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HPPD Gone Rampant
Zolpidem, Zopiclone, Dimenhydrinate & Diphenhydramine
by evan
Citation:   evan. "HPPD Gone Rampant: An Experience with Zolpidem, Zopiclone, Dimenhydrinate & Diphenhydramine (exp63523)". Mar 14, 2018.

  repeated oral Pharms - Zolpidem
    repeated oral Pharms - Zopiclone
    repeated oral Dimenhydrinate
    repeated oral Diphenhydramine


I'm a sixteen year old who has frequently used lunesta ambien benadryl and dramamine and I have pretty bad hppd. I never see random shit, like some people have reported seeing butterflies, but I constantly see moving spots of light everywhere. If I look at the sky, there are very clear floaters everywhere, and if I concentrate, clouds appear and they look like clouds of bugs from far away. Also, like when on sleeping pills, my eyes are very sensitive to light, and if something is bright enough it will stay in my vision as a huge usually blue blob (its really weird if they fill your whole vision) also the sleeping pills have seemed to cause the diphenhydramine hppd. That is to say I can tell the difference between the two and they intertwine and make each other worse. This isnt really bad for me except it reminds me of how I use way too many stupid drugs. The only real bad part is that now I'm stuck because I need the pills to sleep but they make my hppd worse. Also around my eyes have become dark and fucked up looking. I'm going to stop taking sleeping pills for a week or so to see if this gets better.

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 63523
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 16 
Published: Mar 14, 2018Views: 2,863
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Pharms - Zolpidem (143), Pharms - Zopiclone (272), Dimenhydrinate (17), Diphenhydramine (109) : Combinations (3), Retrospective / Summary (11), Addiction & Habituation (10), Post Trip Problems (8), HPPD / Lasting Visuals (40), Not Applicable (38)

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