Mad honey intoxication
Type of Spiritual Experience
from a paper on Pubmed - the 'intoxication' consisted of hallucinations
Mad-honey intoxication confirmed by pollen analysis - Sumerkan MC, Agirbasli M, Altundag E, Bulur S. - Ataturk State Hospital, Cardiology, Duzce, Turkey.
A description of the experience
Despite numerous publications showing rhythm disturbance and hypotension caused by mad-honey intoxication, none of the findings are associated with ischemic heart disease.
A 48-year-old patient was admitted to emergency service with acute anterior wall myocardial infarction after ingestion of mad-honey. Stent was implanted to the 99% stenosis lesion in the mid-portion of left anterior descending coronary artery. In this case, pollen analysis showed the suspected honey heavily contaminated with Rhododendron species pollen.
Mad-honey intoxication cases often apply to emergency service with similar signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome; therefore it may cause acute coronary syndrome to be bypassed. This also shows that in the cases of mad-honey intoxication, suspected honey pollen and/or toxin analysis should be done to confirm the diagnosis of mad-honey intoxication.