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HPPD induced by weed and alchohol (1 month after trip)


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Here's my story.

So about a month ago, I used acid for the first time.

While my friends lasted the expected 10-12 hours, I tripped for 23 hours. It was terrifying.

The week after I was mostly fine, but occasionally saw the branch of a tree wave when it didn't, or the veins on my hands would look weird. Nothing disturbing really, and it went away after 7-8 days.

Nothing unusual after that.

Last week, I got a pot brownie.

I took a nibble of the brownie, and before going to sleep that night, had some thoughts similar from the trip, and it did worry me a bit, but not too much.

The next day I saw a little bit of the flashing (I will describe the form my 'hppd' takes on later), but not enough to bother me.

Then, during the weekend, I ate the full brownie one night, and drank alchohol on sunday. I can't remember if I was bothered by any visuals on Saturday, but I don't think it was too bad.

Monday is very worrisome. Throughout the day I see little movements and it bothers me, but not to the extent it does now.

Yesterday was a whole other story. The effects came on and off, and i'd psyche myself out thinking I was completely fine one second, and then the next, everything would be moving. That night, I had an anxiety attack, everything was moving more than before, and I just went to sleep.

Today, I have severe anxiety, the motion is more or less a constant, and I am worried if I have HPPD.

My visuals aren't overly hppd-like, but they take the form of everything moving back and forth, and it is disturbing.

I'm going to tell my therapist about it tomorrow, and hopefully get some medication from the psychiatrist to ease my anxiety.

I feel when I am overly focused on my problem, I experience some of the depersonalization, and people have said I just zone out and give them a blank stare.

What am I experiencing? What can I do? I am really having a terrible time, and just want to live life without constant anxiety.


Can HPPD even happen a month after a trip?

Thanks.

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your experience seems similar to mine... Trip and then carry one for a couple of weeks, suddenly everything is different.

You, like me, are very inexperienced with psychedelics and since you only have one true psychedelic experience that could have caused the HPPD you fit the description of all the success story cases I have read. Worry not, you'll be fine. Hallucinations can't hurt you. Give it a couple of weeks--> months and don't sweat it too hard.

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I wouldn't be so quick to rush into medication.

 

Just take it easy for a while, stay sober, eat healthy, exercise, focus on things your enjoy.... See where it goes.

 

If you instantly cover the problem with meds, you will never learn what triggers your symptoms, what lessens them, whether they will go away naturally etc etc

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I wouldn't be so quick to rush into medication.

 

Just take it easy for a while, stay sober, eat healthy, exercise, focus on things your enjoy.... See where it goes.

 

If you instantly cover the problem with meds, you will never learn what triggers your symptoms, what lessens them, whether they will go away naturally etc etc

Would you say it is safe to take Valerian Root in the meantime?

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Very hard to say, I am fine with it, as I am with 5htp, st john's wort and Inositol...But others have reported these herbal things as making them feel anxious.

 

Maybe take a small amount and build up.

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Good news

The visuals started going down each day after I posted, and today I am nearly 100% symptom free.

I got but a small taste of what some of you go through every day, and am more thankful for my normal perception and health than ever.

My heart goes out to all of you suffering from this; I know just a little bit what its like. 

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