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what are the side effects of poppers?

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Topic created by Jane's BF
on Tue, 16 Oct 2012 at 16:31

Jane's BF said on Tue, 16 Oct 2012 at 16:31...

I was wondering if there are any side effects when you use poppers? My girlfriend says she wants to try some, but I was just wondering if there is anything to look out for? I read headaches can happen, anything worse than that?

Papa_Pop said on Wed, 17 Oct 2012 at 14:52...

Never had an issue with any side effect! Oh, if you over do it then you might get a bit of a dizzy spell and a spot of confusion as you land back on terra firma from the poppers. Some guys say the newer formulas burn a bit

David Bishop said on Thu, 18 Oct 2012 at 14:30...

Open a window and take a few deep breaths, side effect is zero. As Papa says some of the newer formula poppers that have shown up in recent times can cause burning sensation (that is cus they evaporate quicker, lower evap point than the traditional ones)

Marshall-FL said on Fri, 19 Oct 2012 at 21:45...

Is that true about the evaporation point, David?

David Bishop said on Tue, 23 Oct 2012 at 10:02...

To the best of my knowledge, yes. That is why you get that sharp burning thing going on, the older poppers are mellower. Of course they are different formulas, but that is the reason for the burning....I guess (I am no chemist)

BullBear said on Sat, 27 Oct 2012 at 10:44...

Slightly dizzy once, sometimes feel a touch of anxiety....nothing much to report there. Some poppers last longer and are real dreamy, but the other sort are like a sudden blast (?) both suit different moods ;-)

Popper Expert said on Mon, 29 Oct 2012 at 01:11...

I have been using and making poppers for 3 years. At first, I didn't notice side effects, but with increased use, I began to develop fatigue caused by short-term anemia following each session. Bronchial irritation and shortness of breath is present the day after each session and lasts for a few days. Red blood cells are negatively impacted by the nitrite and the lung tissue can experience irritation and inflammation from the pure nitrite or from any acid or nitrogen oxide impurities present. Occasional use will probably not give noticeable side effects. But beware, the new nitrites are being made from rubbing alcohol which hastens the side effects.

Anonymous said on Sun, 4 Nov 2012 at 08:02...

If you are involved in the manufacture of poppers then obviously you are going to have a totally different reaction to a normal guy, right? Also "each session" speaks volumes, you are likely over doing it!

Chan said on Sat, 10 Nov 2012 at 11:24...

Which popper is the strong one?

BadBoyBill said on Wed, 6 Feb 2013 at 20:08...

Never had any side effects, but like the poster above says "session" implies heavy duty use! If you eat or drink too much you'll also get a reaction. Moderation is the key, guys. I've also heard that over indulging can also make you loose that lovely warm poppers effect...not good.

Toxic Tina said on Wed, 27 Feb 2013 at 10:49...

You build up resistance if you use too often, that is a side effect for sure. As one guy said on another thread it is good to mix brands with poppers.

GYMKING said on Mon, 13 May 2013 at 10:19...

Can give me a cough and make me a bit dizzy...otherwise the side effects are not much actually. The new formulas seem to make a lot of folks unhappy, but I have never been sure which was which..they all have similar names anyway. You need a microscope to read the label!!

Bilbo said on Wed, 29 May 2013 at 20:56...

Nitrites like this lower the blood pressure and cause a head rush, so yes that is the effect. People depending on age and a huge number of other refactors will experience different effects. Poppers are not for everyone + anyone that goes crazy with them - a popper head - needs to be sectioned. Occasional use is not going to be any big deal, caffeine and nicotine also effect blood pressure. NEVER combine poppers with stuff (any stuff including "herbal" crap) that makes your pecker stiff. Common sense advice from a common guy....burp.

Buffer said on Tue, 12 Nov 2013 at 15:49...

I have noticed heavy use can result in a small green haze when you look at anything. This soon fades away but nobody else has mentioned this. Made me wonder if it could damage eyes so I laid off.

uga said on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 at 08:51...

Yeah Buffer, it damages your eyes.

