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How to reverse grey/sallow skin from popper usage

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Topic created by uinstitches
on Sat, 13 Nov 2021 at 06:26

uinstitches said on Sat, 13 Nov 2021 at 06:26...

Iron supplements?

Should I get tested for methemoglobin?

Is it just oxidative damage which N-acetyl cysteine might help with?

I have psychotic issues from using stale poppers (the acidic smelling kind that make you gag when inhaled and totally strip you of energy) so idk if high stress/cortisol levels causes grey skin too.

Could it be my thyroid levels? I read nitrates are toxic to your thyroid.

It just makes me so self conscious. I look like I smoke 20 packs a day.

I also take vitamin D 4000iu a day but that does nothing for skin colour.

Funster said on Sat, 13 Nov 2021 at 13:15...

What poppers have you been using?
How often do you use?
When using, are they weak? Like you have to constantly huff?
How long does the gray appearance last for (generally it's very temporary).
Using anything else in addition to poppers?

Nitritespecialist said on Sat, 13 Nov 2021 at 16:06...

My poppers turn my face red, not gray. But the skin can become yellow if RBC's are being destroyed in the body to a great enough degree for bilirubin to build up. I wouldn't use stale poppers unless perhaps you've used a neutralizing preservative. I haven't gotten any noticeable side effects from Locker Room's poppers, BUT I may have somewhat more muscular endurance when I lay off them for a few days.

Nitritespecialist said on Sat, 13 Nov 2021 at 16:08...

Also, if bilirubin is building up in the skin/blood....UV light exposure helps to destroy it.

The Professor said on Sat, 13 Nov 2021 at 18:07...

There's no need to punish yourself by breathing in corrosive acid vapor.


Billy said on Sun, 14 Nov 2021 at 01:04...

Bikram Yoga was the best way I found to recover from prolonged poppers abuse. You will heal your body and mind, respiratory system etc.


If there aren't any studios near you then Hot Yoga will do.

uinstitches said on Sun, 14 Nov 2021 at 04:38...

Hi Funster,

The grey skin has been permanent. I haven't used a bottle in months.

I use Rush or JJ Black. Genuine imports (apparently) And yes they're very weak. Only good for 12 hours then they're unusable. I normally pour them down the toilet but maybe poppers have gas "layers" or something where the fumes vary for a bit. I just can't get thru how terrible it makes me feel tho so I assume they've degraded and don't wait it out to see if they get better.

Nothing else in addition to poppers. No smoke or coffee even.

Isn't that kinda the stereotype for inhalant abusers tho? Grey skin, low iq, hagged appearance, muscle atrophy. That's me.

The Professor, can't corrosive acid vapour destroy blood vessels? And perhaps your brain causing psychiatric issues?

Billy said on Sun, 14 Nov 2021 at 09:29...

I've given you the answer, urinstiches!

If there is not any yoga studio near you, maybe there is a sauna?

Swimming is also good.

And a weightlifting programme like Starting Strength.

Treat it like you would recovery from depression/anxiety because that's probably an underlying issue.

Anonymous said on Sun, 14 Nov 2021 at 14:38...

If the grey skin is permanent it is not of poppers.

But it is true that poppers causes blue-grey colour is skin, lips and mouth. That cannot be avoided. Because the first sign of effect is the skin colour, everything happens after that. Very often you don't notice the grey colour almost always the mouth colour.

And again: alkyl nitrites have no side effects. Every effect is directly how the nitrites work in the body. There is no possibility to take some effects and avoid some other effects.

Funster said on Sun, 14 Nov 2021 at 21:45...

I don't think your problem is poppers, though they may not help at all. There is most likely something else going on, could be medical, could be lifestyle factors. I recommend a physical.

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