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Doctor insights on: What Diseases Are Caused From Taking Magic Mushrooms

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Does eating magic mushrooms cause you to lose weight?

Does eating magic mushrooms cause you to lose weight?

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 more

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What effects do magic mushrooms have on bipolar disorder ?

What effects do magic mushrooms have on bipolar disorder ?

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

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Do magic mushrooms have any therapeutic effect on bipolar disorder ?

Do magic mushrooms have any therapeutic effect on bipolar disorder ?

MUSHROOMS: No, no. Please do not try any thing like these remedies you may hear or read about-please seek help of a psychiatrist, or at the very least, your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder and have been stable for 4 years I am wondering if it's ok for me to try one small dose of magic mushrooms or mdma ?

I have bipolar disorder and have been stable for 4 years I am wondering if it's ok for me to try one small dose of magic mushrooms or mdma ?

Better avoid: If the psychodelics destabilize your bipolar, there is no guarantee it will be back to the way it was before. Bipolar disorder is strange, it does not cycle back and forth in a circle, but in a wave. ...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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Are magic mushrooms bad?

Are magic mushrooms bad?

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 more

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What do magic mushrooms do?

What do magic mushrooms do?

Psilocybin: "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: http://tinyurl.Com/9gxhsdz and lots more info, some of it very subjective and even positive here: http://tinyurl.Com/4f7qh like all powerful mind-altering drugs, psilocybin can be very dangerous depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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What can magic mushrooms do to a person?

What can magic mushrooms do to a person?

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

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What are the health effects of magic mushrooms?

What are the health effects of magic mushrooms?

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