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  • Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) support forum - HPPD, flashbacks, drug-induced visual snow syndrome and depersonalization/derealization.

    Common HPPD symptoms: visual snow, palinopsia (trails/afterimages), increased BFEP, increased floaters, ghosting, halos, starbursts, macropsia/micropsia, geometric hallucinations, closed-eye visuals, flashbacks, depersonalization/derealization, anxiety, depression, brain fog, cognitive dysfunction, tinnitus.

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    • Nick has summed it up perfectly. Keep on fighting and please let us know progress over the coming weeks and months.
    • Hang in there, you're going to be fine.  Five days without weed is still the beginning of your recovery journey.  Try and ride this period out as best you can with a healthy routine; this one worked for me: Stop all drugs, even alcohol for a while. Take it one day at a time, try not to think about the past or future just be here now.  Keep yourself busy with healthy, productive things; hobbies, work, etc... Exercise even if it makes your symptoms worse Do the best you can to not focus on HPPD; minimize time spent online looking into it and time thinking about it (this tends to generate anxiety which is not helpful for us)  Try not to feel guilty, you didn't ask for this. Try learning to meditate, even if it's just for a minute or two.  We all have the ability to go inward for strength and healing.  For example, you can spend 30 seconds or a minute sitting and noticing your breath and thinking the following:  when I breath in I notice I am breathing in  when I breath out I notice that I am breathing out and I smile because I am alive.  It's that simple! Try and get as much sleep as you can.   If you're open to it, pray to God in whatever way you think is appropriate.  You don't even have to believe in anything, just ask for help and see what happens   Over time, the condition will get better.  We're here for you but try not to spend too much time worrying about HPPD.  Your symptoms are what they are and all you can do is the best you can; and that's enough.   Take Care, Nick   
    • well i guess this is my story. my life messed up before it can even start. i did shrooms with some friends july 2022 for the first time after being a pretty frequent weed smoker. the trip wasnt great just cause i was pretty anxious sometimes and probably wasnt ready to trip. everything was fine though and was perfectly fine the next day. throughout the months i continued smoking weed and one day after a few days break i smoked again and it was completely different. was more of a psycedelic experience… i was looking at a huge grown tree with no leaves and just staring at it. and my vision was almost like it had constant motion blur and everything was almost clearer than normal and when i move around things seem to have blur. at the time thought it was just bad batch of weed or something and stopped smoking the stuff. the vision persisted after but was sortve turned down alot. after a few weeks or so had some people coming over and was stressed and anxious and hit the pen a few times and went on. after a bit i had sortve a heat rush in my head and back of head followed by pixelated vision and felt like throwing up and i plopped on my bed facedown thinking something was medically wrong and the heat rush and pixels went away and thought i was okay. but the motion blur vision persisted but i wasnt too worried about because i just thought it was because of my cannabis abuse ( was smoking pretty much everyday which is alot for me ) so thought my body and brain needed a break.  the vision hasnt gone away for about 5-6 months and for these past months and i have been researching what was wrong with me comparing my symptoms but found nothing which was so frustrating. thought when i quit weed the eyesight would go away but ive been sober a week and still no change. decided to go sober because the last 2 times i smoked it make the vision worse and just made me anxious and wasnt the same high. finally came accross hppd on reddit and put it all together and i am almost certain this is it. tonight i am writing this after finding this out and it is hard not to freak the fuck out and i am really not doing well. ive been weed free for 5 days and plan to stay sober and see a doctor soon. just dont know how i can live life with my eyesight like this with constant motion blur at objects i look at. its hard to describe but basically its like when u look at an object and move your body or head around your eyes focus on the object and it looks smooth and clear. just like constant clear motion blur around everything. 
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    • thequestioner827  »  David S. Kozin

      Hi David, I was wondering if you had a full text version of the paper you posted here:
      I have university access to PubMed and Medline but I'm still unable to find a full-text version, only an abstract like what is posted here.
      Thanks in advance!
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    • since92  »  David S. Kozin

      Hi Dave, I see in your profile pic one of your original posts from 1999, then I see that you joined this one in 2010.  Is it possible to see posts from the forum that we all used to message on - I'm presuming that you and I were on the same one forum?   It's because another user and I are looking for people we messaged with back in 2003 but I think though that I had a different user name in those days.  Do you know of that forum and whether we can access posts from those days?  I would like to see those early posts of mine because they had a lot of info about how my HPPD developed etc..  Many thanks.
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    • David S. Kozin

      Haven't slept longer than 4 hours in three days.
      My HPPD is off the charts.   will not be available at all today. Please contact Jay1 for all of your needs. 
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