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  2. Jay1

    is this a bad idea?

    I would try to avoid getting full on drunk, as that has shown to have caused prolonged spikes in some people here. We're all different, but I think the pros of enjoying a few beers outweigh the cons... and yes, I blast the hangovers with clonazepam too.
  3. Johnlouxsw

    is this a bad idea?

    I don’t think alcohol could make it worse, probably weed will.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Fatihh

    Cured hppd 100% full recovery

    Check the symptoms: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticholinergic Confusion Disorientation Agitation Euphoria or dysphoria Respiratory depression Memory problems[13] Inability to concentrate Wandering thoughts; inability to sustain a train of thought Incoherent speech Irritability Mental confusion (brain fog) Wakeful myoclonic jerking Unusual sensitivity to sudden sounds Illogical thinking Photophobia Visual disturbances Periodic flashes of light Periodic changes in visual field Visual snow Restricted or "tunnel vision" Visual, auditory, or other sensory hallucinations Warping or waving of surfaces and edges Textured surfaces "Dancing" lines; "spiders", insects; form constants Lifelike objects indistinguishable from reality Phantom smoking Hallucinated presence of people not actually there
  6. Fatihh

    Cured hppd 100% full recovery

    Visual snow is an anticholinergic/dysautonomia syndrome. The vagus nerve is probably damaged.
  7. hope1

    Cured hppd 100% full recovery

    Your visuals are also completely gone?
  8. Last week
  9. hope1

    Recommended Drs? Australia

    Dr. Harry McConnell Griffith University
  10. So I took 230mg mdma pill about 2 months ago and it gave me hppd but my symptoms were that I had almost no symptoms at all during the day: I had to really focus on some white walls to see something weird and as I have understood we all see a bit of visual snow. but when I went to dark places everything started swirling and I couldn't see anything. I saw lights and movement and hallucinations were really strong. That's why I believe it is hppd. Then yesterday I took like 30mg of MDMA just for fun with friends and now I can clearly see that even that small amount has boosted my hppd because I have quite heavy visual snow right now. Does this go away? I would just like to hear your thoughts and stories. This is bothering me and I'm not feeling too well.
  11. Hello everyone, Two months ago I took LSD for the first time. I started with 2 tabs, which didn’t have much of an effect. Maybe mild Asperger’s had something to do with it. Then, two days later I ended up taking 4 tabs, goaded on by a friend. Really foolish, I know. I’d tried weed beforehand. During the trip, things were wavy and breathing and colours were very bright, but I didn’t experience ‘ego death’ or weird visuals. A few days later, when the mild hallucinations and brightness didn’t go away I completely freaked out and tried several times to strangle myself with a rope, almost suffocating on one ocassion. I still have visuals (like the edges of the room twitch, wavey lines, brightness) and disequilibrium, which is so bad to the point that I can barely leave the couch. Watching TV is hard because of motion sickness (shaky cameras), so I sit on the couch all day reading on my phone. I feel like a prisoner. I’ve started taking lamictal (25mg titrating up to 100mg). Has anyone else experienced this? Did it go away? Thank you for your feedback.
  12. JasonH

    hppd is a bitch sometimes

    I can tell (at night mostly) that right now the static is very mild and and sometimes it can be worse and other times not so bad, but even at its worst it doesn’t really unpair my vision, although along with the stupid ass tracers my eye sight had gotten quite blurry but my glasses prescription has stayed the same so I assume it’s just an effect of the hppd. Considering most of my day I’m tired and it’s very difficult to stay focused I hope it does go away, I know it’ll take time, it’s just the not being able to focus and always feeling like I’m like way deep into my Brain and thoughts making it hard to function. I appreciate all of the replies!
  13. jbalsa2

