Shroom allergy?

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By benofnazareth (Benofnazareth) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 12:49 am:

Greetings gentlepersons. I was wondering if anybody knew if there might be a danger if my friend were to eat one type of shroom (psylocibe cubensis) when they are already allergic to the common store-bought mushrooms for regular consumption (whatever they are called). Could there be a general allergy to fungus? Or do you suspect it would be race-specific? I imagine it's quite safe, but she is concerned, and I could be completely wrong and responsible for a totally outrageous hospital visit. Any ideas?

By Lichen (Lichen) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 12:55 am:

we need more information. Perhaps she is allergic to some specific quality in the table shroom. I'd say it's a question for a specialist.

However, I can say that since she is afraid or worried about it, the shroom can expand her fear if she takes it, even though she does not have a physical reaction. She may have a mental-shroom reaction, and it can be difficult to enjoy the experience if you're scared. I'm sure you are aware, shrooms amplify existing emotions. I would recommend you research this before you subject your friend and yourself to several hours of agony.

By Nan (Nanook) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 01:25 am:

You could try a skin test, then a sub dose level (200 mg dried). I would not dose if I suspected a shroom alergy without a couple of simple tests first.

By mrnngglry (Mrnngglry) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 02:51 am:

according to paul stamates in his book "growing gormet and medicinal mushrooms", page 314, psilocybe cubensis showed the highest allergenic response of any tested mushroom species (around 15 percent of the people tested)!

By Piss Chill (Catfishjohn) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 03:45 am:

First, you said it Lichen!
Second, do you know what the most common allergic reactions are for ingested cubensis?

By Nan (Nanook) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 03:56 am:

Vomiting & Nausea
Severe Shortness of breath

I witnessed these reactions in a guy who was alergic to shrooms. Onset was 20-30 minutes after injesting, vomiting was the first symptom, then shakes, phlem and congestion.

He was very uncomfortable and agreed to try a charcoal lav... Coals were scraped from the fire and drowned in water, crushed, the guy drank them and vomited again a few minutes later.

He was stable and recovering within an hour but it was a scary experience. He was alergic and dosed on about an ounce of fresh shrooms for his first time.

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 04:35 am:

Nan, tell me more about this charcoal thing. Is it only to induce vomiting?

By Patrick (Valence) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 05:17 am:

Activated charcoal absorbs any drugs or poisons that may still be in the stomach. It's also what I use in my fish tank filter to clean the water

By quote: (Quote) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 02:27 pm:

if it were me ,
i'd avoid eating the shroom itself,
opting instead for a magic extraction
into tea, for example.