About Psilocybin Mushrooms
What can a bad experience on psilocybin mushrooms feel like?
It is not uncommon with psychedelic drugs for people to have a bad trip or experience. There are lots of factors that can influence whether you have a bad trip on psilocybin mushrooms such as how you are feeling mentally, who you are with and where you are.
While it is uncommon to overdose on mushrooms, in some cases, they can make people feel unwell, particularly if used in very high doses. It is also important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of mushroom poisoning in case you have taken a poisonous mushroom by accident.
If you …
Have an unpleasant feeling that time is standing still
Have mood swings
Experience unpleasant hallucinations
Feel disoriented or confused
Have distressing thought patterns about yourself and the world
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Have severe nausea
Have severe headaches
Have severe stomach-aches
Have severe anxiety
Experience disturbing hallucinations
Experience severe paranoia
Have intense emotions
Have intense low mood
Feel severely panicked or have a panic attack
Experience fear of dying or going crazy
Think of hurting yourself
Have violent thoughts
Call a doctor or Healthline (0800 611 116)
They can talk you through the next steps.
Have a high fever
Have difficulty breathing
Experience excessive fear of dying or going crazy
Have a seizure
If you have taken a poisonous mushroom, you may:
These are signs of an overdose or that you have ingested a poisonous mushroom. You or the people around you should act quickly.
If you experience unexpected or concerning effects from psilocybin you can notify High Alert to help keep others safe.
A Reddit user talks about taking a high dose of mushrooms and having his experience quickly turn from good to bad:
“At around 1, they started kicking in and I felt good and was having a great time for the first hour, then I started to get a little overwhelmed and left the spot we had set up at near the beach and said, ‘I’m going for a walk I’ll be back in a little bit.’ To anyone who has been in this sort of scenario, you know that those words don’t usually end in a good way. I started to walk around, and I could feel myself starting to peak, I had no idea what I was doing, what I wanted to do, what I was or who I was, and the world around seemed to be falling apart. Keep in mind I was walking in a public trail and a lot of people were giving me dirty looks and were reasonably scared as I also couldn’t find my sunglasses and I can’t imagine how weird I looked.”
It can be a bit weird adjusting back to life outside your bubble, so we’ve pulled togther a few key tips to help you out if you choose to use drugs.