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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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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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