Microdosing MDMA

MDMA, also called molly, is famous for making people feel great and is often used for fun at dance parties and clubs. But what if you could get that happy feeling with small doses? That’s the thought behind microdosing or taking small amounts of MDMA on purpose.

When people use MDMA, they feel pleased with a more significant, full dose. This makes scientists and everyday people curious if you can get those good feelings without the robust and long-lasting buzz. Even though careful research and official tests might take a long time to show us answers, some people have started to try things out on their own.

Some people who’ve tried Microdosing MDMA say it made their mental health better and their moods more stable. But there aren’t many science-supported studies that agree with these stories. MDMA therapy could be helpful later, but right now, experts advise that trying small amounts of MDMA on your own isn’t safe.

What Is Microdosing?

Microdosing means using small amounts of a drug to feel its good effects without getting completely high or hallucinating. Usually, people take much less than what they would for fun. The drugs often chosen for microdosing are the ones that change how you see or feel things, like LSD, magic mushrooms, and MDMA, which is also known as molly.

A lot of people say they try to help their own mental health issues, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), by taking tiny doses of MDMA on their own. There’s a lot of info about what large doses of these mind-changing drugs do, but not much research on what happens if you take small amounts over time. Doctors understand that using a drug regularly, even in small quantities, can make you more likely to rely on it, affecting both your body and your feelings.

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Microdosing MDMA or Molly

The concept of microdosing MDMA, or molly, is to enjoy its ability to make you feel balanced and happier in small quantities. This is like trying to keep your mood steady on your own.

A lot of stories say that taking small amounts of MDMA can help with sadness and other mental health issues, but there’s not much research to prove it yet. Scientists are working to learn more, though. Back in 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States said yes to some careful studies and tests to learn how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy can help. Much of this study is still underway; hence, the long-term effects remain uncertain.

Taking a large dose of MDMA makes a big wave of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine happen in the brain, and they stay busy, especially in the front part of the brain, for a long time. This front part of the brain is super important because it helps control how we feel and deal with worry. In a particular study where they watched rats, the scientists noticed that just one dose of these potent medicines could change the brain’s shape and how it works.

Microdosing MDMA is a pretty new idea, but there have been some careful studies where people got regular amounts of MDMA, between 40 mg to 125 mg, to help with their mind troubles. The people in these studies felt less sad, less worried about being with others, and had an easier time with the scary memories and feelings from bad past events.

In one small study, they looked at how the brain acted and how scared people were before and after they took a small dose of MDMA. They found that the scared feelings went down because there was less adrenaline and cortisol, which are stress chemicals, in the body after taking small amounts of MDMA.

Even though some clinical trials are looking into MDMA, it is still against the law for people to buy, sell, or use it. The police won’t make exceptions if you’re trying tiny doses for your mental well-being; they’ll still take you into custody.

Doctors tell people trying out small doses of MDMA that it might lead to needing more to feel the same effect, getting hooked, and even addiction, even if it’s just a little bit. Also, molly from places you don’t know or that aren’t trustworthy might not be clean and could have harmful side effects.

Effects of Microdosing MDMA

The way tiny doses of MDMA affect people can be different for everyone, depending on their body and any other health issues they might be trying to handle on their own with MDMA. Plus, the MDMA that regular people can get is not the same as the super clean, carefully watched stuff used in science studies. Even small amounts of impure MDMA can act in unpredictable ways and can be dangerous.

When people microdose MDMA, people report the following effects:

  • Feeling more awake
  • More energy
  • Better focus
  • Heart beating faster
  • Sleep habits changing
  • Getting warmer
  • Feeling more steady in their emotions
  • Being more sensitive to touch and things around them
  • Blood pressure going up or down
  • Feeling sick to their stomach
  • Headaches
  • Needing more of the drug to feel the same effects
  • Getting addicted to MDMA
  • Feeling bad when they stop taking it

Lots of people feel the effects of MDMA in their own way. If someone thinks they will have a good time, they will likely say it was nice. Since MDMA works with the brain’s chemicals that deal with feeling sad, worried, or scared from bad past experiences, there’s a chance that these challenging feelings might come back or get stronger if someone stops taking little doses of MDMA.

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Health Effects of MDMA

Using any drug, even a recreational dose of MDMA, can be risky for your health. If you take MDMA consistently, you might start needing more of it to get the same feeling, which can lead to dependence and then addiction fast. MDMA is not merely a substance that alters perception; it also functions as a stimulant, potentially leading to unforeseen and harmful consequences for its users.

When people use MDMA, side effects include:

  • Social anxiety
  • Overheating, when your body gets way too hot
  • Dehydration
  • Heart problems
  • Feeling worse in their mind
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Kidney damage
  • Seizures
  • Passing out

When you mix MDMA with different drugs or alcohol, it can make the health risks worse and lead to bad reactions that could be very serious. As previously mentioned, people who sell MDMA often mix it with other stuff, which can make it unsafe and unpredictable.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Southern California

If you’ve been microdosing MDMA or struggling with drug abuse, such as using drugs and alcohol to deal with stress and mental health problems, it’s possible to get better.

At Northridge Addiction Treatment Center, we focus on evidence-based treatments and therapies to tackle the underlying reasons behind addiction. We provide on-site medically supervised detox to help you safely get through withdrawal with around-the-clock medical support from experienced and licensed staff.

While you’re with us in our private inpatient treatment facility to heal and get better, you’ll learn how to be confident and pick up essential coping strategies. This will help you live a happy, fulfilling life without relying on substances.

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