‘Man injects mushrooms, fungi grows further in blood’

A man who introduced psychedelic drugs into his bloodstream by injecting the so-called ‘magic mushrooms into himself has become a victim of organ failure because the fungi began to develop in the body.

It‘s written in the Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry where the incident is explained. The 30-year-old male has a bipolar disorder and has both manic and depressive periods, but wanted to use less medications. That’s how he stumbled upon the psilocybin-containing mushrooms, or mushrooms

, which seemed like a good idea. Psilocybin can indeed help against depression, so increasingly scientific research suggests. American researchers gave it to cancer patients with anxiety and depression. They fixed it up.

Important detail: these people had not injected the drugs.

The mushrooms should be eaten in full form, or if necessary dissolved in powder in tea, which can then be drunk. The man did it differently. He cooked the mushrooms, filtered the water, injected the remaining substance.

Mushrooms grow in blood

A few days later he became very tired, began to vomit blood, got fever and diarrhea. His family found him in a miserable state and took the man to the hospital. Doctors couldn‘t start a conversation anymore. Tests showed that liver and kidneys were not working properly. The initial stage of organ failure occurred.

More disturbing still were the results of the blood test: the ‘magic‘ mushrooms, which are doing well in dark spots, began to grow in the bloodstream, The Insider is scrattling. The man had to be breathed, and his blood was thoroughly filtered. He was given two antibiotics and an anti-fungi treatment that continues after discharge from the hospital.

Don’t write off mushrooms!

The incident is no reason to renounce psilocybin. Years ago, promising results were published in The Lancet. In the Netherlands it is not yet reimbursed. But the GGZ Group still offers information about it. โ€œWe do this because the scientific research done and ongoing is so promising that we expect psilocybin to be insured within 5 to 7 yearsโ€, is described on our website. UMC Utrecht and UMC Groningen are doing research on mushrooms and depression.

It is important to always work with a doctor and never use mushrooms yourself as a medicine.