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  1. Yeah, at that time (1998) i was using actifed to sleep in a regular way and had a few codeine doses... I tried to find the formula of Actifed back then but it's hard to tell. Pseudo ephedrine is now also well known to cause brain vascular events... Damn, how come we all cannot find a common pattern or trigger , i'm pretty sure we are all missing something crucial.
  2. I noticed this strange corelation... Anyone of you remembers using regulary cough sirup or cold sneezing pills, pre-hppd or Visual snow onset ?
  3. MMM , it's funny, cause at that time period i was misusing a cold medecine (actifed) to sleep at night. I must check if it had DXM into the formula
  4. You give it the power you want. I know it's hard. There is no doubt you do feel these symptoms. That's why it's so tricky
  5. Placebo. It's your anxiety that is playing tricks on you. Don't let it win. Don't over study things over the internet...it will make you anxious about litteraly anything. For a fact, some even stop masturb.....to find relief (true)...no no no.
  6. In my experience, i vape an extremely pure and 1000% biologic grown weed strain, that does have THC. You have to make sure it was cultivated in the right conditions. It's actually relaxing and does not bring any side effects, increase or decrease hppd. I believe harmfull weed, thc, or cbd varies because of the way it was grown and when it was harvested into the flowering cycle (very important). That's why black market is totally a NO GO They are so many factors that can deteriorate the benefits. If you are able to control all these aspects, weed actually does have some perks in calming down anxiety and therefore hppd.
  7. Liquid concentrate of Melatonine is the best honnestly. It's Natural and works without side effects. Mix it with cbd and you'll sleep like a baby everynight for the rest of your life Then, if there are some particular thoughts that prevent you from sleeping and it's reccuring , you should also consider talking about it to a psychologist.
  8. HPPD and visual snow are linked, you should report your case to the Visual Snow Fundation : https://www.visualsnowinitiative.org/ / info@visualsnowintitiative.org Who knows, maybe we all had VSS before..." hppd ". It' s not clear at all, but there is a certain correlation as I'm preaching here.
  9. I started psychotherapy 2 years after i got hppd, and kept doing sessions every week for 15 years, until all the "noise" was taken off my shoulders, and god i had lots of stuff going on, building over it. Probably, mushrooms have been a trigger, a slap on my soul, giving me no choice but to dig deep in what i was blindly missing. Now as an adult, i'm just fine, i can smoke weed, i'm not depressed anymore, i feel completely normal. I own to this trip that in the end, i had a chance to become myself. That means, yes, weird, but i own a lot to this trip. I won't go back for anything in the world. What's left ? What i call the "base" , a proper visual snow syndrome with nothing else. So that's my point of reference, just for the input. You can lift a big part of the "hppd" extra problems with a psychotherapy .
  10. Also, a more constructive proof that the base of the pathology is 99% common with VSS is that kepra and lamictal are prescribed for both , and work in the same way. That's far too much for a coïncidence. I'm just pissed , when i read this article, because it presents mild drug induced psychosis+hppd as a whole, and this is the confusion that , for me, represent a major obstacle in understanding what this condition really is. So, it just keeps spreading more confusion, going back to the romantic "flashback" narrative from the 60's... Fact is, many people in the hppd community cummulate both, clearly. So as probably in the VSS snow community people cummulate this same neurologic setup with other psychiatric disorders. For me the key for a searcher, is to focus on the neurological aspect, to unravel and sort out, where and how it all takes roots, clearing (and that's the hardest) all the noise consecutive from extremely various psychatric manifestations, induced by drugs, or not.
  11. Because the base of symptoms most of us experience and describe are these, after a few month/years. Others disorders mix up to these, associated to drug individual experiences (and from cannabis to heroin, these are extremely various, vague... ), what makes the diagnostic extremely difficult and confusing for most physicians. And i'm not talking about the blinding stigma. The cure , if there is one, will then probably be identical for both pathologies, VSS and "HPPD". That's actually good news because they are more searchers working actively on VSS. "HPPD searchers" are for now, only coming from the psychiatry/addictology/mental illness realm. They won't find a cure with psychotherapy or prescribing benzos, antipsychotic, and other mollecules of this type, that's for sure, because they don't understand the psysiological side of 'HPPD' : these are just patchs over a bleeding wound - It seems so obvious if you study properly both pathologies. That's my own intuition and I'm pleased to share it.
  12. "Psychosis, alcoholism" ...sensationalism..... Have you checked what Visual Snow Syndrome is before writing this article ? Like many others, you had difficulties understanding these pathologies, that are in fact all mixed up in the case of "HPPD" I have to agree it's a can of worms, and that's why it's very hard not to get confused by all the misleading informations available on the topic, including on wikipedia. A mistake was made in the first place, even by those who studied and named the pathology itself, like psychiatrist doctor Abraham. As visual snow syndrome is exactly the same pathology ( take it appart from the psychological repercussions ). Visual snow is by then not a "persisting hallucination" ...that's incorrect. "HPPD" is not a trip that does not end (that's a psychosis). "HPPD" is a neurological condition that can also be triggered by antibiotics, drugs, benzos and many other unknown factors : chemical, genetic or environemental. There is so much confusion. PLEASE Any new book or article stating these non-sense and going into sensationalism are just counter-productive. For reminder : Psychosis : mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder... Yes, we have some people mixing up both even here on this very board. "HPPD" and "Visual Snow Syndrome" : Visual Symptoms Snow-like dots all over the field of vision Small floating objects or flashes of light Sensitivity to light (Photophobia) Continuing to see an image after it is no longer in the field of vision (Palinopsia) Seeing images within the eye itself (Entoptic phenomena) Other visual effects such as starbursts, halos, and double vision (Diplopia) Non-Visual Symptoms Ringing, humming, or buzzing sounds (Tinnitus) Feeling detached from yourself (Depersonalization) Symptoms of anxiety and/or depression can sometimes develop as a result of having to deal with a constant medical condition like Visual Snow Syndrome Source : https://www.visualsnowinitiative.org/learn/ This is what most of us experience for a lifetime.
  13. ...If you believe in it, it will relieve your stress.... and ....work. As you feel like you're actively doing something right.... ... ... I prefer to believe in other stuff
  14. Very interesting theory. I was actully having a lifetime food dysfunction from 0 to 18 yo when i had my hppd onset. Turns out, there is something to dig here. I made 2 polls over the nutrition problem : For hppd : https://www.reddit.com/r/HPPD/comments/fgfbva/preexisting_your_hppd_food_disorder_malnutrition/ For VSS : https://www.reddit.com/r/visualsnow/comments/fhdp2y/preexisting_your_vss_food_disorder_malnutrition/
  15. It's interesting, how many of us had a food issue before getting HPPD : I also had some.... I
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