Citation: G.P.. "Curiosity Killed the Cat: An Experience with Spice Product (exp90336)". Erowid.org. Nov 3, 2017. erowid.org/exp/90336
What can I say? I am a curious person and with everything that has been said and written about Spice I knew that I just had to give it a try. I knew that there were risks being a research chemical and all, but I made the decision a little over 5 months ago to head out to one of the local smoke shops and purchase my first bag.
My first toke was wonderful. I took one hit and felt an instant rush of being stoned which lasted about 3 hours. I knew from my research to not go overboard, especially the first time, because I wanted a good experience. And what an awesome experience this was!
Then my 'addictive personality' came out with a vengeance. I found myself visiting this smoke shop several times per week, trying different blends of Spice. I gravitated towards stronger and stronger blends and was smoking every single night.
This daily use eventually seemed to take a toll on my health. I didn't feel right anymore. I felt very agitated most of the time. My balance felt off. I felt like I could not walk or move correctly. My vision got blurry. I developed a HORRIBLE cough and my throat was raw. I became fearful about falling asleep at night because I had this sense that I might stop breathing in my sleep.
After 5 months of nightly use, smoking anywhere between 1 to 3 grams of stronger blends I decided that I had had enough. This no longer felt like a marijuana high. It felt very chemical-like and I felt like I was poisoning myself. So I stopped 'cold turkey' a little over 2 weeks ago. I was not prepared for what was about to happen.
The first day of stopping I was VERY agitated. I felt VERY nauseous and sick and was dripping with perspiration. I had a horrible headache. I could not eat at all, so I just drank a lot of fluids. This lasted for several days and I spent the whole time laying down. I lost 20 pounds from not eating. I knew that this was some sort of physical withdrawal and I kept telling myself that this will pass. The worst part of this lasted about a week and by then I was able to get some small, nutritious meals down. I was also able to get out and about and physically active again.
Since then I have been coughing up black stuff. My lungs feel like they are on the mend. I feel like I have my natural energy back and my mood feels much more stable.
All I can say is never again. This experience taught me to be VERY careful with what I put into my body.
[Reported Dose: 1 to 3 grams daily for 5 months]
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