Hello all this is Jake from Melbourne Australia. After reading some sad stories here i thought i would share my story with the aim of helping someone out there.
I was a daily user of synthetic weed for a good 4 years and was smoking a minimum 2-3 grams a day.
I first was smoking K2 incense and Kronic but due to laws being changed constantly here i found it was getting hard to find so Karma was the main synthetic smoke i stayed with for a good 2 years as my local smoke shop would have it under the counter for me on a weekly basis.
My main motivation to give it up at first was purely financial as i just couldn’t afford to smoke it any more because the longer i smoked, the more i could smoke and handle but i felt like it wasn’t making me stoned anymore also.
I never realized how much the chemicals in this drug were having an affect on me until i gave up.
The first week is obviously the hardest although i do recall the 2nd week being quite difficult all the same. I had a total loss of appetite and dropped a good 10kgs in 2 weeks.
The 24/7 sweats are something that has to be experienced to be believed. Waking up 6 – 7 times during the night drenched in sweat from head to toe like i had just stepped out of a shower. i could feel the sweat running down my back legs and chest when under the covers and i would jump out of bed shivering like crazy and reaching for a clean towel to dry myself. Looking back at my bed it was saturated wet and my partner would lay a clean dry towel over my saturated sheet for me to lay down again.
I developed a strong metallic taste in my mouth that was terrible and destroyed the taste of any food.
Loss of appetite was another thing that has to be explained. No appetite whatsoever, and i had to force myself to eat a single dry cracker each day to have something go into my stomach.
My body was vomiting but nothing was coming out and i did take a tablet once a day to stop this.
I drank about 3 – 4 liters of water daily and that helped a lot.
The chemical must still be there in smaller doses 4 weeks after giving up as the sweats are still there but not as bad as the first 2-3 weeks.
I never replaced the drug with anything else but will say i smoke roll your own tobacco and thats all.
I hope this may help anyone researching about this terrible drug and have to say that if i can give up then you can too.
The one thing i found that helped me was after weeks of going through hell and coming so far then i was convinced that i was not going back because the withdrawals were so bad for me that i never want to experience that again ever.
The withdrawals smashed away the cravings.
After what i have been through there is no bloody way I’m going to taste this stuff ever again.
For the first time in a long time, i have something to be really proud of.
Thank you for reading. Cheers and good luck.