Oisin Posted January 9, 2021 Report Share Posted January 9, 2021 Hey guys, My name is Oisín. I'm a software developer from Ireland. I've been lurking this forum ever since I got HPPD 4 months. Since then I've stopped smoking weed and doing hard drugs. I stopped drinking alcohol and coffee for a few months, but I've recently started back - although not nearly as heavily as before. I got HPPD 4 months when a few friends and I took an MDMA-like RC, followed by an edible the next day. I didn't notice anything much until 2 months later when I started noticing slight afterimages. Luckily I noticed it in time to improve my lifestyle, because now 4 months later the afterimages are still very weak(and improved I think). My symptoms are as follows: As mentioned, I have slight afterimages that last maybe 1/3 of a second. Most apparent when I read Reddit for a while and see horizontal lines across my vision when I look away. These have improved slightly since getting HPPD. I had DPDR for a few weeks while I was really anxious over the idea of having HPPD. However, as soon as the anxiety passed, this symptom went away(thank god). Sometimes if I'm really anxious I feel a bit disconnected, but I have good control over it. At night time I see solar flares and star bursts around certain lamps. This hasn't improved much, but It isn't that debilitating. Visual Snow - the usual. Hasn't improved much I think, but it isn't noticeable at all during the day. Only at night time when I am tired. The worst symptom for me just appeared recently, and that is experiencing baffling sensations while I go to sleep. When I try to sleep, I lay in my bed for a while, and as I slip into a relaxed state I start having reasonably strong CEVs. Just last night I was watching Minecraft videos on YouTube, and when I went to sleep I could see Minecraft with my eyes closed! Makes it really difficult to get a good rest. I also get these really annoying shaking sensations as I fall asleep that build up to a climax where I am jolted awake. Does anyone have experience with this? This just appeared recently. At first I was worried that I was having a seizure :P Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I hope to be posting here more! 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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