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  • Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) support forum - HPPD, flashbacks, drug-induced visual snow syndrome and depersonalization/derealization.

    Common HPPD symptoms: visual snow, palinopsia (trails/afterimages), increased BFEP, increased floaters, ghosting, halos, starbursts, macropsia/micropsia, geometric hallucinations, closed-eye visuals, flashbacks, depersonalization/derealization, anxiety, depression, brain fog, cognitive dysfunction, tinnitus.

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    • Hey Ashley, This sounds ridiculous but it's really nice to see another female on this forum; don't you think it feels very male? I'm Holly, I'm 25 and based in London. I developed HPPD in January after taking MDMA and I've struggled with static, constant glares, moving words on screens, a kind of 'pulsating' of objects or geometric patterns like stripes or checks. I didn't think I had any symptoms of depersonalisation or anxiety at first but I'm pretty sure this had developed since as I've been feeling a strange kind of emptiness this year. It's interesting to hear that your HPPD has gone away at times since you developed it - I really hope mine does but it feels like it's been getting worse.  I also really like ketamine and thought this was a safe drug to take, so I've done it about five times since January. It hasn't majorly made my visuals worse, but I know should really stop. What's the longest you've gone without ket or coke? Have you found that quitting has helped? Medication wise, I haven't tried anything yet but might experiment with valium recreationally. I also would really like to try CBT but the hospital couldn't refer me, so I fear there may be a long waiting list.  I haven't told my family yet and I'm really nervous about it. How did you tell them? I'd love to chat more about ways to deal with this, hopefully we can find a way! From an also very anxious Holly xx
    • Stress and lack of sleep are the key reasons for spikes in symptoms (outside of drug use). The good news is they are almost always "just" spikes and you will get back to baseline, it might take a few more months, just keep on fighting.
    • Just a quick note that floaters are not caused by hppd, i've had them since I can remember. hppd sufferers see them more as we focus on our visual field. You can actually get surgery to get rid of them. Head pressure, I wear sunglasses as often as I can, indoors and out.
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    • MrCipher  »  Onemorestep

      you mentioned how baclofen can can your brain in a semi permanent way, can you please elaborate on that?  
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    • Originally

      Hey all!
      It's been nearly a year since I got hppd, and man was this year hard. Constantly feeling this sense of not knowing who I am and what's gonna happen. Honestly, i'm not vary happy considering the fact i kinda retracted my social presence in my life. Because of this i'm constantly ridiculed by my family for being weird. "Why don't you ever leave the house? Are you depressed?" Idk how to feel towards the people who are supposed to be there for me, especially my mom. I opened up to her about how i was feeling, and she completely disregarded what i said, saying I have no reason to be sad. Which really pissed me off because i can't tell her, "hey i did a fuck ton of drugs last year and now i feel constantly disassociated and i can't open my eyes without seeing the most fucked shit." So that's how i'm doing, in spite of her doings, i've picked up making music. If you're interested in listen, i'll leave a link in my profile. 
      Much love guys,
      Andrew G 
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    • Spartan  »  must-be-a-way-to-heal

      hey there---- we are the same person hehehe 
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