Scott said on Sun, 18 May 2014 at 11:55...

Don't do too much in one session! Especially if popper has HCl. I am a chemist and a user. I developed bronchial irritations and shortness of breath for 3 days. Thought I was dying. Also burned back of throat and tounge. Be careful and use sparingly and lightly !

GooeyGooner said on Tue, 26 Aug 2014 at 23:52...

I have allergies that can cause mild breathing issues. I found out the hard way (Quick care for shortness of breath) that poppers can REALLY irritate your bronchial tubes when you are reacting, even just a little, to allergies. Be careful.

Tuber said on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at 17:34...

I've experienced unexplained anemia along with shortness of breath. I found this on another website.

Poppers can cause poisoning which can even occasionally be fatal if you get enough into the body. This can happen easily through accidental swallowing, but inhaling poppers in very large quantities can cause overdoses too. The reason is that the chemical converts the red haemoglobin in the blood into methemoglobin, turning the blood chocolate brown. Haemoglobin is needed to deliver oxygen round the body, so the result of severe Ďmethemoglobinemiaí is oxygen starvation, potentially leading to organ failure, blindness, brain damage, or in the worse cases, death.
There is no advice available on the quantities likely to cause these serious problems. However, overdoses of alkyl nitrite are rare, suggesting that ordinary use should not put someone into the danger zone. If someone is continuously taking a lot of any alkyl nitrite and they experience shortness of breath, a lack of energy, tiredness and bluish colouring of the skin, they may be developing methemoglobinemia

JDC said on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 at 17:42...

Isopropyl Poppers - Poppers Maculopathy

I have tried to create a new post before without success, so I am posting here. Please also refer to another thread on here which covers this subject further down and provides some background: http://poppersguide.com/forum/10266

Well after an evening using isopropyl poppers (probably 12 inhales or so) I have damaged eyesight. I suspect almost everyone who inhales isopropyl based poppers will suffer vision issues but may not make the connection.

I had noticed a week after exposure that something was not quite right with my vision. One way to tell is to look at a large white surface like a wall and blink rapidly. If you see an altered visual spot in the centre of your vision you have damaged eyesight thanks to isopropyl poppers. Other symptoms are described in the above mentioned thread, and for me a heightened awareness / sensitivity of illuminated objects (traffic lights, light bulbs, car brake lights etc) immediately / hours / days after.

Well done to whoever decided to ban butyl & amyl which did not cause this damage and give the other nasty side effects that the legal isopropyl does! I remember the days of amyl & butyl, and neither caused these symptoms or damage. This is a VERY DANGEROUS situation we have here, and one which is not receiving anywhere near enough publicity. Please see the above mentioned thread to read stories from people who have been similarly affected, and google Poppers Maculopathy. Please also spread this information on FB / forums / anywhere you can to help save people from potentially and unknowingly damaging their eyesight.

Timmy said on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at 08:56...

Please remember poppers cause severe anxiety and panic attacks with depression after 24 hours and this can go on for weeks..........

A straight dude into poppers said on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at 00:04...

Yes guys... Popepers can fuck your eyesight vision! I love poppers and did enjoyed it while watching porn to enhance my jerkinf session... And exactly like JDC said ABOVE : I had noticed that night when I did too damn much of it that my eyesight went wrong.. A little spot was inside my eyes and i couldn't read from far away anymore. Only from close range.. After a day or two of telling myself that it wasnt from Poppers I HAD TO ADMIT THAT I FUCKED UP my eyesight because of it... And guess what it took 2 months and a half too almost get back to normal. And one night i was drunk... And I bought a bottle of poppers again... And boom... My eyesight is back to where it was again... Which means fucked up with that little spot that doesn't go away.. Its a little white spot that you have in the middle of the eye when you look at something after you saw something flashy. Thanks to the two guys who mentioned that shit because after all these posts from ppl that said basically "never had anything" blablabla.... I really thought that I was the only in my case.

