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  1. I think the reason your computer monitor makes your hppd worse is because of blue lights. Every LCD works with 3 color pigments to create an image. Within every pixle theres a blue light, yellow light, and red light. Blue lights in particular are known to cause adverse side effects for some people because they stimulate outside light/ daylight. Your brain is programmed to wake up when it sees the color blue basically and causes a sort of adrenaline response. Also if you're dealing with hypersensitivity issues like light enhancements or color enhancements the backlight from your monitor can aggravate your eyes and cause headaches or migraines. I would recommend theraspecs because they block out 80% of blue lights and protect against backlight monitor light and fluorescent light. There are other types of blue light blocking glasses that work also, one's that have clear lenses if you're a gamer (Theraspects are are orange tinted).
  2. That awful though that you're going through that. I remember the times after I started having lsd flashbacks where my hppd got worse and I felt like I was taking steps backwards it was one of the hardest points in my life. You can still get better though it just takes years of active treatment. Just try to hold onto hope. the video i reposted is really helping me with my visual snow. I've been watching it for an hour a day on a loop in the morning and i seem to notice a genuine change in my perception throughout the day. Able to look at things more easily and stay focussed and just generally less snow. Maybe it can help you. I also really recommend theraspecs mine came today and I noticed a reduction is my vs could help you out on a daily basis. Helps with light sensitivity and hypersensitivity. Sending good vibes your way praying for ya buddy.
  3. Reposting this gem. Also I heard theraspecs can reduce visual snow in the Treatment forum sub https://www.theraspecs.com/shop/ Best recommendations to reduce visual snow would be omega 3's. Magnesium (I prefer glycinate and citrate), Valerian root maybe. Have you looked into rTMS therapy? This video can give you temporary relief at the very least. We're here for you.
  4. @jackk10 It sounds like the pill you took before you started smoking weed had some sort of hallucinogen in it. My best guess based off of the description of the trip you had it was probably pcp or acid. Judging by your description of your symptoms my best guess is that you have some form of low-level pre hppd symptoms. Everyone's hppd is different. For some people its a slow onset after multiple trips. For others they take acid once and they have hppd for life. I've had hppd for 4 years and most of my symptoms have gone down like i don't see tracers as often or as vividly. The one thing that does remain though is my visual snow. Based on the success stories that i've read most people stop experiencing the heavier hppd effects after a couple years but most people say that still have visual snow. I had a friend who never did any drugs only smoked weed a little but they got some stuff that was laced with pcp once and now he gets occasional warped vision/ minor trips. This honestly reminded me of that a lot from your description of everything. This is a general list of things that help me deal with hppd on a daily basis. Omega 3 fatty acid supplements. They help reduce my visual snow. The best way to get omega 3 fatty acids is through fish oil supplements, flax seed oil, chia seeds, and canola oil. I personally go with flax seed oil. If you start taking omega 3 supplements you also need to start taking vitamin e supplements because when you take omega 3 supplements it uses up the vitamin e in your body. You should ask your doctor about the proper dosages for omega 3 supplements and vitamin e should be because its different depending on your age and gender. Magnesium supplements can reduce visual snow (go with magnesium glycinate supplements). Some people have success with taking valerian root tinctures to reduce visual symptoms; but be careful because if you take too much valerian root it can cause some weird side effects. Migrain glasses / precision tinted glasses can help with both hppd and visual snow. I know they're a little expensive but if they can reduce my visual symptoms I think its worth the 100$. (https://www.theraspecs.com/shop/). They also block out blue light and help people see who are hypersensitive or light sensitive (photophobia). CBD supplements really help with my mood and help with some of the mental symptoms of hppd. The proper dose for CBD is between 20-100mg per serving. (20-30mg is the threshold level to get the medical benefits and the 50-100mg range is what people do to get the anti anxiety effects. Whenever I start to feel panicky I drink chamomile tea (2 bags) and it really calms me down. Meditation helps with mental symptoms. Valerian