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  1. Thanks Anna, You'll be fine. Recovering from this condition feels amazing and gives you a new appreciation for life .
  2. Hello Friend, I'm sorry to hear about your struggles. I will preface this with saying that I am not a doctor. I tell everyone I encounter on this forum the same thing to help them recover: Stop all drugs (even alcohol for a bit if you can) Get as much sleep as you can Exercise regularly even if it makes your symptoms worse Eat well Stay busy with work/ school/ hobby etc Try not to worry Learn to meditate if you can (this was really helpful for me) If you're open to it, start praying to God (it doesn't have to be any particular religi
  3. I had pins and needles from Lyme disease, definitely not related to psychedelics. When they did an MRI to explore whether the Lyme had affected my brain they discovered a cluster of small tumors. Thankfully they are very slow growing. I'm not sure you have tick borne illnesses where you are. Anyway, try and stay positive, you're young and I'm sure things will get better with time. If you notice HPPD like issues the advice is always the same, stop all drugs and live a healthy lifestyle. I wish you the best
  4. I no longer have visual snow but I still have trails, and see moving patterns on surfaces.
  5. Hello Friend, I'm sorry to hear your difficulties. However, what you have going for you is your rather short drug history. We're all different and contract this condition for various reason with various manifestations of symptoms. For me it was excessive LSD use over a period of months which I think landed me here. I was young at the time and actually continued tripping despite the symptoms because I didn't care. Now I am older (31 years old) and still have symptoms but they are nothing like they used to be. I am happy, have a family and am currently working on a PhD in math. Lif
  6. It is interesting. We are all different. In the beginning of medication I think I did feel some exacerbation of visual symptoms but I stuck with it because I also felt some gain in the anxiety, depressions, OCD realm. I think the flare up was short lived and once an equilibrium was reached which usually takes 8 weeks or so, maybe even longer they went back to baseline. I still have visuals today but they are much less prevalent and I have accepted that I will likely have them for the foreseeable future. This is what one gets for taking 15 hits of good LSD in one night.
  7. Glad to help. There are many different options but basic technique is very simple. Set aside a time of day (I like the morning) and a place Seated on the ground or in a chair (whatever is comfortable) Eyes open or closed your choice (maybe closed since visuals can be distracting) Back straight posture good but not uncomfortable Set a timer (start small whatever feels reasonable maybe 2-5 minutes) For that time your only responsibility is to place your attention on the rhythm of your breath Breath normally and count your breath 1,2,1,2,1,2....
  8. Hi Friend, I'm sorry to hear how much you are struggling. Unfortunately I do not have much experience with meds other than Zoloft which I have been on for about 3 years and has helped my anxiety and OCD. I don't think it's impacted my visual symptoms and they have progressively gotten better. I know it's hard to bear day in and day out but try to stay positive; you will recover. Everyone's path through recovery is different, this disorder is very strange and sometimes doesn't seem to make sense. I tell everyone the same thing which is what worked for me: Stop all drugs (even a
  9. Hey, I'm not sure I have directly experienced a positive impact on creativity but I'm definitely a different thinker which can be helpful in what I do. It also comes with the being a little strange as well. I hope things keep working out for you! It's all about how you interpret life, I have found having a positive attitude makes for a more pleasant experience. Take Care
  10. Wow, I am so sorry to hear about your situation. It's interesting, on this forum (which used to be much more lively and hopefully will become so again) you're not the first person I've heard of this happening to. It definitely calls to question the safety of cannabis. Maybe you can connect with Hall89, he's new and in a similar situation. See his story below. As far as my symptoms are concerned, most of the visual distortions including visual snow went away. The exception being the acid visuals such as mildly breathing walls, swirling colors/patterns, tracers. But these became mu
  11. I think it really depends upon the dosage taken, the specific drugs used, the frequency of use and probably the most important factor is the individual. I have had symptoms diminish over time, the exact amount of time I don't really recall because it is a gradual process. For me, I do think I am stuck with a baseline amount of visuals but emotionally and cognitively I have made a full recovery in the past. Currently I hit a bump in the road in the form of a weed trial for emotional relief which has caused them to flare up a bit. But I am in the category of high dose and frequent LSD users
  12. The brain fog definitely cleared for me after some time. I'm convinced it was from anxiety. Just hang in there and try to be positive, do everything you can to keep your brain healthy ie: exercise, sleep and eat well, and meditate. You're going to be fine.
  13. Thank you Garris, I really appreciate your input and sharing your experience. Life is a long and winding road, the more we help each other the better it is. Take care my friend.
  14. Hey everyone, I thought i would provide an update. Since starting the experiment, I have ingested a low dose edible on three occasions. First 2.5mg THC, second 6mg, third 6mg. Each spaced about 1 week apart. I think my body is telling me to stop as the visuals have intensified (I think) and there is a little DR/DP. I'm not sure this was a very intelligent decision but at the time I felt desperate for some type of relief. I think I am going to go back to full sobriety. If anyone has any questions about what happened and the experiences I am willing to chat about them. I
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