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WHY “MAGIC MUSHROOMS” AREN’T SO MAGICAL

why "magic mushrooms" aren't so magical

Currently, there is no known lethal dose of mushrooms, however that doesn’t make them safe. Even with typical doses, you can see the effects on the body. Magic mushrooms affect the brain and heart the most. This leads to seizures, elevated heart rate, and high blood pressure. 

  • Shroom Induced Seizures

A typical shrooms trip looks like you’re unconscious or in a stupor. This can look like an absence seizure where you may be lethargic or unable to respond. Yet, that’s not usually what is actually happening. Shrooms trips can be completely internal in some cases, so you might withdraw from the people and things around you. However, it’s more common for shrooms to cause seizures when mixed with stimulants.  These can include molly, coke, amphetamines, and more. Don’t mix shrooms with other drugs to be safe. Shrooms can also cause seizures if you have a seizure disorder such as epilepsy; be sure not to use shrooms if you are prone to have seizures. 

  • Magic Mushrooms Elevate Your Heart Rate

Many people report that shrooms increase their heart rate, even if they don’t have a pre-existing heart problem. In fact, shrooms can boost your heart rate into the 150-160 range just from a normal dose. Shrooms can increase your heart rate to even higher levels if you combine them with other drugs; this is yet another reason to avoid mixing shrooms with other drugs. Your heart rate should return to normal once you’re no longer taking this drug. If it doesn’t, consider seeking medical help. 

  • Shrooms Cause Increased Blood Pressure

Any drug that increases your heart rate is likely to increase your blood pressure too, therefore shrooms aren’t any different. The effect that shrooms have on your blood pressure depends on multiple factors: 

  • Dosage
  • Combined drugs
  • Cardiac health

Larger doses are more likely to affect your blood pressure. You’re also more likely to have side effects if you’ve had blood pressure issues in the past. If you have a history of high blood pressure or stroke, shrooms can be deadly. 

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