In the United States, a 30-year-old man injected himself with a hallucinogenic mushroom and nearly paid with his life. As the American edition « Insider » writes, after the injection, mushrooms began to sprout in his body.
As the publication specifies, this unique case is described in the journal of the Academy of Consulting and Communication Psychiatry. The article reports that the man suffered from bipolar disorder and depression. After learning that hallucinogenic mushrooms contain psilocybin, which is used to improve well-being in such conditions, he decided to self-medicate.
The unfortunate experimenter boiled the « laughing » mushrooms, poured the extract through a cotton swab and injected it into his vein. At first he felt good, but after a few days – very bad: he began to vomit blood, diarrhea began. After hospitalization, doctors discovered damage to his liver, kidneys and other internal organs.
The analysis showed that mushrooms began to grow in the patient’s blood. The poor guy was saved, but even after being discharged he had to take antifungal drugs and antibiotics, the newspaper writes.