Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:12 AM
After my personal experience with this product, I would not recommend it to any individual.
I had been using various "spice" products for around 2 1/2 years until I stumbled upon Mad Hatter. I would consider myself to be a pretty seasoned smoker, but the first time I tried this, it knocked my socks off. My heart rate increased, I felt a bit of nausea (which I thought was typical, those who have tried marijuana brownies will understand), my hearing became very sensitive, and within seconds, my whole body felt as if it tripled in weight and went almost numb, however, my mind was everywhere. I had never experienced something quite like that. It was nothing like any other kind of "spice" I have tried before. It got me higher than anything ever has, and I'm sure most can agree with that.
It was so incredible. I thought to myself "I finally found it! A convenient, perhaps safer, and LEGAL weed substitute, and it's even better than the real stuff."
Was I ever wrong.
I began using Mad Hatter as I would marijuana. Typically on my days off or before bed for better sleep, but the more I used it, the more I wanted it. The amount I was smoking began to increase, but I didn't think too much of it. I was just simply building a tolerance to it, and also, I had been smoking it socially as more of my friends heard about it. So, I shrugged it off. A few months went by, and I was completely consumed by Mad Hatter. Initially, I didn't realize how bad my problem was. Again I just contributed the avid desire to smoke to a tolerance and a little bit of denial. My family and my boyfriend started to become concerned, which was odd, they never complained about me smoking weed. But then I realized it... I smoke this all day long, every day, and I can't function with or without it. I would smoke in the morning upon waking, and continue to smoke throughout my morning routine. I would smoke on the way to work. Smoke on my breaks at work. Smoke on the way home from work. Smoke when I got home. Continue smoking until I would fall asleep. I would even wake up 3-5 times a night just to take a hit. I entirely stopped caring about everything but getting high. Over the period of around 4 months, I had spent well over $5,000 on smoking Mad Hatter and was going in debt over it. I was entirely addicted and showing several concerning side-effects. The side-effects of prolonged usage included constant abdominal pain, coughing up black mucus, insomnia, difficulty breathing, bleeding of the tongue, twitching of the eyes and face, intense weight and water weight gain, chest pains, heart palpitations/arrhythmia (skipping beats, or beating out of rhythm), bacne, dark circles under eyes and unexplained bruising/broken blood vessels on my body, slurred speech or stuttering, my hair started to fall out, my vision became impaired (my ability to see at night was almost nonexistent, and lights were very bright with alot of 'starring' around them), my teeth had become very sensitive because the Mad Hatter was begging to turn them translucent as if I'd been hitting a crack pipe, and that's just the physical effects. The mental effects included intense paranoia, dementia, hallucinations, ghost pains, apathy, complete loss in motivation, complete loss of ego and self-confidence, bi-polar like mood swings, deep depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, a constant feeling of loneliness, mental sharpness and memory retention drastically decreased. Nothing had ever fucked me up like this. If there's something that can suck the soul straight out of you, this is it. I felt like I was dying.
There are a few other bizarre things that occurred. When I first started purchasing Mad Hatter, it came in a green package. The product itself was unnaturally bright green and orange, very fluffy, and it had please ant blueberry smell/taste. It seemed like the product was getting dryer and displaying a more crystallized appearance with each package I went though. The crystals started to look more and more like powdered glass. The smell wasn't as strong as it was originally. The colours weren't as bright. I noticed it didn't quite feel the same as it used to in addition. Then, the colour of the bag changed. It was now red. I asked a salesperson why the colour of the bag was different. They claimed it was because of copy-cat products. I'm not sure if it's true or not, because up until the last bag of Hatter I purchased, the product was different almost every time and you could get green bags here and red bags there all across the state. A friend of mine actually got a Mad Hatter package that contained something that looked similar to K-2 (they look nothing alike), and another bag that had something that smelled like a tea bag in it. We smoked some and nothing happened. She was ripped off. But how? The packages were identical in every way. They were matching colours with real product. They stated the same thing on the back. They even had the same manufacturer/distributors name and website on the back and front. Wtf is up with that? I don't want to get too deep and trip about it, but Wikipedia Mad Hatter Batman Comics. Tell me that doesn't sound strange. I'm not the only one who has experienced all of this. People all over the nation are. People are getting addicted. Convenience stores are getting robbed. There have been numerous reports of people going to hospitals with signs of withdrawal or concern with side-effects. Whats more concerning, there have been numerous reports of people dying because they're smoking this stuff. People are having heart attacks, seizures, sudden death, some are even taking their own lives over it. It's not just 'people' either. Most of these are kids. They're children, and they're purchasing death by the gram at your local convenience store. This is what our parents tried to warn us about. It's time for a reality check.
When I tried to stop smoking it, it gave me withdrawals worse than anything I have ever felt before. I would get the chills, start sweating profusely, and shaking uncontrollably. The only way to describe the abdominal pain is that visceral organs felt as if they were liquefying inside me. Vomiting was abundant, even if my stomach was empty, I'd dry heave for hours on end. I couldn't eat or sleep. I experienced almost uncontrollable and painful diarrhea. My mood was awful and I had constant mood swings. I would do nothing but cry. Again, Mad Hatter made me feel like I was dying. I wanted nothing more than to go to the hospital, rehab, mental health center, ANYTHING! But I knew I had gotten myself into it, I had to get myself out. Eventually, I did. It was a very hard process that took some patience and alot of strong will, but I had alot of support and love that I am ever so grateful for. Over all, it took around a few weeks for the withdrawals to subside, and I've felt fantastic ever since. I still think about from time to time for some reason, but I know I'll never touch it again. It calls your name, you just can't listen. Life is way too valuable. If you or anyone you know has a problem, reach out! There is hope, and there is help! We are all better than this!!!