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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
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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 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
Always: It can always be dangerous to use illicit substances. ...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
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
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
No: Only if you think mood alteration and hallucinations are part of being pregnant. As far as I know, they are not. If you are having early pregnancy symptoms, like morning nausea or feeling bloated, and you have been sexually active, you should have a pregnancy test. They are available over the counter, or you can have your health care provider run a test. Hallucinogens should be avoided if pregnant. ...Read more
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 more
How long after taking shrooms does it take to be able to pass a drug test without indication of drugs?
Psilocybin: Psilocybin is the active chemical derived from 'shrooms. It can be detected within minutes of use and detectable in the urine for up to 7days. Your question suggests you want to defeat drug testing. I suggest you rethink your use and consult your doctor or a drug/alcohol counselor for help. ...Read more
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
Maybe: Hallucinogens such as lsd or psilocybin are related in their neurochemistry & may have the potential of destabilizing the brain enough to lead to permanent sequelae (consequences). ...Read more
Hallucinogens: I do not recommend taking any of these! LSD and ecstasy are def bad, as u don't know what is in there! While mushrooms may be "natural, " I wouldn't want to risk having a 'bad trip.' Do you really need to do that? ...Read more
If I'm on a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) trip (750mg) and I take a standard dose of shrooms, are there any negative health or psychological effects other than the usual?
Seek treatment now: Your body systems could possibly shut down with that amount of diphenhydramine on board. Please go to the nearest Emergency Department. For future reference, there are no standard doses for shrooms and they will negatively affect you health and your loved ones as well. ...Read more
Brain toxicity: Your brain is a very complex structure that needs careful management. Putting toxic agents into the body will cause disruption of brain function. This can result in convulsions. Some people are more prone than others to the effects of toxic agents. It is not wise to mess with the brain. Treat it properly and keep it in good health, and it will provide you with good function for many years. ...Read more
Yes: Its bad to take them under any conditions. ...Read more
What to do if I'm feeling so scared and bad now. I did shrooms, coke, pills, was drinking and top it off, meth. Will my baby be ok?
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
In the last 5 months, both my roommate and I used shrooms a few times. We have had bloody stool 3-4 separate times within 1-2 days of each other. Why?
Don't play with FIRE: You used lsd x 3, mdma x 15 & mushrooms x 4. The toxic effects of mushrooms vary significantly depending on strength & purity of the mushrooms. In large doses mushrooms (psilocybin) are known to cause nausea, vomiting, cramping & diarrhea. So, your abuse of fungi may be a contributor or cause. It sounds like you don't know what you are doing. I hope your experiments w your brains doesn't lead to>. ...Read more
Hello how are you? A few years back I got hit by a car and had a subdural hemotoma (it was an emergency surgery and I flat lined for 2.5 minutes). I don't dring or do any hard drugs but I do smoke marijuana and once a year or so I do shrooms. Can either
Keep it brief: Please briefly ask your question. We want to assist you but need to know what you are asking. ...Read more
Doubt it: But who knows what else you did while you were intoxicated. ...Read more