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Long term effects of ecstasy on the body (INFOGRAPHIC)

Long term effects of ecstasy on the body (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Long term effects of ecstasy on the body

After taking MDMA, effects start approximately 90 minutes later and can last up to 6 hours. Although ecstasy is known for euphoria, what negative effects can occur when you start to roll? We explore here.

Serious effects ecstasy has on the brain

  • can damage serotonin producing neurons
  • catatonic stupor
  • convulsions
  • depersonalization
  • depression
  • hallucinations
  • insomnia
  • memory impairment
  • panic attacks and severe anxiety
  • significantly changes the regulation of mood, aggression and sleep

Additional effects of ecstasy on the brain

  • aggression
  • drug cravings
  • heightened libido
  • mood swings
  • restlessness

Possible damage to the cardiovascular system

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  • increased blood pressure

Possible damage to the ear, nose, throat

  • increased coughing reflex
  • infection of nasal blood cells
  • pain in the nasal area
  • post nasal drip (after snorting)

Possible damage to the eyes

  • blurred vision
  • double vision
  • increased light sensitivity

Possible damage to the heart

  • arrhythmia
  • cardiac toxicity
  • heart failure
  • tachycardia

Possible damage to the kidneys

  • kidney failure
  • renal impairment

Possible damage to the liver

  • acute liver damage

Possible damage to the lungs

  • decreased lung function
  • increased breathing rate
  • pneumomediastinum (if snorted)
  • pulmonary hypertension

Possible damage to the mouth

  • acute liver failure
  • bruxism (grinding teeth)
  • changes in the mucus secretion
  • dental erosion
  • xerostomia (dry mouth)

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