Ecstasy Facts (MDMA, XTC)
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What is It?
MDMA, known as Ecstasy, is a chemical that is usually taken orally as a capsule or tablet. It is a man-made drug that is chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens. It distorts the perception of time and the sense of touch. Taking Ecstasy causes chemical changes in the brain that affect your mood, appetite and sleep.
Ecstasy causes the excessive release of the important neurotransmitter, serotonin, which controls mood, sleep, pain, appetite, and other behaviors. By releasing large amounts of serotonin, Ecstasy causes the brain to become significantly depleted of this important neurotransmitter, which contributes to the negative behavioral problems (depression, sleep problems, etc) that users often experience for several days after taking Ecstasy.
Confusion / Depression / Sleep problems / Severe anxiety / Muscle tension / Involuntary teeth clenching / Nausea / Blurred vision / Faintness / Chills or sweating / Dependence and withdrawal effects (fatigue, loss of appetite, depressed feelings, and trouble concentrating) / Some problems can occur while or soon after taking the drug, others come days or weeks after taking Ecstasy.