Citation: Annonymous. "Seizure After a Big Bong Toke: An Experience with Cannabis (exp61082)". Erowid.org. Apr 12, 2018. erowid.org/exp/61082
I've been a casual smoker (marijuana) since grade 9, I am now in grade 12. I'd pretty much do it daily, aside from the odd day where I didn't have or whatever. I wasn't necessarily addicted, I just enjoyed doing it as it made everything pleasant and seemed to make time go by faster.
My first experience with smoking weed was the best I've ever had, I have never tripped out as bad as that first time. I had been introduced right away before anything else, to buckets, in which I hit about 4, then moved onto a nice bong. I remember laughing at everything that moved or made noise, and it was just wild and intense.
So I continued smoking weed, but in my grade 10 year, I started getting curious about the stronger drugs. Mushrooms was my first hallucinogen, nothing too big happened, just a little buzz. Then for some odd reason, I was introduced to Datura, and was told it was nothing more then a hallucinogen as strong as mushrooms. But anyways, me and a friend both split about 50 seeds each. And the next thing I remember is waking up in a hospital with everyone freaking out. Yeah it happens. Never tried that again.
After my datura experience, I quit smoking weed for roughly 3 months, and got back into it, and then I got caught about a month after starting and was threatened to be kicked out so I decided to give up smoking weed for a while till it wasn't heat anymore.
Now is where the interesting things occur. I started up again on April 20th... Go figure. Everything was fine, I got back into a daily routine with it as I did before. But one day, as I was sitting with some friends hitting a bong and playing xbox, usually it would be no big deal. But when it came around to me I took a nice big hit, and held it in. Before I could even breath the smoke out, or put the bong down, I got EXTREMELY light headed, my vision was reduced to a mere horizontal line, and the next thing I know, I'm lying on the floor with a cut on my head and my friends all looking down on me in shock. From what I was told, as soon as I took the hit, my eyes rolled to the back of my head and I just flopped right off my seat onto the floor, with no attempt at all to even stop myself. I then started shaking and convulsing rapidly, so much that I shook myself right underneath the bed beside me. It lasted for about 10-15 seconds.
This is only the first time its happened, after that they happened roughly about once a month.
Well, I have taken note of these seizures and what may be causing them. The main thing I noticed, is it ONLY happens after a big bong toke. I'm perfectly fine with pipes and joints. Also, the intensity of it also seems to depend upon how much I've eaten/drank/slept previously, and the mood I'm in.
I have now cut back on smoking weed, I only do it roughly twice a month, and I only do it after having eaten a meal, when I'm not tired, and I only smoke joints and pipes, and very very small bong hits. The seizures have stopped since then.
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