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  1. @Cross78 thank you for your post. I agree, moving forward and getting on with life is very important. As I, and many others, have mentioned, being a focused individual can really help. I can't tell how often you've dosed from what you've written, twice? I think, the fewer times you've dosed the better your prospects when dealing with hppd. I realize this is a generalization that doesn't always hold water. Note, I'm not a doctor and I'm certainly not an expert. That being said, you might want to reconsider micro dosing. More psychedelics introduced into someone who already has hppd symptoms might make the situation worse. I'm not trying to tell you, or anybody, what to do. Understand, hppd can be truly debilitating. Something to ponder perhaps. Take care.
  2. I had to give up using cannabis. Actually, I didn't quit weed, it quit me. It started giving me rapid heartbeat, panic attacks, and it made my visuals unmanageable. This was around 1979, the cannabis around now is MUCH stronger. That's me, we're all different.
  3. For me .... Exercise during the day helps with sleep at night. Daily meditation practice helps keep the stressful chatter at a minimum. When I have an evening where my brain and body won't slow down, I use CBD oil, but I don't use it often.
  4. Welcome! Please don't assume your symptoms are perminent, and don't assume they're going to get worse. It's not uncommon to have hppd like symptoms shortly after dosing. One month isn't much time. You've dosed once so your prospects are good. I'm not a medical professional, but would strongly suggest that you refrain from dosing. I'd also stop consuming cannabis for a while. Give your brain some time to bounce back. If you are susceptible to hppd, or if you have a mild form of it, please don't tempt fate. Understand, life isn't over for you! Don't panic and don't assume the worst.
  5. We all have our ups and downs. I'll have weeks where I hardly notice my symptoms, other weeks they're more noticeable. For me, it's how I'm feeling over the long haul. That being said, my CEVs vanished over just a few weeks after having had them for a long time. So, sudden improvements do occur.
  6. @bowties Very well stated. Staying clean and acceptance are key I think. Focus, determination and attitude go a long way as well. Also, keep in mind that this disability can and often does improve. A happy and productive life isn't necessarily out of reach.
  7. I feel tiny amounts of THC. In my case, it produces a very uncomfortable experience complete with panic attacks. I haven't touched marijuana in a very long time. I take cbd oil to combat insomnia and it works well. The oil I take has a trace amount of thc, but even with my hyper-sensitive brain, I can't detect any. I like cbd oil because I don't feel groggy in the morning. In the US cbd oil has to contain less than 0.3 percent thc. I don't take cbd during the day because it makes me sleepy. It doesn't decrease my visuals (my primary symptom) , but a good night's sleep sure helps.
  8. @jake it gets better. It really does. The mind has a way of adapting and hard work toward getting well pays off. I realize I'm sounding like an infomercial, I'm not much of a writer. I have visuals after all of these years, but I'm so happy to be here. People with disabilities can live happy lives. All we can do is the best we can do.
  9. I've never heard of phenergen. I looked it up to reduce my ignorance a bit. Please talk to someone to get some help. Surround yourself with people in your life who care about you. Please talk to a medical professional about what you're going through. Please set aside the notion of checking out. Please. I had what I would consider severe hppd. Over the decades it has significantly improved. I'm nobody special, just another Bozo on this planet. If I found a path toward wellness, then it's certainly possible. Life with this disability has its challenges, I understand that. Things right now may seem intolerable, but you never know, your situation may improve before long. There are also medications that can help. So many avenues that may help your situation. One step at a time. Don't give up, fight back, and never underestimate yourself. You matter!
  10. Thank you for your thoughtful and positive post. I'd like to reiterate, it can and often does get better, much better. Keep moving, keep focused, live healthy, and be patient.
  11. MadDoc


    I used to smoke weed constantly. All of a sudden it started giving me panic attacks and it made my visuals intolerable . Apparently panic attacks from using THC isn't uncommon. It also seems to happen after not using for a long time. Panic attacks also occur with people who have never used psychedelics. I think these uncomfortable effects can be amplified when dealing with hppd, even if symptoms have mostly dissapeared. Understand that the information I have is from my own experiences and from what people have told me (I'm not a doctor or a scientist). For me, staying away from THC (all psychoactive drugs for that matter) is the way to go. I can't imagine what my brain would do if I smoked the powerful weed that's available today. I hope your symptoms start to moderate.
  12. For a while I had bouts of low blood pressure and I had some of the symptoms you've described. I do think hppd can amplify any common physical symptom with a slight psychedelic lens. Well, at least that's what happens to me. Talking to the doctor can eliminate issues and give you some peace of mind.
  13. If it continues, it might not be a bad idea to talk to a doctor. Those symptoms can be caused by physical issues as well.
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