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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. I no longer have visual snow but I still have trails, and see moving patterns on surfaces.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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....
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. Hello, I will preface this with the fact that this is about harm reduction, I am in no way encouraging you to continue using psychedelics. I first contracted HPPD as an 18 year old or so from extensive and excessive use of LSD and mushrooms and probably weed. I actually continued tripping while noticing the symptoms and didn't fully stop until I had a bit of a psychotic break and went to the hospital on acid (not fun). I then abstained for about a year or so after which I had a fairly intense mushroom trip. For me I don't think much changed as far as symptoms go. However, I beli
  15. Hello, I'm sorry to hear how much you're struggling. I myself contracted HPPD from excessive LSD and mushroom use. You're still very early in your recovery, I know it might not seem like it but your best friend will be time. Also, you very young with a short history of drug use so I would say your chances of full recovery are pretty high. I tell everyone the same thing: Stop all drugs (even alcohol for a but 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
  16. Hi Oms, I'm sorry to hear about what you're going through. I personally do not have any experience with Epstein but for anti-inflammatory my go to is curcumin or tumeric. It's definitely safe, and it's been shown to cross the blood brain barrier and has a whole list of benefits. You an consume by either supplement or directly from the root. My wife is Indian and her mother always makes a drink on the stove containing tumeric, ginger and black pepper corns when we're feeling ill. The recipe is very simple; cut up about 2-3cm of tumeric root, and 1-2cm of ginger root, place in a smal
  17. Mine were mostly pulsating surfaces, swirling patterns, afterimages and DR/DP. It's a shitty condition but it gets better over time, just stay sober and body/mind will heal.
  18. The blurry vision and visual snow did go away completely both times. The effects that lingered then and I still experience now are moving surfaces, swirling patterns etc. This is likely an artifact of LSD. Yes, the anxiety can be debilitating, sometimes I think this disorder is primarily centered around anxiety. I have distortions which produce anxiety which make the distortions worse which makes the anxiety worse etc... I think the brain fog is also from anxiety, anxiety produces cortisol which hinders cognition. Just try and occupy your time somehow, I played lots of chess and exercised
  19. No problem, I'm happy to help someone struggling with this; there were several notable people who helped me through and you can help someone when you recover too. My story goes back 13 years ago when I was 18. I developed a love for psychedelics and became totally enthralled with them to the point that one night I ate 15 hits of good LSD. For a period of about 1 year, I consistently consumed hallucinogens on a weekly basis eventually settling on mushrooms as my preferred door. I think I realized I had visuals that weren't going away about 7 months into it but I kept dosing. Eventually lots
  20. I understand man, I will say that for me even though it may seem like it did, HPPD had zero effect on my intelligence. I will tell you (not to worry you) but benzos do come with a warning of long-term side-effects to include addiction and they're not great for the brain... Just keep those in mind. I do also highly recommend trying to incorporate meditation into your life. It really helped me with intrusive thoughts, anxiety and overall well being. Plus it's been shown to be good for your brain! If you want to talk about getting started with meditation that let me know. Take c
  21. Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling with this disorder. I am not a doctor but I have been on an SSRI for years and had very good success with remission of symptoms. To me, what makes sense is for you to not change anything and just give it time (again I am not a doctor). I tell everyone the same simple advice that worked for me early on: Stop all drugs (even alcohol for a but 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 wo
  22. Hello, I'm sorry to hear how much you're struggling. I myself contracted HPPD from excessive LSD and mushroom use but from what I have heard there are many cases of people recovering from MDMA use as well. You're still very early in your recovery, I know it might not seem like it but your best friend will be time. Also, you very young with a short history of drug use so I would say your chances of full recovery are pretty high. I tell everyone the same thing: Stop all drugs (even alcohol for a but if you can) Get as much sleep as you can Exercise regularly even if
  23. Nice to meet you Garris, my name is Nick. Welcome to the forum and thank you for replying to my earlier post, I appreciate your input. You will find many experienced, honest and kind people on this forum and we look forward to getting to know you. Take Care!
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