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Are hallucinogenic mushrooms bad for overall health?

Are hallucinogenic mushrooms bad for overall health?

Depends: If used occasionally in people without other health problems, hallucinogens rarely have major health effects. However, they cause elevated pulse, which in people with underlying arteriosclerosis of coronary or cerebral arteries, it can precipitate heart attack or stroke. In patients with underlying psychiatric disease, hallucinogens can cause more serious psychotic reactions. ...Read more

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Do hallucinogenic mushrooms alter serotonin levels?

Do hallucinogenic mushrooms alter serotonin levels?

Magic mushrooms: Hallucinogenic mushrooms in the psilocybe genus do impact the serotonin system. They contain psilocybin and a related metabolite, which are structurally related to serotonin and are about 100 times less potent than lsd. Partial agonist activity at 5-ht2a receptors mediates the psychedelic effect of hallucinogens like psilocybin, lsd, and mescaline (found in peyote). ...Read more

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What risks are associated with taking hallucinogenic mushrooms post kidney transplant?

What risks are associated with taking hallucinogenic mushrooms post kidney transplant?

Same risks As withou: Same risks of taking them without a transplant. In addition if there is some sort of fungus or bacteria associated with the product this could increase the risk of infection in an immunosuppressed transplant patient. In any case there is certainly no information about this question based on any kind of scientific study. ...Read more

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What drugs are hallucinogenic?

What drugs are hallucinogenic?

Hallucinogens: Also called psychotomimetic or psychedelic can include lysergic acid (lsd), dmt, 2c-b, dob, psilocybin, mescaline, mdma, marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids (i.e. Spice), as well as dissociative drugs like salvia divinorum or ketamine. There are a number of other plant and fungal sources of hallucinogens as well. In many the problems outweight potential medical benefits. ...Read more

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Could hallucinogenic drugs kill me?

Could hallucinogenic drugs kill me?

That is possible: Encourage you not to use hallucinogenic drugs. Could provide a more specific response if you advised of specific hallucinogens. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of hallucinogenic drugs?

What are the long term side effects of hallucinogenic drugs?

Depends on the drug: Some hallucinogenic drugs such as lsd can produce flashback symptoms (hallucinogen persisting perception disorder) for months or years after ingestion. This may or may not be interspersed with normal behavior. Marijuana is also regarded as a hallucinogenic drug, and may cause persistent psychosis as well as learning, memory, and behavior problems long after the use has stopped. ...Read more

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I would like advice regarding persistent after-effect of hallucinogenic use?

I would like advice regarding persistent after-effect of hallucinogenic use?

Actually: would recommend an in-person assessment if this has occurred. Take care. ...Read more

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Can ketamine produce hallucinogenic effects?

Can ketamine produce hallucinogenic effects?

Yes: Ketamine can cause psychotropic effects as it acts on nmda receptors in the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more