Hello. I first tried synthetic marijuana, thinking it was harmless. I didn’t realize it was spice. The more I smoked it, the more I needed it to function. I felt that it was helping the stomach problems I was having. It turns out; it was causing them.
I ended up in the ER 4-5 times in a year due to severe dehydration, and bronchitis within a year and a half. I was diagnosed with COPD, and my cough was horrid. I didn’t ever tell the doctors about my spice use. I needed to smoke it every 15 minutes, or would get severe withdrawals.
Some batches made me forget who I was for a while. I had several seizures while on it as well. Once I learned that it was spice I was doing, I was already addicted and didn’t know how to quit since the withdrawals made me so ill. I was spending $500 a month or more on it.
Things began to fall apart. I got very suicidal and reached out for help. It backfired, and I was judged, and it led to me being kicked out of my house after a psych ward stay. A few months later, I was able to quit. By then, my teeth had turned black from it, and I was so very sick.
I still can’t believe it got terrible, but now know it’s because it’s dangerous stuff. I hope this will help someone not want to try it because it was a living hell! Even though I still crave it, and may always… I will never touch it again.