Anyone Suffer From HPPD? I Have A Few Quick Questions

Discussion in 'General' started by CaliKushSmoker, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. so i got hppd from a bad trip and was prescribed klonopin from my dr for 2 months, i decided to only take it one month and now this month i am going to be tapering down as to not inflict any withdrawal symptoms. my hppd has gotten to the point where i hardly notice it unless i think about and stare at something. i have completely been off of drugs, alcohol, and caffeine for a month now and intend to do so for at least another 2 months or at least until the hppd is completely gone or to the point where i dont notice it. which i think will happen in the next 2 months of sobriety as its already gotten significantly better
    my questions are that after the point of it going away completely or at least until i dont care about seeing things
    1. will smoking herb bring it back/make it worse?
    2. do any sufferers enjoy smoking herb anymore after experiencing hppd?
    thanks in advance for your answers, i know there are very few of us out there that have this but im sure one of you has experimented and such
  2. #2 morange, Oct 1, 2010
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    I have it and I almost can always notice it if I focus but it doesn't bother me anymore really. I've actually gotten used to closing my eyes at night and just seeing a wave of intricate colors, patterns and (sometimes) images while I fall asleep. Smoking definitely increases the residual visuals as does almost every other drug I've taken since I've had it.

    It however, doesn't make me like smoking any less. I feel the same way about it, but I did stay away from smoking temporarily after I first got it but now it doesn't do anything but make it more noticeable and stronger. I'm at a point where I smoke daily again and it doesn't help lesson the HPPD but it doesn't make it worse permanently, after my high wears off it's back to the usual.
  3. 0are you diagnosed psycitsoeffective (sp). i had really bad hppd and they diagnosed me with that. i took klonopin, zyprexa, lithum initially and most of my hppd went away. i still kinda got it but not too bad or anything
  4. my hppd is very mild now so im really hoping that in the next couple months it goes away completely, only notice it when i stare at things an they start to move around a bit and morph which doesnt bother me too much, just sort of annoying. really wanna get back into smoking bud but i know it delays the healing process so im just gona have to wait
  5. H-p-p-dizzle all up yo fizzle, ya its all up in yo grill u b seein shit muchacho like little mexican men wit da mustaches with leg rashes
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  6. ^^^^^
    ummm ok

    another question for sufferers
    does alcohol have any affect?
  7. HPPD is normally caused by an overuse of psychedelic drugs, or it's straight up genetic.

    If you got HPPD from a bad trip, it's probably just PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder.

    HPPD is from an extended use of psychedelic drugs, or you already have a genetic disposition for it.

    I'm not trying to say you don't have it, but to instantly assume you have HPPD from a bad trip you may not understand what HPPD actually is.
  8. #8 CaliKushSmoker, Oct 1, 2010
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    ive down L about 50 times, but only got it after my last trip which was my first bad one

    EDIT: and i really dont care to hear how or why i got it, i just want answers to the questions i asked
  9. I've been diagnosed with it and while it defintely comes from overuse of psychedelic drugs, I believe it can be triggered by a traumatic experience on a drug. I have had bad trips on maybe 3 or 4 occasions (I say bad because it was uncomfortable and scary at the time, but I always learned from it afterwards) and afterwards the residual visuals are a lot stronger than normal.

    Emotion plays a huge part in HPPD, whenever you get a rise in emotion be it anger or sadness or happiness or anxiety or whatever, the visuals are going to increase. That's why when you think about having HPPD and then you start to panic about it, it is just going to get worse. I could definitely see someone having it after a bad trip, but I don't know if it could be a permanent thing from just that.
  10. #10 tabbit, Oct 1, 2010
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    Are the drugs psychedelic?
    Well, you have you're answer.

    This may help you out.]

    Also, klonopin is prescribed to people with PTSD.
    I'm not trying to say you don't have anything, but you're asking questions that are implying to me you aren't that sure what HPPD is.
  11. herb is a low level hallucinogen
    why dont you know what your talking about before you post answers
  12. To answer your question about alcohol; It works by binding to the same receptors as klonopin does (GABA) so I'd imagine it would have a similar albeit more crude effect. I'm not 100% sure though because I rarely drink anyway and I haven't really drank enough to get drunk since before I've had HPPD.
  13. #13 tabbit, Oct 1, 2010
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    Because something is a "psychoactive" drug does not mean it is psychedelic.

    It is commonly applied to any drug with perception-altering effects such as LSD, psilocybin, DMT, 2C-B, mescaline and DOB as well as a panoply of other tryptamines, phenethylamines and yet more exotic chemicals, most of which appear to act mainly on the 5-HT2A receptor. Common herbal and fungal sources of psychedelics include psilocybe mushrooms (largely psilocybe cubensis), various ayahuasca preparations, peyote, Peruvian Torch, and San Pedro cactus.

    The psychoactive effects of THC are mediated by its activation of the CB1 receptor, which is the most abundant G protein-coupled receptor in the brain.

    I believe I do know what I am talking about. Although both receptors are G protein-coupled receptors, 5-HT2A works on serotonin and the visual cortex. As far as I know the CB1 and CB2 receptors do not work on the visual cortex. I mean I could be wrong and all, but I am also basing this from my own first hand experience.

    I took a shit load of acid and mushrooms for about a year and then stopped suddenly. I have mild HPPD symptoms to this day, I get static, or fuzz, or snow as it is commonly called all the time, things wiggle and breathe if I focus on them, negative images are frequently encountered, among other things.

    I mean, just maybe.
    I tried to point you in the right directions so you could go look at the information yourself, but you came back attacking me or whatever. Sorry man, I just don't know if you're even sure of what you have. If you have been diagnosed by a doctor then my bad, but PTSD or HPPD would be the two things you should be looking at imo, through google. Just saying man, just saying.

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