Magic mushrooms, or shrooms, are mushrooms that contain a chemical called psilocybin. This chemical is a hallucinogen and can cause you to have many different symptoms. This drug can be ingested in many different ways including: eating them by themselves, making tea with them, mixing them with other food, or dipping them in things such as chocolate. Some people don’t like eating them alone because they have a very bitter taste. Keep in mind that there are hundreds of different types of shrooms and they may have different side effects depending on what kind they are. Also keep in mind that, if you aren’t sure if you’re getting actual shrooms, there is a chance you could be ingesting poisonous mushrooms. This could lead to harm or possibly even death.
Once magic mushrooms are ingested, the effects will kick start within about 30 minutes. The first side effect that might be noticed is that the way a person views colors, sounds, and light may change. When the person looks at different surfaces they may see it moving or rippling. In addition, moving objects might look like they have color trails following them.
Another side effect a user may have is that time might be going very slowly or very quickly, as well as feeling as if the world isn’t real or feeling as if they are in a dream. This could also cause quite a bit of confusion or disorientation. They may also have quick and sensitive mood changes. This means that the user might go from being happy to being upset in a very short amount of time. They could also experience nervousness and/or anxiety, weird thoughts, or decreased concentration. Many users also report being tired and not wanting to move too much, as well as more yawning than normal. They also have reported feeling dizzy and an increase in heart rate. They might also experience numbness, dry mouth, muscle weakness, twitching, convulsions, sweating, chills, and having urinary accidents. In addition to these side effects, a user could also have nausea and large pupils. The large pupils can make it easy for others to realize that they are under the influence of something.
All of these symptoms can last anywhere from 3 to 8 hours and there is always a chance that ingesting magic mushrooms will result in having a bad trip. A bad trip is when a person who uses this drug has an experience that is frightening and not enjoyable at all. There are many side effects you could experience when having a bad trip. Those are listed below.
- Intense fear
- More noticeable mental illness symptoms
- Seeing things that aren’t there such as monsters or other things that are frightening
- Harming yourself or others
One thing to realize is that symptoms of a bad trip usually start going away once the user starts coming down. With that being said, it is possible to continue having these effects for hours, days, or weeks after using the mushrooms. If you feel like these symptoms aren’t going away and you are having a lot of paranoia, anxiety, depression, or psychosis, then you should talk to a healthcare professional and see if they can help you start feeling better.
While it doesn’t happen in every user who tries magic mushrooms once, there has been studies that show that some people actually have changes in certain behaviors for the following 14 months after use. These people have reported feeling weird or different and even being open to new ideas that they might not have even given a second thought before the mushroom use. As for someone who uses mushrooms for a long period of time, they can experience side effects that last quite awhile as well. Some of these are: changes in different thinking patterns, continued delusions or hallucinations, unstable mood and mood changes, having trouble staying organized, and forgetting things a lot more than normal.
With all that being said, there are many side effects that aren’t very good when using magic mushrooms. While some people enjoy some of the side effects, others are really scary for people and they regret using this drug. If you or someone you know is struggling with mushrooms then the best course of action is to reach out to a professional or someone you trust so you can get help and get back to living a normal life.