Immediate effects

Many people have experienced the following effects soon after taking ecstasy:
  • increase in confidence
  • feelings of well being
  • feelings of closeness to others, hence the term "love drug"
  • dilated pupils
  • sweating
  • jaw clenching, teeth grinding
  • increase in heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • loss of appetite
glassHigher doses
Higher quantities don't appear to enhance the desirable effects and may cause:
  • convulsions (fits)
  • vomiting
  • floating sensations
  • irrational or bizarre behaviour
  • hallucinations