root low dose (vegan): https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Valerian-Root-500-Capsules/dp/B0019LTHXA/ref=sr_1_5?crid=Y8AQFLEQ6OXJ&dchild=1&keywords=valerian+root&qid=1593038567&sprefix=valerian+root%2Caps%2C196&sr=8-5 CBD Isolate tincture (isolated cbd crystals so there's 0%thc): (https://www.lazarusnaturals.com/shop/tinctures/cbd-flavorless-high-potency Magnesium supplements (vegan): https://www.amazon.com/Magnesium-Glycinate-400mg-Bioavailable-Vegetarian/dp/B07ZD7R4RF/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=magnesium+glycinate+vegan&qid=1593038751&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyN1hLOUdDSlcwN041JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzU2OTAzMlhGUUtJS1dZTjhVMSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNzA3NDg3MUxIWVFNV1NJRDBVTiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= Here’s a list of things that aggravate my hppd. . 1. Artificial Food coloring IE: Red #40, Red #3, Green #3, Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Blue #1, Blue #2. They might also be labeled FD&C Red 40 or FD&C Yellow 5. Artificial food colorings really made my hppd worse for a long time. Like it caused heavy color enhancements, increased visual snow, dizziness, and it made all my mental symptoms a lot worse. The thing that sucks is that I didn’t even know it was flaring up my symptoms because artificial coloring are in a lot of different types of food; not just candy and stuff. 2. Caffeine=color enhancements. 3. Alcohol=wavy/ melty vision. 4. Lack of sleep=heavier visual snow 5. Drugs (duh)
  5. I know that it's important to stay level in these tricky times but I have absolutely 0 doubt in my mind that artificial food colorings were negatively affecting me and no doubt others. When my hppd onset occurred I was literally experiencing almost every single visual and mental symptom of hppd. I was extremely hypersensitive so I started highly regulating everything I ate so I could pinpoint triggers. I eat from home 100% of the time and check the ingredients of every item I buy. That's how I found out artificial food colorings were causing a high percentage of my hppd flare ups. Since I cut out artificial food colorings my symptoms have reduced significantly.
  6. definitely not a placebo bro. Its an hppd aggrivant it made all my symptoms worse increased visual snow and everything.
  7. I've been personally viewing this forum for over 4 years but never made an account until now. My symptoms have decreased significantly at this point so I thought I'd finally join the discussion and try to share what helped me through the toughest stages of HPPD.
  8. I've had HPPD for over 4 years now and I wish I would have known this sooner. I found out that artificial food colorings (the most common are Red 40, Yellow 5 and Yellow 6) were aggravating both my visual and mental symptoms. The most noticeable being vivid color enhancements. Mental symptoms included feeling out of body, dizzyness, intense feelings of anxiety, intensified my overall sense of dread and I think it was causing borderline panic attacks. The thing that sucks is that I didn’t even know it was flaring up my symptoms because artificial coloring are in a lot of different types of food; not just candy and stuff. They put it in BBQ sauce, honey mustard, lemon pepper spice, chicken soup mix, lemonade mix, wraps, sushi wasabi and ginger, Cheetos, and that spicy red popcorn stuff. It’s smart to start checking ingredients. In fact, artificial food coloring is so bad and has so many negative side effects that it’s BANNED in Europe. Food dyes like red 40 yellow 5 and yellow 6 are proven human carcinogens (which means they are proven to cause cancer). Red 40 has been proven to cause hyperactivity and fits of anger in both children and adults. A british study was done on children that didn't have any prior conditions but started exhibiting ADHD-like behavior when given artificial food coloring. Natural food colorings, which are not harmful are never be labeled with a number. Usually natural companies will use fruit juice concentrates or things like paprika and turmeric to color their foods. List of FDA approved artificial food colorings: Red #40, Red #3, Green #3, Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Blue #1, Blue #2. They might also be labeled FD&C Red 40 or FD&C Yellow 5.
  9. @r3dk00la1d Yeah i found out that the thing that causes color enhancements the most (for me at least) is caffeine and artificial food colorings. Although food coloring did a lot more damage than caffeine ever did in my opinion. Also it's important to know that caffeine is present in cocoa powder so things like chocolate actually have caffeine and might aggravate your symptoms. In addition, green tea and black tea have high amounts of caffeine in them, 1 cup of green tea is like drinking half a cup of coffee. Snapple has hella caffeine in it.
