We wrote this article in order to prevent and inform what many clubbers, especially the youngest, do not know about the intake of synthetic drugs, in this case MDMA or more commonly called ecstasy.
1. What to do if you have taken MDMA
If you are a person without pathologies but especially if you have kidney problems, low blood pressure, high sweating or any other small problem related to your medical history, you should know that according to the Drug Control Centers, already with 120 milligrams of MDMA the body suffers side effects. Almost all pills contain more milligrams, so you should start with a quartz, and remember to take nevere a whole pill alone; this can be really dangerous. Take into account the heat and your body, what you have eaten and drunk in the previous 24 hours, if you ingest synthetic substances and have eaten little, there will be a greater damage. In a crowded club or in a summer festival the temperature is higher than normal: keep in mind that alcohol mixed with the chemistry of the substance will cause a further increase in your body temperature. Usually the body temperature of a normal person is 36 degrees, with the heat and the dance this can easily reach 37, under the effect of MDMA this can reach up to 38 degrees.
2. There are two effects of MDMA that are particularly harmful to your body
First of all, the flow of urine is inhibited, which makes it difficult to expel the liquids ingested. If you have already taken MDMA, you know how to recognize a slight renal pain, that is the first signal you need to stop, do not take more pills or portions of them. The most common of the consequences is dehydration. When you dance your body gets warm and this effect is amplified by alcohol that acts mainly on the liver and kidneys, increasing the risk of liver and kidney failure.
3. How it acts on the brain
When MDMA enters our body, it influences our brain by releasing noradrenaline (called stress hormone that involves brain areas dedicated to attention and reactions), dopamine (neurotransmitter that acts on the sympathetic nerve by increasing blood pressure and heart rate). And, above all, serotonin (a neurotransmitter that influences mood, sleep, sexuality and appetite) which within 30-60 minutes of taking leads us into a state of marked euphoria, accompanied by general well-being and happiness. In particular, MDMA stimulates empathy and bonds with people, alters the perception of time and leads to hallucinations.
4. What happens when the effect passes
Once the real effect of ecstasy is over, there are residues in our bodies that lead us to experience different emotions the following week: difficulty remembering, anxiety, sadness, irritability and, in some cases – this often happens – depression in the first days of the week (if you have taken it on Friday or Saturday).
5. Hiring Risks of MDMA
MDMA stimulates us physically to the point of making us lose the awareness of any physical efforts made, this risks having negative effects on the body, including hyperthermia (excessive increase in body temperature) that can cause damage to muscles and kidneys, as well as dehydrate.
6. Alcohol & MDMA
Many people, when taking MDMA, drink alcohol and this is not a great idea. Alcohol dehydrates you even more and diminishes the effects of MDMA, so you want to take more. If you ingest pills the advice is to keep yourself well hydrated with water, fruit juices or milk. If you are taking MDMA, always keep a small bottle of water with you and try to go to the toilet to urinate at least every two hours.