Man Infects His Bloodstream With 'Magic Mushrooms' (Psylocibe cubensis)

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We have a thread on Auto Brewery Syndrome, in which one's own body generates alcohol for an endemic drunkenness. This guy attempted to inject himself with a Psylocibe cubensis infusion which established a population of 'magic mushroom' fungi in his bloodstream.

The outcome was a brush with a permanent death rather than a permanent high. Kids - don't try this at home ...
'Magic mushrooms' grow in man's blood after injection with shroom tea

A man brewed a tea from "magic mushrooms" and injected the concoction into his veins; several days later, he ended up at the emergency department with the fungus growing in his blood.

The man spent 22 days in the hospital, with eight of those days in the intensive care unit (ICU), where he received treatment for multisystem organ failure. Now released, he is still being treated with a long-term regimen of antibiotic and antifungal drugs, according to a description of the case published Jan. 11 in the Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

The case didn't reveal whether injecting shroom tea can cause persistent psychoactive effects, as sometimes seen when people ingest the fungus orally, the doctors wrote in the report. For example, in rare cases, people can develop a condition called hallucinogen-induced persisting perception disorder (HPPD), where they experience vivid flashbacks of their trip long after the fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The case "underscores the need for ongoing public education regarding the dangers attendant to the use of this, and other drugs, in ways other than they are prescribed," the doctors wrote. ...

By injecting shrooms into his bloodstream, the 30-year-old patient had hoped to relieve symptoms of bipolar disorder and opioid dependence, according to the report. His family members noted that he had recently stopped adhering to his prescribed bipolar medications and was "cycling between depressive and manic states."

The man found online reports that described the potential therapeutic effects of hallucinogens, such as LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, which prompted him to boil down shrooms into a "mushroom tea." He filtered the tea by drawing it through a "cotton swab" before injecting it into his body. In the following days, he became lethargic and nauseated, and his skin began to yellow. He soon developed diarrhea and began vomiting blood.

His family found him and took him to the emergency room, noting concern that he also seemed very confused. The doctors noted that he could not participate in a meaningful interview, due to his altered mental state. Multiple organs, including the liver and kidneys, began to fail and the man was transferred to the ICU. His blood tested positive for a bacterial infection with the microbe Brevibacillus and a fungal infection from Psilocybe cubensis — meaning the magic mushroom he injected was now growing in his blood.

In addition to antibiotic and antifungal drugs, the man needed to be placed on a ventilator after he experienced acute respiratory failure, where fluid builds up in the air sacs of the lungs. Thankfully, the patient survived this ordeal and was later discharged from the hospital. ...

FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/magic-mushroom-injection-case-report.html
 

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We have a thread on Auto Brewery Syndrome, in which one's own body generates alcohol for an endemic drunkenness. This guy attempted to inject himself with a Psylocibe cubensis infusion which established a population of 'magic mushroom' fungi in his bloodstream.

The outcome was a brush with a permanent death rather than a permanent high. Kids - don't try this at home ...


FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/magic-mushroom-injection-case-report.html
That is a true horror story. The thought that the fungi were growing in his bloodstream just gives me the creeps.:eek:
 

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What a cock.
A fair comment. But the poor chap did have some Issues didn't he, and may not have been thinking quite straight. (By injecting shrooms into his bloodstream, the 30-year-old patient had hoped to relieve symptoms of bipolar disorder and opioid dependence, according to the report. His family members noted that he had recently stopped adhering to his prescribed bipolar medications and was "cycling between depressive and manic states.")
 
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