When you decide to end your addiction to MDMA, also called ecstasy, you face the effects of withdrawal. So what is the MDMA withdrawal timeline and what symptoms should you expect? What help do you need to make it through detox?
No Clear MDMA Withdrawal Timeline
The precise number of days for your MDMA withdrawal timeline remains unclear, even to doctors. Much of this timeline depends on your individual physical health, mental health, and substance abuse history. But talking from the experience of others who completed MDMA detox, you can gain a clear picture of what to expect regarding symptoms and personal needs.
Factors for your very individual journey through the MDMA withdrawal timeline include:
- Typical dose amount
- The frequency of MDMA use
- Duration of addiction
- Tolerance to the drug
- Overall health
- Dual diagnosis needs
- Polysubstance abuse
Many people with MDMA addiction also suffer a dual diagnosis condition, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, personality disorders or schizophrenia. Any of these conditions affect your MDMA withdrawal timeline. They also make the precise length, effects, and needs of your timeline less clear until your detox begins.
Come-Down Phase of Detox
In your first three to six hours after your last dose of MDMA, you start feeling ill effects of withdrawal. You crave more of the drug and experience a range of mental and emotional effects, like paranoia, confusion, out-of-body feelings, insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
Up to Day Three
For the next three days after your last dose of MDMA and after your come-down, your body cleans the drug from its systems. During this time you continue experiencing the ill mental effects of withdrawal while adding irritability, memory problems, and mood swings. Harmful physical effects in early withdrawal include physical weakness, fatigue, pain, sleeplessness, and lost appetite.
Days Three to Ten
By day ten, your body has cleaned all traces of the drug from its systems so your body continues working to return to a normal, healthier state of being. During this time your above symptoms peak before dropping off. You may experience rigid muscles and hallucinations on top of prior MDMA withdrawal symptoms. If this is the case, you need the ecstasy detox center West Palm Beach residents rely on.
Days 11 to 90
For the next 11 to 90 days of your drug withdrawal, your symptoms go away. Some people feel great early in this phase, while others continue feeling depressed and craving their drug for two to three months.
Finding the Right Detox for Your MDMA Withdrawal
For your safest, most comfortable and easiest journey through MDMA withdrawal, you need the help and care of an accredited, dual diagnosis detox program. These caring professionals support you from the start of your detox through its end, ensuring you feel safe and as well as possible.
You also need an array of therapies and treatments during detox, including:
- Addiction counseling
- Holistic methods
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Behavioral therapies, such as CBT and DBT
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Meditation therapy and other relaxation methods
To learn more about your own MDMA withdrawal timeline and the services you need for detox, call Serenity House Detox now at 866-294-5306. With locations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, FL, Serenity House Detox provides the personalized care you need. Go ahead. Pick up your phone.