Physical Damage from Ecstasy Use
The greatest dangers Ecstasy abusers face in the short term are super-elevated body temperature and dehydration. These are typical side effects, which can occur with any use, and they can be deadly.
On the other hand, if abusers drink too much water too quickly, they can face equally deadly dangers. Too much water drunk too quickly dilutes the level of sodium in the blood. With too little sodium, water is sucked into the brain cells under osmotic pressure, causing them to swell. This increases pressure on the brain stem, which controls heart and breathing functions. Brain swelling can lead to coma and death.
Other physical damage Ecstasy causes in the short term includes:
Psychological Damage from Ecstasy Use