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Hi, new to the forums. only took the drug once havnt ever done anything else and have been 100% sober since 7 months ago when I took it. Took shrooms, was good till one month later where I got eye pain light sensitivity and headaches. Im sure they are linked. I also noticed I had breathing walls when I would zone out. 7 Months in I still got Mild snow and stuff still shifts and moves when I zone out. I also had a panic attack after the month of shrooms where I didnt know what was happening. had episodes where I would slap myself trying to "feel" something and that time I didnt know what DP was. Anyway reading all the stuff about HPPD definitely gave me some more anxiety as I noticed stuff which was there but at the end of the day it didnt bother me before I knew what it was. I have mild anxiety now which is getting better I think because before I would freak out about changing my damn wallpaper thinking it would make me feel a certain way but that doesnt happen now. I used to be SCARED to leave the house but not anymore. I think its slowly getting better. ONE MAIN THING which is keeping me down is the headaches with lightsensitivity which always gives me terrible anxiety when I think about it too because I keep wondering whether I fucked my brain up. Headaches have gone better then when it started but its still there paired with light sensitivity. I have to squint often. Does anyone have experience with this bad headache and light sensitivity symptom? Does it fade with time? Any help will be greatly appreciated. I really do hope this Photophobic headache goes as well as the visual phenomena which is fuel to the fire when I decide to worry about it lots. Please Help
Icarus posted a topic in MAIN AND GENERAL FORUM19 year old male. Have had mild visual snow and other slight visual defects as long as can remember. Since approximately 15 have suffered with short, intense migraines around once every three months (I believe caused by sleep pattern inconsistencies) accompanied with classic visual auras (loss of vision spreading across one eye). Around three months ago I tried mdma for the first time (I trust the source and purity) and have done it twice since. Noticed no significant change after first try (small dose). However, second time (very large dose, between 400 and half a g) I noticed difficulty reading, more visual snow, light flashes etc which peaked about four days after and, for the most part, subsided after three weeks. Third time, medium dose, hppd symptoms have returned, particularly visual snow and small amounts of light flashing. Three weeks on and I fear this may be more long term; however, it is currently not something that is an impediment to my day to day life. Naturally, I am fascinated by what substances have to offer, particularly mdma, but also psychedelics. Questions: 1. have others found that all doses of mdma worsen symptoms; or, can low doses that don't fully overload 5htp receptors be used without damage? 2. I feel that those who have visual auras and migraines are far more likely to develop hppd. Would others say that this is particularly true of mdma? Would I also be more at risk of negative effects from more classic psychedelics such as lsd or shrooms? Obviously I am aware that taking any psychoactive substance is a risk and should not be advised however, I would value some objective input. Essentially, I am asking whether my experiences with hppd from mdma would mean my likelihood of hppd from other drugs is higher? Or are there ways to control dosages to reduce the risks (for example, trying half a tab of acid in isolation and observing symptoms over a couple of months). I am prepared to abstain from serotonergic drugs, however, this would not be a comfortable decision. I am grateful to be in a position where I have the option of avoiding serious long-term damage; however, if anyone thinks there is any chance of me being able to manage usage conservatively I am interested to hear. Thanks P.S I have used DMT twice with no observable hppd
I have had HPPD for about 8 years now. Before HPPD I used to get migraines averaging about twice a year. I have not had a single migraine since HPPD started. I remember around the age of 10 years old I was sitting in my parents living room and was staring at the white living room wall. I remember asking my Father "If you look really closely at the wall, does it look like things are moving" and sure enough he had no clue what I was talking about. This of course was long before I had ever taken a hallucinogen. During the onset of a migraine I would see a bright half circle in the middle of my vision, and I think I would see trails as well. I can't help but ponder that there is a correlation between being susceptible to migraines and HPPD. Did/Does anyone else suffer from migraines and understand the connection I am making?