Fake pot users suffer brain bleeding, bloody urine, Illinois health officials warn
Severe nosebleeds, bloody urine and blood on the brain are all symptoms of synthetic cannabinoid products, Illinois Department of Public Health says. (Photo: Chalabala, Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning people about disturbing symptoms of using fake pot or marijuana after reports of severe bleeding.
At least 32 people who reported using synthetic cannabinoids since March 7 suffered severe bleeding, IDPH said in a statement this week.
Fake pot is not made up of one drug, but rather hundreds of unknown, unregulated chemicals IDPH spokesperson Melaney Arnold told USA TODAY.
The drug has caused blood in urine, bloody noses, bleeding gums, higher menstrual flows and bleeding into the brain, Arnold said. Another possible symptom is bleeding from the eyes and ears.
While there have been no reported cases of death, Arnold said symptoms can be life threatening.
“At this time, IDPH is not reporting any deaths, but that may change,” she said.
IDPH warns contaminated products could be sold across the state in convenience stores and from dealers.
Cases were reported in eight Illinois counties. Tazewell County near Peoria reported 10 cases, the most of any county. Chicago County had eight, Peoria County had six and Cook County had four.
“Synthetic cannabinoids are unsafe,” Arnold said. “People who have used these products and develop any bleeding issues or have concern about any health effects should seek immediate medical attention.”
Fake marijuana or weed has caused at least 32 people to bleed severely, the Illinois Department of Public Health warns.
Nose Bleeds & Smoking
Nose Bleeds & Smoking
- Posted on 16-07-2015 at 1.36PM
Ill start with a little history. My stepson came to live with us full time nearly two years ago. (I have stated the reason on other threads). His mam smokes and whenever he was staying with us he would have really bad nose bleeds and heavy breathing and also he would snore.
Since he has been living with us full time his nose bleeds have stopped and he no longer has heavy breathing.
Anyway for the last 5 weeks he has been staying at his mams on a Friday night till Saturday afternoon (not happy about him staying but what can I do), She is a heavy smoker (and so is her partner and older son who goes round to see him on a Saturday at their mams house) and since he has been staying at hers his nose bleeds have come back alot worse and so has his snoring and heavy breathing.
None of us smoke, so I’d just like to know if the two are linked? As this would hopefully give us a medical reason why he can not stay at hers over night. (if you need to know the reasons why we don’t like him staying just look at my other threads about his mother).
Nose Bleeds & Smoking Nose Bleeds & Smoking Posted on 16-07-2015 at 1.36PM Ill start with a little history. My stepson came to live with us full time nearly two years ago. (I have