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    Havent been here for a while, nothing has really changed in regards to my hppd, just thought id give an update to the med i started. Started taking a med called amitriptyline. Its an old antidepressant that was used back in the 60's for a treatment of numerous things. Its actually been doing me pretty good, the thing about this med is that it doesn't focus completely on serotonin like SSRIs normally do. This medication actually hits a bunch of different receptors in the brain which is why its more than likely it can cause a lot of side effects, non hppd related. The med hits a bunch of receptors because its used to treat a lot of neurological disorders like migraines and nerve pain, its also used to treat bipolar, ptsd, anxiety and depression, and helps you get really good rem sleep, ive noticed i dont need as much sleep as i used to and when i wake up my mind feels refreshed. Ive been on it for about two weeks, and i love it. It usually takes about 6 weeks for it to take full effect, its diminishing my anxiety, last night i slept without my tv on for the first time in a long time. While it hasnt helped my visuals it hasnt had any effect on them at all. So for those of you if anxiety is truly crippling you but you fear that visuals may get worse, i think this is a med you should try. Ive read that its also helped people with visual snow in the past. Take care guys.
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    Hey man! Greetings! First off, i know this is a scary and traumatic experience and I am very sorry you are having to live with this disease. It is debilitating but i think we can all agree there are a few cool things about it. Maybe. Sometimes. Lol. So, I developed my HPPD after three months of tripping nearly three times a week and then going off to Amsterdam and doing the “strongest shrooms on the planet”— this is what the shop adversities in March of 2018. It has now been almost a year and i am WORLDS bettter. Which is lucky, yes, but not necessarily uncommon so hold onto to HOPE and make sure to TRUST the universe. The only thing that will heal you and help you is quitting drugs completely. I know, this sounds terrible, i get it, I am addicted to many different substances, sadly. Anyway, i do not want to speak so much on myself and rather, more about what you can do to help yourself: -Eat healthy. Fresh fruit, chicken, salmon, smoothies, kale chips and lots of water were my main focuses when it came to food. And still are. I could barely eat the first two months and would have to force food down my throat. But make sure to eat. -Workout. It does not have to be something super strenuous or anything. Go for a stroll in the park or walk your dog or go swimming. -STOP SMOKING WEED. And doing other drugs. I continued to smoke weed for about a week and a half after my trip thinking it was helping me but it was only intensifying my visual snow, floaters, halos and paranoia. -talk to someone IRL (in real life). These forums are helpful but can also be quite disheartening — so go talk to someone. Whether it be a counselor, a friend, honestly anyone. You’d be shocked at how many people are accepting of this disease. It is real and it is valid and there is a lot of info online. Good luck. You’ve got this
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    Yes, i see huge green and blue splotches
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    Hi Redrose, To me, this sounds like HPPD. I can relate to so much of what you are experiencing. Even when you mention the world moving as you chew, I’ve felt that countless times. About 5 months ago I was diagnosed with HPPD and I thought my life was over. I was studying abroad during college and had to be evacuated from the country because I couldn’t step outside of my room without having a panic attack. People looked like cartoon characters, objects moved in my peripheral vision, walls would pulse and breathe amongst many other terrifying symptoms. After about 2 months, the visual symptoms died down, although I still had the visual static and that weird dreamlike feeling. I’m now prescribed a very low dose of klonopin and Keppra, which has done wonders for me. I would say almost all of the symptoms have gone away except for the visual snow. My advice to you is to reach out for help, whether it’s your parents or a psychiatrist and try not to be discouraged. It may take a couple doctors to fully understand what you are going through. I promise you it’s going to get better and this online community can be extremely helpful in terms of support. Try not to go crazy with researching the symptoms and stories. I’ve found that the more I thought about the symptoms, the more I’ve noticed it. TM (transcendental meditation) has also helped me quite a bit with my anxiety. If you need any more advice or you just want to talk, feel free to message me! I promise you that things are going to get better! :)
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    Spice is what caused my hppd. Go ahead and do it if you want more hppd.
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    Some if not most of you may know I started a non profit for HPPD and VS with the help of several people with HPPD. After many years of hard work we have a neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Harry McConnell, on board who has taken up the mantle from Dr. Abraham and has designed the only fully comprehensive research study on HPPD. It will cover genetics, autoimmunity and utilize several means of neuroimaging. I’m encouraging all of you to get your family, friends even yourselves to donate toward this study because if something remarkable is found, it will change everything for us as a patient community. http://www.neurogroup.org/donate/
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    This is quite funny really: "Can i still smoke weed?" "well, staying totally sober is the best bet" "What about spice?" "well, staying totally sober is the best bet, no more drugs of any kind" "Just some coke then?"
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    Jesus christ i finished watching 5 minutes ago and my vision is still clear, i am in tears, thank you
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