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  1. I can relate to the suicidal ideas myself, thankfully I have gotten through those rough times. Please DM me if you'd like to talk in a less public setting. You're young and have only done acid once which will work in your favor. Also, I know that it might not seem like it but 2 months isn't very long for a recovery. For me 6 months seemed to bring about real change. It's subtle, but overtime you'll see improvement. Try not to worry and believe that you will get better. Hang in there
  2. I understand your frustration and I'm sorry to hear how difficult things are for you. I have a few basic questions: How old are you? How often and how much did you dose? When was your last trip? Do you smoke weed? These factors will affect your recovery time as well as your chances of making a full recovery. The weed can keep you in the same headspace for extended periods and also bring it back. Try not to focus on the condition, it will get better you just need to let your mind heal. I like to use the analogy of letting your body get over a cold or another
  3. Welcome to the forum! I wish we could meet under more pleasant circumstances but here we are. You are indeed very young and I think that will work in your favor. For me, I also contracted HPPD about 14 years ago from excessive and frequent LSD use. It does get better! But your recovery depends upon you. More drugs will almost always make the condition worse. For me, sobriety, time and a healthy lifestyle got me back on my feet. What do I mean by sobriety? Well, weed always exacerbates my symptoms as well as drinking so I stay away from those things. Even years later, I tried a small am
  4. Hello, You sound like you're in a tough place, I'm sorry to hear that. This is a difficult disorder and everyones experience is a little different. I tell everyone the same thing: 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 religion and yo
  5. lol, how old did you think I was? how old are you?
  6. Hi, I have made the mistake of tripping on mushrooms and smoking DMT plus periods of heavy weed use after developing HPPD. For me, the weed always brings it back and when I get off of it, the symptoms usually recede within a few months. Everyone's different, mine is primarily from heavy LSD use when I was 18-20. I am now 32 and still have fairly strong visuals. My advice is to really evaluate why you want to still use drugs and also appreciate that if you contracted HPPD from one time acid use, you are probably sensitive to this condition. I contracted it from heavy doses upwards of
  7. Response to weed was probably my first; I started noticing that when I would smoke I would get fairly intense visuals. Also, when I would feel anxious sometimes while sober they would come.
  8. Hey man, Hang in there, things will get better. I do not have any direct experience with what you're talking about but I do know sobriety and it can be hard. For me, it's what enabled my brain to heal and it takes time. Try not to focus on the day to day just let your body do the work and then you can reap the result!
  9. Hello, Unfortunately I don't think we will have a definitive answer to the question you are asking for some time. From my perspective, I personally would wait until more can be said about the potential risks. Any understanding of HPPD and the interaction of psychedelics and humans is really in its infant stage (if you can even call it that). For me, my HPPD is from closely spaced high dose LSD trips so I can't really offer much advise on microdosing other than I have done it with mushrooms but at the time I was also tripping pretty frequently. In order to deal with my OCD, depression
  10. Hello, For me staying sober and meditation have been the biggest contributors to my recovery. It takes time and patience. I am not sure about the ritalin but I have been on Sertraline for 3 years with good success. Some people say it affects their symptoms but I only found this to be true in the beginning. I tell everyone the same thing because it worked for me Stop all drugs (including weed for a while but not prescribed medication) (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 w
  11. I've tried it, I felt a slight positive effect on my cognition and sleep quality (very vivid dreams). However, I have also read that one builds a tolerance and you can actually undergo withdrawal symptoms when you discontinue so I stopped after about one week. Everyone's different though. I also didn't notice any impact on HPPD
  12. So the suicidal ideation is scary, something I have been through (just the thoughts not the action or attempted action). I myself have OCD and depression and I have been on an SSRI (Zoloft) for about 3 years which has really helped calm me down. One of the hallmarks of OCD are intrusive thoughts and the meds have also helped with these. I found that a lot of my HPPD symptoms were exacerbated by anxiety and if I minimized anxiety HPPD became less of a problem. I'm not saying you need to be on meds and I'm not a doctor but this is something that has helped me. It may be worth talking to a do
  13. Hello, You sound like you're in a tough place, I'm sorry to hear that. This is a difficult disorder and everyones experience is a little different. I tell everyone the same thing: 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 religion and yo
  14. I too suffer from OCD and what's really helped me is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and good old SSRIs. I know some people say the meds exacerbate HPPD symptoms but for me they really help with the intrusive thoughts, anxiety and this in turn keeps the HPPD at bay. Everyone's different but remember, OCD on its own can be very debilitating, and perhaps what you're experiencing is more related to this than the sudafed. For me my OCD fear is about being poisoned in a way that affects cognition, I have had multiple experiences where I had some very minor exposure to chemicals (household stu
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