To JDC... Thanks for mentioning the name of the substance that cause this... I will write it down in case of one day I feel the envy to sniff some poppers again.. (im obviously addicted) but ill try to inhale one that wont fuck my eyesight permanently..
Peace

Tim said on Wed, 11 Nov 2015 at 02:15...

Hello I used to like poppers a lot... But it is dangerous if you use it a lot. I got a bad inflammation on my head

Dumb all over... said on Fri, 8 Jan 2016 at 12:16...

I came to drink a bottle of Rush. What do I do????

Hank said on Tue, 19 Jan 2016 at 16:29...

Very bad thing to do!! If this ever happens i recall you should drink milk get lots of fresh air and call 911. do NOT drink poppers!!

An Idiot Who Did Too Many Poppers said on Tue, 16 Feb 2016 at 23:24...

I was a regular popper user (every few days) for about a year. Last weekend I went on a particularly insane binge lasting hours, and now I've had anxiety and dizziness for the past week. More than a little scared that I've caused permanent damage. Kicking myself for ever using this stuff in the first place.

Straighttranny&faggotluvr said on Thu, 14 Apr 2016 at 00:30...

Only side effect I ever get is a rock hard cock and a desire to watch tranny and faggot hypno popper training vids while I shove a vibrating dildo up my asshole.

Thickbooty. said on Tue, 4 Oct 2016 at 00:36...

Can anyone attest to poppers giving you anxiety. I am dealing with the same issue and have severe anxiety. How long will it last??

obscure2015 said on Thu, 5 Jan 2017 at 10:43...

If you are having anxiety issues from the use of a vasodilater then I would imagine there are other factors in your life causing said anxiety that you are unaware of and hence are focusing on the only "apparent" thing you can notice about your daily routine. If you are that worryed about it talk to your doctor. But I would be extremely surprised that such a chemical which lasts mere seconds In the bloodstream could have such a deliterious effect on your long term mental health.

Charles said on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at 15:43...

I have used poppers, mostly in moderation for years. I am noticing depression and anxiety two to three days later. It was pretty sever this time. I have been having issues in my life that would cause both of these symptoms without popper use, but this last incident really elevated everything. I would appreciate other comments on this.

Up to most new ideas said on Tue, 15 Aug 2017 at 05:55...

Found my whole body was turning blue as well as my lips very turned blur
So have cut down on amount of huffs now & taking daily!

w said on Wed, 20 Dec 2017 at 18:31...

In matter of fact every effects of poppers are side effects and every effects are main effects. The dosing of poppers is impossible because of its gaseous nature and thats wny you get poisoned almost immediately and on the other hand there is no effects if you don't get poisoned.

J said on Wed, 3 Jan 2018 at 13:51...

Iíve been using poppers fairly regularly for a few years and recently took a hit of a new bottle, accidentally spilling a drop of the liquid on my nostril. Almost immediately I got the spins and had to stop the sex that was just getting started. I continued to feel lethargic and get severe spins many times hroughout the day from quick head movements. Itís been 24 hours and Iím pretty terrified that it wonít go away. I have heightened anxiety now and am becoming afraid to move move quickly from fear of the very uncomfortable and severe spins.

Has anyone ever experienced this before?

Alexander said on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at 03:03...

My theory is that anxiety and lethargy are manifestations of either methemoglobinemia or adaptation (loss if sensitivity) to nitric oxide or a drop in production of nitric oxide after heavy poppers use. I interpret these effects as the opposite of the poppers high (therefore as anti-arousal -- or depression). It's like an injection of adrenaline (the fright hormone and a medicinal boner killer). From my experience, both side effects can last from 15 minutes to a couple of weeks (intermittently). They are reversible and they don't cause a lasting harm. They begin the next day after a poppers session and make you feel worthless at best but can even lead to fainting and panic attacks after weeks of excessive use.

