Citation: S. "The Comedown Was Horrendous: An Experience with MDMA, Cocaine, Cannabis, Alcohol & Amphetamines (exp97348)". Erowid.org. Oct 15, 2022. erowid.org/exp/97348
I had the horrible experience of dealing with the “hangover” I found a number of cruel entries posted by people claiming that I had irreversibly damaged my brain and ruined my life. This is not the case.
Over the course of a weekend while attending Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas I consumed about 1 gram of what I was told was pure MDMA. I took about 1/3 of a gram each day for 3 consecutive days. In addition I did coke, smoked weed, drank alcohol, and took amphetamines. Basically I went harder than I’ve ever gone before and had an unbelievable time.
The comedown was horrendous though. After returning from Vegas I experienced a range of terrible symptoms that lasted for about 1 week. They included the following:
My vision was very blurry, I couldn’t focus on any object and couldn’t read. I was very sensitive to light (I would sit in my room with all the lights off wearing sunglasses). It also felt like I couldn’t filter out any visual sensory input, I was overwhelmed with stimulation.
Memory and thinking:
I had no short-term memory. My verbal memory and my visual memory in particular were horribly impaired. Normally I could easily re-create my day in my mind but this was not possible at all. I also could not form coherent thoughts so that writing emails for instance was near impossible.
I had crippling anxiety attacks unlike anything I had ever experienced. There was no talking myself down from these, they took over and were truly miserable.
In the midst of my “hangover” I truly thought my life was done and that I had irreversibly ruined myself. This was horribly depressing and made the anxiety much worse. After about 3 days of horrible symptoms though I slowly began to improve. Finally by the end of about a week I felt near normal. It took about 10-15 days to feel fully functional again.
It took about 10-15 days to feel fully functional again.
Today I no longer do ecstasy or molly. The experience forced me to realize that I am not invincible, that it could all be taken away in a moment’s notice. In this way the experience proved to be a good lesson.
Finally as evidence that I fully recovered, about a month and half after my “Hangover” I scored a 40 on the MCATS, and have since been accepted to medical school.
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