Bath salts are becoming more of a problem than many people realize, and it has shown up in very unexpected corners of our country. According to MemphisRap.com, a newly married British bride, Sarah Forsyth, began taking the drug in 2009 to lose weight after seeing something about it on an online forum.
According to Radar and Daily Mail, Sarah had been anorexic as a teen, and found bath salts as a legal alternative to lose weight after she got married. She picked up the bath salts known by the name "Ivory Wave," and went from a size 16 to a size 6 in less than four months.
Not only did her body image change, but so did her personality. According to her family, the once happy 35-year-old became an insomniac, who was paranoid and aggressive agoraphobic. To her mother's knowledge, Sarah had never been a drug user, and her mother believers she was unaware of what this drug was doing to her.
Ten months later, Sarah slipped into a coma. Her family took her off life support in August of 2010. She had endured severe swelling to the brain, which resulted in irreparable damage to her brain. Doctors believe these consequences were linked to the bath salts. At the time of Sarah's death, doctors did not even know what this drug was.
Sarah suffered from both diabetes and depression. Unaware of the dangers of bath salts, Sarah even took the drug in front of her parents. Sarah's mother claims she is unsure whether the drugs altered her daughter's appetite or increased her metabolism. She admits she was shocked to discover her daughter was snorting the drug. Sarah told her mother it was the quickest way to get the bath salts into her system. Sarah ensured her mother the drug was legal, and even though her brother urged her to stop taking the drug, Sarah's mother decided that her daughter was a grown woman who was capable of making her own decisions.
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