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What are the dangers of psilocibin mushrooms?

What are the dangers of psilocibin mushrooms?

Dangers are Real.: The effects of mushrooms (psilocybin) vary significantly on their strength & purity. It is difficult to know much active material you are using. The significant issues occur when they are taken in large amt's.They have potential to cause nausea, vomiting, cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea, ^ blood pressure, ^ heart rate, impaired judgment, dizziness, anxiety & flashbacks, numbness, dizziness >. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed Gabapentin for nerve pain. Would any of these be dangerous for me to also take? Psilocybin mushrooms MDMA (150 mg) Klonopin (.25mg)

I'm prescribed Gabapentin for nerve pain. Would any of these be dangerous for me to also take? 
Psilocybin mushrooms
MDMA (150 mg)
Klonopin (.25mg)

MDMA is never pure: & never safe for anybody. Hallucinogenic 'shrooms are good if you want to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital for a psychotic break, unless you kill yourself first by jumping off a roof because you think you can fly. Gabapentin increases the half-life, plasma concentration, sedative & CNS depressant effects of Clonazepam. Adding alcohol would be very dangerous see your psychiatrist ASAP. ...Read more

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Is there a movement to make psilocybin mushrooms legal again?

Is there a movement to make psilocybin mushrooms legal again?

Yes, though small: "Movement" may be too strong a word but a growing number of researchers, practitioners & patients believe psylocybin, LSD, MDMA & other psychedelics should be legalized for prescription use given the large body of research on the powerful therapeutic benefits achievable by proper use of these medicines. One organization at the forefront of this movement is MAPS: http://www.maps.org/about/mission ...Read more

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Are there actually documented pages about people developing schizophrenia right after taking psilocybin mushrooms?

Yes, but rare: Psylocibin and lsd can trigger acute psychotic-like episodes but fortunately cases of ongoing schizophrenia afterwards are quite rare. Most authorities believe that those who have schizophrenia triggered by hallucinogens were predisposed to it and likely would have developed it anyway, but no one knows for sure.See http://www.Psychforums.Com/schizotypal-personality/topic26065.Html and my comment:. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What health risks can be attributed to unadulterated lsd (acid), psilocybin (mushrooms), or mdma (ecstasy)?

Death: These are very dangerous drugs and you can die from them or end up a vegetable. I have seen family members whose loved ones are institutionalized for life following a one time party drug experience. It is not worth risking your life or that of friends experimenting with them. ...Read more

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Could you have an allergic reaction from psilocybin mushrooms if you are allergic to mold?

Could you have an allergic reaction from psilocybin mushrooms if you are allergic to mold?

Yes.: But not necessarily because you are allergic to mold. If you are an allergic individual, you can develope allergy to a new substance at any time. Since mushrooms are a fungus, being allergic to mild might be an added risk, but there is no scientific evidence. ...Read more

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Could psilocybin raise or lower the level of serotonin?

Could psilocybin raise or lower the level of serotonin?

See below: Psilocin has a high affinity for the 5-HT2A serotonin receptor in the brain, where it mimics the effects of serotonin. ...Read more

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Does psilocybin raise or lower the level of serotonin? Please, need some answers?

Does psilocybin raise or lower the level of serotonin? Please, need some answers?

Neither: Psilocybin is a naturally occurring serotonin agonist meaning it activates serotonin receptors. Unlike prescription SSRIs, which keep serotonin active once it's released, psilocybin directly activates receptors for 3-6 hours before being metabolized. It is not an antidepressant. Illicit use of psilocybin has significant risks including panic or psychotic episodes. It's also illegal. ...Read more

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Can psilocybin or lysergic acid diethylamide induce serotonin syndrome when combined with sertraline?

Can psilocybin or lysergic acid diethylamide induce serotonin syndrome when combined with sertraline?

Russian Roulette.: There have been no actual studies done on this for obvious reasons. I can say a couple of things that may be useful though. Given your medical history, it would be very ill advised to use either LSD or Psilocybin containing substances. Both are known to precipitate severe anxiety in those even without a history of panic disorder. They are illegal, and street drugs are often spiked with other drugs. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to eat mushrooms?

How dangerous is it to eat mushrooms?

Could be: Commercial mushrooms come from safe sources. If you are into foraging for them, either you must be an expert or do this with an expert. Some like morels are easy to identify but others can be difficult and mushroom poisoning is something you would rather not acquire. ...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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Is it dangerous to take ganoderma mushrooms pills while having a pituitary macroadenoma and just started dostinex (cabergoline) because of high prolactin level?

Is it dangerous to take ganoderma mushrooms pills while having a pituitary macroadenoma and just started dostinex (cabergoline) because of high prolactin level?

Who knows: what's in the pills and what it could do to you? Reishi mushroom is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when used appropriately. It can cause some side effects including dryness of the mouth, throat, and nasal area along with itchiness, stomach upset, nosebleed, and bloody stools. However, there is almost no scientific evidence to document any of the claims. ...Read more

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Could there be any dangers taking magic mushrooms and Aleve (naproxen) painkillers?

Could there be any dangers taking magic mushrooms and Aleve (naproxen) painkillers?

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 49, 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

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13 day diet dangerous ?

13 day diet dangerous ?

Yes: I think it is a horrible diet. A breakfast of sugared coffee only is not a good idea. Best to adopt a lifestyle of sensible eating. I would put this diet in the same category as the "hot chick" diet: pepsi and cigarette for each meal. Avoid it. It is not what or how you eat once in a while that affects things, rather how you eat usually. ...Read more

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How dangerous is kendo?

How dangerous is kendo?

Kendo: This modern japanese martial art involves sword-fighting, & is physically & mentally challenging activitiy which combines martial arts with strenuous physical activity. ...Read more

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What is more dangerous?

What comparison: You want to know what of two or more items is more dangerous but have failed to indicate which items are being compared. Try adding a little more detail. ...Read more

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Are polycysts dangerous?

Are polycysts dangerous?

Polycystic ?: There are polycystic ovaries and polycystic kidneys. Polycystic ovary syndrome is imbalance of a female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycle changes, cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant, diabetes, overweight, hypertension, hirsutism etc. Polycystic adult kidneys have multiple cysts in kidneys dominant inheritance. Develop hypertension, sometimes kidney failure, brain aneurysm. ...Read more

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How dangerous is ecstasy?

How dangerous is ecstasy?

Ecstacy: Ecstacy is mdma or methylenedioxy-n-methylamphetamine. Which is a type of amphetamine. If sold on the street it is often mixed with lsd. Amphetamines can cause htn, stroke, heart attacks. ...Read more

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