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Why is Ecstasy bad for you or addicting?

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Asked: 2018-11-12 17:40:16
So I have been struggling with severe depression for nearly a decade now, I read an article, i don't know if it is fake news but, where doctors were prescribing ecstasy for people like me. I kinda wanna try it, but I am afraid of being coming addicted but I am also afraid for being depressed for the rest of my life. It's not like i'm sixteen, does anyone have any advice for me. Do I try it or not?


Answered: 2018-11-12 21:40:43

In recent years studies have been conducted using MDMA, which is the active ingredient in Ecstasy, and scientists have seen some promising results. However, the science is no way way conclusive and treatment using MDMA is not widely available. Also important to note that the doses used in these studies are called micro-doses, meaning that the dose is so low there is no distinguishable "high" or dramatic change in well-being. Should you try to use ecstasy or MDMA on your own in any dose you will more than likely become addicted, not to mention the danger in using a street drug, you never really know what you are putting into your body. My suggestion is to visit your doctor and ask if they have any information about a scientific study or trial you could join that is exploring alternatives to anti-depressants. If that is not available to you, there is no shame or stigma in trying an anti-depressant, you deserve to live without the crippling symptoms of depression, but it is not wise to try treating it on your own without the professional advice of a medical physician. Best of luck


Answered: 2018-11-12 21:38:22

Hi Tara! I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling, but this is an interesting question. I have heard of doctors doing this, but I was under the impression that this was still in a trial phase. My best advice on this subject is that if it is something you're considering, talk to your doctor about it. You doctor may have suggestions for safer treatment options for your depression, or he may feel that this is a good option for you, but either way, I would not recommend trying this without first consulting a doctor! Also, please do NOT buy ecstasy on the street to try this!! Pure MDMA is very different than ecstasy found on the street, which can have harmful chemicals and potentially lead to a deadly overdose. Hope this helped!

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