  10. @r3dk00la1d This is a general list of things that genuinely help me deal with hppd on a daily basis. Omega 3 fatty acid supplements. They help reduce my visual Symptoms. The best way to get omega 3 fatty acids is through fish oil supplements, flax seed oil, chia seeds, and canola oil. I personally go with flax seed oil. Magnesium supplements can reduce visual symptoms. Some people have success with taking valerian root tinctures to reduce visual symptoms; but be careful because if you take too much valerian root it can cause some weird side effects. CBD supplements really help with my mood and help with some of the mental symptoms of hppd. The proper dose for CBD is between 20-100mg per serving. (20-30mg is the threshold level to get the medical benefits and the 50-100mg range is what people do to get the anti anxiety effects. Whenever I start to feel panicky I drink chamomile tea (2 bags) and it really calms me down. Meditation helps with mental symptoms. Here’s a list of things that aggravate my hppd. 1. Artificial Food coloring IE: Red #40, Red #3, Green #3, Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Blue #1, Blue #2. They might also be labeled FD&C Red 40 or FD&C Yellow 5. Artificial food colorings really made my hppd worse for a long time. Like it caused heavy color enhancements, increased visual snow, dizziness, and it made all my mental symptoms a lot worse. The thing that sucks is that I didn’t even know it was flaring up my symptoms because artificial coloring are in a lot of different types of food; not just candy and stuff. They put it in bbq sauce, sushi wasabi and ginger, Cheetos, that spicy red popcorn stuff. It’s smart to start checking ingredients. Natural food colorings, which are not harmful will never be labeled with a number. Usually natural companies will use fruit juice concentrated instead or things like paprika and turmeric to color their foods. In fact, artificial food coloring is so bad and has so many negative side effects that it’s banned in Europe. 2. Caffeine=color enhancements. 3. Alcohol=wavy/ melty vision. 4. Lack of sleep=heavier visual snow 5. Drugs (duh)
  11. Thanks man. I think the reason CBD stops working for people is because they acquire a tolerance over time. When they start off using tinctures they have zero tolerance so it works but then after time your body needs more and more of it to achieve the same effects. Moreover, most cbd tinctures are overpriced and under-dosed. Most places charge $50-$70 for a 500mg tincture. The proper dose for CBD is Between 20-100mg per dose which lasts for about 3 hours. In terms of getting a cbd tincture that has 0% thc I would go with cbd isolate tinctures because the cbd has been scientifically isolated into its crystal form meaning it is separated from the small amount of thc found in hemp. Tinctures that are made from hemp oil extract are more likely to contain that .01-.1% thc you’re worried about. Here’s a link for an isolate tincture that’s fairly priced: https://www.lazarusnaturals.com/shop/tinctures/cbd-flavorless-high-potency
  12. Ever since my hppd started 4 years ago I wake up feeling like shit and hung over every day. My HPPD symptoms are always bad in the morning and then get less intense throughout the day. The first 2-3 hours of the morning are always the worst. It could be that you’re getting proper sleep but then feel like shit just cause your hppd acts up in the morning like mine maybe. I think it’s due to the fact that dreams are a brain induced hallucination and maybe those same chemicals aggravate your hppd symptoms. I’ve found that cbd tinctures help with the nausea and overall brain foggy ness of waking up with hppd. Some good natural energy boosters that might help you is mint tea, peppermint oil, spearmint oil, b-12 supplements, And Ceylon cinnamon.
  13. (23 yo M) I’ve been suffering from HPPD for over 4 years now and trust me we have all felt that way like everything is hopeless and it’s never gonna get better and that nothing and no one is even real; but that’s not true. My symptoms have decreased almost 80% and it didn’t really start to clear up until like the 3rd year. And dude when it first started I was having the worst time. DPDR, brain fog, tracers, visual snow the works man i was straight up tripping. plus I kept having heavy flashbacks but they stopped after the first 6 months. All I can say it don’t give up keep trying to get better and you will get better. It took me years before I started being able to relax again and feel like a person but you’ll get there you just need to push through the hard part (which is the earlier stages) and you’ll start see changes. Here’s some tips that have helped me: Try taking omega 3 fatty acid supplements. They help reduce my visual Symptoms. The best way to get omega 3 fatty acids is through fish oil supplements, flax seed oil, chia seeds, and canola oil. I personally go with flax seed oil. Magnesium supplements can reduce visual symptoms. Some people have success with taking valerian root tinctures; but there are some strange side effects with some people who take it. CBD supplements really help with mood and help with the mental symptoms of hppd. L The proper dose for CBD is between 20-100mg per serving. (20-30mg is the threshold level to get the medical benefits and the 50-100mg range is where you get more of a sedation-like effect. Drinking chamomile tea can help with mental symptoms if things start to seem panicky. B-12 supplements can help to reduce stress and anxiety. Meditation helps.
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