My 25 year old daughter smoked spice daily for a year. She quit abruptly. She experienced the expected withdrawal symptoms immediately. 6 weeks after quitting she started experiencing extreme paranoia, heard voices as she says both inside and outside her head that no one else can hear.
The radio and tv broadcast her thoughts. She says its like she is a mouse in a maze everyone in her world is outside the maze watching her and controlling her world like some kind of test and she can not get out.
She was hospitalized for 2 weeks, for a “psychotic break“. While in the hospital she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She had never had a prior symptom. No family history noted. Dr.s have stated it is difficult to know if it is connected.
Is there anyone else out there with similar events. And most important- Is this damage permanent, so far it has lasted 5 weeks. She is on anti psychotic meds now that are, so far not working.