Some ideas how to reduce or avoid these side effects:
1. Don't increase your dosage in response to decreasing sensitivity -- get a few days break instead (to recharge your nitric oxide "batteries";-).
2. Or if you have already got to the point where poppers do nothing no matter how much you inhale -- get a few weeks break. But don't do it cold turkey -- taper dosage down gradually until you cease them completely (not forever).
3. Engage in physical activity and a healthy lifestyle during the period of recovery (physical exercise and adequate nutrition) to deliver oxygen to your body cells and thus alleviate attacks of lethargy/anxiety.
4. Anything that boosts your testosterone and dopamine. These hormones "lubricate" your nitric oxide systems -- without them, poppers do absolutely nothing other than make you feel dizzy. Explains why they don't work for everyone.
5. Try to use those poppers which allow you a slow buildup of feeling rather than a quick rush -- to support your own sexual capacity rather than replace it. (Iso)pentyl nitrite has this effect on me -- but only old, half-used, large bottles. Get a natural erection first and use an adequate cock ring (neither too tight nor too loose) to maximise effect of low doses of poppers.
6. Keep your veins strong. Supplements: aescin, diosmine, rutoside + vit C, vit E, antioxidants. Use athletic compression garments. Don't sit or stand for hours -- rather walk or lie. Work physically or exercise. Live in cold climate.

Follow these rules and you'll become a real poppers athlete. Happy Olympic ejaculations!

Alexander said on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at 03:07...

P.S. Didn't mean the wink smiley after "batteries". It was an undeleted semicolon and a closing bracket.

Documentation said on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at 17:18...

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I_AM_ZERO said on Mon, 10 Sep 2018 at 23:22...

Just had a session with too much to the point my head was spinning, and wondering it the eyesight thing might have to to with what you are looking at when you do it. I also saw discoloration when I was doing my thing. But it's currently fading atm

I_AM_ZERO said on Mon, 10 Sep 2018 at 23:25...

It should be said I had done poppers a couple times the last few days as well and had a bad bloody nose.
Other notes it appears to be like the after effects of staring at something bright

Mikeeeee said on Mon, 8 Oct 2018 at 18:17...

I used poppers for about a year straight. I did not notice any long term side effects at first. However, I began to suffer dizziness / extreme virtigo which did not go away for weeks, lethargy that was so bad in burned in my calves. Then I began having blurred vision and ďfloatersĒ This prompted anxiety which nearly ruined me. I thought I had caused myself brain damage, which sent me into depression. I stopped popping and I got better over time.. Itís true, this shit is bad for you. Against all logic I have occasionally gone down to the adult store to get a bottle. But now, I do a single session and Throw the bottle away. My form of moderation. I will only do a session or two a year. Seems to work. Modern poppers are all poisonous.

Being honest said on Sat, 7 Dec 2019 at 00:51...

Iíve been using poppers for the past 3 years. Having too much had me in such a weird state. I had vision issues and was seen by professionals. I didnít realise it was poppers initially till another doctor over heard me at talking to my doctor at the eye clinic. This still didnít stop my love for poppers, I continued. Constantly changing brands I realised some worked for me and some didnít. Some (generally the really small bottles) felt like it did nothing at all. As time progressed I started to noticed that I got a bad cough day after using poppers. I am a heavy smoker and drink often. The cough became persistent. I was using poppers daily during last night wank sessions. I then became reliant on my inhaler daily as well as nasal sprays to open my airways. When hungover and horny I would have even longer sessions having so much poppers. Anxiety then followed soon after. Literally so anxious I canít sit still, jittery mess. I have since calmed my intake. The previous post from mikeeeee is the best way to control this situation. Use once in a session and then dispose. Just donít do it too often. Every now and then Iím sure is fine, like anything in life. Moderation is key here. The most bizarre thing is that you can literally taste poppers in yours mouth days after severe heavy use. If this happens drink water, plenty oxygen, exercise and stop use or reduce to bare minimum. Overuse kills my boner. One thing to also note is that poppers go bad quickly when open. I find they effect my lungs more when they are old and cause me to cough up a lot of mucus the days after. We all know itís bad for you, just do it in moderation.

Ged said on Mon, 27 Apr 2020 at 15:02...

