Psilocybin mushrooms, commonly referred to as magic mushrooms are a fungi group that contains psilocybin that changes upon ingestion into psilocin. They are either wild or cultivated. The mushrooms are often prepared by drying and are eaten by being mixed into food or drink, although some eat them freshly picked.
Study in animals shows that they act by stimulating nerve cell regrowth in parts of the brain responsible for emotion and memory. Patients treated with psilocybin in this mushroom claim that after using it they felt great and their life improved, such as getting engaged more with physical activities, had more energy, and had better interaction with their relations. The researchers deduced that psychological distress could be reduced by the mushrooms.
Effects of using magic mushrooms
Psilocybin mushrooms are hallucinogenic drugs, this means that they can cause one to see, hear, and feel sensations that seem real but are unreal. They carry the risk of triggering some mental and emotional problems. The capacity of psilocybin present in any magic mushroom is not known. This means that it is very hard to tell how long, the intensity and type of ‘’trip’’ someone will experience.
Those supporting the psilocybin mushroom treating PTSD feel that the drug should availed medically. They claim that psilocybin mushroom does not have strong negative effects and is not chemically addictive like drugs such as nicotine
Physical side effects of magic mushroom include; increased temperature, yawning, muscle weakness, headaches, increased blood pressure, dilated pupils, nausea, lack of coordination, increased heart rate, and drowsiness
Mental effects are; euphoria, distorted sense [of reality, place, and time], having spiritual experiences, having panic attacks, paranoia, psychosis, nervousness and hallucinations [visual and auditory],.
It is reported that using psilocybin mushrooms for treating PTSD can make one experience long term changes in personality, as well as flashbacks long after taking them.
Magic mushrooms look similar to poisonous mushrooms, thus another potential risk of taking these drugs. If mistaken, it can cause severe illness, organ damage, and even death.
By more use of psilocybin mushrooms the patient develops more tolerance. The tolerance develops quickly as one uses it regularly. To achieve this, you need more of the mushroom. Consumption of more of the psilocybin mushrooms can result in overdose symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea.
There are rare cases of physical symptoms of withdrawal when patients seize to use the psilocybin mushrooms. However, some experience psychological effects that may include depression.
In conclusion, psilocybin mushrooms are relatively good for treating PTSD as they provide relief from depression. If you get the right prescription of the drug from an authorized medic, they are good to use.