The patient reportedly wanted to relieve his bipolar with mushroom tea after reading about it online.
A 30-year-old man ended up in hospital where he was treated for multisystem organ failure after fungus started growing in his blood because he’d injected himself a concoction brewed from psychedelic mushrooms, Live Science reports.
According to the media outlet, the man was looking for a way to “relieve symptoms of bipolar disorder and opioid dependence” and, having read reports online about the potential therapeutic effects of hallucinogens, such as LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, proceeded to brew himself “magic mushroom” tea.
After boiling the shrooms and filtering the resulting liquid through a “cotton swab,” the man then injected himself with it.
Fortunately, the patient recovered from his ordeal and, after undergoing treatment with antibiotics and antifungal drugs, was eventually discharged from hospital.