One of the first times I tried smoking was at a concert.
I was just smoking my friend’s blunts and everything, and I was honestly having the best time ever.
Until I decided to smoke some random guy’s blunt and everything just went completely downhill.
I was just walking around with my friends, and suddenly my mouth started tingling and I tasted metal like I was sucking on a quarter.
That went on for about five minutes, and then my ears started hurting, like really bad. It was like I was 20 feet underwater.
And then suddenly, everything just went out of focus.
Suddenly I couldn’t feel or hear or see anything and it felt like I was going to die.
I had no idea if I was standing or sitting or laying down and I had 0 sense of gravity.
I remember in this state, I thought I was following my friend and walking around, but apparently I was sitting down and passing out.
I just wanted to escape this feeling of absolute terror, and in that moment I would have preferred death over this feeling of confusion and disorientation any day.
Finally, I came to a little and I realized I was being held up by 3 of my friends and a security guard walking to medical.
I had no control over my legs, I just knew something wasn’t good.
They sat me down in this chair, and I could respond to people, but things felt like they were happening 3 times over and I couldn’t stop twitching. Sometimes they would ask me a question and I couldn’t figure out how to talk.
Then, this nurse pricked my finger to check my blood sugar, and didn’t put a bandaid on it. And I remember I kept squeezing my finger to get the blood out and I starting breathing heavy and getting dizzy.
The lady took my pulse and apparently it dropped from 180 to 40 in a matter of 10 seconds. At this point I think I passed out, I don’t really remember.
It felt like I was awake the whole time, but I really don’t know if I was.
Apparently during this time my pulse dropped to 10 though and there was a fear of me going into cardiac arrest, so they called an ambulance.
I remember when I woke up, my pulse was 30 and my fingers were ice cold because they had no blood circulation, and this scared the s**t out of me.
So I started panicking and I think I passed out again or something I don’t know – but apparently I had a seizure and they had to give me an oxygen mask, which explains why at one point my lungs felt very weird.
Eventually, the stretcher came and they had to pick me up and put me on it because I couldn’t walk at this point. While I was on it I guess I tried unbuckling myself and getting out which is weird because I thought I had remained calm the whole time.
I got into the ambulance and things finally started returning to normal.
I could communicate, but I kept twitching and in general I was pretty disoriented.
When I got to the hospital, at one point they took my blood to drug test. Weed was the only thing that came up, but from the symptoms the doctors decided what I had smoked was K2 (K2 doesn’t show up on drug tests).
It has been almost a week since that night, and I still feel weird.
I will text people, and then hours later look at my phone and I won’t remember the conversation that I had at all.
Or sometimes, I’ll be sitting there and it won’t feel real. Like I’m actually not there at all. Like time is non existent, and I’m just in this endless free fall.
In general don’t do k2: its the worst thing ever.
I’m lucky I didn’t have brain damage or die, which easily could have happened if I took more hits or I had been alone without medical help.
This drug should be 100% illegal, but unfortunately, it’s not – which results in many experiences similar to mine.
The best thing you can do for yourself is to stay away from it, and tell others to do the same.