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Is It Safe To Eat Shrooms While Your Sick With Bronchitis
Safe?: If you are referring to mushrooms with psilocybin, i.e. Hallucinogenic mushrooms, there is no truly "safe" time to take them. That said, it appears to be the safest illicit drug, with 2 deaths attributed to it; most ill effects appear to be due to panic or ingestion of other drugs (or antidepressants) at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). It may be infectious and require antibiotics, or steroid like meds to help treat it. (it can be acute ...Read more
Psilocybin : Psilocin has a high affinity for the 5-ht2a serotonin receptor in the brain, where it mimics the effects of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, or 5-ht). The serotonin system is involved in the control of behavioral, perceptual, and regulatory systems, including mood, hunger, body temperature, sexual behavior, muscle control, and sensory perception. Psilocybin causes intense activation of these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Always: it can always be dangerous to use illicit substances. ...Read more
Hard to say, mainly: because studies where "shrooms' are actually analyzed have shown that some of them have psilocybin and are 'genuine', while others have LSD or even PCP (phencylidine or angel dust) which can be very dangerous. Bad trips with psychosis and flashbacks have been reported, and dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention, and hyperthermia have also occurred. You don;t really know what you are getting. ...Read more
Hallucinations: is what they are known for, but people can have a variety of experiences with hallucinogens, especially those of plant or fungal origin, since the purity of what you're getting is unknown, and the true amount in it, plus potential adulterants (like angel dust or PCP) is also possible. Some people react with severe paranoia and even psychosis, or very scary hallucinations - a "bad trip." A bad idea ...Read more
See below : An unpleasant hallucinogenic episode.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Hallucinogenic mushrooms, e.g., psilocybin, cause perceptual and mood changes for several hours, as well as nausea and other physical symptoms in some users. (And some other mushrooms are seriously poisonous; you can rarely be sure what you're taking when it's illegal.) Hallucinogens can trigger psychosis in susceptible users, and can lead to bad judgment in dangerous situations. Risky at best. ...Read more
Well, you'd be sick: and perhaps you are sitting there vomiting and having headache, and hallucinations and are psychotic but you are calmly typing on a computer keyboard, but somehow I don't think so. If you are really 47 and taking drugs usually taken by teenagers (unless you are Native American-in which case talk to a tribal elder), I have concerns about you. Stop using hallucinogens - they are dangerous. ...Read more
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