On Tue, 14 Dec 1999, Octavio Rojas Diaz wrote:
> well to change the topic I think that love pills already exists (MDMA
> and it's analogues) unfortunately it has some side effects, and it's
> believed that chronic use can lead to neuronal damage although no
> conclusive data has been show of it's neurotoxicity on humans,
> unfortunately these kind of drugs are ilegal and research is prohibited,
> but fortunately MDMA and analogues action is similar to some serotonin
> affecting antidepressants, and I hope further research leaves to safer
> and more effective drugs.
I am not a doctor, nor an expert on the subject, but I do have a couple
friends that have used MDMA extensively. There is one apparent
side-effect that is common to them that may or may not be from heavy MDMA
usage, although it is not readily obvious unless you interact with them
They have extremely poor short-term memory, much worse than I have
They have extremely poor short-term memory, much worse than I haveever seen in a normal person. We have speculated in the past that it was from heavy usage of MDMA and its analogs. They did not always have this problem, which is why we attributed it to drug use (MDMA specifically because we had heard that it could cause these types of problems).
But as I said, I am no expert on the subject; I am just reporting what I and others have noticed. By "poor" short-term memory, I mean that I could spend an hour helping them go over some subject matter, and the next day they would not remember that they had even talked to me about it. Long-term memory seems fine, though.