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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:20 AM

A Guy Tried Mainlining Shrooms. Then They Grew in His Blood

A Guy Tried Mainlining Shrooms. Then They Grew in His Blood
The 30-year-old ended up in hospital with multiple organ failure and fungal infections after injecting a mushroom tea.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/7k9pmz/acid-lsd-fuelled-murder-homicide

by Gavin Butler
January 12, 2021, 8:40pm

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During a series of manic and depressive episodes, the man had read about the therapeutic effects of microdosing LSD and psilocybin, and decided to brew what he referred to as “mushroom tea” by boiling magic mushrooms down in water. He then “filtered” the concoction by drawing it through a cotton swab, and injected it intravenously.

Days later, the man started developing symptoms of lethargy, jaundice, diarrhea and nausea. Then he started vomiting blood. His family took him to the emergency department, where he was found to be suffering from acute kidney dysfunction, liver injury and multi-organ failure, and he was subsequently transferred to the intensive care unit—where blood tests revealed that he had both a bacterial and fungal infection in his blood.

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Over the following 22 days the man was given an intense course of antibiotics and antifungal drugs. He was also prescribed to continue taking the antifungal medication voriconazole long-term after leaving the hospital, so as to prevent the mushrooms from regrowing.

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Another case report from 1985 tells of how another 30-year-old man received an intravenous injection of psilocybin mushroom extract, resulting in similar symptoms of vomiting, muscle aches and acute fever, as well as low oxygen and high methemoglobin in the blood. The authors of that study further noted at the time that the event was similar to two previously reported cases.




Sometimes you do the drugs, sometimes the drugs do you.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:30 AM

1. I had a roommate who did something like this.

It was a mushroom brew made with some kind of "healing" fungus given to her by a friend. She had this fermenting in room temperature water and sipped it throughout the day. She offered it to me, but I thought it looked gross.
She became violently ill, poor young lady.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:30 AM

2. If only...

...he had followed MY PRESIDENT"S directions and shot up some bleach...

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:41 PM

10. I followed Nancy's advice:

I just say "No."

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:35 AM

3. Greedy people, not satisfied with the natural high from psyilocybin, always wanting more.

I got plenty high from shrooms back in the day, can't imagine doing such s risky stupid thing to get more high. In fact, I stopped doing shrooms because the high was getting too intense and one time I couldn't talk, too overloaded. I decided right then that it was time for me to let go of hallucinogens and never did any again, even when hubby did some a few more times.

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Response to lark (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 12:49 PM

9. one late summer i picked a grocery bag of psycilocybes ........

ate some, tea with some, dried some for later. the days and visions got weirder and weirder until school started and i have not wanted to do it since.

my recommendation - these are serious drugs and should be used sparingly.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:49 AM

5. Oh well. You know how it is on Vice.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:54 AM

6. There is all kinds of stupid out there.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 12:18 PM

7. Corrected link

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 12:41 PM

8. They're all horror stories.

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