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The drug commonly known as ecstasy is a designer drug that is increasingly affecting the health and taking the lives of teens college students and young professionals around the world and needs to be put to a stop Ecstasy or MDMA is a synthetic psychoactive mind altering drug with hallucinogenic and amphetamine like properties Many problems users run across when taking the drug ecstasy include psychological difficulties including confusion depression sleep problems drug craving severe anxiety and paranoia during and sometimes weeks after taking There had also been psychotic episodes reported Some physical symptoms include muscle tension involuntary teeth clenching nausea blurred vision rapid eye movement faintness chills or sweating All of these facts gathered from a web site aimed at stopping the use of designer drugs especially ecstasy It is believed that this research will indicate that ecstasy causes brain damage increases heart rate and blood pressure and is a special risk for people with circulatory or heart disease The Chicago researchers came to find it can cause degeneration of neurons containing the neurotransmitter dopamine have showed ecstasy damage to these neurons is the underlying cause of the motor disturbances seen in Parkinsons diseaseWith the information presented it just goes to show how scary and life threatening this designer drug is and whats even more scarier is that some of your friends family and colleagues are either using it or had at least tried it once in their life Ecstasy can produce both stimulant and psychedelic effects making people crave them more and more According to a website E users will likely experience increased heart rate blood pressure and body temperature If any of these effects are extremely increased health concerns such as kidney and cardiovascular failure dehydration and hypothermia can go into effect Some additional effects I havent mentioned are confusion depression muscle tension and severe anxiety sleep problems and blurred vision Studies across the country suggest that users may be risking permanent
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