    hppd is a bitch sometimes

    Hi Jason, By the sounds of what your describing, if you don't have hugely noticeable visual snow or static, I don't actually think your HPPD is LSD induced. LSD induced HPPD seems to have a very characterized set of symptoms. Now not to say that you don't have HPPD, but your symptoms sound more along the line of mushroom or mdma induced HPPD. I can't totally say that this is good news, but from what i've read people with MDMA and mushroom induced HPPD have much higher recovery rates compared to those with LSD induced HPPD. My advice - don't take any more drugs of any kind, and keep yourself busy - i'd be willing to bet with the severity of your symptoms, you could make a full recovery in *give or take* 2 years.
  14. Hi Vladchik, I've read that some people completely lose symptoms even after stopping keppra, and I've read of an individual who says if he stops taking the keppra that the visuals come back. If it were me taking keppra, and my visuals completely went away, what I would do is continue to take keppra for another year or two years after my visuals went away, and then slowly reduce my keppra dose to see if my visuals have gone away completley.
  15. Lamictal reduces visual acuity, perhaps this is because of this. When I wear HPPD glasses a lot less
  16. Lamictal уменьшает остроту зрения, возможно, это из-за этого. Когда я одеваю очки HPPD больше меньше
  17. 1) I absolutely agree that HPPD is a violation of the GABA (GABA) (My HPPD was injured after abrupt cancellation of pregabalin (lirika) 2) I absolutely agree that HPPD can be ignored and after a while we stop noticing it. I had HPPD 5 years. I got married, started working and I had a baby. I generally forgot about hppd and lived a normal life. I was constantly tormented by anxiety, DR / DP. And I did not notice the visuals, although they were, I no longer afraid of them. Again, I noticed them after the abolition of pregabalin and strong mental stress. And I got into HPPD hell again But Lamotrigine (Lamictal) helped me.
  18. Vladchik22

    Most commonly used medications

    There are cases when symptoms do not return after Keppra is canceled? Do I need to take Keppra on an ongoing basis (all life)?
  19. or the basic problem of hppd is anxiety and benzodiazepines simply reduce it giving you the ability to ignore those visual bugs. Anxiety can give rise to obsessions, in my opinion if a person who claims to have hppd make him lose the memory of the day he took psychedelics even the disorder would disappear
  20. JasonH

    hppd is a bitch sometimes

    Thank you for the reply, sounds bad but know there are others going to similar things kinda help mellow me out at time knowing that you can still live a good life. I’d say the only thing that gets in the way for me is I feel like I zone out a lot and staying focused is impossible sometimes, also over the past few days my tracers have gotten worse and sometimes I start thinking like what if they keep getting so bad that it’ll leave me blind, idk if there’s been cases like that but that’s probably the one thing that I hope stops progressing. Before it was choppy sorta like a short after image but now is a smooth, blurred dragged/trace motion like when I move my arm up and down or set a glass down. I’m just hope I’m not passed the point of improvement seeing how it’s been a year since my last lsd trip and they only just recently started about a mo th ago. Any thoughts?
  21. MadDoc

