Citation: Bill Campbell. "Full Conscious Seizure: An Experience with Cannabis (exp101443)". Erowid.org. Feb 19, 2020. erowid.org/exp/101443
I'm going to explain to you my first bad trip and possibly my real first trip caused by marihuana. One morning, I was alone, and felt bored, so I put the album 'Pet Sounds' by the Beach Boys. After listening for the first time, I was so amazed by the music I just heard that I wanted to write a song, that could be as good as the ones I just listened to. But I never was good at creating things, so I thought I could use some help, and rolled a spliff.
This marihuana was from a plant my mother had, I think she followed the steps to have a good quality product, but it was her first experience, so maybe she could have done something wrong, which could be the reason to what I'm about to explain you. I listened to the album again, and the effect of marihuana was not very noticeable. Until this time, every time I smoked pot it never even made me dizzy, only once, but it only lasted an hour or so, and was not very interesting. So, it felt very good, I could listen to every instrument very clearly, I didn't miss one detail about any song, and I said ok, let's listen to some other album I have on hand to see how it feels with different music.
I put the record 'Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band' by The Beatles, and oh god, was I high, I started picturing colors moving faces, cartoon characters making weird expressions, and it was very funny, at this time I was almost finishing my spliff, so I decided to smoke it faster and faster, because I wanted more of this wonderful experience. That was my mistake
I decided to smoke it faster and faster, because I wanted more of this wonderful experience. That was my mistake
, I smoked a lot and very fast, by the time the second song of the album started playing, my heart was beating very fast. I freaked out, so I decided to close my eyes and relax, but it did not help. By closing my eyes the images I was seeing became more clear, and I felt my heart was going to explode, so I realized something was going very wrong. I walked to my room and looked in the mirror, my eyes were so red I couldn't believe it. In a matter of seconds I couldn't maintain gravity, each step I took I started to feel like when you're drunk and you can't walk in a straight line. My mouth was dry so I wanted to drink water, I grabbed a glass and when I was about to fill it, I collapsed on the ground. My body was shaking so much I felt I was having a seizure, I couldn't stop shaking and I was extremely cold, at the same time I was having that typical 'high' sensation (dizzy and hearing everything echoed) and also I felt that my heart was going to explode.
After many failed attempts at standing up and asking for help, I managed to get into my bed, and calm down a little bit, I was still shaking and my heart was racing, but my mind was more convinced that everything was going to be okay. Then I went to my neighbour's house and she called my mother, then we went to the hospital, they gave me a downer and I felt okay again. But, the thing is, this was the most terrifying experience I ever had. I really felt my heart was going to explode, my head kept hitting the ground because all the shaking that was going on, and I injured my face. I don't know what caused this, if the pot was bad quality, if I'm just someone who can't smoke, or if it was just my paranoid mind. But oh well, I don't know, I may try pot again someday.
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