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Magic Mushrooms Treating Epilepsy
My sister has epilepsy, she was diagnosed about 2.5 years ago. On 400mg of lamotrigine a day. She is going to do mushrooms. How harmful could that be?
Bad Idea: Would let your parents know if she isn't willing to stop this despite your input. Read more
Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. " ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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:
and lots more info, some of it very subjective and even positive here:
like all powerful mind-altering drugs, psilocybin can be very dangerous depending on the circumstances. Read more
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
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
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
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
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 don't recommend you use them. Read more
Magic mushroom: Psilocybin & Psilocin.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psilocybin mushrooms: Psilocybin mushrooms have hallucinogenic effects. Whether they contain sulfa or not - they are still unsafe for health. Read more
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
Some weeks ago, a friend lost some motor nerve function in his face after eating some weeks-old magic mushrooms. Could it be permanent?
Yes. Consult with a: Neurologist immediatelyGet a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Yes: Its bad to take them under any conditions. Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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