To all you people who think poppers are fun and harmless well they are not. I started using poppers back in 2006 but did not realise what they were doing to my central nervous system until one day i started to experience all over body pins and needles and i thought it was my lower discs in my back or neck, my GP said it was anxiety but i dismissed that answer, i know it was something else, anyway the pins and needles would come and go but brought on by warm central heating or in hot car. Last November 2019 the pins and needles were getting heavier and sharper so i went for a MRI scan which just indicated my back and neck had wear and tear but nothing that would cause pins and needles, so today 27/04/20 it has dawned on me it is the poppers that has been giving my central nervous system a hard time and i have been off the poppers 3 days now and the pins and needles have faded slightly so it may be a long time until my body is free because i use to sniff poppers 3 to 4 times a week, so the key factor here is do not over use poppers because if you abuse poppers they will abuse you.

Josh said on Thu, 28 May 2020 at 00:22...

Hey Ged, i'm having a similar issue - have you got an email address?

JoshVR said on Sat, 4 Jul 2020 at 07:26...

Guys this is a serious forum post which has alot of interesting points here. I have got a reddit thread that I have done - I would love to hear back from the people who have experienced vertigo as well as dizziness - mine lasted weeks - I had numbness over my whole body - trouble moving my fingers - any type of white light would me to look away as it was too bright. This was all to do after a bottle of Man Scent.... I've created a reddit post with my details where people who are reading this 'especially with dizziness and vertigo and responses to bright lights' can read this reddit post and COMMENT and let people know what your going through - Even doctors didn't think any of these issues were to do with poppers but I knew that they were. One thing I hate about this forum is that you can't message people in the past that have had these issues to see if they have improved - you just have to guess that they either did or what happened. Once again guys go to the reddit post and comment on ongoing effects you have had since Amyl. Apart from eye site issues that are coming up - there are alot more issues that are starting to stem up from taking Amyl and i think its extremely important that the younger generation are aware of the risks.

Userpoppers said on Tue, 4 Jan 2022 at 21:22...

Hi,

I have been using poppers for years now. I stopped using it last year for a few month and I started again this week because I have holiday. Guess whatÖ my anxiety and lethargy is back. I have to really stop using it. But it is addicting. After I used it, I have a pressure on my forehead and burning sensation in my head and eyes. I feel sleepy and tired. This can last for a few days. I am talking with a therapist, I also talked to Amy GPís. None of them told me that I should stop using it or that poppers are bad. I know they are really bad. And I see a lot of comments here that are the same as my experience. I really hope that I can enjoy sex again without poppers. This will be my new challenge. Thank you everyone for your comments
Pleas keep sharing. This information needs to be out there.

Anon1 said on Tue, 10 May 2022 at 18:20...

Hello, just wanted to share my experience. I've been using poppers on and off for the past 10 years with never any issues. I'm 41 years old. Since March, I've had a persistent cough, greenish mucus which I think is coming from either my lungs or bronchial ways, and a slight tightness in my chest. Never had I had these issues. I never have smoked by the way. Its. Been a little over a month since I've used with slight improvement. I'm still very stuffed up, but the cough and mucus seem to be less and less. I'm done with poppers. Will my body return to normal?!!

Tiredboy said on Sat, 30 Jul 2022 at 17:30...

I got to this thread after Googling poppers/fatigue. Iíve noticed for some years that I have mad fatigue at times. Sometimes itís worse than other times.

Last night I had a poppers session with a hookup, I didnít take much, enough to feel a bit dizzy - and need a moment or two after to get my head back into reality. Then this morning I took a hit from the same bottle while watching some porn. Again not a session really, just a couple of hits.

Today I have been hit hard with fatigue. In the morning I felt faint, like I could drop at any second. Napped mid day, sluggish, got no energy to do anything. Itís dawning on me that this might be related to poppers. Iím trying to track back to other times Iíve felt this type of fatigue, and whether I was using poppers at the time.

Iíve also had times where Iíve had temporary vision damage, blue lips, mad dizziness.

Is there anyone doing research on this?

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