Poppin’ Mollies: The Truth About MDMA and Your Health

MDMA: How Popping the Molly Pill Affects Your Health

Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine is an extremely dangerous synthetic drug. Find out here how popping the molly pill affects your health.

In some areas, the use of MDMA, or Molly, has grown by 25 percent. And psychedelic drugs like MDMA are on the rise.

But many don’t know about the health effects of a Molly pill or how the drug works.

We’re here to clear the air about MDMA. Read on for a guide on Molly drug use and the effects of Molly on a person’s health.

Poppin' Mollies

What Exactly Is a Molly Pill?

It’s a common question: what is molly drug use all about? The full name of Molly is 3,4 methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA). It’s also commonly known as Ecstasy.

Molly drug use tends to act like a stimulant and a hallucinogen. People report feelings of increased pleasure and a boost in energy. Some also experience emotional warmth and enhanced extroversion.

How Molly Is Being Used

A Molly pill can be swallowed, or MDMA is sometimes snorted as a powder. The drug is commonly associated with dance clubs and rave parties.

The Effects of Molly

The effects of Molly tend to center around a boost in chemical activity in the brain. This happens mainly through the chemicals dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.

Increased dopamine is usually associated with an increase in pleasure. It’s also responsible for enhanced energy.

When Molly ups the activity of norepinephrine, it usually increases a person’s heart rate and blood pressure.

An increase in serotonin is connected to the feelings of empathy and an elevated mood that users often feel. This chemical impacts a person’s mood and can set off hormones associated with sexual arousal and trust.

The Effect of Molly on Health

While feeling the effects of the drug, people have reported nausea, chills, and blurred vision. People have also experienced teeth clenching and sweating.

Especially during the periods a person is coming off the drug, studies show a link to anxiety and depression.

MDMA also increases body temperature. It increases energy and is often taken during intense physical activities. That combination can put a person at added risk of heatstroke or dehydration.

And this risk is increased when the drug is combined with alcohol.

The drug also acts as an anti-diuretic. That means it causes the body to retain water. Because MDMA users tend to get thirsty after taking a Molly pill, this could increase the risk of water intoxication.

Duration of Molly Effects

A common question related to MDMA use is, “How long does Molly stay in your system blood test?” Generally, MDMA can be detected in the blood for 1 to 3 days. But it can vary depending on things like dose, potency, and metabolism.

People who use Molly usually feel the effects of the drug for 3 to 6 hours.

Additional MDMA Risks

Because a Molly pill is usually unregulated, users are often in danger of consuming mixtures that aren’t pure MDMA. These sometimes contain harmful ingredients, like synthetic cathinones, or bath salts.

Its effects of increased feelings of closeness and trust also may lead to risky behaviors, like unsafe sex. And high-risk behaviors tend to increase the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDs.

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