You’ve probably heard of magic mushrooms or shrooms; they are the hallucinogenic mushrooms that contain psilocybin. They are used recreationally for their psychedelic effect. But do you know the whole story? The side effects, both short-term and long term effects they have on the brain.
Let’s delve into these psilocybin mushrooms so you have a better understanding of the effects and harm they could be doing to your brain or the brain of a loved one.
How are magic mushrooms used
The mushrooms either fresh or dried are ingested by eating them or brewing a tea of them. They can have a bitter taste so people often put them in food.
What are the effects
If you forge for mushrooms, you need to know exactly what you are looking for. Some can be poisonous. If vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach cramps begin several hours after consuming the mushrooms you should seek medical attention as you may have gotten a poisonous mushroom by mistake. Other effects include the following:
- Upset stomach
- Dry mouth
- Increased heart rate
- Lack of feeling
- Feeling you are floating
- Hallucinations both visual and sound
- Loss of inhibitions
- Inability to sleep
- Having senses mixed up
- Altered awareness
- Unpredictable delusions
- Muscle tremors
- Raised, blissful mood
- Sense of inflated well-being
- Heightened awareness of reality
- Raised blood pressure
- Extreme perspiring
- Hearing colors or seeing sounds
Addiction or abuse
There is some debate that these mushrooms are not addictive however, they can certainly be abused. Addiction is different for each individual. Whether someone can become addicted these mushrooms will also depend on other factors in their life or other underlying conditions they may be dealing with.
There seem to be no withdrawal symptoms when a person stops doing psilocybin mushrooms. But, a user can build up a tolerance to them.
The user may also have a bad trip just as a user of LSD might. A bad trip would include feelings of despair, paranoia, anxiety, and panic that can last for days. If you or someone you know is having a bad trip after using mushroom seek medical help.
As far as medical uses for these mushrooms, there are studies being done but as of now, there are no medical uses in the US.
Do you need help
If you or a loved one is abusing these mushrooms as well as other substances with them you may need help stopping.
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