Okay, so I’ll start out with how I first tried spice in 2011. I was at a BBQ with some cousins and “friends”. At this time I had never done any kind of illicit drugs of ANY kind since it never interested me. My cousin, we’ll call him Jimmy, said ” Hey bro, have you ever tried legal?” Completely clueless to what he meant. I figured why not. I’m 20 years old and have never tried anything, let’s give it a shot. So they rolled a blunt of Gorilla Dro and passed it to me. No effects that night but it got me interested, especially after I tried real weed. Needless to say, it started a quick chain of events that led to me quite literally be revolted at my body. My habit quickly jumped from only smoking at night, to waking up to smoke before work, and eventually that’s all i thought about. I was so hooked that I needed it at least every 3 hours. But when I was home it was every 10 minutes. I kept telling myself, ” I need to get off this sh*t.” But it wasn’t until I was driven into a corner 2 years later that I finally see everything Spice has done to me.
Recently the laws have made it easier to ban spice. Bad news for addicts like me who are fresh out and needing a fix. So there I was with a flashlight and a pair of tweezers trying to pick out flakes from my carpet by where I normally smoke. So pathetic. Did not sleep that night, and the following days are nothing short of withdrawal hell. That morning the shakes started, along with extreme sweating and chills. It only got progressively worse as I was furious with my body and I didn’t know why. I had so much denial I just thought I was sick. I had no idea how right I was.
It only got worse when my mind started to rebel against me. Extreme paranoia, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, aggression, and multiple panic attacks. My body wasn’t much better. Couldn’t stomach food and all I could feel was just a general pain in my own body. This lasted for maybe three to four days. The symptoms remained from days five and six with a minor decrease in intensity, but still miserable, can’t control my emotions and can’t sleep well at all.
Day seven so far is much better, but I can still tell I’ve got a ways to go. My mind is definitely clearer now, but I’m afraid there may be some permanent psychological damage as I get nervous easier than I remember. I’m still going through detox right now and I’ll probably write another page when I’m fully clean for updates and advice.
My best advice for someone going through the withdraws,
-Take the week off ([email protected]%king DO IT TRUST ME)
-Stock up on simple chicken soup and some kind of sport drink. More than likely your stomach is going to turn on you for the first four to five days. You need to keep nutrients in your body. ( I couldn’t stomach food for three days).
–Emetrol will help with nausea and vomiting a little. It coats the stomach lining to help the stomach relax and not contract.
Personally, I wanted to handle my problems by myself. But, I immediately recommend you seek help if you feel suicidal thoughts or complete hopelessness. I was there, and I honestly could have teetered either way. That still scares me. Please share your thoughts and ideas on ways to make the withdraw easier.