    hppd is a bitch sometimes

    Hi Jason, it sounds like you have a good attitude. That goes a long way in helping one be well. You're also avoiding psychedelics and weed, that is another important step to getting well. You mentioned how your heart rate spikes. I dealt with that for a solid decade. You're practicing meditation. Stick with it! I used to have panic attacks until my doctor sent me to meditation training at a local teaching hospital. It's powerful medicine if you practice. It takes time for the deeper benefits to kick in, but it leveled me out. I practice daily anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes daily, rain or shine. The other thing that helped me was throwing myself into life. Going to school, raising kids, my profession, hobbies, etc. Keep busy, keep focused, keep moving. Perhaps it's worth mentioning, I've never taken prescription medication to treat hppd. I realize medication helps many people in this forum so I'm not knocking it. It just wasn't my path I guess. That, and few doctors had ever heard of this disorder during 80s or 90s. I'm an old guy who took a truck load of psychedelics when I was a kid. I stopped when I turned 20 after 6 years of heavy use. Life can be wonderful even with this disorder. Don't let it define you. Perhaps that's easy for me to say after all the decades I've had to get used to hppd. You mentioned "life is forever". It goes by in a flash. Either that or it just seems that way as the decades tick by. To me, it's gone by fast! I hope what I've written is at least somewhat coherent. Take care.
  22. Actually there is a little bit more to it then that, science wise, in those who suffer from HPPD. Although you are not wrong in the sense that many people will have perceptual disturbances if they look at an object for long enough, this is just a neurological blip in the way that the biological brain works. One mechanism of action as to why perceptual disturbances are far more pronounced in those who have HPPD for example, is a proposed destruction of inter neuron GABA functioning. GABA is a key neurotransmitter that 'inhibits' and in turn would be a tremendous aid in our ability to tune out information that's not relevant to us. With people who have HPPD, they literally cannot tune out that information due to this destruction of interneuronal GABA functioning. This is why benzodiazepines for example, which cause an increase in the functionality of the GABA neuroreceptor, help people with HPPD. It doesn't stop the visual disturbances, but it certainly makes it 100x easier to ignore the fact that they are there and allows us to naturally cope with them or tune them out, which goes to support the GABA destruction hypothesis. Now you also have to remember that this is only one mechanism of action, of which there are several in people who have HPPD - otherwise an increase in GABA functioning to account for interneuronal GABA destruction would pose a complete loss of all visual disturbances, at least for the period of time that the person is on a benzodiazepine, which it does not, unfortunately do. So, it goes on, there is far more science wise that is going on. What you are trying to say, perhaps, is that all people naturally have the biological framework for which HPPD can base itself around. This is obvious. We are all human, we are all biological creatures, and there are natural disturbances in perception based off of the fact that there are mechanisms of action which cause our biological selves to function in the way that we do. :)
  23. hi, I state that I've never used psychedelics, I'm here because I have a friend who says he has hppd after a bad trip, what are your symptoms? I also have After-images, objects that leave trails, visual snow (especially in poorly lit areas) if I look for more than 10 seconds one thing I see it moving and breathing (even the text I'm writing now, if I pay attention I can see it move) if I look at square surfaces I can see static lights that create geometric shapes (even as a child I could lol) if I notice I have a ton of floaters, with all this I want to say that these "bugs" we have them all, only that we ignore them because they are not important for our conscience. the friend who claims to have hppd to me seems more that has a kind of ptsd that is activated when you notice these visual "bugs", then I noticed that even if I focus so much on the visual snow for example I will start to notice it more until you can not ignore it until something does not distract my attention, if we obsess about a little thing the brain will end up growing it until it becomes a problem, I could even be wrong but this friend has solved quite a bit 'of visual problems simply ignoring them, when he saw them he looked away and did not think about it, in this way the brain has activated again that filter that serves to remove the visual noise, the important thing is to make the brain understand that that information is not important to you. sorry if I wrote badly but I used google translator, thanks for reading
  24. For example: my symptoms are not “persiting” so they don’t happen all day. I have to look for them sometimes and sometimes I do not. But like would you consider floaters of BFEP HPPD? Comment what you think HPPD is.
  25. A patent from 2013 https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2014160423A1/en Is it really an anti-cholinergic syndrome? Is it treatable by boosting cholinergic function? Is the vagus nerve involved?
  26. Meltedface

    is this a bad idea?

    Hi, I'm new to this forum My condition started 1 year ago when I snorted 60mg of 2C-B, that night I had a horrible bad trip that ended in a panic attack and a visit to the hospital since that day I have anxiety problems, but I never had HPPD, visual snow, depersonalization / derealization, so I consider myself lucky !!! my symptoms have been more like traditional anxiety: chest pain, insomnia, fear of dying, muscle twitching, racing thoughts, nightmares, myoclonus (jerking when trying to sleep), shortness of breath, panic attacks the first few months...I think I have some form of PTSD caused by this bad trip I've been sober for almost 9 months and the only symptom I have now is muscle twitching (like fasciculations)... it's not a big deal, so I have a pretty normal life to be honest, I cannot complain. but if I drink alcohol/caffeine my anxiety increases the following days, and some old symptoms return. So I was wondering how bad it would be get drunk once a month and cut the anxiety of the following days with clonazepam? (I can handle 2 beers without problem, but if I took more I may have some anxiety problems the following days) What do you guys think, is not worth it? Can my condition evolve into HPPD just because of alcohol?
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