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  1. Anyone get a trippy feeling which is like having these weird trippy sensations in your body but they feel dysphoric instead of euphoric? This has been going on for a couple of weeks and it's so disturbing. I just want it to stop.
  2. I wouldnt touch anything again man. That includes mj, caffeine, nicotine...
  3. Drugs aren't all they're cracked up to be man. I'm seeking natural dopamine highs.
  4. Alcohol/benzo withdrawal has many similarities though.
  5. "Neurotoxicity is generally imperceptible unless it is so severe as to impair processes like learning, memory, motor movement et cetera.Most people who suspect neurotoxicity don't show gross pathological changes on e.g. MRI. Generally neurotoxicity is either from acute toxic metabolites (chemicals that kill your brain cells directly, like an antibiotic -MPTP is the famous one, cyanide, acetaldehyde, phosgene, and other reactive chemicals fit here too) or from thermal stress (amphetamine-type damage is usually of this type, MDMA induced overheating is a big cause).Most drugs, despite the public perception, don't actually damage brain or liver cells at theraputic concentrations. Monoamine and sugar depletion can cause "hangovers" on their own. And by the time you're actually brain damaged you generally are too far gone to care.Most of the reports of true, physical brain damage often present after a massive overdose, or gradually increase in severity with chronic use (e.g. chronic methamphetamine use inducing parkinsons-like symptoms over a period of years).On the contrary, some people can suffer things like concussions, strokes, tumors, aneurysms and retain most of their cognitive functioning even though there is gross structural damage.If you don't use amphetamines frequently you shouldn't concern yourself too much about brain damage. Playing sports is probably more risky for causing brain damage due to concussions."
  6. Do you have a source for the Dr. Abraham thing? Dr. Abraham's latest theory and tests were centered around a dysfunction in the COMT enzyme and its production of catecholamines.
  7. It's all speculation. If you want to claim you have brain damage, be my guest. An mRI would certainly show neurodegeneration. Neurodegeneration is a progressive destruction of brain tissue. HPPD is not a neurodegenerative disorder.
  8. Think of it like being pre-diabetic. Your symptoms are very very mild but if you abstain from all drugs and make some healthy lifestyle changes you can avoid it from becoming full blown hppd.
  9. Nope.
  10. This was a very interesting article. And may be one of the reasons I havent fully recovered.
  11. It could be a gene expression mutation. Some glutamate receptor may be misshapen or malformed. It could be receptor uncoupling. We just have no idea. 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day increases BDNF and neurogenesis, as well as producing other growth hormones and making the brain more plastic. If there's any prescription for overcoming hppd, its that and a good diet.
  12. Everyone on this forum should read this.
  13. Neurodegeneration can be observed with mRI. I and many others have had mRIs after getting hppd and there was no structural damage whatsoever. The only thing I had were slight abnormalities that could cause migraines.
  14. It does feel serotoniny.
  15. Jay has. But he also has klonopin.
  16. You have pre-hppd, maybe even mild hppd. Abstain from doing drugs ever again live a healthy lifestyle and you'll be fine.
  17. Dude Paxil fucked me up worse than any other drug. I took it for 2 months and the side effects and depression made me want to kill myself. I couldn't even get out of bed on that shit.
  18. Yeah I don't either. Especially my symptoms for the past 2 years which were triggered by panic attacks, not drugs. People are always looking at hppd through their individual lens and people with mild hppd have no idea how bad it can get. I know because my hppd was mild for 6 years.
  19. Researchers are now starting to believe that depression is a dysfunction of the immune system. Some dude on Reddit went on a 3 day fast and said it cured his HPPD symptoms. What if hppd (and most mental illnesses) are the immune system attacking the nervous system? Fasting puts your brain in a state of ketosis within a day. I think I'm going to do a 3 day water fast and see if anything improves.
  20. Yeah but neurodegeneration is the disease getting progressively worse like with Huntington's disease. HPPD isn't neurodegenerative or people wouldn't be able to recover.
  21. No but @Onemorestep would.
  22. MDMA is structurally similar to meth and mescaline. MDMA was basically synthesized with that in mind - combine a powerful stimulant with a psychedelic.
  23. I have very intense mood swings sometimes. I think it has more to do with anxiety and stress than hppd. I've never had mania. I used to get depressed but I don't anymore. My worst experiences of depression have been while I was on psych meds.
  24. Sucks that you have to drink as an adult to be considered social.
  25. I don't, and I've been to the ER and doc and had so many tests ran I would know if I had one. My friend seems to think that it's damage/injury at the cellular level in the limbic system - either the thalamus or hypothalamus. That's why it's taking so long to heal, and why anything stressful or you're sensitive to will set you back. It's just inflaming the inflammation you already have.