Citation: Anonymous. "Two Siezures and a Trip to the Hospital: An Experience with Amanita muscaria, Beer & Cannabis (exp52928)". Erowid.org. Nov 17, 2007. erowid.org/exp/52928
I have taken Amanitas on a few occasions. I do not know why my reaction was as such this time, since it was from the same batch I had had before, which was from a very reputable online source. So I don't think it was the mushrooms itself. So maybe it was either the preparation, the 1 beer I had earlier, or a synergised effect between the Amanita and marijuana. The latter seems unlikely to me because I have been a daily pot smoker for over a decade, but frankly I don't know what happened.
It all started on a saturday night. I had finished one exam the day before and had one more to go but I decided I needed a break from studying and thus decided to make myself an Amanita tea. I took 10.5 grams (usually I take 7 grams),crushed them, added 1 lime, some green tea, a tbls of honey, and simmered the whole thing for 30 min. Then I strained the tea using a cloth and slowly drank the mixture over a half hour period.
Then I went for a walk. I smoked one joint and that took care of my nausea. I continued to walk for about an hour. I was increasingly reaching the peak. I stupidly decided that I wanted another joint, mainly as a habit of smoking on my 'journey' home. By the time I finished the joint I noticed I was getting increasingly dizzy and going in and out of 'sleep'. So I sat down out of precaution, so I wouldn't walk into traffic. I don't remember much after that other than a few incidents.
I remember a couple that was walking asking me if I was alright. Then I remember one of them saying they called the ambulance. Then I remember what appeared to be the police and some paramedics standing over me and asking all sorts of questions which I could not respond too. I thought it was all a dream. Then I remember being in the emergency room with doctors and nurses stripping my close off, sticking all sorts of IVs in me, and a tube up my urethra (I remember this excrutiating pain). I heard a couple nurses or doctors (not sure) scream, 'He is going into seizure again.' I then recall the doctor asking me if I took heroin a few times, and all I muttered was amanita, but he didn't know what I was saying. Then I remember coming to, with my mom by my side, about 6-8 hours later.
I didn't know who I was or where I was for a long time. I thought maybe I had been hit by a car, or maybe I had died. I simply didn't know and really didn't care, it is the day after now, and all I have as memories of last night are about 6 IV spots on both my arms, and an extremely painful urethra, which is torture to pee out of. I simply don't know what happened, maybe it was the drugs, the dosage, or something completely different. I got CAT scans and I don't have a tumor. I have never had a seizure in my life prior to this. I also can no longer drive until I follow up with a neurologist.
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