Hi guys

its has been for a while since I posted but have been preparing a post about ecstasy which I found to be so harmful and has some effects which are both long and short term effects.

 esctasy or Molly, is a synthetic drug derived from amphetamine that acts as both a stimulant and a hallucinogen. People tend to use it recreationally because of the host of effects it can produce within an hour or so after taking a single dose, such as feelings of mental stimulation, decreased anxiety, and enhanced sensory perception. However, as with any street drug, using MDMA (esctasy)also comes with notable risks.

i have a short history of  esctasy (MDMA)

     History

The German pharmaceutical company Merck first developed MDMA in 1912 as a pharmaceutical compound that could be used to develop other medications to control bleeding. They soon realized that it had hallucinogenic properties and patented it in 1914, though the drug wasn't developed further for a few decades.

 

How It Works

Often produced as a colourful tablet and imprinted with a logo, MDMA can also come in capsule, powder, or liquid form. It works by boosting the activity of three feel-good brain chemicals called neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. These chemicals play a part in a variety of functions such as mood, energy level, appetite, trust, sexual activity, emotions, and sleep. The effects last for three to six hours.

Effects of ecstasy

The effects of any drug (including ecstasy) vary from person to person. How ecstasy affects a person depends on many things including their size, weight and health, also whether the person is used to taking it and whether other drugs are taken around the same time. The effects of any drug also depend on the amount taken.

There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries some riskā€”even medications can produce unwanted side effects. It is important to be careful when taking any type of drug.

Immediate effects

The effects of ecstasy may start to be felt within 20 minutes to 1 hour after an ecstasy pill has been swallowed and may last for approximately 6 hours.

Long-Term Effects

Up to a week after using MDMA, many people still feel anxious, restless, irritable, and sad, as well as have memory and concentration problems and lack of pleasure from sex. Similarly, increased anxiety, impulsive behavior, aggression, sleep issues, loss of appetite, and heart disease have been observed in regular MDMA users.

 

It's not clear if all of these effects are strictly from MDMA use. Some of them may be related to other drugs that people often use along with MDMA, like alcohol or marijuana. These effects may also be chalked up to the other (often unknown) ingredients found in MDMA.

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