilocybin, unlike some of the other recreational drugs, has little in the way of physical side effects. However, if you are hallucinating or just silly, you may do something dangerous. If you are picking your own out in the wild, please be sure you are not choosing a poisonous species instead. ...Read more

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Could there be any dangers taking magic mushrooms and Aleve (naproxen) painkillers?

Could there be any dangers taking magic mushrooms and Aleve (naproxen) painkillers?

Forget the naproxen: The danger is in the 'magic mushrooms.' there is nothing magic about them, and the reality is that you have really no way to know what you are getting. If pure psilocybin/psilocin, there are still 'bad trips' from them. But they may really by pcp or amphetamine-based drugs like ecstasy, which can have very serious problems. At 49, you aren't a kid - high pulse with these drugs not good for heart. ...Read more

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What can magic mushrooms do to a person?

What can magic mushrooms do to a person?

Hallucinations: Used recreationally, hallucinogenic mushrooms can lead to psychosis, intense fear, and panic. Doses are extremely variable, and can be too high. In contained therapeutic situations, research is being done with more moderate doses of the active compound, psilocybin. Some participants spoke of a mystical experience of sacred connectedness. For some, positive change. http://tinyurl.com/8o33k5a. ...Read more