I would love to tell you this story comes from Florida because, let’s face it, this is something they would totally do. A UK man survived after taking over 40,000 Ecstasy pills over the course of a month. Some experts believe this may be a new world record. Before we get too far into this, though, this isn’t recent; however, this was documented back in 2006. It is only seeing the light of day as experts are looking into Ecstasy as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
In the report, the subject is only known as Mr. A, a 37-year-old raver who took Ecstasy heavily from age 21 to 30. His reasoning behind it, he was just really into the club scene. Wanting to pace himself, he started with only 5 tablets per weekend. Eventually, he was able to build a tolerance, so he up the anti to 3.5 pills per day. Finally, when that wasn’t enough, he got the XXX-L” daily dose of 25 tablets. Over the course of 9 years, he surpassed 40,000 total hits of Ecstasy.
What stopped him, you may ask, as he was living the legendary lifestyle of Molly? He reportedly quit after passing out 3 separate times t per the study. That’s right, they wanted/needed him to pass out. Here is the kicker, even after he quit, there was so much in the system that he was said to be high for several months after. Afterward, Mr. A had symptoms you would hear at the end of any pill commercial. They included bouts of “tunnel vision,” severe panic attacks, depression, muscle rigidity, hallucinations, and even paranoid ideation. Per a state medical exam, other symptoms included poor concentration, short-term memory problems, and disorientation to time. [Source NY Post]