These are some problems that MDMA can cause:

Sickness

MDMA can make you throw up. You might also get the chills or the sweats.

Overheating

MDMA can make your body very, very hot.

No Appetite

MDMA can make you not want to eat. Over time, you might lose too much weight and get sick.

Overdose

People can overdose on MDMA. Your body can get so hot that it can cause liver, kidney, or heart failure. In rare cases, you can even die.

Addiction

You can become addicted to MDMA. Over time, it can change the way your brain works. If you stop using it, your body can get confused and you can start to feel really sick. This makes it hard to stop. This is called addiction. If you are addicted to MDMA and try to quit the drug, you can feel:

  • irritable
  • nervous
  • depressed
  • very tired
  • unable to focus
  • like you need to take more MDMA

Fortunately, counseling can help someone with an MDMA addiction.

Remember that even if you get treatment, it can be hard to stay off the drug. People who stopped using MDMA can still feel strong cravings for the drug, sometimes even years later. This is normal. This is also why it’s important to stay in treatment for as long as your doctor suggests.