The Ecstasy Withdrawal Timeline Chart

Visual GUIDE to Ecstasy Withdrawal. Learn what to expect and when here.

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The Duration Of Ecstasy Withdrawal

Are you taking ecstasy more often? Are you experience craving for ecstasy? Maybe, it’s a high time to quit!

But, first, explore our infographic on ecstasy withdraw symptoms to know what you can expect. If you like it, feel free to use it or share it. And, if you have further questions, ask them in the comments section below.

The Ecstasy Withdrawal Timeline Chart

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Ecstasy Withdrawal Timeline

Being a psychoactive drug, ecstasy can cause both physical and psychological dependence. However, it takes only 2 to 4 days for the body to get clean from the ecstasy toxins. But, the duration of withdrawal for ecstasy varies from individual to individual. Generally, it depends upon:

  • mixing ecstasy with other substances
  • period and frequency of ecstasy use
  • person’s health and body

Generally, any time you use ecstasy, the mood that you feel afterward is a kind of withdrawal. Here’s a list of detailed guide of ecstasy withdrawal symptoms to make your detox process more easy:

0-72 after the last Ecstasy intake:

  • Constipation
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Physical exhaustion
  • Hallucinations

4-7 days of Ecstasy Withdrawal:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lack of motivation
  • Lethargy
  • Trouble concentrating

Week 2 Withdrawal from Ecstasy:

  • Cravings
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lack of motivation
  • Lethargy
  • Trouble concentrating

Week 3 Ecstasy Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Feeling better
  • Confidence

Week 4 Withdrawal symptoms form Ecstasy:

  • Increased appetite
  • Optimism

How Long To Withdrawal From Ecstasy?

Severe and harsh withdrawal symptoms from ecstasy are usually completed within the first 72 hours after the last dose, making this period the most critical for relapse. Even though physical symptoms can be resolved for a short period of time, the psychological symptoms of ecstasy withdrawal need longer period to settle down.

Long-term ecstasy users may experience protracted and acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) that can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Memory loss
  • Muscle tension

NOTE: If you want to overcome this process safely, the best way is to treat it under medical supervision along with counseling care. There’s always a way out!

Ecstasy Withdrawal Timeline Questions

If you believe that you may need help with ecstasy withdrawal, call 1-877-804-7989. The helpline is available any time of the day and the night, and its FREE. Plus, it’s highly confidential.

Got any questions for the duration of ecstasy withdrawal? Please, leave them in the comments section below. We’ll get back to you promptly with a personal note.

Reference Sources: NCBI: Persistent Psychosis After a Single Ingestion of ‘Ecstasy’ (MDMA)
NIDA: Ecstasy MDMA Info Fact Sheet
NIDA for Teens: MDMA
NIH: Drugs Facts about MDMA
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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