A man injected himself with “mushroom tea” that almost caused his death.
An unusual case occurred in the United States where a 30-year-old man tried to treat his depression He injected himself with “mushroom tea” that almost killed him.
The case was known thanks to a study previously published in the journal Consulting Academy Journal – Psychiatry ConnectionThe patient is described as someone with a history of intravenous drug use.
in addition to, He was suffering from bipolar disorder and major depression.
According to the doctors who published the study, the man would have read studies that indicated the potential of drugs such as Hallucinogen and LSD To treat or cure depression and decide to prepare an injection of ‘Magic mushroom’ To be injected into the veins.
He was right, There are several studies indicating a potential therapeutic effect in treatments with hallucinogenic drugs such as mushrooms, LSD, DMT, and others for treating people with clinical depression, bipolar and even schizophrenia. But these treatments have to be accompanied by a specialist, be very strict in the dosages they provide, and in most countries where they are allowed, they are still considered “experimental”.Hallucinogen.
In the case of specific fungi, Psilocybin, a psychedelic compound in “magic mushrooms,” has been found to rapidly improve symptoms and produce remission in at least two sessions in patients with major depression. In a small study conducted in the United States, treatment with psilocybin was shown to be associated with: A reduction of more than 50% in depressive symptoms in 67% of study participants. Moreover, 71% showed improvement in follow-up at four weeks and more than 50% achieved remission.
But in this case, the patient boils the psilocybin fungus in water and filters the resulting substance through a cotton swab before injecting it directly into the bloodstream.
It is not surprising to say that the result was not expected. On the contrary, In the following days he began experiencing symptoms such as lethargy in his bodily functions, yellowish pigmentation (jaundice), diarrhea, nausea, and bloody vomiting (bloody vomiting).
His family decided to take him to the clinic when they saw that his condition was deteriorating. He spent 22 days in the hospital, eight of them in the intensive care unit.Studies have shown that treating depression with hallucinogenic drugs can be successful but must be supervised by experts and at specific doses. (Shutterstock.com)
What the doctors found was that the patient Had a bacterial and fungal infection in the blood, That was life threatening.
The infusion that was injected He ended up growing fungi inside his body, which was feeding on his organs causing them to fail.
The man was able to save himself, for the time being, thanks to intensive treatment with antibiotics and antifungals. As reported in the study, you should still be taking antimicrobials.
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