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Hi, I'm new to the forum. I have had HPPD symptoms for about 3 months now. I took a 150mg dose of BK-2cb powder (2c analogue) had an incredibly strong and terrifying trip that lasted 18 hours +. 3 weeks after the trip I had no problems at all except I got a bad ear infection and went to the doctor about that. She prescribed me a decongestant nasal spray which I used daily for about a week. I don't know if it was the spray that triggered it but after using that spray things turned very bad indeed.

Anyway, the one thing that is causing me the most fear at the moment is the problems I am having with my vision changing into a slow frame rate version of reality. When I look at my hands moving they move like a flip book animation and then it happens to my whole vision, I get anxious and it just gets worse. I then have to go to the toilet at work to take deep breaths and calm myself down to make it stop.

Has anyone else had any experiences like this? I'm just wondering if it's HPPD or if its a symptom of a Psychosis.

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Any sort of "frame rate" alteration or change in the way objects appear either through size, color, motion, etc. is a staple of HPPD.


I can definitely relate, as this is one of the most disturbing parts of how your vision changes after contracting HPPD. I've never really thought about it in terms of frame rate, but I certainly know what you're talking about. For me, when I had normal vision, the frame rate is essentially like watching a movie. You don't really notice it. But with HPPD it's as if life is broken down into segments.


Motion is definitely one of my biggets problems, but what I have most trouble with is streamers. Fast-moving objects blur together. This is especailly bad when talking with people, as eyes, mouths, hands and other body parts tend to move at an extremely fast rate and therefore blur.


The good thing is that this should get better with time (I've noticted it) and should go away as your symptoms do -- if you're taking all the proper steps to better yourself.

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Thanks for the reply. Yeah it's definitely worse when talking to people that's when I get my biggest episodes. I have noticed an improvement though as I am better prepared for dealing with it when it comes on now and I think this helps to lower my anxiety which then helps keep it at bay. I have stopped drinking alcohol, coffee and obviously stopped taking any form of psychoactive drug and I am trying to get regular exercise. Hopefully it will go over time. The first time it came on was the worst. I honestly felt like I was going to have to give up my job and spend the rest of my life in a mental health ward, it was awful. I am just thankful that I can still function with my daily routines. I think its far better for you to push through it and continue with life as normal as if everything is ok. That's the key o the best healing I think. It can be very tricky though with all the distractions that HPPD throws at you.

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