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  2. Yea I haven’t heard the best about mirtazepine either from those with hppd or without. It seems to be a very dirty MoA. But sometimes, dirty really works! I mean just look at keppra—that has like 6 mechanisms I can think of off the top of my head and some people achieve full remission with it. So if you find something that works stick with it I guess. I’d suggest, based off of your negative experiences with dosage changes, that you should probably just stick with whatever dosage you’re at for a while. It might be an antagonist, but that receptor is incredibly complicated and has a ton of downstream effects.
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  4. Oh damn man... I’m sorry to hear that. What are the doctors going to do for treatment? I’ve heard starting antibiotics should improve your situation quickly? Just whatever you take dont take cipro xD that’s a one way path to hell.
  5. My 2 tests for Lyme disease are positive. I have Visual Snow syndrome
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  7. I can confirm the worsening visuals. I took Mirtazapine once and because of it I have (and still months later) longer tracers and more after images.
  8. Its actually an antagonist at 5ht2a, although some people have reported worsening of visual symptoms on mirtazapine. So far my visuals are exactly as I would perceive them when I wasn't taking an antidepressant. This medication seems to differ in side effects from person to person, as for me, I'm well immersed in its antidepressant activity, and my hppd symptonology has been left untouched. This could prove useful for people who are depressed and can't take SSRI's due to their hppd.
  9. Good to hear Jbalsa! Let us know how it goes. Does mirtazapine interact with the 5ht2a receptor? For some reason I feel like I heard it did once.
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  11. I haven't fully recovered, but many of my symptoms are gone including anxiety, close eyed visuals, depression, and feeling like I was always slightly dosed. Granted, it took decades. All that's left are the eyes open visuals. They haven't diminished much. Every once in a while I have moments where my mind and body is "out there" but I can snap myself out of it.
  12. Hey guys, Just thought I would add a quick post for anyone who's interested. I saw my psych doctor a few days ago, and he's decided to start me on an antidepressant called Mirtazapine. Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant, one that is relatively new to the market compared to most tricyclic and SSRI anti depressants. It's day 3 now, and so far I am absolutely loving this medication. I had let my psych doc know that most SSRI's that I have tried have exacerbated my symptoms by a fair margin, and that I had to stop taking them. He gave me this one to try out. As with all anti depressants and HPPD, it does affect the way you perceive the HPPD a little bit, but what separates Mirtazapine from other SSRI's is that Mirtazapine plays nicely with my HPPD. My visual symptoms have not gotten any worse, although the way that my body perceives the HPPD is a little bit different. What i'm loving about this med is that it's pretty much completely taken care of depersonalization and derealization, while also working wonders for my depression and anxiety. I think once you've found a med that tackles DP/DR and anxiety and depression all at the same time, it makes dealing with the visual symptoms a very minor disturbance. Not everyone has had luck with mirtazapine, but I guess im one of the lucky ones here, as it is easily the best medication if taken for my HPPD by a long shot. Just thought I would start a topic as I really believe that this medication is worth a try if you find yourself struggling with DP/DR and anxiety+depression all at the same time. If any of you guys have questions feel free to ask! I'm on 15mg once daily, and il be staying at this dosage for a full month before I titrate. The maximum dosage of this medication is 45mg daily.
  13. Wow. That website is incredible. You can't even buy 5 htp in a health food shop here! Just want to add that if you buy it there, I'd still recommend a liver function test. You'd also want to be very careful with your dosage.
  14. I'm just going to assume you've tried all the usual suspects for anxiety?
  15. Good to hear. We're all probably going to get sick or deal with an illness at some point in our lives (the whole Buddhist aging, sickness, and dying thing)...better to have faced that stuff now to know our strength. I believe you will continue to heal until you no longer think about this disorder and it becomes a footnote in your life.
  16. I won't agree because you aren't a neuroscientist and I don't think you know what you're talking about. I read the entire thread. I play devils advocate and remain skeptical in the name of science and finding answers. For that I'm attacked as somehow denying reality because it's my way of dealing with brain damage...or something. The most plausible theory we have of how psychedelics work in the brain is that they desynchronize certain brain regions, altering the brain waves and magnetic field around the brain. Why couldn't that be off or altered in some way? Why does it have to be cell death caused by glutamate excitotoxicity? You don't get to determine who's a productive member of this forum and who isn't. You've already been banned once for insulting people, so I don't really think you have any leg to stand on like you're this paragon of civility and tolerance on this forum.
  17. Thanks for all the help everyone, love this community, were all in this together!
  18. Thank you for your insight, im doing better now. I have since stopped taking zoloft, i was also experiencing sexual side affects and they have since ceased. No long term issues were caused by zoloft im doing well. Ill check out selfhacked sounds interesting!
  19. Vasodilators ? Anyone tried that ? If we follow the Default Mode Network theory, hallucinogens act as vasoconstrictors on certain parts of the brain, lowering blood flow, thus inducing ego death. Now, if we say DP/DR is like a mini-ego death, could we reverse the process, at least temporarily, using a vasodilator ? I wouldn't recommend Viagra however. It can mess up with visual processing. Not the best for us. Just my 0.02.
  20. How much time did your VS last ?
  21. It's nice to hear a positive report ! I really hope you will heal, at least heal to something manageable. We all deserve to heal, I think we all suffered enough because of our mistakes.
  22. It just isnt available as a prescription. You can buy it on ceretropic I believe. I almost did last October and didn’t for whatever reason.
  23. I thought about them but its substance and i read about the side effects so , i can mange with my correct condition , anyway only at night it worse
  24. Have you tried any of the usual meds ? Lamictal, Keppra etc ?
  25. Yes i know , and its not getting better the visuals, the parnoia i had in the beginning went away , i did mri 3 weeks ago I’m still waiting for my answer, maybe it wil help to see if something happened there
  26. No bro i have been cleaned for 1 year
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