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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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Magic mushroom trips flashbacks possible?

Magic mushroom trips flashbacks possible?

Yes, but it's rare: Psilocybin and psilocyn are the hallucinogenic elements in certain mushrooms. These “magic” mushrooms usually cause nausea before any desired mental effects. People who ingest them often experience distorted perceptions of touch, sight, sound, and taste. Some users become very nervous and paranoid. On occasion, they can also experience "flashbacks" or hallucinogen persisting perception disorder. ...Read more

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What happens if I eat a magic mushroom and it is a dangerous/deadly one then how long will it take for the effects to kick in?

What happens if I eat a magic mushroom and it is a dangerous/deadly one then how long will it take for the effects to kick in?

What mushroom?: People are scared of the deathcap mushroom especially. It causes liver failure and death within a couple of weeks. See here for more info and identifying features: http://www.anbg.gov.au/fungi/deathcap.html If you think you ate one, go the the hospital right away. ...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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What effects do magic mushrooms have on bipolar disorder ?

What effects do magic mushrooms have on bipolar disorder ?

Hallucinations: Magic mushrooms induce hallucinations even in people with normal brains. Bipolar disorder can cause hallucinations all by itself. Put the 2 together and you've got a potentially more unstable situation. There is, however, no controlled research using psilocybin (active ingredient in magic mushrooms) in patients with bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Magic mushrooms and aleve, (naproxen) is it bad to mix the 2?

Magic mushrooms and aleve, (naproxen) is it bad to mix the 2?

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 46 you aren't a kid - high pulse with these drugs not good for heart. ...Read more

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

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

How about putting: Away the toys, at your age. Psychedelic drugs, including psilocybin/psilocin get more toxic as we get older, because they can greatly increase heart rate and stress the cardiovascular system. There are no known interactions between Naproxen and any psychedelic. I think you need to consider whether drugs are a problem for you, and if you need help dealing with them. ...Read more

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Are magic mushrooms bad?

Are magic mushrooms bad?

Not to the mushroom: I'm sure the mushroom might be offended if it knew that it had such a bad rap with humans....but to answer your question, they are currently not used medicinally because of their high potential for abuse and addiction. They cause changes in mental status and cognition and therefore, I would advise against their use as harm can come to you or others while under their influence. Try rhubarb instead. ...Read more

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What do magic mushrooms do?

What do magic mushrooms do?

Psilocybin: "magic mushrooms" contain a chemical called psilocybin, which is a natural hallucinogen (similar to lsd, which is synthetic). You can read warnings about it here:
http://tinyurl.Com/9gxhsdz
and lots more info, some of it very subjective and even positive here:
http://tinyurl.Com/4f7qh
like all powerful mind-altering drugs, psilocybin can be very dangerous depending on the circumstances. ...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

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What are the health effects of magic mushrooms?

What are the health effects of magic mushrooms?

Depends: on what you are really getting. When it comes to herbal substances, especially in the US where they are essentially unregulated, you never know what you are getting. Even more so with illicit plant drugs like peyote, mescaline and psilocibin (which is the active ingredient in most 'magic' mushrooms). Bad trips with psychosis and flashbacks, anticholinergic effects -dry mouth, blurred vision etc. ...Read more

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A friend told me about a magic mushroom. Does it exist?

Yes: But it is not magic. Or maybe it is because magic is not real , it's an illusion right? That pretty much sums up drugs and what becomes of people who are addicted to them, in the beginning the illusion is; life is better, more fun, your smarter, enlightened etc. However the reality is quite the opposite. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prepare ourselves for magic mushrooms?

Wrong web site: This is not the kind of web site to garner such information.

I don't recommend preparing your self at all, i dont recommend you use them. ...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 are the results of magic mushrooms on the brain?

What are the results of magic mushrooms on the brain?

Most of these drugs: act on serotonin-related pathways in the brain, and activate parts of the brain that experience visual, auditory, tactile and olfactory sensations, turning on neurons that usually are activated by those stimuli without the stimuli being there - producing hallucinations of various types, as well as having dopaminergic stimulatory effects. There are no lasting changes in most people. ...Read more

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Took 1.5g magic mushrooms over a month ago. Started to have some memory problems after. Really impaired short term memory over last month. Get better?

Took 1.5g magic mushrooms over a month ago. Started to have some memory problems after. Really impaired short term memory over last month. Get better?

Memory problems: Can be from several things. The anxiety about taking the magic mushrooms may be one reason or a substance you ingested may be another. Please see your do. He'/she can diagnose and monitor you. Please keep this in mind so you can make healthy choices in the future. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do magic mushrooms have any therapeutic effect on bipolar disorder ?

Do magic mushrooms have any therapeutic effect on bipolar disorder ?

MUSHROOMS: No, no. Please do not try any thing like these remedies you may hear or read about-please seek help of a psychiatrist, or at the very least, your family doctor. ...Read more

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Do you know which one will be most beneficial in enlightening and self discovery: dmt lsd or magic mushrooms?

There is no magic...: ...pill for enlightenment or self-discovery & it’s intellectually lazy to think there is. Under the influence of these substances your thinking isn’t more profound or insightful; it only SEEMS that way. They induce a state that endows your thoughts with an artificially & inappropriately heightened significance. In the quest for self-realization drugs are no substitute for hard work & perseverance. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which one will be most beneficial in enlightening and self discovery--dmt lsd or magic mushrooms?

Any suggestions on which one will be most beneficial in enlightening and self discovery--dmt lsd or magic mushrooms?

None of the above: You may want to ask a guru that question, and not a doctor, particularly not a doctor who works in addiction medicine. Hallucinogens are not safe, and the "consciousness expansion" etc etc appears way more in literature than it does in real life. You also don't really know what you are getting, and a lot of pcp (phencyclidine) is a cut in these drugs, and is extremely dangerous. Better 2 meditate. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder and have been stable for 4 years I am wondering if it's ok for me to try one small dose of magic mushrooms or mdma ?

I have bipolar disorder and have been stable for 4 years I am wondering if it's ok for me to try one small dose of magic mushrooms or mdma ?

Better avoid: If the psychodelics destabilize your bipolar, there is no guarantee it will be back to the way it was before. Bipolar disorder is strange, it does not cycle back and forth in a circle, but in a wave. ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to lose weight even if you keep eating the same amount?

Can stress cause you to lose weight even if you keep eating the same amount?

Yes: During periods of stress, your body is in what's called "fight or flight" mode. Because of this, your metabolism may temporarily increase in order to provide your system with the energy for survival. However, over time, with chronic stress, your body can become fatigued and begin stockpiling calories, causing your metabolism to drop with resulting weight gain. ...Read more

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Can skipping breakfast and only eating dinner and snacking without eating late at nights cause me to lose weight? I know it's not healthy.

Can skipping breakfast and only eating dinner and snacking without eating late at nights cause me to lose weight? I know it's not healthy.

Probably but...: To lose weight one must consume less calories than they burn up so eating less will help you lose weight. However, research shows that eating after 8 pm is associated with weight gain. The earlier you eat your dinner and not snacking after 8 pm will likely help. What you eat is also important! see
http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/news/20110614/eat-late-gain-weight
; http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more