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  1. (Already posted this in a separate thread but thought I'd repost here since I consider this my official and perhaps final recovery post) Hello everyone, Just wanted to post another update about my recovery... May 8 was my official five-year anniversary of getting HPPD. I can't even begin to describe how transformative and painful the last five years of my life have been. I almost can't even believe I'm still alive. HPPD is unlike anything I've ever experienced or anything I could even imagine experiencing. It's truly an otherworldly disorder I wouldn't wish on any living creat
  2. Hello everyone, Just wanted to post another update about my recovery... May 8 was my official five-year anniversary of getting HPPD. I can't even begin to describe how transformative and painful the last five years of my life have been. I almost can't even believe I'm still alive. HPPD is unlike anything I've ever experienced or anything I could even imagine experiencing. It's truly an otherworldly disorder I wouldn't wish on any living creature, even the most despicable of humans. This is especially true for those who have HPPD in conjunction with severe depersonalization, dereali
  3. Hey guys, So I just wanted to post a reminder that symptom aggravation can be caused by an entire range of invisible substances and molecules we can't see with the naked eye or even know exist. Since getting HPPD my symptoms have been aggravated by stress, caffeine, sugar, high-glycemic carbs, nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, ashwaghanda, etc.), nutmeg, mold and most recently some kind of chemical leak in a house I moved into. It's just really important to keep in mind that if your symptoms begin to worsen out of nowhere that there's an environmental culprit as to why. I see so many posts
  4. I think almost all CBD contains even trace amounts of THC. I've taken it for about a year and it really helps me relax. Your best bet would be to buy a tincture and try a few drops to see how you feel, then steady increase the dose. I really don't think you can hurt yourself doing it that way. There's just not enough THC to really have a major impact as long as you dose small and work your way up.
  5. Hey guys, just wanted to drop in and post an update on my HPPD recovery... In another six months I'll have my five year anniversary of when I first got HPPD. I've posted every year on that day and I plan on doing so again in six months but something just triggered me to want to post now. Basically I'm updating a lot of stuff on my computer and I went through old notes I made when I first got HPPD. I hadn't read them in three years. It was surreal to see how far I've come. So much of my notes were about how painful life was each day, how I could barely make it through, how HPPD was like he
  6. In my experience HPPD can be exacerbated by a lot of stuff but toxins are the worst offenders next to drugs. I got exposed to mold four months ago and essentially had a relapse, all symptoms worsening quite a bit. There are number of stories on here about people getting HPPD from certain situations with lots of chemicals and toxins around. I think I read someone getting it from some kind of hair procedure too. Only thing you can do is whatever you did before to get healthy. I'd stay away from artificial procedures too. People with HPPD just react differently to things most people can handle.
  7. This is really incredible. I've been on this forum for close to four years now and have never seen anyone try and tackle HPPD this professionally before. Thank you so much for your dedication to bringing awareness to this condition. Have you thought of doing any cross-pollination research with the Visual Snow Syndrome or Depersonalization community? All three of these conditions essentially have the same features (mostly visual snow, anxiety and depersonalization) yet it's strange how there has yet to be a unifying community or even a basic connection between the three online.
  8. I tried homeopathy and definitely felt something, although it could have just been placebo. If you think it could help and won't make your HPPD worse and are willing to take the chance then you should give it a shot. The homeopathic medicine I took was cannibis infused and I didn't experience any averse side effects. I don't think there's much risk but I also don't think you're gonna "cure" yourself. HPPD isn't really something that can be instantly reversed.
  9. Found the 5-HT receptor stuff especially interesting considering the possible links with HPPD. Lots of relevant HPPD connections everywhere in this article. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352289516300509
  10. We've all been there before so don't feel bad. That's what this community is there for. Like Jay said, you gotta sleep. I've been down the road of insomnia and there's nothing but disease at the end. I'd encourage you to meditate at night, light some candles, incense, play some relaxing music, drink some chamomile or sleepytime teas, read in low light, perhaps even take a relaxing bath. Sleep for a lot of us is really about turning off your brain from thinking. It'll get better. I know it's not the best advise but I've been in the to the very bottom of hell and back and yet this i
  11. Interesting article that discusses the science behind why a diet high in fiber is good for the brain. Two of the most discussed neurotransmitters on this site are GABA and serotonin, both of which are derived in the gut from the foods we eat. If you want more seratonin and GABA you best eat a diet with lots of veggies! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4903954/
  12. I've been doing this every year for the last four years since I got HPPD on May 8, 2015. I can't put into words how much I've been through and how much my life has changed since that day. I know a lot of people here understand what it's like, but trying to explain this to your everyday normal person feels impossible. I just never imagined in a million years my life would turn out the way it has. I actually had a major setback a few months ago from a mold exposure where I basically had HPPD all over again except on a much smaller scale than the first time. Three months later I still
  13. Congrats! I wish more people posted about when they get better. I think the vast majority of people with HPPD recover, if not fully then at least to a degree they can live with it and sustain a normal life. You're lucky to have been so young and have had such a malleable brain. You've got your whole life ahead of you now! Stay away from drugs and make the most of it!
  14. Appreciate it. Even if you think your brain is pretty much set and unable to fully recover I still think maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the best option for mental health and overall well being. I've noticed the foods I eat actually alter my moods and ways of thinking. Any advantage you can get while dealing with HPPD is one worth having. You don't have to go all out, but if you exercise four times per week, do some yoga, avoid processed foods, get proper sunlight, meditate, find purpose in your life and surround yourself with positive social connections then you can find happiness with thi
  15. Money, bureaucracy, etc. Seems like research generally moves really slow unless there's a high demand for something.
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