Psylocibin qt.

I don’t know if this discussion would be considered against board rules, but since Cecil has discusses similiar topics, I’ll go ahead and post. If it is, mods please delete.

I was wondering what causes ‘magic mushrooms’ to make you hallucinate and cause extreme giddyness. IE, how does it effect body chemistry? What long term effects could it possibly have on the brain? Do any other drugs work in the same way?

Also, some people have reported muscle spasms related with them, akin to what happens when you’re laughing really hard, or experiencing great pleasure (like an orgasm). How does this fall into it?

Search on this topic if you want, it has been discussed at length.

Or google it. Or try WebMD. Or the Physician’s Desk Reference.

You see, discussion like this have been known to veer off into the realm of “not on this board in this lifetime” territory, usually as soon as some nitwit posts about how cool it is to do “xxxx” with them, or where he/she buys them.

Best just to do a little research on your own. Just my opinion, YMMV of course. Byt we just had something like this shut down about 2 weeks ago.

Psilocybin ( from the mushroom genus Psilocybe ), like LSD, is an indole hallucinogen and slightly resembles neurotransmitters secreted by the pineal gland in the brain, specifically serotonin. Serotonin effects sensation, sleep, attention and mood ( hence many of the new anti-depressants revolve around Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) and hallucinogens like psilocybin act on the same receptors.

All of these compounds, in addition to creating hallucinogenic effects, tend to act as stimulants of a sort, which may account from muscle spasm-type sensations ( perhaps in part from extreme wakefulness and attention coupled with sensory overload ). Feelings of cold in the extremities is also apparently common.

Qadgop or someone else with more medical background might be able to go into greater detail.

  • Tamerlane

The molecule psilocybin converts to the active molecule in the body called psilocin. Both are structurally similar to serotonin. Since serotonin affects many, many aspects of the central nervous system, it can have a number of effects. If you want to know more, you need to study neuron structure, neurotransmitters, and neuroanatomy of serotonin neurons and receptors.

For information only. I do not advocate the use of it, and have never tried it myself.

This is a good site for many of your drug questions