Patient Comments: Flakka - Symptoms and Signs

Question:

Flakka has been nicknamed the "zombie drug" due to its effects on users. What signs and/or symptoms did you experience when using Flakka? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: 707KIMBERS, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

Symptoms for me while using Flakka were bad agitation, and couldn’t sleep. After a while I had chest pains, shortness of breath, was getting sleepy faster, and was seeing and hearing stuff that nobody else heard or was seeing. I would not eat or drink anything for days at a time. Now I am 8 months clean and sober; off my depression medicines, and lower doses of bipolar medicines. I have health and peace of mind, and healing greatly. And I used it with little to no break for 10 years. You can do it, put your heart and soul into it or it doesn't work. Good night!

Comment from: DavidsWifey, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 11

Actually the zombie drug is called K2 otherwise known as synthetic weed or spice, believe me, it has the same effect.

Comment from: Flakkahardbutpossibl, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: June 05

Flakka is a more mental addiction that will, I repeat, will win in the beginning. The only hope is to do what I did, get sick of it tearing yourself and family or anyone you care about apart, then you have a small shimmer of hope. I finally did it after 2 years of being an intense addict. I am happy now and slip but fight it to save who I am. It is nearly impossible to break completely, rehabilitation or not, it is all on yourself. My life is so shameful when I slip up here and there and am reminded why I fight for a car and friends and a job. I am a 21 year old male.

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